Extinct Towns of Rush County, Kansas

Post rock fence in Rush County by Kathy-Alexander.

Post rock fence in Rush County by Kathy-Alexander.


Town Post Office Dates Additional Information
Belfield, aka: Bellfield 1874-1887
Belle Prairie None
Big Timber None  
Brookdale 1875-1888  
Chaffee 1896-1905 A small hamlet located about 8 miles northeast of La Crosse. When the post office closed, mail was received by rural delivery from the post office at Bison.
Economy 1871-1872  
Elm Valley 1879-1887 Was also in Ness County for a time (site moved).
Esthira 1880-1883  
Fenton 1882-1898
Fingal 1887-1910 Situated in Pleasant Dale township near the northeast corner of the county, about 20 miles from La Crosse and 11 miles from Otis, the nearest railroad station, from which place mail was received by rural delivery. First established in Russell County (site moved).
Flavius 1880-1908 Located in Belle Prairie Township about 14 miles southwest of La Crosse and 7 miles from Nekoma, from which mail was received by rural route.
Gilliam, Gillam 1881-1885  
Howe, aka: Lippard, Lippert 1882-1911  
Hutton 1878-1887  
Keimfield 1878-1887 The post office moved to McCracken.
Linndale, aka: Lindale 1888-1905
Olney 1874-1888
Oswell 1882-1883  
Pioneer 1878-1893
Pleasant Dale, aka: Pleasantdale, Lieblichdorp 1878-1895 Primarily a German-Russian settlement, it was established about 1877. Lieblichdorp is German for Pleasant Dale.
Rock Castle None
Roland 1880-1887  
Ryan 1878-1908 Located in Banner Township 15 miles southeast of La Crosse and 7 miles south of Timken, the nearest shipping point and the place from which it received mail.
Saunders 1895-1908 Located 10 miles northwest of La Crosse and 8 miles west of Liebenthal, from which it received mail.
Scheuerman 1883-1888
Seymour 1880-1881
Shaffer 1892-1948 Located in Garfield Township on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad 15 miles southeast of La Crosse. It had three mills, two grain elevators, a hotel, a creamery, general stores, telegraph and express offices, and a money order post office. The population in 1910 was 45.
Stubbville None
West Point 1878-1894
Wittmund 1882-1883
Rush County, 1889

Rush County Map, 1889

©Kathy Alexander/Legends of Kansas, updated June 2022.

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