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Do you know of Holyoke ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Holyoke. 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 Holyoke.

Unfortunately, we didn't note our source when we found mention of Holyoke, so we are uncertain whether Holyoke is a community, a post office or a post office located in a community and having the same name. While we don't have its location, we believe that Holyoke would be found somewhere in Franklin County, Kansas.

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 Holyoke ...

We found five communities that share the name Holyoke.

There is one other community in Kansas which is also named Holyoke.

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

  • Communities Located In Kansas ...
    • Ellsworth 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 Kansas community of Holyoke [Ellsworth County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alberta community of Holyoke.
    • Colorado
      • Phillips County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Holyoke [Phillips County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Holyoke [Hampden County].
    • Minnesota
      • Carlton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Holyoke [Carlton County].

More Orphans in  Franklin 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 Franklin County.

Agency CityMcCandless
BaptisteMount Vernon
BereaMunsee McCravin Mission
Bowling Green 
BrownsvilleNorth Ottawa
Burlington Junction 
 Ohio City
ChemungOttawa Baptist Mission
Coal SidingOttawa Creek
Dutch Henry's CrossingPleasant Hill Farm
 Pleasant Hill
Forest HomeSac Branch
 Saint John
Hickory CreekUshers
Hickory Grove 
 Willow Springs
Lake CityWoodlief

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Holyoke 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.


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