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Place Name County Place Type Post Office Dates More Information
Bachelder Riley Name change. Incorporated 1858. Now Milford.
Bachelor McPherson Lost Town
Bacon Lincoln Lost Town
Badger City, Badger Creek Lyon Lost Town 1873-1896 Badger Creek was southwest of Reading and two miles east of Lang.
Baker’s Ford Nemaha California Trail Crossing NA Afterward, a town called Urbana was established here, which is a lost town today.
Baker’s Park Wyandotte Lost Town Also called Barker’s Tank, it was eight miles from Wyandotte.
Baldwin’s Ferry Douglas Lost Place NA Operated on the Kansas River at Lawrence, 1855-72, John Baldwin, proprietor.
Ballard Smith Lost Town
Baltimore Cowley Lost Town
Bancroft Coffey Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
Bancroft Nemaha Lost Town 1891-1941 Bancroft was located in Wetmore Township on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Bangor Coffey Lost Town
Banks Osborne Lost Town
Banks’ Ferry Doniphan Lost Place NA On the Missouri River at Iowa Point, operated 1844-1860s. William Banks & Andrew J. Hendren, proprietors.
Banner Trego Lost Town 1879-1918
Bannock Edwards Lost Town
Bannville Comanche Lost Town
Bantam Ellis Lost Town 1906-1910 Located about 12 miles northwest of Hays, the post office moved to Hyacinth in 1910.
Baptiste, Baptiste Springs Franklin Name Change P.O. changed to Peoria; two miles southeast of Ottawa.
Barber County Barber Current County Established in 1867 from unorganized area. The county seat is Medicine Lodge.
Barker’s Tank Wyandotte Lost Town Also called Baker’s Park, it was eight miles from Wyandotte.
Barrett’s Mills Woodson Lost Town
Barry Greenwood Lost Town 1874-1903 Established in Coffey County (site moved).
Bartgestown Rice Lost Town
Bartleson Johnson Lost Town 1872-1874
Bartlett’s Ferry Geary Lost Place NA Operated 1857-67 on the Smoky Hill River. Captain Samuel Bartlett, Proprietor. Near the mouth of the river, northeast of Junction City.
Barton Labette Name Change Name changed to Penfield.
Barton County Barton Current County NA Established in 1867 from unorganized area. The county seat is Great Bend.
Base Line Crawford Lost Town 1870-1872
Basham Lincoln Lost Town
Bateman Clay Lost Town
Bath Woodson Lost Town Name changed to Defiance.
Batino Cheyenne Lost Town
Battlesville Miami Lost Town Indian village at junction of Bull and Indian Creeks.
Battle Creek Lincoln Lost Town
Battle Hill McPherson Lost Town
Battle Hill Miami Lost Town Chartered 1858, by O.C. Brown.
Bayne’s Bridge Doniphan Lost Place Built in 1873 at Wolf River, south of Highland. W. J. Bayne, Proprietor. Bridge erected by Doniphan County. This crossing served Fort Leavenworth and the Great Nemaha Subagency in 1842, and may also have been used by emigrants from St. Joseph and Atchison. It was part of the Elwood & Marysville Territorial Road of 1859.
Bazaar Chase Extinct Town.
Beach Grove Graham Lost Town
Beach Trading Post, Beach Valley Marion Lost Town Near Lyons in Rice County. It was incorporated in 1860 by A. Beach and others.
Bear Creek Stanton Lost Town
Beatty’s Ferry Atchison Lost Place NA Operated 1856-59 on Independence Creek about two miles above its junction with Deer Creek. A toll bridge was constructed by the Kansas Express Stage Co. c1860. Joseph B. Beatty, Proprietor.
Beaubien & Ogee Ferry Shawnee? Lost Place NA Operated 1849-53 on the Kansas River at the mouth of Cross Creek. Charles Beaubien and Lewis Ogee, Propritors.
Beaver Cowley Lost Town
Beaver Osborne Lost Town
Beaumont Cherokee Lost Town 1879 The post office originally moved from Lostine. It was only open for seven months.
