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Do you know of Sunset ???

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

We found mention of Sunset 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 1872 and closed  in 1873.

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 Sunset ...

We found 51 communities that share the name Sunset.

There are three communities within Kansas that are also named Sunset.

Beyond Kansas, we know of another 48 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 48 communities, 50 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Kansas ...
    • Morton 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 Sunset [Morton County].
    • Seward 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 Sunset [Seward County].
    • Sumner 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 Sunset [Sumner County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Sunset [Jackson County].
    • Arizona
      • Graham County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Sunset [Graham County].
      • Navajo County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Sunset [Navajo County].
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sunset [Crittenden County].
      • Washington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Sunset [Washington County].
    • British Columbia
      • Please visit our profile page for the British Columbia community of Sunset.
    • California
      • Humboldt 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 California community of Sunset [Humboldt County].
      • San Francisco 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 California community of Sunset [San Francisco County].
      • Sutter County
      • Please visit our profile page for the California community of Sunset [Sutter County].
    • Colorado
      • Boulder County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Sunset [Boulder County].
      • Pueblo 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 Sunset [Pueblo County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Sunset [Hillsborough County].
      • Miami-Dade County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Sunset [Miami-Dade County].
    • Georgia
      • Colquitt County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Sunset [Colquitt County].
    • Idaho
      • Shoshone County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Sunset [Shoshone County].
    • Illinois
      • Kane 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 Sunset [Kane County].
    • Kentucky
      • Fleming County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Sunset [Fleming County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • Please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Sunset [Saint Landry Parish].
    • Maine
      • Hancock County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Sunset [Hancock County].
    • Maryland
      • Calvert County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Sunset [Calvert County].
    • Mississippi
      • Covington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Sunset [Covington County].
      • Oktibbeha County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Sunset [Oktibbeha County].
    • Missouri
      • Polk County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Sunset [Polk County].
    • Montana
      • Deer Lodge 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 Montana community of Sunset [Deer Lodge County].
      • Missoula County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Sunset [Missoula County].
    • Nevada
      • Clark County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Sunset [Clark County].
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Sunset [Lincoln County].
    • New York
      • Kings 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 Sunset [Kings County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Custer County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Sunset [Custer County].
    • Oregon
      • Baker County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Sunset [Baker County].
      • Clackamas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Sunset [Clackamas County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • 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 Pennsylvania community of Sunset [Butler County].
      • Lebanon County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Sunset [Lebanon County].
      • Washington 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 Pennsylvania community of Sunset [Washington County].
    • South Carolina
      • Pickens County
      • Please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Sunset [Pickens County].
    • Tennessee
      • Carter County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Sunset [Carter County].
      • Grainger County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Sunset [Grainger County].
      • Pickett County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Sunset [Pickett County].
    • Texas
      • Knox County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Sunset [Knox County].
      • Lubbock 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 Texas community of Sunset [Lubbock County].
      • Montague County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Sunset [Montague County].
      • Starr County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Sunset [Starr County].
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Sunset [Davis County].
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Sunset [Skagit County].
      • Walla Walla 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 Sunset [Walla Walla County].
      • Whitman County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Sunset [Whitman County].
    • West Virginia
      • Pocahontas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Sunset [Pocahontas County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Marathon County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Sunset [Marathon County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sunset ...

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

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.

AlbionMinnewaukan
 Moorehouse
Big Bend 
ByronNeilsburgh
 Neva
Center MoundNew Hope
Centre MoundNew Liberty
CrainvilleNorth Elk
  
ElgoPawnee Village
Elk CreekPleasant Hill
ElmaPleasant Plains
 Prairie Grove
Fairview 
FenwickRock
Flag StationRosalind
  
HackberryScotch Plain
 Seapo
IdaSoldier
  
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 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 Sunset 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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