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When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Allen.
This entry has been created as a placeholder - we hope to develop more information in the future.
This entry could be in error. It might be that our source had a mis-print, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. We hope to learn more about Allen in the future.
We found mention of Allen as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Allegany County, New York.
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.
While we don't have a date for the founding of Allen, you might consider that their post office opened in 1824.
Communities Also Named Allen ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 41 communities that are also named Allen - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (4), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.
Adding Allen to Our Gazetteer ...
The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Allen was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>
We also found Allen in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Allen ...
We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Allen:
Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.
From that list:
The Allen post office opened in 1824 and had closed by 1902.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Allen - Services available: no Railroad mentioned
List of Post Offices in the United States (1870)
Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851)
U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846)
Rand McNally Map of New York (1897)
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