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Place Name County Place Type Post Office Dates More Information
Sabia, Sabra Saline Lost Town
Sac & Fox Agency Franklin Lost Town Post office in 1855.
Sac Branch Franklin Lost Town
St. Benedict Doniphan Lost Town
St. Benedict Nemaha Extinct Town 1883-1902 The beautiful St. Mary’s Church was built in 1893. The church still provides services today and several homes remain in the area.
St. Bernard Franklin Lost Town Incorporated 1857.
St. Cloud Dickinson Name Change Now Solomon.
St. Francis Brown See Buncombe.
St. John Allen Lost Town Incorporated 1860.
St. John Decatur Lost Town Founded in 1879; named for Governor J.P. St. John; name changed to Hooker.
St. John Center Logan Lost Town None 1885, St. John Center was laid out in 1885.
St. Joseph Cloud Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
St. Joseph & Elwood Ferry Doniphan Lost Place Operated 1855-72. Robert Jessee & Ebenezer Blackiston, proprietors. Steam ferry, Tidy Adala, later replaced by Ebenezer.
St. Julian Clay Lost Town On the Republican River.
St. Leander Johnson Lost Town Incorporated 1855; at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers.
St. Louis Miami Name Change Now Louisburg.
St. Mary’s Mission Linn Lost Town
St. Mary’s Mission Pottawatomie Name Change The name changed to St. Mary’s, 1878.
St. Marysville Miami Name Change Changed to Lyon, 1866.
St. Nicholas Atchison Lost Town 1859-1863
1868-1873
The post office moved to Cummingsville in December 1873.
St. Paul Montgomery Lost Town
St. Paul Sheridan Lost Town
St. Sophia Ness Lost Town
Salamanca Cherokee Lost Town
Salem Douglas Lost Town On the Santa Fe Trail. See Louisiana
Saline City Saline Lost Town See Hebron.
Saline County Saline Current County NA Created from unorganized area in 1860. Salina is the county seat.
Sallyards Greenwood Lost Town 1918-1943
Salsbury Bourbon Lost Town
Salisbury Cherokee Lost Town 1859-1860
Salt City Sumner Lost Town See Remanto.
Salt Creek Leavenworth Lost Town
Salt Creek Reno Lost Town 1863-1864
Salt Creek Bridge Leavenworth Lost Place NA Salt Creek Bridge was established in 1844 in Kickapoo Township. Robert Wilson established a trading post in 1854. Located on the Fort Leavenworth-Fort Riley Military Road. Near County Road 14.
Salt Marsh Republic Lost Town See Seapo.
Salt Marsh Washington Lost Town
Salt Springs Greenwood Lost Town 1867-1873
Salt Springs Saline Lost Town
Saltville Mitchell Lost Town
Samaria Montgomery Paper Town A paper town near Walker Mound.
Sand Spring Dickinson Lost Town
Sanford Sedgwick Lost Town
Sandfordville Cherokee Lost Town 1870-1871 See Coalfield.
Santa Fe Haskell Name Change Moved south and name changed to Satanta, 1912.
Santa Fe Road Ferry Wyandotte Lost Place Established in 1857 on the Kansas River in Kansas City.
Sapling Grove Johnson Lost Place NA This campground was established in 1834 on the Santa Fe Trail. It is a park today in Overland Park, Kansas.
Sappa City Decatur Lost Town Now Oberlin.
Saratoga Pratt Lost Town Just east of Pratt.
Sarcoxie Jefferson Lost Town 1889-1901 Located in Sarcoxie Township, the old Sarcoxie Cemetery still stands.
Sargent Hamilton Name Change Name changed to Coolidge.
Saunders’ Ferry Jefferson Lost Place Established 1869 on the Kansas River 1/2 m. southwest of Medina. Wales Saunders, proprietor.
Sautrell Falls Jefferson Name Change Established as Grasshopper Falls in 1855, now Valley Falls.
Savannah Pottawatomie Lost Town
Savannah Landing Leavenworth Lost Place On the Missouri River near Amazonia, Missouri. Originally known as Owens’ Landing in 1842; later as Caples’ Landing in 1846.
Sawlog Hodgeman Lost Town 1883-1884 Edward Waters, postmaster.
Sawlog Creek Crossing Ford Lost Place Located on the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Military Road, the crossing of Sawlog Creek was in northern Ford County.