Beaver Smith Name Change Name changed – to Reamsville
Beaver Creek Cloud Lost Town It had a post office from April 1871 to December 1877.
Beavertown Miami Lost Town Four miles east of Paola.
Bed Rock Lost Town
Bedford Stafford Lost Town Vacated 1899.
Bee Montgomery Lost Town Six miles from Havana
Beekman Washington Lost Town
Beelerville Ness Lost Town Vacated 1901.
Belbone Sumner Lost Town 1879 Chartered 1879
Belfast Gray Lost Town
Belfield Rush Lost Town
Belknap Chautauqua Lost Town
Bell Leavenworth Lost Town 1871-1872
Bell Washington Lost Town
Bell City Lane Lost Town
Bell Grove Greenwood Lost Town 1870-1872 The post office moved to Climax.
Belle Meade Meade Lost Town
Belle Springs Dickinson Lost Town
Bellefont Ford Lost Town 1878-1896
1904-1957
Planners of Bellefont hoped it would be a railhead and an important junction for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. However, that didn’t happen. Today there are but a few farms and a grain elevator.
Bellegarde Pottawatomie Lost Town
Bellemont, Belmont Doniphan Lost Town Formerly Whitehead. Incorporated 1860. Vacated 1876
Bellemont Greenwood Lost Town
Bellevue Jackson Lost Town
Belmont, Fort Belmont Woodson Lost Town Trading post, 1856; Post office 1859.
Belvidere Kiowa Lost Town
Belvoir Douglas Lost Town 1869-1903  Located on the Santa Fe Trail. The old townsite was flooded when Clinton Lake was established.
Beman Morris Lost Town 1875-1906 Beman was located on one of the tributaries of the Neosho River. It was in the northeast corner of Morris County, about 13 miles from Council Grove.
Benicia Morris Lost Town
Benicia Douglas Lost Town Located on the south bank of the Kansas River about three miles southeast of Lecompton and five and one-half miles northwest of Lawrence. It once had a population of 20 persons, this place was incorporated by the Bogus Legislature in 1855.
Bennett’s Station Marshall Lost Town Post office 1859
Bennettville Russell Lost Town
Ben’s Ranch Ellsworth Lost Town 1875-1894 Eleven miles northeast of Ellsworth.
Berea Franklin Lost Town
Bureau Logan Lost Town 1885-1887 A post office opened in September 1885. It was moved to McAllaster in May 1887.
Bero Cherokee Lost Town
Bertie Graham Lost Town
Berwick Nemaha Lost Town 1887-1937 Berwick was a little station on the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad.
Bethany Osborne Name Change Now Portis
Bethany Smith Lost Town
Bethel Marion Lost Town
Beulah Crawford Extinct Town 1874-1955  Located in Sheridan Township, the town was founded in 1874 by a colony of Methodists.
Beverley Sumner Lost Town It had a post office from April 1878 to February 1885. It was also in Sedgwick County for a time. The site moved.
Big Bend Jewell Lost Town
Big Bend Phillips Lost Town
Big Bend Republic Lost Town
Big Blue City Johnson Lost Town 1858 Chartered 1858.
Big Creek Bourbon Lost Town Post office 1859.
Big Creek Station Ellis Lost Town 1867 The post office moved from Fort Fletcher, only open for four months. The post office moved to Hays.
Big Hill or Spring Hill Montgomery Lost Town P.O. and Indian town
Big John, Big John Spring Morris Lost Place Campsite on the Santa Fe Trail, east of Council Grove. It was named for Big John Walker, a member of Sibley survey party of 1825.
Big Labette Neosho Lost Town
Big Springs Douglas Extinct Town Northwest corner of the county, three miles from the Kansas River. Still a small village.
Big Timber Ellis Lost Town Post office 1868
Big Timber, Riley Lost Town
Big Timbers Wallace Lost Town
Big Turkey Creek Ranch Marion Lost Town On Santa Fe Trail; Post office 1864.
