Extinct Towns of Douglas County, Kansas

Douglas County, Kansas Pioneers, 1856.

Douglas County, Kansas Pioneers, 1856.

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Douglas County, Kansas Map 1889

Douglas County, Kansas Map 1889

Belvoir

Black Jack

Bismarck Grove

Franklin

Globe

Hickory Point-Stony Point

Lone Star

Stull

More Extinct Towns

Town

Post Office Dates Additional Information
Aeolia None
Akron 1870 The post office was only open for a month. It moved from and to Willow Springs.
Aladdin 1875-1881
Alexander None
Alfred 1875-1878, 1882-1902
Appanoose 1857-1860, 1870-1902 First established in Franklin County before moving to Douglas County. In 1910 was described as a small hamlet situated in the extreme southwestern corner, 8 miles southeast of Overbrook, the nearest railroad station. At that time, it had a population of less than 20.
Baden 1883-1886, 1888-1891 Situated on the Santa Fe Trail, a marker commemorates the old site.
Bald Eagle None
Barbers Station None
Belevue None
Belmont None
Benicia None
Black Jack Point None
Blackfau, aka: Blackfaw None
Blanton 1855-1856
Bloomington 1855-1858
Blue Jackets Crossing, aka: Blue Jackets Ford None
Blue Mound None  
Brooklyn, aka: Brooklin, Brookline None Brooklyn was settled as early as 1855 and was incorporated in 1858. All but the saloon/general store were destroyed by William Quantrill’s men as they retreated from burning down Lawrence in August 1863. Today, only a Santa Fe Trail marker exists at the old townsite.
Calcutta 1875-1881
Camp Sackett None
Camp Saunders None This was a Pro-Slavery stronghold, located 12 miles southwest of Lawrence, Kansas Territory. It was destroyed by Free-State settlers in 1856.

Camp Saunders, Kansas 1856

Camp Saunders, Kansas 1856

Chandler None
Chester None
Clearfield 1885-1900 A small hamlet in the southeastern part of Douglas County, it was located on a branch of the Wakarusa River, four miles east of Vinland. In 1910, it had a population of less than 20 inhabitants.
Collinwood Farm None
Coon Point None
Douglas, aka: Douglas City 1855 The post office moved to Lecompton.
East None
Echo 1874-1875, 1878-1900,
Elysian Plains None
Excelsior None
Fall Leaf None
Gideon 1883-1902
Glasgow City 1875
Glen Burn 1856-1857
Glendale 1881-1894
Grover 1886-1895, 1897-1899
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad tracks at Grover, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad tracks at Grover, Kansas.

Located in the extreme northwestern part of the county it was situated on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad about  15 miles northwest of Lawrence.

Hesper 1868-1900 A hamlet located in the eastern portion of the county, five miles southeast of Eudora. In 1910, it had a population of 36 and the Friends had an academy there.
Hog Back None
Hole in the Rock None
Holling 1869-1900
India None Situated along the line of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad south of Lawrence, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad at India, Kansas.

Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad at India, Kansas.

Jefferson, aka: Jefferson City. 1865-1872 First established in Jefferson County.
Kanwaka, aka: Kanawha, Kannaka, Kanwaca 1857-1870, 1898-1900 Located four miles west of Lawrence, the place that was an area rather than a town was first settled in 1854. Its name is a combination of the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. It is located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 40 and Stull Road.

Kanwaka Hall east of Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Kanwaka Hall east of Lawrence in Douglas County, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Kennedy Valley None
Kezerville, aka: Kegerville, Kozerville 1856
Lake View, aka: Horseshoe Lake 1898-1914
Fishing at Lakeview, Kansas.

Fishing at Lakeview, Kansas.

A hamlet in the northern part of Douglas County located on the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railroad and a branch of the Kansas River, five miles northwest of Lawrence. In 1910, it had a money order post office, telegraph and express facilities, and a population of 15.

Lane 1855-1856
Lapeer 1873-1902
Louisiana 1856-1857
Marshall None
McKinney 1857-1868
Media 1878-1903 The post office moved from Prairie City.
Midland None A hamlet located on the Union Pacific Railroad about four miles north of Lawrence. In 1910, it had a population of 50.

Union Pacific Railroad at Midland, Kansas.

Union Pacific Railroad at Midland, Kansas.

Miller’s Springs, aka: Miller, Millerburg None
Mission Camp None
Mount Aeolia None
Mount Hope None
Mount Oread None Mount Oread is a hill in Lawrence, Kansas upon which the University of Kansas and parts of the city of Lawrence is located.
Mount Vernon None
Neoma None
Nevada City 1855-1857
New Boston None
New Haven None
Noria None Located in Wakarusa Township just a few miles east of Lawrence along the line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.
North Lawrence, aka: Jefferson, Jefferson City. 1865-1885 First established in Jefferson County, its name changed from Jefferson to North Lawrence in December 1872.
Oak Ridge None
Orbondale, aka: Auburndale. None
Ottawa None
Pacific City None
Palmyra 1857-1862 Town merged with and name changed to Baldwin City.
Prairie City 1856-1878 Moved to Media.
Red Deer None
Redemption City None
Saint Charles None
Salem None
Scottsville None
Sebastian None
Seigel 1900-1901
Sibley 1884-1934 A hamlet located on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, seven miles south of Lawrence. In 1910, it had a post office and express facilities and a population of 25. The railroad name was Sibleyville.
Sigel 1862-1874, 1875-1888, 1891-1896
Stanton None
Stewart None
Titus/Fort Titus None Part of Lecompton today.

Fort Titus, Lecompton, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Fort Titus, Lecompton, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Tokeska None
Twin Mound 1858-1903

Twin Mound School, Douglas County, Kansas courtesy Wikipedia.

Twin Mound School, Douglas County, Kansas courtesy Wikipedia.

Tyler Place None
Wakansa None
Wakarusa 1857-1866
Wakefield None
Walker City None
Washington None
Washington Creek 1873-1882
Weaver 1891-1903 A hamlet situated in the extreme northeastern portion of the county on the south bank of the Kansas River, about three miles northeast of Eudora.
Wheatland 1856
Willow Springs, aka: Davis 1855-1900 Name changed from Davis May 1870
Wilson’s Springs None
Winchester None
Worden, aka: Warden 1884-1904 A hamlet located in the south-central part of the county about seven miles west of Baldwin City. In 1910 the population was 26.
Yankee Town None
Yellow Springs None

©Kathy Alexander/Legends of Kansas, updated October 2020.

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