Everyplace in Kansas – X-Y-Z

Old Ford dealership in Zenda, Kansas by Kathy Alexander.

Old Ford dealership in Zenda, Kansas, by Kathy Alexander.

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Place Name County Place Type Post Office Dates More Information
Xavier Leavenworth Lost Place 1942-1971 At one time, the nuns’ property at St. Mary’s Academy in Leavenworth had its own post office. It was named for St. Francis Xavier.
Xenia Bourbon Extinct Town 1858-1926 There are still neighborhood homes and an active church.
Yaggy Reno Lost Town 1900-1901 A station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, Yaggy was once a 1,350-acre plantation filled with catalpa and apple trees.
Yale Crawford Extinct Town 1892-1914 Coal mining town.
Yale Ottawa Lost Town
Yankee Run Ellsworth Lost Town None Now a public use area at Kanopolis Lake.
Yankee Town Douglas Lost Town None Later part of Lawrence.
Yates Center Woodson Current Town First named Bath, then Chellis, then Kalida. It was laid out on the crest of the divide between the Neosho and Verdigris Rivers in 1875. It was on the Union Pacific Railroad.
Yellow Springs Douglas Lost Town None
Yocemento Ellis Extinct Town 1907-1917 Yocemento was the site of a cement plant that eventually went bankrupt.
Yordy Ellsworth Lost Town 1875-1889
York Saline Lost Town Vacated 1903.
Yoder Reno Current Town
Yorktown/Allamead Lincoln Lost Town 1880-1894
The town’s name was changed from Allamead to Yorktown on September 5, 1894. In 1910, it was a country hamlet with a general store and a population of 60. Vesper, 12 miles south, was the nearest shipping point. It was located 16 miles northwest of Lincoln.
Young America Osage Lost Town The town was settled in 1857.
Youngsville Greeley Lost Town 1906-1912 A country post office located 14 miles north of Tribune.
Youngton Marion Lost Town 1872-1873
Located northeast of Marion.
Yuma Cloud Lost Town 1880-1881
Yuma was located on the Missouri Pacific Railroad five miles west of Concordia, near the intersections of K-28 and County Road 777. A historical marker remains where the town once stood, populated from 1878 until the 1930s.
Yuba Russell Lost Town 1884-1885
Zahnsville/Miltonville Cloud Name Change 1873-1882 The name changed to Miltonvale.
Zamora Hamilton Name Change The name changed to Kendall.
Zamore Lost Town Gray
Zara Johnson Lost Town 1882-1887
Zarah Barton Lost Town Near Fort Zarah, five miles east of Great Bend.
Zarah Johnson Lost Town 1890-1954 A village in the northern part of Johnson County.
Zeandale Riley Ghost Town
Zebo Coffey Lost Town
Zenda Kingman Current Town
Zella Stevens Lost Town Vacated 1893.
Ziba Ellsworth Lost Town 1876-1881
Zion Valley Stafford Name Change Now St. John.
Zionville Grant Lost Town 1903-1905 Located south of Ulysses.
Zook Pawnee Named for John B. Zook, a pioneer.
Zoro Linn Lost Town 1887-1889
Zurich Ellis Extinct Town -1996 The post office closed on August 24, 1996.
Zyba Sumner Lost Town 1887-1906 A station on the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad, 12 miles north of Wellington.

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©Kathy Alexander/Legends of Kansas, updated April 2024.

Sunflowers by the U.S. Depart of Agriculture.

Sunflowers by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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Kansas Counties

Kansas Ghost Towns

Kansas State Parks

Kansas Towns and Cities

Kansas Historic Sites


Blackmar, Frank W.; Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Vol I; Standard Publishing Company, Chicago, IL 1912.
Collections of the Kansas State Historical Society, 1911-1912, Edited by George W. Martin, Secretary, State Printing Office, Topeka, KS
Connelley, William E.; A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, Lewis, Chicago, 1918.
Cutler, William G; History of Kansas; A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL, 1883.
Historical Directory of Kansas Towns
Kansas Post Office History
Polk’s Kansas State Gazetteer and Business Directory, Volume 10, Directory Publishers, Chicago, Illinois, 1904.
Post Offices by State