Extinct Towns of Reno County, Kansas

South Hutchison, Kansas.

South Hutchison, Kansas.

 

Town Post Office Dates Additional Information
Avery 1885-1901 It was located on Peace Creek, about 20 miles northwest of Hutchinson.
Bernal 1887-1913 Located seven miles south of Hutchinson, it was on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. In 1910, it had telephone connections, was an area trading point, and had a population of 40.
Bland 1900-1905 Was located about 12 miles east of Hutchinson, in the Kisiwa Creek Valley.
Bone Springs 1874-1902 It was located on a tributary of the Ninnescah River, about 25 miles southwest of Hutchinson.
Burrton 1872 Was on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. The post office was only open six months.
Castleton 1872-1957 Located 12 miles north of Hutchison. It still has several area homes, grain elevators, an active church, and named streets.
Centre 1873-1886 The post office moved to Partridge.
Christopher 1882-1892
Cottonwood Grove 1877-1881 The post office moved to Turon.
Darlow/Booth 1890-1935 The name changed to Darlow on October 2, 1900. It was a station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad eight miles south of Hutchinson. In 1910, it had an express office, a money order post office with one rural route, and a population of 75.
Dean 1881-1886
Desire 1877-1878
Forsha 1896-1907 Located 11 miles south of Hutchinson, it was on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. In 1910, it had a flour mill and was a trading center for the neighborhood.
Huntsville 1878-1905 Located between Salt and Peace Creeks, it was 24 miles west of Hutchinson. In 1910, its population was 60.
Idaville 1875-1876 The post office moved to Nonpariel.
Jordan Springs 1875-1887 Thirty miles southwest of Hutchinson.
Kent 1882-1901
1902-1904
A station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad seven miles east of Hutchinson.
Langdon 1873-1992 The post office moved from Leonville. Langdon was a station on the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad 16 miles southwest of Hutchinson. It is still a very small town with some interesting old buildings.
Leonville 1873 The post office was only open for six months. It was moved to Langdon.
Lerado/Netherland 1874-1904 The name changed to Lerado on May 2, 1884.
Leslie 1874-1887 The post office moved to Medora.
Line 1879 The post office was only open for three months
Marietta 1878-1887
Medora 1887-1988 The post office moved from Leslie. It was located at the junction of the main lines of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad with the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad. In 1910, it had a grain elevator, telegraph and express offices, a money order office, and a population of 75. Today it is a ghost town located 10 miles northeast of Hutchinson.
Mona 1879-1901
Mount Liberty 1873-1886 A small town in Haven Township. It had the first post office in the township established on March 1, 1873, with S. J. Wilson as postmaster. A Methodist Episcopal church was organized in 1874. A church measuring 35×40 feet was built in 1883 for $2,000. At that time, the town had a general store.
New Haven 1887 The post office was only open for nine months.
New London 1873-1881
Nonpariel 1876-1879
1880-1881
The post office moved from Idaville. Also spelled Nonpareil.
Ocoee 1879-1881
Og 1880-1882
Olcott 1887-1903
1904-1907
The post office moved from Dresden. It was the terminal station on the Olcott & Iuka branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and also on a main line of the same railroad. In 1910, it had telegraph and express offices and a population of 53. It was located 30 miles southwest of Hutchinson.
Ost, St. Joseph 1882-1911 A country office and trading center for Sumner Township. It was 23 miles southeast of Hutchinson.
Peace Creek 1876-1905 Was located at the headwaters of Peace Creek, 28 miles west of Hutchinson.
Pekin 1897-1905 It was located 15 miles west of Hutchinson. The population in 1910 was 40.
Purity 1880-1893
Queen Valley 1871-1872 The post office was only open for seven months.
Riverton 1875-1890
Salt Creek 1873-1886 The post office moved to Abbyville.
Sego 1874-1905 It was located 18 miles southwest of Hutchinson. The population in 1910 was 16.
South Hutchinson 1887-1898 That portion of the city of Hutchinson lying south of the Arkansas River. The population in 1910 was 387.
Stella 1884-1886
Stullville 1879-1880
Thurber 1899-1901
Westminster 1873-1881
Woodberry 1878-1887
Yaggy 1900-1901 Post office order of change rescinded.
Reno County, Kansas Map, 1887.

Reno County, Kansas Map, 1887.

By Kathy Alexander/Legends of Kansas, June 2022.

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