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Do you know of Duane ???

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

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

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1833 and closed  in 1965.

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 Duane ...

We found four communities that share the name Duane.

There is one other community in New York which is also named Duane.

Beyond New York, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In New York ...
    • Schenectady County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Duane [Schenectady County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Perry 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 Kentucky community of Duane [Perry County].
    • North Dakota
      • Dickey County
      • Please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Duane [Dickey County].
    • Virginia
      • King William County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Duane [King William County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Duane ...

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

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

Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

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

More Orphans in  Franklin County ...

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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.

Algonquin 
AmpersandKildare Station
Amsterdam 
AxtonLake Clear Junction
 Lake Kushaqua
Bangor StationLoon Lake Junction
Bartlett CarryLoon Lake Station
Belmont CenterLower Chateaugay Lake
Big Wolf Lake 
BrandonPlumadore
  
Chateaugay LakeRainbow
Childwood StationRound Pond
Clear Pond 
Cook's CornersSaginaw
Coveytown CornersSaranac Junction
 Shanley
East Constable 
EvertonTwin Ponds
  
The ForgeWest Constable
 White Fathers
Inman 

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Duane 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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