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Do you know of Pleasant Plains ???

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

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

We found twelve communities that share the name Pleasant Plains.

Within Kansas, the name Pleasant Plains is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry 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 Pleasant Plains [Henry County].
      • Houston County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Pleasant Plains [Houston County].
    • Arkansas
      • Independence County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Pleasant Plains [Independence County].
    • Illinois
      • Sangamon County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Pleasant Plains [Sangamon County].
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Pleasant Plains [Anne Arundel County].
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Pleasant Plains [Middlesex County].
      • Morris County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Pleasant Plains [Morris County].
      • Ocean County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Pleasant Plains [Ocean County].
    • New York
      • Dutchess County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Pleasant Plains [Dutchess County].
      • Richmond County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Pleasant Plains [Richmond County].
    • North Carolina
      • Columbus County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Pleasant Plains [Columbus County].
      • Hertford County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Pleasant Plains [Hertford County].

More Orphans in  Republic County ...

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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
CrainvilleNorth Elk
  
ElgoPawnee Village
Elk CreekPleasant Hill
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>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Pleasant Plains 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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