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Do you know of Peoria ???

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

Our sources for Peoria (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 Peoria other than they indicate that Peoria would be found somewhere in Knox County, Nebraska.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1883 and closed  in 1893.

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 Peoria ...

We found twenty communities that share the name Peoria.

Within Nebraska, the name Peoria is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alberta community of Peoria.
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Peoria [Maricopa County].
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian 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 Arkansas community of Peoria [Sebastian County].
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Peoria [Arapahoe County].
    • Florida
      • Clay 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 Florida community of Peoria [Clay County].
    • Illinois
      • Peoria County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Peoria [Peoria County].
    • Indiana
      • Franklin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Peoria [Franklin County].
      • Miami County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Peoria [Miami County].
    • Iowa
      • Mahaska County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Peoria [Mahaska County].
      • Wayne County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Peoria [Wayne County].
    • Kansas
      • Franklin County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Peoria [Franklin County].
    • Mississippi
      • Amite County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Peoria [Amite County].
    • Missouri
      • Washington County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Peoria [Washington County].
    • New York
      • Wyoming County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Peoria [Wyoming County].
    • North Carolina
      • Watauga County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Peoria [Watauga County].
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Peoria [Butler County].
      • Union County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Peoria [Union County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Ottawa County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Peoria [Ottawa County].
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Peoria [Linn County].
    • Texas
      • Hill County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Peoria [Hill County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Peoria ...

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

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 Peoria - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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.

Addison 
 Manning
CrockettMorgan
 Morrillville
Halestown 
 Walnut Grove
KemmaWeir
 Welch
Lloyd 

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Peoria 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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