Reece, Kansas

Vintage Reece, Kansas.

Vintage Reece, Kansas.

Reece, Kansas is an unincorporated ghost town in southwest Greenwood County.

A post office opened in the vicinity on December 8, 1870 that was called Collins. However, on January 29, 1883, the name was changed to Reece.

Though the town was situated on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, it grew slowly and by 1910, it was called home to only about 100 people. However, there were churches, schools, mercantile establishments, express and telegraph offices, and a money order postoffice with one rural route at the time.

Christian Church, Reece, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Christian Church, Reece, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Over the years, Reece continued to be a small agricultural community and grew no further. Its post office closed on July 14, 1967. Today, it appears to have no open businesses, a scattering of homes, and just a handful of people.

It is located about nine miles southwest of Eureka, the county seat.

Compiled by Kathy Weiser/Legends of Kansas, updated November 2020.

Also See:

Greenwood County

Kansas Counties

Kansas History

Kansas Places & Destinations

Like many other ghost towns, Reece is filled with trash and junk by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Like many other ghost towns, Reece is filled with trash and junk by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Overgrown buildings in Reece, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

Overgrown buildings in Reece, Kansas by Kathy Weiser-Alexander.

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