Saw Qaw (Osawkie?) Jefferson Lost Town
Scammonville Cherokee Name Change A small coal-mining town located just a mile north of Stilson. Now Scammon.
Schley McPherson Lost Town
Schockley, Shockley Mitchell Lost Town
Schoharie Ness Lost Town
Scipio Anderson Lost Town
Scotch Plains Republic Lost Town
Scott County Scott Current County NA Created from unorganized area in 1873. The county seat is Scott City.
Scott Land Jefferson Lost Town 1865-1871
Scottstown Coffey Lost Town Near Le Roy.
Seaman Linn Lost Town 1883-1889
1890-1903
Seapo, Salt Marsh Republic Lost Town Located in 1862; abandoned 1885; first known as Salt Marsh.
Sears Ford Lost Town None Sears never had more than a telegraph station and a rural schoolhouse.
Seaver, Highland Station, Sparks Doniphan Name Change Name changed to Highland Station. In 1908, the city changed its name to Sparks.
Sebastian Wyandotte Lost Town Incorporated 1857.
Secondine, Secundine Wyandotte Lost Town Was Delaware; near Edwardsville.
Section Coffey Lost Town
Sedan Phillips Lost Town
Sedgwick County Sedgwick Current County Formed from Butler County in 1867. The county seat is Wichita.
Seven Springs, Mair’s Spring Geary Lost Place A campground was established in 1857 at Kansas Falls on the Smoky Hills Trail six miles west of Junction City.
Severin Ellis Lost Town None Located five miles northwest of Catherine, the town was founded by former members of the Catharine parish.
Sewanoe Franklin Name Change Now Lane.
Seward County Seward Current County NA Created from unorganized area in 1873. The county seat is Liberal.
Sexton Barber Lost Town
Seymour Franklin Lost Town
Shannon Anderson Lost Town Located in 1857; abandoned in 1859; county seat until 1859; named in honor of Governor Wilson Shannon.
Shannon Atchison Lost Town 1882-1941 A small village located on the Missouri Pacific Railroad about nine miles west of Atchison on the Parallel Road.
Shannon Pottawatomie Lost Town Discontinued 1858; located between the Black Vermillion River and the old town of Pawnee.
Sharp’s Creek McPherson Lost Town
Sharlow Bourbon Lost Town
Sharon Crawford Lost Town
Shawnee Shawnee Current County NA  Topeka 1855 One of the original 36 counties created in 1855. the county seat is Topeka.
Shawnee Mission Johnson Historic Site Old Indian mission and school Historic site in Fairway, Kansas.
Sheldon Harvey Lost Town
Shell Rock Greenwood Lost Town 1873-1883
Shell Rock Falls Greenwood Lost Town 1860-1865 Established in Madison County.
Shenandoah Lyon or Greenwood Lost Town Incorporated 1855; second incorporation 1857.
Sheridan Greenwood Lost Town 1867-1869
Sheridan Logan Lost Town
Sheridan Lyon Lost Town
Sheridan Rooks Lost Town
Sheridan County Sheridan Current County NA Created from unorganized area in 1873. Hoxie is the county seat.
Sherlock Finney Lost Town Founded 1879.
Sherman Johnson Lost Town 1865-1869 The post office moved to Lenexa on July 15, 1869.
Sherman Kingman Name Change Now Kingman.
Sherman City Labette Lost Town
Sherman County Sherman Current County NA Created from unorganized area in 1873. Goodland is the county seat.
Sherman’s, Shermansville, Dutch Henry’s Crossing Franklin Name Change The name changed to Lane, 1863.
Sheron Allen Lost Town
Shibley’s Ford Marshall Lost Place Established on the Big Blue River in Marysville in 1856. Robert Shibley, Proprietor. Near Pony Express Hwy (US 36 | US 77)
Shields Jefferson Lost Town 1855-1868
Shiloh Ness Lost Town Established 1879.
Shinn Graham Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
Shipp’s Ferry Marshall Lost Place Established in 1859 on the Big Blue River south of future Irving. James W. & William E. Shipp, proprietors.
Shipton Saline Lost Town
Shiretown Osage Lost Town
Shirley Cloud Lost Town
Shockey/Laport Grant Lost Town 1886-1906 Name change from Laport 1887.
