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

Our sources for Algonquin (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 Algonquin other than they indicate that Algonquin would be found somewhere in Franklin County, New York.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1891 and closed  in 1922.

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 Algonquin ...

We found seven communities that share the name Algonquin.

Within New York, the name Algonquin is unique.

Beyond New York, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seven communities, six are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • McHenry County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Algonquin [McHenry County].
    • Maryland
      • Dorchester County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Algonquin [Dorchester County].
    • Michigan
      • Chippewa 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 Michigan community of Algonquin [Chippewa County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis 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 Missouri community of Algonquin [Saint Louis County].
    • Ohio
      • Carroll 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 Ohio community of Algonquin [Carroll County].
    • Ontario
      • Please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Algonquin.
    • West Virginia
      • Mercer County
      • Please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Algonquin [Mercer County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Algonquin ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of New York (1897)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

More Orphans in  Franklin 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 Franklin County.

AxtonKildare Station
Bangor StationLake Clear Junction
Bartlett CarryLake Kushaqua
Belmont CenterLoon Lake Junction
Big Wolf LakeLoon Lake Station
BrandonLower Chateaugay Lake
Chateaugay LakePlumadore
Childwood Station 
Clear PondRainbow
Cook's CornersRound Pond
Coveytown Corners 
DuaneSaranac Junction
East Constable 
EvertonTwin Ponds
The ForgeWest Constable
 White Fathers

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 Algonquin 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:


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