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Do you know of Milwaukee ???

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

Unfortunately, we didn't note our source when we found mention of Milwaukee, so we are uncertain whether Milwaukee 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 Milwaukee would be found somewhere in Barton 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 Milwaukee ...

We found five communities that share the name Milwaukee.

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

Beyond Kansas, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Kansas ...
    • Butler 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 Milwaukee [Butler County].
    • Stafford County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Milwaukee [Stafford County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • North Carolina
      • Northampton County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Milwaukee [Northampton County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lackawanna County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Milwaukee [Lackawanna County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Milwaukee County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Milwaukee [Milwaukee County].

More Orphans in  Barton 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 Barton County.

Airbase SpurMonon
Allison's RanchNathan
Arkansas River 
 Peace Creek
BardeenPeacocks Ranch
BartondalePleasant Encampment
Buena VistaRed Rocks
Cheyenne Bend 
Cheyenne BottomSpring
Giles CityWalnut Creek

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 Milwaukee 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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