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Place Name County Place Type Post Office Dates More Information
Dafer Leavenworth Lost Town 1884-1900
Daisy Leavenworth Lost Town 1882-1886
Dalby Atchison Lost Town
Dallas Norton Lost Town
Dalrymple Mitchell Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
Damorris Morris Lost Town
Danube Rawlins Name Change Now Ludell.
Danville Mitchell Lost Town
Darien Cowley Lost Town
Darling’s Ferry, Pottawatomie National Ferry Wabaunsee Lost Place Ferry was established in 1850 on the Kansas River. Lucius Darling, proprietor, John L. Ogee was the operator. Also known as Pottawatomie National Ferry, it was funded by the Federal government, from treaty funds.
Darlington Harvey Lost Town
Damorris Morris Lost Town 1880-1887 The post office moved to Dwight in 1887.
Darwin Doniphan Lost Town
Davis, Willow Springs Douglas Lost Town 1855-1900 The post office was established on February 26, 1855; the name changed to Willow Springs July 28, 1861.
Davis’ Crossing Jewell Lost Place  Crossing of Buffalo Creek 1869 on the Parallel Road, A.J. Davis, proprietor
Dawson’s Ford Leavenworth Lost Place Established about 1851 on Stranger Creek at present Easton on the Fort Leavenworth-Fort Riley Military Road. Armistead Dawson, propietor. Dawson freighted supplies for U.S. Army to Fort Laramie, Wyoming in 1851, and Fort Union, New Mexico in 1854.
Dayton Bourbon Lost Town
Dayton Douglas Lost Town
Dayton or Daytonville Labette Lost Town
Dayton Shawnee Lost Town
Dean Jefferson Lost Town 1892-1901 Dean was a small inland settlement about six miles south of Oskaloosa.
Dean Reno Lost Town
Deanolia Brown Lost Town
Deanville Nemaha Lost Town North of Souther. The post office was only open for two months.
Debolt Labette Lost Town
Deborah Morris Lost Town Now Dunlap.
Decatur Decatur Lost Town 1879 Platted in June 1879. Abandoned in 1881.
Decatur County Decatur Current County   Created from unorganized area, 1873. The county seat is Oberlin
Decora Lyon Lost Town 1859-1862 Also spelled Decorrah.
Decorrah Morris Lost Town
Deep Creek Clay Lost Town
Deep Hole Comanche Lost Town
Deerton Labette Name Change Now Valeda.
Defiance Woodson Name Change Now Yates Center.
Delano Sedgwick Lost Town Across the river from Wichita.
Delavan Clay Lost Town
Delaware Wyandotte Lost Town P. O. established 1849; changed to Secondine, 1856; abolished 1859. It was on the Kansas River, ten miles from its mouth.
Delaware City Leavenworth Lost Town 1856-1878 Delaware City, Kansas was founded in the summer of 1854.
Delaware City Shawnee Name Change Name changed to Rochester.
Delaware Ferry Leavenworth Established in 1855 on the Missouri River at Delaware City. John Van Vranklin, Proprietor.
Delhi Osborne Lost Town
Delight Ellsworth Lost Town 1877-1921 A country post office located in Mulberry Township, near the northeast corner of the county, about 15 miles from Ellsworth and about five miles north of Carneiro.
Delila Ellsworth Lost Town 1875-1875 The post office was only open for three months. It then moved to Trivoli.
Dell Lyon Lost Town 1881-1883
1885-1890
Dell was 3.5 miles east and 3.5 miles north of Americus.
Della Clay Name Change Now Morganville.
Delmont Anderson Lost Town
Delmore McPherson Lost Town
Delphi Cowley Name Change Now Arkansas City, See Creswell and Walnut City.
Delphoe Cloud Lost Town
Delta Jewell Lost Town
Dema Atchison Lost Town
Deep Hole Redoubt, Cimarron Redoubt Clark Lost Place Also called the Cimarron Redoubt, this was an improvised U.S. Army fortification south of the city of Ashland that was built in 1870 near a major trade route’s crossing of the Cimarron River. It was built during the Comanche War, fought between 1867 and 1875 to protect traffic on the Fort Supply/Fort Dodge Trail.
