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Place Name County Place Type Post Office Dates More Information
McAllaster Logan Lost Town 1887-1897
1903
1906-1953
Located on the Union Pacific Railroad, McAllaster was about 15 miles northwest of Russell Springs.
McCamish Johnson Lost Town Post office on the Santa Fe Trail.
McClains Sedgwick Lost Town
McGee’s Osage Lost Place On 110 Creek, Santa Fe Trail.
McHale Rooks Lost Town
McKinney Douglas Lost Town
McPherson McPherson Current County NA Created from unorganized area in 1867. McPherson is the county seat.
Mace Russell Lost Town
Mackie, Mackie Camp, 42 Camp Cherokee Lost Town NA Coal mining camp.
Macon Wallace Name Change Name changed to Dinas
Macyville Cloud Lost Town
Madison Geary Name Change At the junction of Madison creek and Republican River at or near Bachelder, now Milford.
Madura Clay Lost Town Two miles south of Wakefield.
Magic Riley Lost Town
Magda Lyon Lost Town 1890-1904 An hamlet located nine miles south of Plymouth. It was on the Atchison,Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad.
Magnolia Allen Lost Town See Sheron.
Magnolia Atchison Lost Town
Magnolia Bourbon Lost Town
Magnolia Sedgwick Lost Place
Mairestown or Mairsville Shawnee Lost Town Located by Thomas W. Mairs, in 1855.
Mall Creek Clay Lost Town
Malta Cloud Lost Town
Malvern Osage Lost Town
Mandova or Mandovi Anderson Lost Town Laid out in 1858, abandoned in 1860; consisted of three log cabins but had the finest lithographed map of any town in Kansas.
Manila Ford Lost Town 1898-1899
Mann’s Fort, Fort Mann Ford Lost Place 1845 Fort Mann was located on the Santa Fe Trail just a few miles west of present-day Dodge City.
Mansan Allen Lost Town
Mansfield Linn Lost Town 1866-1875 Mansfield got its start in the early 1860s.
Mansion, Munsion Morris Lost Town
Mantey Linn Extinct Town 1894-1903
1904-1905
Mantey still sports an old business building and the 1882 Oxford No. 99 school.
Manville Brown Lost Town
Maple Grove Pottawatomie Lost Town
Marak Brown Lost Place Named for the first postmaster, Franz Marak.
Marble Falls Marshall Lost Town Chartered 1858.
Marburg Leavenworth Lost Town Eight miles west of Kickapoo.
Mareno Hodgeman Lost Town
Marengo Sumner Lost Town
Margaret Lincoln Lost Town
Margaretta Chase Lost Place Incorporated 1860.
Maria Leavenworth Lost Town 1873-1890
Marietta Reno Lost Town
Marietta Saline Lost Town
Marion/Globe Douglas Lost Town 1870-1894 Located on the Santa Fe Trail. Name change to Globe on August 24, 1881.
Marion County Marion Current County NA Created in 1860 from unorganized area. Marion is the county seat.
Mariposa Saline Lost Town The first town in Saline County. Founded by Plumb, Hunter, and Pierce Counties in 1856, on the south side of the Saline River, near its mouth.
Markleys Mill Ottawa Lost Town
Marmaton Bourbon Lost Town Incorporated February 6, 1858; abandoned.
Marmiton Bourbon Lost Place Incorporated February 11, 1858; three miles west of Marmaton, which it soon absorbed. Townsite moved in 1882 three-quarters of a mile south. It is now Marmaton.
Marsh Valley Jewell Lost Town
Marshall Douglas Lost Town Incorporated by several men on the California Trail south of Lecompton.
Marshall County Marysville Current Cunty NA One of the original 36 counties it was created in 1855.
Marshall’s Ferry Marshall Lost Place NA Established in 1852 on the Big Blue River at Marysville. Francis J. “Frank” Marshall, Propietor. Tradition says that Marshall also operated a ferry at Independence Crossing during the summers of 1849-51, returning to Missouri during the winter.
