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Do you know of Twin Creek ???

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

Unfortunately, we didn't note our source when we found mention of Twin Creek, so we are uncertain whether Twin Creek 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 Twin Creek 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 Twin Creek ...

We found six communities that share the name Twin Creek.

There is one other community in Kansas which is also named Twin Creek.

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

  • Communities Located In Kansas ...
    • Osborne 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 Twin Creek [Osborne County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Izard County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Twin Creek [Izard County].
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Twin Creek [Will County].
    • North Carolina
      • Pitt County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Twin Creek [Pitt County].
    • South Carolina
      • Spartanburg County
      • Please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Twin Creek [Spartanburg County].
    • Texas
      • Bexar County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Twin Creek [Bexar County].

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.

Big Bend 
Center MoundNew Hope
Centre MoundNew Liberty
CrainvilleNorth Elk
ElgoPawnee Village
Elk CreekPleasant Hill
ElmaPleasant Plains
 Prairie Grove
Flag StationRosalind
HackberryScotch Plain
LeopoldTwin Grove
Marsh CreekUnion Valley
MimosaWest 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 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 Twin Creek 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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