Billingsville Norton Lost Town
Bill’s Creek Davis Lost Town
Birch Sedgwick Lost Town
Bird Nest Pawnee Lost Town
Birmingham Haskell Lost Town Vacated 1895.
Bishop Jewell Lost Town
Bismark Lincoln Lost Town
Bismark Wabaunsee Lost Town
Bismarck Grove Douglas Lost Pace NA Bismarck Grove was once one of the most beautiful natural parks in the state. Later a fairground. Now part of Lawrence.
Bitter or Bittertown Lyon Lost Town
Black Bob Johnson Lost Town 1875-1879 Indian village.
Black Hawk Osborn Lost Town
Black Jack Douglas Lost Town 1858-1894 On the Santa Fe Trail. The Battle of Black Jack was fought here on June 2, 1856. Historic site today.
Blackjack Spring Pottawatomie Lost Place NA Campsite on Fort Leavenworth-Fort Riley at St. George.
Blacksmith Shawnee Lost Town
Black Vermillion Crossing Marshall Lost Place NA On the Oregon Trail.
Blaiseville Wallace Lost Town
Blakeman Rawlins Lost Town West of Atwood; townsite sold in 1910.
Blake’s Town – See Kansas Falls Lost Town
Blanchvilie Marshall Lost Town
Blanton Douglas Lost Town 1855-1856 Blanton’s Bridge at Oregon & California Trail crossing of the Wakarusa River south of Lawrence in 1855.
Blendon Sedgwick Lost Town
Bloomfield Elk Lost Town
Bloomfield Montgomery Lost Town
Blooming Grove Linn Lost Town Site of a Chouteau trading post.
Bloomingdale Barber Lost Town
Bloomingdale Barton 1876-1883 The Bloomingdale Cemetery still stands about three miles northwest of Claflin, Kansas.
Bloomingdale McPherson Name Change. Now Roxbury.
Bloomington Atchison Name Change. Now Rushville.
Bloomington Douglas Name Change. Post office 1855, Incorporated 1857. Changed to Clinton, 1858.
Blue Jackets Crossing Douglas Lost Place Also called Blue Jackets Ford. Crossing of the Wakarusa River c1855.
Blue Mound Wallace Lost Town
Blue Stem Russell Lost Town
Bluemont. Riley Lost Town Vacated 1869; now Agricultural College grounds.
Bluff Creek Harper Lost Town Now Bluff
Bluff Creek Ranch Ford Lost Town
Bluffton Ottawa Lost Town
Bluffton Stage Station Trego Lost Place NA Bluffton Station in Trego County, Kansas, was a stop on the Butterfield Overland Despatch stage line on the Smoky Hill Trail.
Bluffville Ellsworth Lost Town 1875-1887 Moved to Geneseo, in Rice County, in 1887.
Bly Clark Lost Town
Boaz Greenwood Lost Town 1882-1883
Boicourt/Barnard/Cobb Linn Lost Town 1869-1964 Boicourt was once located about three miles northwest of Trading Post.
Bolcker Washington Lost Town
Boling – See Bowling Green. Franklin Lost Town
Boling Leavenworth Lost Town 1882-1918 On the Leavenworth & Topeka Railroad about nine miles southwest of Leavenworth.
Bonasa Wichita Name Change. Changed to Leoti.
Bonanza Cherokee Name Change. Now Galena; also called Empire City and Short Creek.
Bonaville McPherson Lost Town
Bond/Lone Star Douglas Extinct Town 1875-1953 First settled in 1854 by pro-slavery advocates who wanted slavery to be legal in Kansas Territory. The town name changed from Bond to Lone Star in 1899. This area still has an active church, another commercial building, and several area homes.
Bond’s Landing Doniphan Lost Place Established 1846 about 15 miles above St. Joseph on the Missouri River at the mouth of Dillon’s Creek; former Jamestown Landing?
Bonewitz Barton Lost Town 1882-1884
Bonifield & Roberts Ferry Doniphan Lost Place NA Established in 1852 on the Missouri River at Boston, Missouri. Peter S. Roberts, Proprietor. The road on the Kansas side was called “Boston Ferry Road” during the Territorial period.
