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Extinct Towns of Pawnee County, Kansas

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An old and abandoned homestead in Pawnee County, Kansas

An old and abandoned homestead in Pawnee County, Kansas by Kathy Weiser, 2015.

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Additional Information from Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, 1912, the Kansas State Historical Society, & Legends of America

 

Antone 1879-1883  
Ash Valley 1877-1908

1922-1941

Located in Ash Creek Valley, about 12 miles northwest of Larned.
Bird Nest 1883-1891  
Booth 1881-1884 Moved from Fort Larned.
Conkling 1881-1895  
Fort Larned/Pawnee Fork 1859-1881 Name changed from Pawnee Fork in 1866. Moved to Booth in 1881.
Frizell 1904-1933 A money order post-village and station on the Larned & Jetmore division of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Located 7 miles west of Larned it had a general store in 1910.
George 1882-1888  
Green Ridge 1878-1881  
Harmony 1877-1908 It was situated near the northwest corner of the county, about 18 miles from Larned.
Keysville/Ben Wade 1877-1893 Name changed to Ben Wade in 1881. In 1893, moved to Rozel in 1893.
Lanark 1878-1883  
Lucas/Marshall 1878-1894 Name changed to Marshall in 1886. 
Nixon 1878-1889  
Point View 1879-1912 A country post office, it was located 11 miles southeast of Larned.
Proston 1878-1883  
Ray 1878-1884, 1889-1929 A small village on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, 8 miles east of Larned. In 1910, it had a couple of retail stores, two grain elevators, telegraph and express offices and a population of about 60.
Sanford 1909-1954 Only a grain elevator and a few scattered buildings in the area remain. 
Saw Mill 1879-1885  
Schadel 1914-1915  
 

 

 

 

Compiled by Kathy Weiser/Legends of Kansas, updated May, 2015.

 

 

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