Marshall Saline Lost Town
Marshall Sedgwick Lost Town
Martin Ellis Lost Town 1875-1894 Located in North Central Ellis County on the Saline River.
Martindale Coffey Lost Town
Martinsburg Atchison Lost Town
Martinsburg Johnson Lost Town
Marvin Phillips Lost Town
Mary Chase Lost Town See Bazaar.
Marysville Miami Lost Town See St. Marysville.
Masmer Ellsworth Lost Place 1882-1895
Mason Gray Lost Town
Massasoit Shawnee Lost Town On Mission creek, near Dover.
Matanzas Chautauqua Lost Town
Matteson Phillips Lost Town
Maud Kingman Lost Town
Maxwell Spring Nemaha Lost Place NA An emigrant campsite on Fort Leavenworth-Fort Laramie Military Road east of Seneca. William L. Maxwell purchased this land in about 1890.
May Atchison Lost Town
May Day Spring Riley Lost Place Emigrant campsite on Mormon Trail at the crossing of Fancy Creek
Mayline Hamilton Name Change Name changed to Carlisle.
Maynard Doniphan Lost Town Now Troy Junction.
Mayton Washington Lost Town
Meade County Meade Current County Formed from Finney, Ford, and Seward Counties in 1885.
Meade’s Ranch Butler Lost Town Now Towanda.
Meade’s Trading Post Sedgwick Lost Town Site of Wichita.
Meadow Brook Johnson Lost Town 1875-1881
1882-1885
1887-1896
Media Douglas Lost Town
Medina-Perryville Jefferson Lost Town 1866-1901 A settlement called Perryville began here in 1865 when the Union Pacific Railroad came through the county.
Melior Barber Lost Town
Mellville Ottawa Lost Town
Melon Springs Clay Lost Town
Melrose Cherokee Lost Town 1877-1905 Located about 15 miles southwest of Columbus and seven miles from Faulkner.
Memphis Bourbon Lost Town
Menda Lyon Lost Town 1900-1901 A small hamlet seven miles from Hartford, the nearest railroad station.
Mendota Decatur Lost Town
Mendota/Halton Ellis Lost Town 1878-1909 Mendota was a small town about 20 miles northwest of Hays on the Saline River.
Mendota Labette Lost Town Now Parsons.
Mendota Neosho Lost Town
Meredith Cloud Lost Town
Meridian Sumner Lost Town
Merrimac Marshall Lost Town Located May 30, 1858; plat filed July 9, 1858; vacated 1864.
Mertilla Meade Lost Town Vacated 1893.
Messer, Brownsville Cherokee Lost Town 1874-1906 Located on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, five miles north of Galena.
Metz Chautauqua Lost Town
Miami Lyon Lost Town
Miami County Miami Current County NA One of the original 36 counties it was created in 1855. It was first called Lykins County. Paola is the county seat.
Miami Junction Linn Lost Town
Miami Village Miami Lost Town Post office 1850. One mile north of New Lancaster.
Middle Branch Hodgeman Lost Town
Middle Creek Chase Name Change Now Elmdale.
Middletown, Butler’s Jefferson Lost Town Established 1858. Midway between Lecompton and Leavenworth.
Midlothian Harper Lost Town
Midson Franklin Lost Town
Midway/Nyack Crawford Lost Town 1871-1878
1886-1912
A mining camp in the eastern part of the county.
Midway Dickinson Lost Town
Midway Jewell Lost Town Paper town, candidate for the county seat.
Midway Johnson Lost Town Incorporated 1857.
Midway Miami Lost Town
Milberger Russell Lost Town
Mill Creek Bourbon Lost Town
Millard Barton Lost Town 1877-1906
Millard Geary Name Change Site of present Junction City.
Millbrook Graham Lost Town Vacated 1895.
Miller Douglas (?) Lost Town Post office 1855, abolished 1856.
