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Our Genealogy Helper for Allison ...

So far, we have found very little information about Allison. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Allison to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Allison, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Allison (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Allison. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Allison ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

Prior to its current name of Allison, it was known as Toiyabe.

Another variation: Toyabe.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Allison is historic, it would have been located within present day Decatur County.

To see how the shape of Kansas' counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Decatur County: Norton, Rawlins, Sheridan, Thomas, Furnas (NE) & Red Willow (NE).

Below are the counties that are near Allison. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Allison:

  • Decatur County     (The home county of Allison)
    • Jennings [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Decatur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people
      • Former name for Jennings:
      • Slab City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
    • Dresden [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dresden
      • Dresden [Decatur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dresden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dresden<3>
    • Leoville [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leoville
      • Leoville [Decatur County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Allison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leoville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leoville
    • Clayton [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Decatur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Kanona [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kanona
      • Kanona [Decatur County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Allison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanona have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Kanona:
      • Altory
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kanona
    • Norcatur [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norcatur
      • Norcatur [Decatur County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norcatur
    • Oberlin [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oberlin
      • Oberlin [Decatur County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,669 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oberlin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Oberlin:
      • Sappa
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oberlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oberlin<3>
  • Gove County
    • Park [Gove County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park
      • Park [Gove County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the south of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Park:
      • Buffalo Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park
    • Grainfield [Gove County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grainfield
      • Grainfield [Gove County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the south of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grainfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grainfield<3>
    • Quinter [Gove County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quinter
      • Quinter [Gove County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the south of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quinter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quinter<3>
    • Grinnell [Gove County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grinnell
      • Grinnell [Gove County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 226 people
      • Grinnell has also been known as:
      • Grinnette Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grinnell
  • Graham County
    • Morland [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morland
      • Morland [Graham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Morland:
      • Fremont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morland<3>
    • Penokee [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penokee
      • Penokee [Graham County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison
      • Former name for Penokee:
      • Gettysburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penokee
    • Hill City [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill City
      • Hill City [Graham County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,354 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hill City<3>
    • Saint Peter [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Peter
      • Saint Peter [Graham County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the south of Allison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Peter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Saint Peter:
      • Hoganville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Peter
    • Bogue [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue
      • Bogue [Graham County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 131 people
      • Bogue has also been known as:
      • Wildhorse
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue
    • Nicodemus [Graham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicodemus
      • Nicodemus [Graham County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the east of Allison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nicodemus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicodemus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicodemus<3>
  • Norton County
    • Lenora [Norton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenora
      • Lenora [Norton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenora<3>
    • Dellvale [Norton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellvale
      • Dellvale [Norton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dellvale
    • Oronoque [Norton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oronoque
      • Oronoque [Norton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oronoque
    • Rockwell City [Norton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwell City
      • Rockwell City [Norton County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Allison
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwell City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Rockwell City:
      • Bell
    • Edmond [Norton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmond
      • Edmond [Norton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Edmond has also been known as:
      • Edmond City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmond
    • Norton [Norton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
      • Norton [Norton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Norton:
      • Billingsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton<3>
    • Densmore [Norton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Densmore
      • Densmore [Norton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Densmore
    • Almena [Norton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almena
      • Almena [Norton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almena have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almena
  • Phillips County
    • Logan [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logan
      • Logan [Phillips County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the east of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Logan:
      • Deeversville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Logan<3>
    • Prairie View [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie View
      • Prairie View [Phillips County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie View
  • Rawlins County
    • Herndon [Rawlins County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herndon
      • Herndon [Rawlins County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herndon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Herndon:
      • Pesth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herndon
  • Riley County
    • Clayton [Riley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Riley County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
  • Rooks County
    • Damar [Rooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Damar
      • Damar [Rooks County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Damar have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Damar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Damar<3>
  • Sheridan County
    • Studley [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Studley
      • Studley [Sheridan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Allison
      • Former name for Studley:
      • Skelton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Studley
    • Selden [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selden
      • Selden [Sheridan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selden
    • Hoxie [Sheridan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoxie
      • Hoxie [Sheridan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,191 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoxie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Hoxie:
      • Kenneth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoxie<3>
  • Thomas County
    • Rexford [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rexford
      • Rexford [Thomas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rexford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rexford<3>
    • Menlo [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menlo
      • Menlo [Thomas County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Menlo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menlo
    • Gem [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gem
      • Gem [Thomas County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gem
  • Trego County
    • Collyer [Trego County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collyer
      • Collyer [Trego County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collyer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collyer
  • Furnas County (NE)
    • Wilsonville [Furnas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilsonville
      • Wilsonville [Furnas County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 85 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilsonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilsonville<3>
  • Red Willow County (NE)
    • Danbury [Red Willow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danbury
      • Danbury [Red Willow County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Danbury have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danbury<3>
    • Lebanon [Red Willow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
      • Lebanon [Red Willow County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the north of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Allison, see our County-by-County Page for Allison.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Allison ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 79 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allison.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Allison. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Allison and those printed in the larger area surrounding Allison.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Allison.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Allison:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Kansas
    • Stories from Nebraska

