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Place Name County Place Type Post Office Dates More Information
La Grange Morris Lost Town 1868-1871
Laban, Labon Mitchell Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
Labette Labette Lost Town Five miles north of Chetopa, 1867; moved to Chetopa.
La Blanche Sherman Lost Town Vacated 1905.
La Coy Crawford Lost Town 1876-1883 The post office was moved from Strongstown.
Labette County Labette Current County NA Formed from Neosho County in 1867. The county seat is Oswego.
Lackman Johnson Lost Town None A station on the Frisco Railroad, Lackman was three miles north of Olathe.
Lacona Woodson Lost Town
Ladore Neosho Lost Town Established 1870.
Lafayette Doniphan Lost Town
Laing Rawlins Lost Town A settlement in 1879.
Lake Creek Labette Lost Town P.O. 1859.
Lake Fork Lost Town
Lake Sibley Cloud Lost Town 1868 Four miles north Concordia, same as Fort Sibley and Sibley, located in 1868; abandoned early in the 1870s.
Lake View McPherson Lost Town
Lake Village McPherson Lost Town
Lamasco Graham Lost Town
Lamb’s Point or Lamb’s Station Dickinson Name Change Now Detroit
Lamont Sedgwick Lost Town
La Mont’s Hill Greenwood Lost Town Now Lamont.
Lanark Pawnee Lost Town
Landis’ Ferry Doniphan Lost Place Established in 1856 on the Missouri River at Doniphan. John Landis, proprietor.
Landondale, Mount Vernon Doniphan Lost Town
Landrum Clark Lost Town
Lane Miami Lost Town 1855-1856 P.O. was established on March 3, 1855, with A.F. Powell as postmaster; abolished in 1856.
Lane County Lane Current County NA Created in 1886 from unorganized area. Dighton is the county seat.
Lanesburg Marshall Lost Town
Lanesfield Johnson Lost Town 1861-1870 Absorbed into Edgerton.
La Ness Lane/Ness Lost Town On the line of Lane and Ness Counties. 1887.
Lang/Hortonburg Lyon Lost Town 1882-1900
1900-1905
1919-1924
This community, first known as Hortonburg was established in 1882
Lanno Clark Lost Town
La Paz Lost Town
La Port Grant Lost Town Post office at Shockeyville, 1887.
La Port Doniphan Lost Town P.O. 1859; incorporated 1860; vacated 1864; formerly Smithton.
Lapland Greenwood Lost Town 1871-1906 Located in Salem Township 16 miles northwest of Eureka.
Lappin Nemaha Name Change P.O. 1876; now Oneida.
Larimore Franklin Lost Town
Larkin Atchison Lost Town
Lasker Ford Lost Town 1886-1887 A short-lived Jewish community that hoped to establish a utopian town.
Lattaville Leavenworth Lost Town
Laura McPherson Lost Town
Laurence Leavenworth Lost Town
Lavinia Lost Town Town company was incorporated in 1855.
Lawndale Jackson Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
Lawrence Butler Lost Town
Lawrence No. 2 Doniphan Lost Town Near the Missouri River.
Lawrenceburg Cloud Lost Town 1879 Located in 1879.
Lawson Grant Lost Town 1887-1925 Located about 15 miles southeast of Ulysses.
Layton Elk Lost Town
Lazette Cowley Lost Town 1872-1880 The post office moved from Jeffersonville. In 1880, it moved to Cambridge.
Leath’s Town Marshall Lost Town
Leavenworth County Leavenworth Current County NA One of the original 36 counties, it was created in 1855. Leavenworth is the county seat.
Leavenworth Ferry Leavenworth Established in 1855 on the Missouri River at Leavenworth. Thomas C. Shoemaker, Jarret Todd & Samuel D. Pitcher, Proprietors.
Lebreton Leavenworth 1884-1885
Lee Norton Lost Town
Leedsville Cherokee Name Change Changed to Galena.
Leffel Ness Lost Town
Leghorn Pottawatomie Lost Town
Le Grand Osborne Lost Town See New Arcadia.
Leland Morris Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
Lena Valley Lyon Lost Town 1872-1887 Established in Greenwood County. Site loved to Lyon County.
