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Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961

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County: Elk

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Post Office County Established Discontinued Notes
Elk River  Elk  1868-07-23  1869-08-27  Established in Howard County.  
Howard  Elk  1870-02-14  Open in 1961  Established in Howard County.  
Elk Falls  Elk  1870-05-19  Open in 1961  Established in Howard County.  
Painterhood  Elk  1870-08-15  1871-01-16  Established in Howard County.  
Longton  Elk  1870-08-24  Open in 1961  Established in Howard County.  
Greenfield  Elk  1870-12-08  1879-09-08  Established in Howard County.  
Union Centre  Elk  1871-01-24  1887-07-21  Established in Howard County.  
Western Park  Elk  1871-02-09  1905-02-14  Established in Howard County.  
Viola  Elk  1871-06-06  1872-02-12  Established in Howard County.  
Bloomfield  Elk  1872-02-26  1879-09-01  Established in Howard County.  
Canola  Elk  1872-03-06  1879-07-17  Moved to Grenola. Established in Howard County.  
Paw Paw  Elk  1872-06-18  1890-10-15  Established in Howard County.  
La Paz  Elk  1872-11-08  1874-10-28   
Oak Ridge  Elk  1873-09-10  1879-10-03  Established in Howard County.  
Indian Creek  Elk  1873-09-16  1882-06-19   
Painterhood  Elk  1874-06-23  1879-11-03   
Lima  Elk  1874-06-24  1887-04-23  Established in Howard County.  
Border  Elk  1875-01-15  1877-01-15  Established in Howard County.  
Oak Valley  Elk  1875-12-27  1954-02-15   
Cresco  Elk  1876-02-21  1880-01-12   
Pearl  Elk  1877-02-08  1881-09-28   
Montrose  Elk  1879-05-27  1882-05-03  Name change to Cave Springs.  
Grenola  Elk  1879-07-17  Open in 1961  Moved from Canola.  
Moline  Elk  1879-09-01  Open in 1961  Moved from Boston.  
Oak Ridge  Elk  1879-10-27  1882-10-03   
Fiat  Elk  1882-03-30  1898-03-31   
Cave Springs  Elk  1882-05-03  1884-02-11  Name change from Montrose. Moved to Montrose.  
Rancho  Elk  1883-07-31  1887-12-15   
Montrose  Elk  1884-02-11  1885-01-29  Moved from Cave Springs. Name change to Cave Springs.  
Amy  Elk  1884-03-03  1885-01-12  Moved to Busby.  
Busby  Elk  1885-01-12  1906-02-14  Moved from Amy.  
Cave Springs  Elk  1885-01-29  1903-03-31  Name change from Montrose.  
Upola  Elk  1887-05-14  1909-01-31   
Keyser  Elk  1890-07-24  1892-08-26  [Never in operation]  
Chaplin  Elk  1890-07-25  1903-09-30   
Blanche  Elk  1897-06-28  1901-08-15   
Glenwild  Elk  1902-12-08  1904-03-31   

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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