Kansas History and Heritage Project-Greenwood County Directories

Greenwood County Directories
1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory


CHARLESTON.
A village of about 100 inhabitants, settled in 1873 and located on Fall river in the southeastern part of Greenwood county, 22 miles from Eureka, the county seat, and 90 from Humboldt, on the Neosho division of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry., the nearest station. It contains a saw and flour mill and ships live stock and country produce. Stage to Eureka and New Albany. Mail, 4 times per week. Mrs. A. Parker, postmistress.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Allen A G, hardware.
Cochran C D, lawyer and hotel.
Fancher Rev Thomas A
Jackson W A, dry goods.
Marr & Lewis, blacksmiths.
Parker A, general store.
Pugh B F, physician.
Smith O P, physician.
Thomson Allen, lawyer.



CLIMAX.
A country postoffice located on Otter creek in the southern part of Greenwood county, no miles from Eureka, the county seat and 50 from Humboldt on the Neosho division of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway, the nearest shipping point. Live stock is exported in considerable quantities. Stage to Emporia and Eureka. Daily mail. Charles C. Miller, postmaster.



COLLINS.
The postoffice for a farming section, located on Spring creek, in the western part of Greenwood county, 10 miles from Eureka, the county seat, 25 from El Dorado on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe R. R., the nearest shipping point and 161 from Topeka. The chief exports are live stock and wool. Stage to Eureka and El Dorado. Daily Mail. H. S. Shepard, postmaster. [note: name later changed to Reece]



EUREKA.
The county seat of Greenwood county, was first laid out as a town site in 1868. It is located on Fall river and the K. C. E. S. R. R., 45 miles from Emporia, the present shipping point. It is incorporated as a city, and contains 2 flour mills, 5 churches, Methodist Episcopal, Congregational, Presbyterian, Lutheran, and Christian, and a public graded school, erected at a cost of $22,000, and in which 5 teachers are employed. There are also several hotels and a private bank. The chief exports are live stock, wool and wheat. Stage to Emporia, Humboldt, El Dorado, and Howard City. Daily mail. Population, 1,400. A. J. W. Nicholas, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Anderson A, baker.
Baker I L, lumber dealer.
Beal J M, boots and shoes.
Biggs & Bennett, hardware.
Block I, general store.
Chalicomb J B, carpenter and builder.
Claycomb G F, Books and Stationery.
Clogston & Martin, lawyers.
Cogswell A P, propr Metropolitan House.
Colburn Orlin, grocer.
Davis T L, lawyer.
Pennison John, flour mill.
Dixon Bros, furniture.
Dunham & Riser, proprs Eureka Herald.
Ebenhack M, grocery and saloon.
Ellingson E, grocer.
Finch B B, general store.
Flint Mrs L M, millinery and sewmg machines.
Gage & Sharp, butchers.
Groseclose Rev, (Lutheran).
Grover & Wood, grocers.
Gullickson C, boots and shoes.
Hall G A, hardware.
Hampson C, lumber dealer.
Holverson & Leedy, Dry Goods.
Horlan Z, lawyer.
Huffman W C, Lawyer.
Hunter Charles, confectioner.
Huntington S P, druggist.
Ingalls A P, gunsmith.
Jackson C M, propr Eureka House.
Kerum J W, lawyer.
Lee Rev J B, (Methodist Episcopal).
Lillie G H, lawyer.
McCane Rev W C, (Congregational).
McCullough & Co, flour mill.
Martindale, Tucker & Co, bankers.
Neddin Dr, physician.
Nye I P, lawyer.
Nye J C, general store.
Olney & Morris, Druggists.
Peterson & Polguest, blacksmiths.
Phenis I R, lawyer and justice of the peace.
Pierce J B, physician.
Pierce & Smith, druggists.
Potter Ethel M, millinery
Reich C, carpenter and builder.
Reymond & Son, grocers.
Rizer G M & Co, general store.
Rogers G C, lawyer.
Shewalter S H, grocery.
Smith J A, grocer.
Smithn J M, dentist.
Smithers Walter, jeweler.
Stillwell William, wagonmaker.
Torrence Dewitt, harnesstnaker.
Van Houten A, clothing.
Werner Jr Baum, Hardware.
Wagner F H, boots and shoes.
Wakefield C A, physician.
Walker & Cornwell, grocers.
Warr John, Furniture.
Wassam A M, physician and druggist.
Wilson Isaac, blacksmith.
Zillv H, blacksmith.



FAME.
A place of about 100 inhabitants, settled in 1870 and located in the extreme east of Greenwood county, 9 miles from Eureka the county seat, 40 from Humboldt on the Neosho division of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Ry., the nearest shipping point and go from Topeka. It contains a sorghum mill and district school, and ships live stock and grain. Stage to Humboldt and Eureka. Daily mail. Isaac Detheridge, postmaster.



FLINT RIDGE.
A settlement of 30 families formed in 1867, and located in the northwestern part of Greenwood county, 18 miles from Eureka, the county seat. El Dorado is the nearest shipping point for grain and livestock, the staples of this section. The west branch of the Fall river could be utilized here as a water power. Semi-weekly mail. Albert A. Grasselli, postmaster. [note: also spelled Flintridge]



HAMILTON.
A small settlement formed in 1870, on West creek in the northern part of Greenwood county, 17 miles from Eureka the county seat, and 25 from Burlington the nearest shipping point, with both of which it has stage communication. The chief export is cattle. Weekly mail. Mrs. H. A. Johnson, postmistress.