Miller Morris Lost Town 1855-1856 Arthur Baker served as the first postmaster of Miller’s post office. He soon left and established Agnes City in Lyon County.
Miller’s Creek Dickinson Lost Town
Miller’s Grove Woodson Lost Town
Miller’s Springs, Millersburg Douglas Lost Town On the California Trail.
Millersburg Cherokee Lost Town 1868-1876 Located eight miles northwest of Columbus.
Millersburg Lyon Lost Town
Milligan Sheridan Lost Town
Million’s Ferry Atchison Lost Place NA Established in 1850 on the Missouri River at Atchison.
Millwood Leavenworth Lost Town 1871-1904
Milton Kingman Lost Town
Milton Marion Lost Town
Milwaukee Butler Lost Town See New Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Barton Lost Town
Mimosa Republic Lost Town
Mineral Cherokee Lost Town 1895-1925 The post office originally moved from Cherry.
Mineral City Cherokee Lost Town 1898 The post office was only open for six weeks after the order of change was rescinded.
Mineral Point Anderson Name Change Name changed to Amiott, 1903
Minersville Republic Lost Town
Minerva Labette Lost Town
Minety Rooks Lost Town
Mingona Barber Lost Town Vacated 1901.
Minneha Butler Lost Town
Minneola Franklin Lost Town
Mission Center Brown Name Change Name changed to Willis.
Mission Creek Wabaunsee Lost Town
Missouri City Johnson Lost Town Incorporated 1857.
Missouri Farm Doniphan Lost Town
Mitchell County Mitchell Current County NA Created in 1867 from unorganized area. Beloit is the county seat.
Mitchellville Stanton Lost Town Vacated 1895.
Modell Norton Lost Town
Modena Butler Lost Town
Modoc Jewell Lost Town
Mohon Bourbon Lost Town
Mole Hill Dickinson Lost Town
Mon Fort Lost Town Chartered 1879.
Moneka Linn Lost Town 1857-1866 Moneka got its start in February 1857. Chartered 1858. Two miles east of Mound City.
Money Creek Jefferson (?) Lost Town
Monique Shawnee Lost Town Incorporated 1857
Monmouth Crawford Extinct Town 1866-1955 Located in southwest Crawford County. Still has houses and a church.
Monmouth Shawnee Lost Town
Monotony Wallace Lost Town
Monroe Lincoln Lost Town
Monrovia Atchison Extinct Town 1857-1955 Monrovia started as a stage stop on the Overland Stage Route in 1856.
Montana Crawford Lost Town
Mont Cenis Dickinson Lost Town
Monterey Riley Lost Town
Montezuma Gray Current Town
Montgomery Dickinson Lost Town Twenty miles west of Fort Riley.
Montgomery Linn Lost Town
Montgomery Montgomery Lost Town
Montgomery County Montgomery Current County Formed from Wilson County in 1867. Independence is the county seat.
Monticello Johnson Lost Town 1858-1905 One of the first white farmers in the Monticello area was John Owens, who made his claim along Mill Creek around 1840.
Montrose Elk Lost Town See Cave Springs.
Monument Station Jefferson Lost Town
Mooney Leavenworth or Jefferson Lost Town
Moorehead Labette Lost Town
Moore’s Ranch Marion Lost Town On Santa Fe Trail; Post office 1861; discontinued 1870.
Moore’s Summit Leavenworth Lost Town
Moore’s Toll Bridge Nemaha Lost Place. Established 1854-55, South Fork of Nemaha River at Moorestown (future Baker’s Ford). W. W. Moore & Walter D. Beeles, Proprietors.
Moorestown, Urbana Nemaha Lost Town
Moravian Mission Leavenworth Lost Town 1839 On the Missouri River between Delaware City and Leavenworth.
Morena Clay Name Change Now Broughton.
Morgan City Clay Name Change Now Morganville.