Bonita Johnson Lost Town 1890-1934 A small town located about five miles south of Olathe.
Bonny Doon Ness Lost Town
Boonville Coffey Lost Town At or near present Ottumwa.
Booth Reno Name Change. The name changed to Fernie, 1903.
Border Elk Lost Town
Bosland/Attica Ellsworth Name Change. 1871-1873 Name change from Attica to Bosland after five months. In 1873, Bosland became Wilson.
Bosna Trego Lost Town 1880-1921 It was located on Big Creek, about 12 miles southwest of Wakeeney, the most convenient railroad station.
Boston Chautauqua Lost Town Founded in 1871
Boston Riley Lost Town Now Manhattan.
Boston Ferry Doniphan Lost Place NA Established in 1851 on the Missouri River at Amazonia, Missouri. Perhaps named for Boston family. John Bostonlived on the Kansas side in 1868.
Boston Ferry Doniphan Lost Place NA Established in 1849 on the Missouri River miles above St. Joseph, Missouri. A town named Fairview was platted in 1857 at the landing on the Kansas side.
Boston Mills Cherokee Lost Town 1874-1893  Located on the Spring River about two miles north of Empire City.
Bourassa’s Mills, Bursaw’s Mills Wabaunsee Lost Town Indian village near Maple Hill.
Bourbon Bourbon Current County Established in 1855, it was one of the original 36 counties. The county seat is Fort Scott.
Bourbonnais Toll Bridge Shawnee Lost Place  NA Located on Bourbonnais Creek two east of St. Mary’s Mission on the Oregon Trail. Peter Bourbonnais, a mixed-blood Pottawatomie Indian was the proprietor. He also owned a sawmill and trading post at this location.
Bovard Crawford Lost Town
Bowdenville Smith Lost Town
Bowling Green, Boling Franklin Name Change. Post office 1855, abolished 1857. Name changed to Ohio City, now Princeton.
Boyd/Maherville Barton Lost Town 1874-1937 First called Maherville when it began as a station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Boyer Rawlins Lost Town
Boyle Jefferson Lost Town 1872-1882
1884-1945
Boyle was a station on the Union Pacific Railroad.
Box City Cowley Lost Town
Bozarth, Charleston Doniphan Lost Town The post office was established in 1900 on the old site of Charleston.
Bradley Springs Ellsworth Lost Town 1874-1883 Moved to Winston in 1883.
Brairerd Butler Lost Town
Braman Hill Wyandotte Lost Town
Bramlette Woodson Lost Town
Branchport, Holmwood Jewell Lost Town
Brantford Washington Lost Town
Bray Sherman Lost Town
Brazilton Crawford Lost Town 1882-1966
Breezy Hill Crawford Lost Town 1916-1919 Breezy Hill, was a small unincorporated mining camp located about two miles east of Arma. At one time it had many homes, a school, and several businesses.
Brett Norton Lost Town
Bridge Saline Lost Town
Briggsvale Wyandotte Lost Town Located at the Delaware Baptist Mission, 1847.
Bridlong Cherokee Lost Town
Brigham Greenwood Lost Town 1890-1893
Bright Ness Lost Town Established 1879.
Bristol Jefferson Lost Town On the north bank of the Kansas River.
Bristow Osborne Lost Town
Britton Butler Lost Town
Brittsville Mitchell Name Change. Now Simpson.
Broadview Saline Lost Town
Brookdale Rice Name Change. Now Lyons.
Brookdale Rush Lost Town
Brooklyn Barton Lost Town 1883-1887
Brooklyn Douglas Lost Town
Brooklyn Lincoln Lost Town
Brooklyn Linn Lost Town 1857-1871 Chartered 1858. A  pro-slavery settlement that got its start in the fall of 1855
Bross Kingman Lost Town
Brough, Hayes Nemaha Lost Town 1877-1880 This town was first called Hayes. Changed to Brough in 1877.
Brown Brown Current County NA One of the original 36 counties, it was established in 1855. Hiawatha is the county seat.