Cemeteries Near Allison ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allison.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Allison covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Allison Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Allison Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Allison Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allison Cemetery
  • Adell Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Adell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Adell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adell Cemetery
  • Lucerne Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lucerne Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lucerne Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lucerne Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucerne Cemetery
  • Jennings Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jennings Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jennings Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jennings Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Allison.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings Cemetery
  • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Joseph Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Allison.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Joseph Cemetery
  • Dresden Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dresden Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dresden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Dresden Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Allison.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dresden Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bow Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bow Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bow Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bow Creek Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Allison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bow Creek Cemetery
    • Gettis Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gettis Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gettis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gettis Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Allison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gettis Cemetery
    • Jackson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jackson Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Allison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Cemetery
    • Big Timber Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big Timber Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big Timber Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Big Timber Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north of Allison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Timber Cemetery
    • Lenora South Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lenora South Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lenora South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lenora South Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Allison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenora South Cemetery
    • Clayton Cemetery
    • Anderson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anderson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Anderson Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson Cemetery
    • Lenora East Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lenora East Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lenora East Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lenora East Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Allison.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenora East Cemetery
    • Shibboleth Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

Allison itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 78 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Allison, with the one closest to Allison listed first.

  • Allison [Decatur County] - Historic
    • While Allison was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allison
    • Allison [Decatur County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Allison
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Allison had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allison have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for Allison:
    • Toiyabe
  • Lucerne [Sheridan County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucerne
    • Lucerne [Sheridan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lucerne had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucerne have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucerne
  • Jennings [Decatur County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
    • Jennings [Decatur County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Allison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jennings had a post office and railroad service
    • Former name for Jennings:
    • Slab City
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  • New Almelo [Norton County]
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    • New Almelo [Norton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Allison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, New Almelo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Almelo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Former name for New Almelo:
    • New Elam
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  • Dresden [Decatur County]
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    • Dresden [Decatur County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Allison
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dresden had railroad service and no post office
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  • Clayton [Decatur County]
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    • Clayton [Decatur County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Allison
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clayton had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lenora [Norton County]
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      • Lenora [Norton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Allison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 231 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lenora had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tasco [Sheridan County]
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      • Tasco [Sheridan County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Allison
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tasco had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tasco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Tasco:
      • Guy
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    • Studley [Sheridan County]
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      • Studley [Sheridan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Allison
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Studley had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former name for Studley:
      • Skelton
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    • Kanona [Decatur County]
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      • Kanona [Decatur County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Allison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kanona had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kanona have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Kanona:
      • Altory
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    • Selden [Sheridan County]
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      • Selden [Sheridan County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 211 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Selden had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hoxie [Sheridan County]
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      • Hoxie [Sheridan County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Allison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 245 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,191 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hoxie had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoxie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Hoxie:
      • Kenneth
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    • Morland [Graham County]
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      • Morland [Graham County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Allison
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 143 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Morland:
      • Fremont
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morland<3>
    • Dellvale [Norton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dellvale
      • Dellvale [Norton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northeast of Allison
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dellvale had railroad service and no post office
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    • Norcatur [Decatur County]
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      • Norcatur [Decatur County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Allison
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 165 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Norcatur had a post office and railroad service
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Allison. See our List of 1890's Communities around Allison.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Allison ...

While our initial data about Allison came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Allison in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Allison.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Allison:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Allison. See our Misc Page for Allison for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Decatur County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Allison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allison) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AllisonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5745, Longitude: -100.2635       In this case, the coordinates for Allison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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