Extinct Towns of Wabaunsee County, Kansas

Apple harvest in Wabaunsee County, 1899.

Apple harvest in Wabaunsee County, 1899.

Town Post Office Dates Additional Information
Bradford 1890-1941 A station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, it was 21 miles southeast of Alma. In 1910, it was a shipping and supply point for thearea and had a population of 63.
Cedar 1862-1863
Chalk/Chalk Mound 1873-1907 The name changed from Chalk Mound to Chalk on August 1, 1894. It was in the extreme southwest corner of the county about 17 miles south of Alma
Cobb 1874-1877
Copp’s Station 1866 The post office was only open for three months.
Elvenia 1880-1885
Exonville 1870-1871
Fairfield 1880-1889
Farmer 1900 The post office was only open for two months. The Order of change was rescinded.
French Valley 1874-1883
Grimm 1873-1883
Halifax 1869-1915
The name was changed from Bismarck to Halifax on October 20, 1885. It was located in Mill Creek Township and was a station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. In 1910, it had an express office, some general stores, a money order office, and a population of 40. It was located eight miles southeast of Alma.
Keene 1877-1901 It was located 16 miles east of Alma. In 1910, it had one general store.
Mansfield 1883-1887
Mission Creek/Grant 1870-1886 The name changed from Grant to Mission Creek on February 23, 1875.
Moltke 1873 The post office was open for less than a month.
Newbury 1870-1888
Pavilion 1871-1903 It was located seven miles north of Alma
Pike/Albion 1880-1887 The name changed from Albion to Pike on January 4, 1883. The post office moved to Alta Vista when it closed.
Post Creek 1879-1877 The post office moved to Willard.
Rockton 1873-1884
Rocky Ford 1877-1878
Snokomo 1875-1881
It was located 10 miles east of Alma.
Sunbeam 1904-1909
Templin 1873-1904 Was five miles northeast of Alta Vista.
Vera 1889-1904 Was located on the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad four miles east of Paxico.
Volland 1887-1955 A country office in Washington township on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R. R., it was eight miles from Alma. In 1910, it had a general store, telegraph and express offices, and a population of 26.
Wabaunsee 1855-1944 The first settlement was made here in 1854. It was the county seat from 1859 to 1866.
Wilmington 1857-1906 An old station on the Santa Fe Trail, it was located six miles west of Burlingame, in Osage County. The population in 1910 was 69.

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