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Do you know of North Elk ???

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

We found mention of North Elk 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 1870 and closed  in 1872.

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.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for North Elk ...

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

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

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.

AlbionMinnewaukan
 Moorehouse
Big Bend 
ByronNeilsburgh
 Neva
Center MoundNew Hope
Centre MoundNew Liberty
Crainville 
 Pawnee Village
ElgoPleasant Hill
Elk CreekPleasant Plains
ElmaPrairie Grove
  
FairviewRock
FenwickRosalind
Flag Station 
 Scotch Plain
HackberrySeapo
 Soldier
IdaSunset
  
JeffersonTiago
JewellTrasey
 Twin Creek
LeopoldTwin Grove
  
Marsh CreekUnion Valley
Midland 
MimosaWest Creek
Minersville 

Footnotes ...

<1>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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