Shockley Mitchell Lost Town
Shoo Fly Sumner Lost Town
Short Creek Cherokee Name Change Now Galena. See also Empire City and Bonanza.
Shreader Trego Lost Town 1878-1881
Sibley Cloud Lost Town
Sidlow Ford Lost Town 1885-1886
Sidney Coffey Name Change Now Strawn.
Sidney Ness Lost Town First located in 1874; relocated two miles west on June 6, 1879; abandoned about 1892.
Sigel Douglas Lost Town
Silkville Franklin Lost Town Formerly Valeton.
Silver Creek Chase Lost Town See Hunts.
Silver Spring Nemaha Lost Town 1872-1875
Silverton Stafford Lost Town
Simmons’ Ferry Douglas Lost Place NA Established in 1852 on the Kansas River at Bald Eagle, opposite Lecompton. William K. Simmons, Proprietor. Near Eisenhower Memorial Dr. and E 600th Rd.
Sing Sing Sumner Lost Town
Six-Mile Wyandotte Lost Town 1874-1878 Six-Mile Tavern was established just a few miles west of Quindaro, Kansas on the road between Wyandotte (Kansas City) and Leavenworth in 1853. It became a Red Leg stronghold during the days of the Civil War.
Six Mile Creek Morris Lost Town 1863-1866 Crossing of Santa Fe Trail, ranch, post office, stage station. post office.
Skidmore Cherokee Lost Town 1903-1915 The Skidmore mining camp was an unincorporated community, located seven miles north of Columbus.
Slab City Decatur Lost Town
Smallwood, Smallwood City Ness Lost Town Named for W.H. Smallwood, secretary of state.
Smith County Smith Current County NA Created from unorganized area in 1867. Smith Center is the county seat.
Smithfield Butler Lost Town See Lorena.
Smithfield Doniphan Lost Town
Smithland Jackson Lost Town
Smith’s Ferry Shawnee Lost Place NA Established in 1852 on the Kansas River near Topeka. Sidney W. Smith, proprietor.
Smith’s Station Nemaha Lost Place NA Established in 1856, Charles Smith, Proprietor. On Lane’s Trail at the crossing of Gregg’s Creek about four miles northeast of Wetmore. It was a station on Underground Railroad.
Smithton Doniphan Lost Town Name changed to La Porte; vacated 1864.
Smithville Clay Lost Town
Smithville Smith Name Change Name changed to Valley Forge.
Smoky Hill Dickinson Name Change Now Detroit.
Smoky Hill McPherson Lost Town
Smoky Hill Crossing/Station Ellis Lost Place 1900-1915 Established in 1867 on the Fort Hays-Fort Dodge Military Road. Billy Dixon owned a “whisky ranch”, operated by Billy Reynolds in 1871.
Smoky Hill Spring Logan Lost Town
Smythville Trego Lost Town 1879 Although its exact location is unknown, Smytheville was near Ogallah.
Snokomo Wabaunsee Lost Town
Snow Hill Labette Lost Town
Snyder Ford Lost Town 1886-1899
Sodville Ford Lost Town None
Soldier Republic Lost Town
Soldier Creek Comanche Lost Town
Soldier Creek Crossing Shawnee Lost Place Crossing of Soldier Creek on the Fort Leavenworth-Fort Riley Military Road. The Original name was Kansapolis. Original name was Kansapolis. The site had a stage station, hotels, stores, and blacksmiths.
Somerville/Sumnerville Leavenworth Lost Town Across Stranger Creek from Easton.
Sonora Lyon Lost Town Town association incorporated 1857.
Sonora Harper Lost Town
Sonora Nemaha Lost Town
Soresco Labette Name Change Now Labette.
Sother Nemaha Lost Town 1871-1878 Souther was for a time the terminus of the Central Branch Railroad.
Soule Gray Name Change Now Ingalls.
South Bend Morris Lost Town 1879-1889
South Fork of Big Nemaha Crossing Nemaha Lost Place NA Established in 1850, Fort Leavenworth-Fort Riley Military Road near  Richmond, about two miles north of Seneca. A cache of gold is said to have been buried nearby in about 1854.
South Fork of Big Nemaha Crossing Nemaha Lost Place Another crossing of the Nemaha River was established in 1844. A hamlet named Lincoln was established by J. E. Hocker, in August 1860 at the mouth of Illinois Creek.