Lenape Leavenworth Lost Town 1868-1943 Lenape was founded in Sherman Township in 1867 on the main line of the Kansas Pacific Railroad.
Leon Clay Lost Town Town company was incorporated in 1860.
Leon Morris Lost Town 1862-1869 The post office moved to Lyona in 1869.
Leonard Sherman Lost Town
Leopa Pottawatomie Lost Town Four miles north Fancy Creek; discontinued 1882.
Leota Norton Lost Town
Leoville Barton Lost Town 1880-1881 The post office moved to Nathan.
Leroy Doniphan Lost Town
Leslie Reno Lost Town
Lesterville Saline Lost Town
Letitia Clark Lost Town
Letitia Thomas Lost Town
Levy Sumner Lost Town
Lewis’ Ferry Atchison Lost Place Established in 1854 on the Missouri River at Lewis’ Point; Captain Calvin Lewis, Proprietor.
Lewiston Cherokee Lost Town 1869-1871
Lewiston Doniphan Lost Town
Lexington Brown Lost Town 1856
Lexington Johnson Lost Town 1857-1863 Incorporated 1857. This small town located three miles south of DeSoto was laid out in 1857 by pro-slavery settlers.
Lexington Nemaha Lost Town NA Situated on the Lane’s Trail, Lexington was a stop on the Underground Railroad that came through the eastern part of the county. Three miles southeast of present Sabetha,
Lott Barton Lost Town 1880-1882
Merchant Lost Town Vacated 1864. Fifteen miles east of Lawrence.
Lexington Osage Lost Town
Liberty Montgomery Lost Town  Moved to the Leavenworth, Lawrence & Galveston Railroad
Lida Chase Lost Town
Lieblichdorp Rush Lost Town German name for Pleasant Dale
Lilly McPherson Lost Town
Lily Morris Lost Town 1881-1887
Lima Allen Lost Town
Lima Clay Lost Town
Lima Elk Lost Town
Limestone Washington Lost Town
Lincoln Clay Lost Town Incorporated 1860.
Lincoln Nemaha Lost Town 1861-1868 Named for Abraham Lincoln. It was established in 1860 at the crossing of the South Fork of the Nemaha River.
Lincoln City Greenwood Lost Town
Lincoln County Lincoln Current County Created from unorganized area in 1867. Lincoln is the county seat.
Lindale Osage Lost Town See Fairfax.
Lindon Nemaha Lost Town
Line Greenwood Lost Town 1878-1879 Established in Lyon County (site moved.)
Line Lyon Lost Town
Linn County Linn Current County NA One of the original 36 counties, it was created in 1855. Mound City is the county seat.
Linnville Linn Lost Town None Once the county seat, it was located about three miles east of Farlinville.
Linton/Miami/Woytown Linn Lost Town 1881-1903 Located about eight miles south of Pleasanton, it was first called Woytown
Lionstone Crawford Lost Town
Lisbon Chautauqua Lost Town
Litchfield Crawford Lost Town 1878-1903 Litchfield was a busy coal-mining town on Carbon Creek
Little Arkansas Rice Lost Town Station on Santa Fe Trail, about 36 miles east of Ellinwood.
Little Dutch Cowley Name Change Now Akron.
Little Grasshopper Creek Bridge Atchison Lost Place Established in about 1850 on the Ft. Leavenworth & Ft. Laramie road. A farmer named Howell lived at this crossing in 1860. It was six miles from Kennekuk.
Little Santa Fe Johnson Lost Town
Little Stranger Leavenworth Lost Town 1860-1866 The post office moved to Kelly’s Station. Two miles south of Penitentiary Station.
Little Town or Little Osage Town Labette Lost Town Now part of Oswego. Its Indian name was Kee-i-tone.
Little Valley McPherson Lost Town
Little Walnut Butler Name Change 1870 Established 1870; now Leon.
Littleton Sumner Lost Town
Liverpool Grant Lost Town 1888-1898
1899-1903
The post office was originally established in Stanton County. It closed in 1898 and moved to Grant County.
Livingston Cherokee Lost Town
Livingston Stafford Lost Town
Lockport Gray Lost Town Vacated 1893.