Morgan City or Morgantown Montgomery Lost Town
Mormie Labette Lost Town
Mormon Grove Atchison Lost Place Mormon Grove was but one of the many outfitting stations utilized by the Mormons as they traveled westward. It was established in about 1855.
Mormon Spring Washington Lost Place An emigrant campsite 2.5 miles south of Washington at the Ash Creek crossing of Mormon Trail.
Morris Johnson Lost Town
Morris County Morris Current County NA One of the original 36 counties created in 1855. First called Wise County. Council Grove is the county seat.
Morrison Ford Lost Town 1886-1888
Morse Johnson Lost Town 1878-1953 Situated along the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.
Morton Chase Lost Town
Morton County Morton Current County NA Formed from Seward County in 1886. Elkhart is the county seat.
Morton, Bero Cherokee Lost Town 1871-1879 The name changed from Bero to Morton in 1877. It was located about seven miles from Faulkner.
Morton City Hodgeman Lost Town
Mortonville Kearny Lost Town Platted in 1888; named for Governor Morton of Indiana.
Moscow Cowley Lost Town
Moseley’s Trading Post Sedgwick Lost Town
Mosquito Creek Crossing Doniphan Lost Place NA On St. Joseph Branch of the Oregon Trail about 2.5 miles northwest of Troy near 215th Road
Moss Spring Campsite Geary Lost Place NA Emigrant campsite on Mormon Trail at the head of Humboldt Creek. It was located near Lynch Road, 3 miles northwest of Alta Vista.
Motor Rooks Lost Town
Mound Phillips Lost Town
Mound Hill Labette Name Change Now Mound Valley
Mound Spring Wilson Lost Town
Mount Airy Woodson Lost Town
Mount Aubrey Kearny Lost Town
Mount Auburn Johnson Name Change Name changed to Stillwell 1889.
Mount Aurora Leavenworth Paper Town. NA A town association was Incorporated in 1855. The only thing built was a cemetery
Mount Ayer, Ayr, Ayre Osborne Lost Town Established 1873.
Mount Carmel Crawford Lost Town 1871-1895
Mount Clifton Washington Name Change Now Clifton.
Mount Florence Jefferson Name Change Post office 1857; now Meriden.
Mount Gilead Anderson Lost Town Now Greeley; see Pottawatomie City.
Mount Hope Douglas Lost Town On the California Trail five miles from Lawrence.
Mount Liberty Reno Lost Town
Mount Nebo Pratt Lost Town
Mount Nebo Miami Lost Town
Mount Olivet Leavenworth Lost Town 1877-1900
Mount Pleasant Atchison Name Change 1855-1862
1864-1888
1888-1900
The first settler in the area was a man named Thomas L. Fortune in 1854, who opened a general store. Its post office opened and closed several times.
Mount Roy Brown Lost Town
Mount Sterling Bourbon Lost Town
Mount Tabor Republic Lost Town
Mount Union Pottawatomie Lost Town
Mount Vernon Doniphan Lost Town Incorporated 1855. Vacated 1864.
Mount Vernon Chautauqua Lost Town
Mount Vernon Franklin Lost Town
Mount Zion Phillips Lost Town See Sedan.
Mud Creek Crossing Marion Lost Place On the Santa Fe Trail ten miles west of Lost Springs at present Tampa.
Muddy Creek Shawnee Lost Town
Mulberry Clay Lost Town
Mulberry Saline Lost Town
Mulberry Grove Butler Lost Town
Mulberry Grove Crawford Name Change Now Mulberry.
Mule Creek Ellsworth Lost Town Overland station, 16 miles east of Ellsworth. The post office moved to Crawford in Rice County in 1887.
Munsion, Mansion Morris Lost Town
Munson Morris Lost Town 1873-1875
Murdock Butler Lost Town Two towns, one in the northwest and the other in the southeast corner of the county.
Museum Sherman Lost Town
Musma Sheridan Lost Town
Myers Valley Pottawatomie Lost Town
Myra Graham Lost Town

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