Dermot Stevens Lost Town Vacated 1893; now Dermot, in Morton County
Derry Elk Lost Town
Derry Greenwood Lost Town 1883-1896
Desire Reno Lost Town
Devil’s Elbow Crossing Crossing of Elbo Creek on Fort Leavenworth-Fort Riley Military Road east of Manhattan. The name was applied by Army teamsters to describe the sharp turn in the road which was difficult for 4 and 6 mule government teams to negotiate. Elbo Creek was originally called “Sargent’s Creek.”
Dewitt Washington Lost Town
Diamond Springs Morris Lost Town Overland station five miles north of present Diamond Springs.
Diana Sedgwick Lost Town
Dickinson County Dickinson Current County NA  Created in 1857 from unorganized area. Abilene is the county seat.
Dickeyville Phillips Lost Town
Dimon Leavenworth Lost Town 1868-1883 North of Stanwood; located in 1868.
Discord Brown Lost Town
Divide Anderson Name Change Name changed to Colony.
Dix Morris Lost Town 1883-1886
Dixon Butler Lost Town
Duane Washington Lost Town Located in the northwest corner of the county.
Doby Grant Lost Town 1908-1916 Doby was located on the south fork of the Cimarron River about four miles above its mouth and 15 miles southeast of Ulysses.
Donald Washington Lost Town
Doniphan County Doniphan Current County NA One of the original 36 counties, it was established in 1855. Troy is the county seat.
Donmeyer Saline Name Change Now New Cambria.
Donner Station Saline Lost Town P. O. 1868.
Dora Labette Lost Town
Dorcas Nemaha Lost Town 1877-1882 Area post office.
Doster Sumner Lost Town
Douglas Douglas Lost Town Incorporated 1855. It was on the Kansas River ten miles above Lawrence.
Douglas Linn Lost Town
Douglas County Douglas Current County NA One of the original 36 counties, it was created in 1855. Lawrence is the county seat.
Dow Creek Lyon Lost Town 1873-1874 Dow Creek was ten miles west and one mile north of Reading.
Downer Station, Fort Downer Trego Lost Town Overland station; burned 1867.
Downing Morris Lost Town
Doyle Marion Lost Town
Dragoon Creek Osage Lost Town On Santa Fe Trail, west of Burlingame.
Dry Creek Cherokee Lost Town
Dry Creek Sedgwick Name Change Now Greenwich.
Drywood Crawford Lost Town 1894-1915
Dudley Osborne Lost Town
Dunavant Jefferson Lost Town 1888-1932 Seven miles southeast of Valley Falls.
Duncan’s Crossing Hodgeman Lost Place Crossing of Pawnee Fork on the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Military Road. John O’Laughlin operated a ranch here in about 1868, selling to George Duncan in 1871. Duncan built a large log house and log stockade with a corduroy bridge.
Duncan’s Ferry Doniphan Lost Place Established in 1849 on the Missouri River four miles above St. Joseph on the St. Joseph & California Road. In 1850 John Duncan, Aaron & Wm Lewis advertised a horse ferry at this location. Duncan drowned in a ferry boat accident in May 1849,  two ferrymen also drowned at this location in 1853.
Dundee Barton Extinct Town 1881-1902
1915-1943
A station and shipping point on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.
Dunkirk Crawford Lost Town 1915-1919
Dunmire Saline Lost Town
Dutch Henry’s Crossing or Shermanville Franklin Name Change Now Lane. Dutch Henry’s Crossing was established in 1849 on Pottawatomie Creek. Henry Sherman, proprietor.
Dyer’s Crossing Pottawatomie Lost place. Established in 1853 on Big Blue River at Juniata on the Fort Leavenworth-Fort Riley Military Road. Samuel D. Dyer, Proprietor. Dyer operated a store and a hotel. A ferry was operated by a man named “Garland” in 1853. The bridge was constructed in 1854-55 and destroyed by ice in February 1856.

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