Lockport Haskell Lost Town Vacated 1903.
Loco Haskell Lost Town Vacated 1891.
Loco Seward Lost Town
Locust Grove Atchison Lost Town 1862-1887 The post office moved from Mount Pleasant.
Lodi Barber Lost Town
Lodiana Rice Lost Town
Loette Kingman Lost Town
Log Chain Nemaha Lost Town 1864-1868 Log Chain, Kansas, was established in Nemaha County in 1860 as a Pony Express Station.
Logan County Logan Current County NA Formed from Wallace County in 1888. It was first called St. John County. Oakley is the county seat.
Logansport Logan Lost Town 1887-1888
1912-1915
It was laid out in 1887 by the Union Pacific Railroad Town Site Company.
Lois Sherman Lost Town
Lola Barber Lost Town
Lola Cherokee Lost Town 1867-1869 The post office moved to Millersburgh.
London Sumner Lost Town
London Falls Dickinson Lost Town
Lone Elm Campground Johnson Lost Place Established in 1825 at the head of Cedar Creek on Santa Fe Trail from Independence, Missouri.
Lone Elm Chautauqua Lost Town
Lone Oak Crawford Lost Town 1884-1886 A coal mining camp northwest of Pittsburg on the other side of Cow Creek.
Lone Star/Bond 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.
Lone Star Sumner Lost Town
Lone Tree Cherokee Lost Town
Lone Tree Sumner Lost Town See Darien.
Lone Walnut Lincoln Lost Town
Long Branch Norton Lost Town
Lookout Clay Lost Town
Lookout Station, Lookout Hollow Ellis Lost Town Overland station; six miles south of Hays.
Loraine, Lorraine Nemaha Lost Town
Lorena Butler Lost Town See Smithfield.
Lorenz Finney Lost Town Vacated 1893.
Lorette Kingman Lost Town
Loring Shawnee Lost Town See Indianola.
Lost Creek Linn Lost Town 1873-1877
Lost Creek Toll Road Pottawatomie Lost Place Corduroy road was established in 1855, about four miles east of the Red Vermillion crossing of the Oregon Trail. In 1844 James Clyman and Nathaniel Ford pioneered a new trail up Lost Creek to cross the Red Vermillion near present Laclede, and rejoin the original trail at Rock Creek (Westmoreland.)
Lostine, Petersville Cherokee Lost Town 1866-1879 The name changed from Petersville to Lostine in 1869. The post office moved to Beaumont in 1879.
Lott Barton Lost Town
Louisa Springs Lost Place Overland station.
Louisburg Montgomery Lost Town
Louise Sedgwick Lost Town
Louisiana Douglas Lost Town Paper Town A paper town, later Salem, was incorporated in 1855. Two miles northwest of Baldwin.
Lovejoy Clay Lost Town
Lowell Cherokee Lost Town 1868-1905 Located on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad .
Lowell Rooks Lost Town
Lowemont Leavenworth Lost Town 1888-1938 Located in the northern portion of the county on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.
Lower Robidoux Crossing Marshall Lost Place NA Crossing of Vermillion Creek, south of Beattie, Kansas. The following names are carved on rocks on the west bank: Michel Robidoux, James Bridger, C.F. Smith, J. S. Jones, J. Frey & L. Row. Life Cemetery is on the west side of the creek.
Loyal Finney Lost Town Vacated 1893.
Lucas Pawnee Lost Town
Lucerne Rooks Lost Town
Lucretia, California Lane Lost Town
Luella Bourbon Lost Town Chartered 1858.
Lulie Gove Lost Town
Lulu Mitchell Lost Town
Lulu Valley Pratt Lost Town
Lura Russell Lost Town
Lusk Cherokee Lost Town 1898 The post office was only open for 11 days. Order of change rescinded.
Luther Morris Lost Town 1880-1887
Luzerne Sheridan Lost Town
Lyna Geary Lost Town Founded in 1854.
Lynn Creek Shawnee Lost Town
Lyon Miami Lost Town
Lyon County Lyon Current County NA One of the original 36 counties, it was created in 1855. It was first called Breckenridge County. Emporia is the county seat.
Lyona Dickinson Lost Town

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