South Park Johnson Lost Town 1888-1894
South Side Osborne Lost Town
Southerland Pratt Lost Town
Sparta McPherson Lost Town
Spartanburg ?? Lost Town Spartanburg Town Company incorporated in 1857.
Speers Ferry Cowley Lost Place Located at the Arkansas River near Arkansas City. The ferry license was issued on April 11, 1871, to W.H. Speers and others. This ferry was located at the point where the South Sixth street bridge of a later date crossed the river and was one of the busiest ferries in the county. The crossing was where the old Shoo Fly Trail from the west entered Arkansas City, and also where a few years later the Ponca Trail from the south reached the town.
Spencer Atchison Lost Town 1860-1867
Spencerville Shawnee Name Change Now Spencer.
Sprattsville Bourbon Lost Town Incorporated 1857.
Spring Brown Lost Town
Spring Branch Butler Lost Town See Cariboo.
Spring City Bourbon Lost Town
Spring City Cherokee Lost Town 1857-1859
Spring Creek Ellsworth Lost Place NA A relay station on the Butterfield Overland Despatch stage line, it was located about 15 miles west of Salina.
Spring Hill Montgomery Lost Town See Big Hill.
Spring Lake, Spring Side Pottawatomie Lost Town
Spring River Falls Cherokee Lost Town 1870-1874 The post office moved to Brownsville.
Spring Vale Decatur Lost Town
Spring Valley Leavenworth Lost Town 1866-1870
Spring Valley McPherson Lost Town
Springdale Leavenworth Lost Town 1860-1907 Located in the center of Alexandria Township, it was surveyed and platted in 1860.
Springdale Pottawatomie Lost Town
Springdale Pratt Lost Town
Springfield Anderson Lost Town
Springfield Brown Lost Town Town company was incorporated in 1857.
Springfield Clay Name Change Now Broughton.
Springfield Linn Lost Town 1870-1871
Springfield Mitchell Lost Town
Springfield Sedgwick Lost Town
Springfield Seward Lost Town Vacated 1897.
Springville Washington Lost Town Chartered 1858.
Spurgeon Grant Lost Town 1887-1891  The tiny town of Spurgeon only had a population of 15.
Squiresville Johnson Lost Town 1857-1868 Near Olathe.
Stafford County Stafford Current County NA Created from unorganized area in 1867. County seat is St. John.
Standish Leavenworth 1895-1901
Stanford Kingman Name Change Now Waterloo.
Stanley Johnson Lost Town 1872-1973 Absorbed by Overland Park.
Stanley’s Leavenworth Lost Town
Stanton Riley Name Change Now May Day.
Stanton County Stanton Current County NA Formed from Hamilton County in 1887. The county seat is Johnson.
Stanwood Leavenworth Lost Town 1870-1886 Six miles from Tonganoxie.
Star Graham Lost Town
Star Greenwood Lost Town 1889-1903 An inland village, it was located about 10 miles southwest of Eureka.
Star Valley, Starvale Cherokee Lost Town 1876-1898 The post office originally moved from New Memphis, and the name changed to Star Valley. In 1895, the name was changed to Starvale. It was located in the northwestern part of the county.
State Center Barton Lost Town 1879-1894
State Line Crawford Name Change Now Opolis.
Sternerton Montgomery Lost Town
Steuben Jewell Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
Stevens Labette Lost Town
Stevens County Stevens Current County NA Formed from Seward County in 1886. Hugoton is the county seat.
Steventown Crawford Lost Town Founded in 1866; on road from Fort Scott to Baxter Springs.
Stewart Smith Lost Town
Stickney Barton Lost Town 1898-1913 Country post office.
Stillville Reno Lost Town
Stilson, Coalfield Cherokee Lost Town 1872-1886 The name changed from Coalfield to Stilson in 1876. A small coal-mining town, it was located seven miles north of Columbus, on the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Gulf Railroad.
Stinson’s Ferry Shawnee Name Change NA Stinson’s Ferry was established in 1854 on the Kansas River at Tecumseh. Thomas N. Stinson, proprietor.
Stockrange Ellis Lost Town  1883-1895  A small settlement with a post office located in southwest Ellis County on the Smoky Hill River.
Stockrange Trego Lost Town 1900-1908 Stockrange was a small town located in Franklin Township.
