Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961
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|Lakin||Harvey||1872-02-21||1873-04-02||Moved to Halstead. Established in Sedgwick County.|
|Elivon||Harvey||1873-02-10||1878-02-25||Was also in McPherson County for a time (site moved).|
|Sheldon||Harvey||1871-07-18||1885-10-22||Established in Sedgwick County.|
|Elivon||Harvey||1878-04-24||1887-12-16||Name change to Hesston.|
|Valentine||Harvey||1889-01-02||1899-04-18||Name change to Alta.|
|Alta||Harvey||1899-04-18||1901-07-31||Name change from Valentine.|
|Bethel College||Harvey||1934-12-19||1938-12-01||Name change to North Newton.|
|Halstead||Harvey||1873-04-02||Open in 1961||Moved from Lakin.|
|North Newton||Harvey||1938-12-01||Open in 1961||Name change from Bethel College.|
|Hesston||Harvey||1887-12-16||Open in 1961||Name change from Elivon.|
|Burrton||Harvey||1873-06-03||Open in 1961|
|Walton||Harvey||1871-12-28||Open in 1961||Established in Marion County.|
|Sedgwick||Harvey||1870-06-27||Open in 1961||Established in Sedgwick County.|
|Newton||Harvey||1871-06-06||Open in 1961||Established in Sedgwick County.|
The Kansas Post Offices Database contains information taken from Robert W. Baughman's Kansas Post Offices, May 29, 1828-August 3, 1961, published by the Kansas Postal History Society, an affiliate of the Kansas Historical Society. It includes every known Kansas post office with its dates of operation. These dates can indicate approximately when the town was established and in some cases, when it disappeared.
The name and boundaries of some Kansas counties were still changing up to 1893. If the county where the post office was located changed, or if the town changed its name, this is noted in the "notes" field and you will need to search on the earlier or later names for additional information. If a post office was originally in Kansas Territory but became part of the new Colorado Territory on Feb. 28, 1861, the information given here ends with that date.
The information in the database is current through 3 August 1961. Post office openings, closings, and name changes since that date are currently being researched for addition to the database.
KSHS volunteers Bill and Diana Sowers, Joan Stevenson, and Louis Reed transcribed the information for this database. Melvin Bruntzel researched post-1961 changes.