JANESVILLE.
Formerly called Jamaica, a post village located in the northeastern part of Greenwood county, 18 miles from Eureka, the county seat.



KENTON.
A settlement formed in 1853 on Verdigris river in the northeastern part of Greenwood county, 23 miles from Eureka the county seat and 80 from Topeka. Ship to Burlington. Kenton contains a steam saw mill, 3 churches--Congregational, Methodist and United Brethren, and a district school. Principal exports, wheat and live stock. Stage to Eureka and Burlington tri-weekly, and to Madison and Toronto, weekly, carrying the mail. I. C. Gray, postmaster. [note: later moved to Verdigris Falls]

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Gray J C, cheese mnfr.
Greenhaugh John J, lawyer.
Ketchum Rev W H, (United Brethren).
Meade Rev, (Methodist).
Morton William, eclectic physician.
Richardson Rev J W, (Congregational).
Stanley J J & Son, steam saw mill.



LAPLAND.
The postoffice of a hamlet located on Fall river, in the northern part of Greenwood county, 12 miles from Eureka, the county seat, with which there is stage communication, and 35 from Emporia, the nearest railroad station. Principal shipments, live stock. Weekly mail. H. Spain, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Finney B O, boots and shoes.



LENA VALLEY.
A settlement formed in 1870 on a small branch of Verdigris river in the northeast corner of Greenwood county, 35 miles from Eureka the county seat, 11 from Hartford on the Neosho division of the M. K. & T. Ry., the nearest shipping point, and 86 from Topeka. It contains a Methodist Episcopal church and district school. Stage to Madison. Semi-weekly mail. Population 130. Robert B. Fletcher, postmaster.[note: town later located in Lyon County]

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Ellis J W, carpenter.
Ellis J W, stock raiser and farmer.
Fletcher Robert B, Stock Raiser.



MADISON.
An incorporated village of about 150 inhabitants, settled in 1870, and located on Verdigris river, in the northern part of Greenwood county, 30 miles from Eureka, the county seat, and 18 from Hartford, on the Neosho division of the M., K. & T. Ry., its nearest shipping point at present. It is on the line of the proposed K. C. E. & S. narrow gauge railroad, which will be built in the spring of 1878. It contains a flour mill, 2 churches, Methodist and Baptist, and a district school. Exports, grain, pork, butter and eggs. Stage to Emporia and Eureka. Daily mail. T. B. McClure, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Bennett J R, editor Madison Times.
Burt W H, druggist.
Butler J M, barber.
Cunkle L J, druggist and physician.
Cunningham G W, carpenter and wagonmaker.
Farr R H, barber.
Finch & Green, blacksmiths and carriage makers.
Foster M W, boots and shoes.
Green W H, general store.
Hall Bros, general store.
Kelley C, boots and shoes.
Kelley J D, blacksmith.
McDaniels J L, carpenter.
Rose J L, carpenter.
Standley A, physician.
Strehle Mrs E J, General Store.
Wicker H A, blacksmith.
Wilson James, miller.
Wilson & Logsdon, butchers.



QUINCY.
A postoffice in the township of Pleasant Grove, on the center of the eastern line of Greenwood county. Distance from Neosho Falls, nearest railroad station about 20 miles, from Topeka 75 miles. T. J. Raybell, postmaster.



SHELL ROCK.
A farming region in Lane township, northeastern corner of Greenwood county, on Verdigris River, 26 miles from the county seat, and about 25 miles from LeRoy station. W. W. Shaw, postmaster.



TRIUMPH.
A postoffice in Greenwood county, recently established.



TWIN FALLS.
A small settlement and postoffice connected with a steam flouring mill, in Fall River township, southern part of Greenwood county, 8 miles southeast of the county seat. {note: later moved to Kaiser]

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Coleman S S, general store.
Profit R J, druggist.
Smith W M, flour mill.



VALLEY.
In Twin Grove township, Greenwood county, near the center of the southern county line, nearly south about 15 miles from Eureka, the county seat. [note: name changed to Gould]

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Bullock Isaac T, general store.



VIRGIL.
The postoffice of a settlement recently formed on Verdigris river in the northeastern part of Greenwood county, 22 miles from Eureka, the county seat, and 23 from Burlington, the nearest shipping point. Grain and live stock are the chief exports. Stage to Burlington and Willow Valley. Daily mail. F. G. Allis, postmaster.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Head Rev W, (Methodist).
Hicks W A, assistant postmaster.
Ketcham Rev Wesley, (United Brethren).
Marshall E, general store.
Raybell & Morton, physicians.
Vanhouten --, blacksmith.



WILLOW VALLEY.
The postoffice of a small settlement, located on Willow Creek, in the northeastern part of Greenwood county, 18 miles from Eureka, the county seat, 30 from Emporia, the nearest railroad station, and 91 from Topeka. Stage to Eureka and Emporia. Daily mail. Sarah E. Holland, postmistress.

BUSINESS DIRECTORY.
Brothers H E, blacksmith.
Gray Agnes M, teacher.
Moore E J, teacher. Robb Thomas, blacksmith.





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