Stocktown Rooks Name Change Now Stockton.
Stolzenbach Marshall Lost Town
Stone Corral Rice Lost Town Fort and breastworks on the Santa Fe Trail.
Stone Mound Smith Lost Town
Stony Point, Hickory Point Douglas Lost Town Stony Point was a small community on the Santa Fe Trail. It was never large enough to have had a post office. It was about ten miles south of Lawrence.
Stoughton Greenwood Lost Town 1887
Stover Labette Lost Town
Stippville Cherokee Lost Town 1885-1887
1892-1915
This mining town was located just 1/2 mile from the Turck Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.
Stone City Cherokee Lost Town 1900-1918 A mining town located in the northern part of the county, it was 12 miles from Columbus.
Stranger Leavenworth Lost Town 1867-1877
1888-1905
The first settlement here was called Journey Cake or Johnny Cake.
Stranger Creek Leavenworth Current Creek NA The majority of Stranger Creek lies within Leavenworth County, Kansas. The creek was named for its tendency to wander and meander like a stranger.
Strawberry Washington Lost Town
Strongstown Crawford Lost Town 1873-1876 The post office moved to La Coy.
Stotler Lyon Lost Town 1880-1900 A rural community northeast of Miller.
Stull Douglas Extinct Town 1899-1903 There are still a few homes and an active church.
Sugar Loaf Rooks Lost Town
Sugar Mound Linn Name Change Changed to Mound City 1859.
Sugar Valley, Sugarvale Anderson Lost Town
Sullivan’s Landing Doniphan Lost Place Established in 1846 five miles below St. Joseph, Missouri on the Missouri River. William G. T’Vault’s party of 61 wagons with 300 people, probably crossed here in April 1845.
Sulphur Springs Cloud Lost Town
Summerset Miami Lost Town
Summit Leavenworth Lost Town 1871-1887 See Moore’s Summit. The post office moved from Hoge.
Summit Osage Lost Town
Summit Siding Ellsworth Lost Town
Summit Springs Ellsworth Lost Town 1875-1876
Sumner Atchison Lost Town Incorporated 1858. Was once one of the most important towns in Atchison County.
Sumner Sumner Lost Town
Sumner County Sumner Current County NA Formed from Butler County in 1867. The county seat is Wellington.
Sumnerville, Somerville Leavenworth Lost Town Across Stranger Creek from Easton.
Sumnerville Ottawa Lost Town
Sunflower Mitchell Lost Town
Sunflower Ordnance Works & Village/Clearview City Johnson Lost Town 1943-1958 Sunflower Ordnance Works was a powder and propellant manufacturing facility established in 1942.
Sunny Side Butler Lost Town
Sunny Side Montgomery Lost Town
Sunny Slope Sumner Lost Town
Sunset Republic Lost Town
Sunshine Ford Lost Town 1885-1886
Superior McPherson Lost Town
Superior Osage Lost Town Chartered 1858; vacated 1864. South of Burlingame.
Surprise Grant Lost Town 1886-1887 Platted in 1885. The post office moved to Tilden in 1887.
Survey Rooks Lost Town
Sutphen’s Mill Dickinson Lost Town
Swan River Osage Lost Town
Swansea Osage Lost Town
Sweadal McPherson Lost Town Discontinued in 1871.
Swedonia, Sweedonia Sumner Lost Town
Sweed Creek, Swede Creek Marshall Lost Town
Sweedland Morris Name Change Now White City.
Sweet Home Smith Lost Town 1879
Sweetwater Ellis Lost Town 1883-1885
Swift Nemaha Lost Town 1890-1895
Swifton Nemaha Lost Town 1896-1898
Switzler’s Creek, Crossing, Toll Bridge Osage Lost Town On the Santa Fe Trail, near Burlingame. Here was the crossing of Switzler Creek. Switzler’s Toll Bridge was built by John Switzler. This site was said to have good water and grass but the creek was muddy which necessitated the bridge.
Sycamore Chautauqua Lost Town
Sylvan Marshall Name Change Located in 1858; abandoned in 1860. Now Winifred.
Sylvan Dale Labette Lost Town Discontinued 1882.
Syracuse Doniphan Lost Town
Syracuse Wilson Lost Town
Syria Lincoln Lost Town

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