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Do you know of Addison ???

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

Our sources for Addison (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Addison other than they indicate that Addison would be found somewhere in Knox County, Nebraska.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1880 and closed  in 1904.

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 Addison ...

We found eighteen communities that share the name Addison.

Within Nebraska, the name Addison is unique.

Beyond Nebraska, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, seventeen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Winston County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Addison [Winston County].
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Addison [Hartford County].
    • Illinois
      • DuPage County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Addison [DuPage County].
    • Iowa
      • 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 Iowa community of Addison [Humboldt County].
    • Kentucky
      • Breckinridge County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Addison [Breckinridge County].
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Addison [Washington County].
    • Michigan
      • Lenawee County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Addison [Lenawee County].
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Addison [Steuben County].
    • North Dakota
      • Cass 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 North Dakota community of Addison [Cass County].
    • Ohio
      • Gallia County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Addison [Gallia County].
    • Ontario
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Addison.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Somerset County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Addison [Somerset County].
    • Tennessee
      • McMinn County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Addison [McMinn County].
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Addison [Dallas County].
    • Vermont
      • Addison County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Vermont community of Addison [Addison County].
    • Virginia
      • Dinwiddie County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Addison [Dinwiddie County].
    • West Virginia
      • Webster County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Addison [Webster County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Washington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Addison [Washington County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Addison ...

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

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Addison - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Nebraska (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

More Orphans in  Knox 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 Knox County.

CrockettMorgan
 Morrillville
Halestown 
 Peoria
Kemma 
 Walnut Grove
LloydWeir
 Welch
Manning 

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 Addison 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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