Brown Rock, Carter Washington Lost Town Formerly Carter.
Brownlee Atchison Lost Town 1885-1887
Brownlow Butler Lost Town
Brown’s Creek Mitchell Lost Town
Brown’s Grove Pawnee Lost Town
Brownville Shawnee Lost Town Incorporated 1857.
Bruce Crawford Lost Town 1898-1906
Bruce City Dickinson Lost Town
Bruno Montgomery Lost Town
Brush Creek, Neutral Cherokee Name Change Name changed to Neutral.
Brushville Cherokee Lost Town 1858-1860
1861-1862
1866-1867
Brushville was originally settled within the Cherokee Neutral Lands. It was located west of Riverton.
Bryan Doniphan Name Change The name changed to Wathena in 1856.
Bryan’s Bridge Geary Lost Place NA Established in 1858 on Madison Creek, on the Fort Riley-Fort Kearny Military Road.
Bryant Butler Lost Town
Buchanan Saline Lost Town Located near the mouth of Solomon River, incorporated in 1857,
Buckcreek Jefferson Lost Town 1899-1905 Buckcreek was a station on the Union Pacific Railroad. Today the old Buckcreek school still stands at the site.
Buckner Hodgeman Lost Town 1880-91 Arthur Dickinson, postmaster.
Buckner Creek Crossing Hodgeman Lost Place Located on the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Military Road. Buckner Creek was named for Simon B. Buckner c1855, who later became a Confederate general. Coincidentally, the ranch at the crossing was owned by a man named Buckner.
Bucks Grove Jackson Lost Town
Buda Ness Lost Town
Buckeye Trego Lost Town Established in 1886, Buckeye was located somewhere south of the Smoky Hill River.
Buel Mitchell Lost Town
Buenna Vista Barber Lost Town
Buena Vista Barton Lost Town 1879-1887 The post office moved to Hoisington in April 1887.
Buffalo Davis Lost Town The Town association was incorporated in 1857.
Buffalo Doniphan Lost Town Near Eagle Springs.
Buffalo, Buffalo Park Gove Lost Town
Buffalo Creek Ellsworth Lost Town
Buffalo Junction Cloud Name Change The name was changed to Yuma. A post office was operated at Yuma from May 1880 and December 1900. the settlement was populated from 1878 until the 1930s. Yuma is also a lost town today. A historical marker remains where the town once stood. It was located near the intersections of K-28 and County Road 777.
Buffton Ottawa Name Change
Buffton, Buffville Wilson Name Change The name changed to Buffville.
Bull City Osborne Name Change Now Alton
Bull Creek Johnson Lost Town Twelve miles east of Baldwin, on the Santa Fe Trail.
Bull Creek Crossing Johnson Lost Place On the Oregon Trail c1840; Jim? Rogers, Shawnee Indian, Proprietor. He farmed; provided meals & lodgings to travelers.
Buncombe Brown Name Change The name changed to St. Francis in November. 1871.
Bundy’s Ferry Miami Lost Place  Operating in 1859 over the Marais des Cygnes River, one mile south of Stanton. Josiah Bundy, Proprietor.
Bunker Hill Atchison Lost Town
Burdenville Cowley Name Change Now Burden.
Burnside Atchison Lost Town 1857-1858
Burnt Creek Greenwood Lost Town 1873-1874
Bursaw’s Mills, Bourassa’s Mills. Wabaunsee Lost Town Indian village near Maple Hill.
Bushnell Sumner Lost Town The post office here Ninnescah in February 1878. It closed in November 1879.
Butler Washington Lost Town
Butler City Pottawatomie Lost Town
Butler County Butler Current County One of the original 36 counties, was established in 1855. The county seat is El Dorado
Butler’s, Middletown. Jefferson Lost Town Established in 1858. Midway between Lecompton and Leavenworth.
Butte Logan Lost Town 1885-1891 A post office opened in May 1888 and closed in March 1891.
Butterfly Kingman Lost Town
Byron, or Harbine Republican Lost Town
Byron Woodson Lost Town

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