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Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961

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County: Decatur

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Post Office County Established Discontinued Notes
Allison  Decatur  1880-12-20  1919-11-15  Name change from Toiyabe.  
Altory  Decatur  1881-09-13  1887-04-02  Name change to Kanona.  
Bassettville  Decatur  1879-07-30  1908-11-30   
Borin  Decatur  1892-04-05  1898-07-30   
Borin  Decatur  1899-07-13  1899-10-12  [Order of change rescinded]  
Cedar Bluffs  Decatur  1873-12-04  1958-08-31   
Connersville  Decatur  1875-04-21  1883-03-05   
Decatur  Decatur  1874-06-22  1897-06-30   
Decatur  Decatur  1900-03-08  1900-04-30  [Order of change rescinded]  
Decatur Centre  Decatur  1879-07-07  1880-10-18  Moved to Rufo.  
Diggs  Decatur  1884-09-12  1886-05-21   
Dresden  Decatur  1888-10-03  Open in 1961   
Hawkeye  Decatur  1879-11-17  1896-11-30   
Hooker  Decatur  1880-04-30  1907-10-31  Name change from Saint John.  
Jackson  Decatur  1879-05-07  1889-04-20   
Jennings  Decatur  1879-10-15  Open in 1961  Name change from Slab City.  
Kanona  Decatur  1887-04-02  1955-03-31  Name change from Altory.  
Keith  Decatur  1895-01-26  1899-10-31   
Leoville  Decatur  1923-11-21  1980-07-01   
Lund  Decatur  1892-06-30  1907-12-14   
Lyle  Decatur  1877-06-06  1907-01-02   
Mendota  Decatur  1873-04-29  1873-11-13   
Norcatur  Decatur  1885-10-30  Open in 1961   
Oberlin  Decatur  1878-04-22  Open in 1961  Name change from Sappa.  
Plato  Decatur  1880-12-13  1883-04-27   
Rufo  Decatur  1880-10-18  1881-08-01  Moved from Decatur Centre.  
Ruth  Decatur  1895-01-07  1904-01-30   
Saint John  Decatur  1879-03-14  1880-04-30   
Sappa  Decatur  1873-04-29  1878-04-22  Name change to Oberlin.  
Sheffield  Decatur  1882-06-14  1887-12-20   
Sheffield  Decatur  1881-10-03  1881-12-01  Established in Sheridan County.  
Shibboleth  Decatur  1875-09-15  1904-12-31   
Slab City  Decatur  1874-10-22  1879-10-15  Name change to Jennings.  
Stephen  Decatur  1883-05-23  1888-09-20   
Sykes  Decatur  1881-11-18  1883-01-08   
Toiyabe  Decatur  1879-02-11  1880-12-20  Name change to Allison.  
Traer  Decatur  1883-06-25  1971-11-25   
Vallonia  Decatur  1879-07-02  1887-04-26   

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.

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