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Do you know of Fletcher ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Fletcher. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Fletcher.

Our sources for Fletcher (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Fletcher other than they indicate that Fletcher would be found somewhere in Stanton County, Kansas.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1886 and closed  in 1913.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Fletcher ...

We found 29 communities that share the name Fletcher.

Within Kansas, the name Fletcher is unique.

Beyond Kansas, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 28 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Pulaski County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Fletcher [Pulaski County].
    • California
      • Modoc County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Fletcher [Modoc County].
    • Florida
      • Dixie County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Fletcher [Dixie County].
      • Hillsborough County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Fletcher [Hillsborough County].
    • Idaho
      • Lewis County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Fletcher [Lewis County].
    • Illinois
      • McLean County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Fletcher [McLean County].
    • Indiana
      • Fulton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Fletcher [Fulton County].
    • Kentucky
      • Laurel County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Fletcher [Laurel County].
    • Michigan
      • Alpena County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Fletcher [Alpena County].
      • Kalkaska County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Fletcher [Kalkaska County].
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Fletcher [Hennepin County].
    • Missouri
      • Jefferson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Fletcher [Jefferson County].
    • Montana
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Fletcher [Jefferson County].
    • Nebraska
      • Washington County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Fletcher [Washington County].
    • Nevada
      • Esmeralda County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Fletcher [Esmeralda County].
      • Mineral County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Fletcher [Mineral County].
    • North Carolina
      • Henderson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Fletcher [Henderson County].
      • Wilkes County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Fletcher [Wilkes County].
    • North Dakota
      • Richland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Fletcher [Richland County].
    • Ohio
      • Miami County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Fletcher [Miami County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Comanche County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Fletcher [Comanche County].
    • Ontario
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Fletcher.
    • South Carolina
      • Marlboro County
      • Please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Fletcher [Marlboro County].
    • Texas
      • Hardin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Fletcher [Hardin County].
    • Vermont
      • Franklin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Vermont community of Fletcher [Franklin County].
    • Virginia
      • Greene County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Fletcher [Greene County].
    • Washington
      • Adams County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Fletcher [Adams County].
      • Whitman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Fletcher [Whitman County].
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Fletcher [Jackson County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Fletcher ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Fletcher:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Fletcher - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

More Orphans in  Stanton County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Stanton County.

AlamoGognac
  
Bear CreekKonantz
Bigbow 
BorderLiverpool
Borders 
 Mitchellville
EdwinMonom
Eli 
 Pana
Fisher 
FlotoWayland
 West Haven

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Fletcher could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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