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Do you know of Jefferson ???

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

We found mention of Jefferson as a post office (see Mentions and References below), but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Republic County, Kansas.

It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1878 and closed  in 1883.

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 Jefferson ...

We found 58 communities that share the name Jefferson.

There are two communities within Kansas that are also named Jefferson.

Beyond Kansas, we know of another 56 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 56 communities, 56 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Kansas ...
    • Montgomery County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Jefferson [Montgomery County].
    • Shawnee 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 Jefferson [Shawnee County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • 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 Alabama community of Jefferson [Jefferson County].
      • Marengo County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Jefferson [Marengo County].
    • Arkansas
      • Columbia County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Jefferson [Columbia County].
      • Jefferson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Jefferson [Jefferson County].
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Jefferson [Los Angeles County].
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe 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 Colorado community of Jefferson [Arapahoe County].
      • Park County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Jefferson [Park County].
    • Georgia
      • Camden County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Jefferson [Camden County].
      • Jackson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Jefferson [Jackson County].
      • Putnam County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Jefferson [Putnam County].
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Jefferson [Cook County].
    • Indiana
      • Clinton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Jefferson [Clinton County].
    • Iowa
      • Greene County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Jefferson [Greene County].
    • Louisiana
      • Jefferson Parish
      • Please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Jefferson [Jefferson Parish].
      • Lafayette Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Jefferson [Lafayette Parish].
    • Maine
      • Lincoln County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Jefferson [Lincoln County].
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Jefferson [Frederick County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Massachusetts community of Jefferson [Worcester County].
    • Michigan
      • Cass 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 Jefferson [Cass County].
      • Hillsdale County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Jefferson [Hillsdale County].
      • Jackson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Jefferson [Jackson County].
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Jefferson [Wayne County].
    • Mississippi
      • Carroll County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Jefferson [Carroll County].
      • Jefferson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Jefferson [Jefferson County].
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Jefferson [Gallatin County].
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Jefferson [Nye County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Hampshire community of Jefferson [Coos County].
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Jefferson [Gloucester County].
    • New York
      • Greene 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 New York community of Jefferson [Greene County].
      • Schoharie County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Jefferson [Schoharie County].
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Jefferson [Ashe County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Jefferson.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Jefferson [Ashtabula County].
      • Fairfield County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Jefferson [Fairfield County].
      • Jefferson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Jefferson [Jefferson County].
      • Madison County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Jefferson [Madison County].
      • Wayne County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Jefferson [Wayne County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Grant County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Jefferson [Grant County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Jefferson.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Jefferson [Marion County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Jefferson [Clarion County].
      • Greene County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Jefferson [Greene County].
      • Schuylkill County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Jefferson [Schuylkill County].
      • Washington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Jefferson [Washington County].
      • York County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Jefferson [York County].
    • South Carolina
      • Chesterfield County
      • Please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Jefferson [Chesterfield County].
    • South Dakota
      • Union County
      • Please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Jefferson [Union County].
    • Tennessee
      • DeKalb County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Jefferson [DeKalb County].
      • Rutherford 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 Tennessee community of Jefferson [Rutherford County].
    • Texas
      • Marion County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Jefferson [Marion County].
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Jefferson [Fairfax County].
      • Powhatan County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Jefferson [Powhatan County].
    • Washington
      • Spokane 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 Jefferson [Spokane County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Jefferson [Kanawha County].
      • Lincoln 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 West Virginia community of Jefferson [Lincoln County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Jefferson [Jefferson County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Jefferson ...

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

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

More Orphans in  Republic 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 Republic County.

AlbionMoorehouse
  
Big BendNeilsburgh
ByronNeva
 New Hope
Center MoundNew Liberty
Centre MoundNorth Elk
Crainville 
 Pawnee Village
ElgoPleasant Hill
Elk CreekPleasant Plains
ElmaPrairie Grove
  
FairviewRock
FenwickRosalind
Flag Station 
 Scotch Plain
HackberrySeapo
 Soldier
IdaSunset
  
JewellTiago
 Trasey
LeopoldTwin Creek
 Twin Grove
Marsh Creek 
MidlandUnion Valley
Mimosa 
MinersvilleWest Creek
Minnewaukan 

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 Jefferson 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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