Saturday, September 15, 2012

Denton & Dentonville Kansas, One And The Same.

Denton & Dentonville.

Post Office History.

Underwood Kansas, Post Office open March 21, 1882 ran to July 14, 1882, moved to Darwin Kansas.
Darwin Kansas Post Office open June 14, 1882 ran to March 13, 1888, moved from Underwood name changed to Dentonville.
Dentonville Kansas Post Office open March 13, 1888 ran to February 17, 1905, name changed from Darwin Kansas.
Denton Kansas Post Office open February 17, 1905 and ran to?, name changed fron Dentonvill Kansas.
The business Directory of Dentonville and Denton, 1904.
Dentonville was platted as Denton.
The Directory is in two parts one for the city of Denton and the other for Union Township ( Dentonville.)
Denton City Business, 1904.
S. O. Harpster, Cashier of the Bank, Denton.
Kyle Murray, Postmaster and Teacher.
A. C. Shilts, Prop'r. Livery and Feed Barn.
The Denton Lumber Co., Deales in Lumber and Building Materials, J. T. Colhom, Manager.
Union Township P. O. Dentonville, 1904.
Severt Anderson, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
D. W. Edwards, Farmer and Stock Raiser and Ex-Representative.
A. H. Gronniger, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Pat. McEnuley, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
Emery S. Streaton, Farmer and Stock Raiser.

Denton Kansas 1912.

Denton, one of the villages of Doniphan county, is located in Union township on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R. R. 11 miles south-west of Troy, the county seat. It has telegraph and express offices, banking facilities, and a money order postoffice with one rural route.  The population in 1910 was 200. The town was laid out by Moses, William, and John Denton and D. C. Kyle in 1886. William Kirby erected the first store in the fall of 1886. The first dwelling was built by E. Callaway, and the first mail carrier between Severance and Kennekuk in the early '8o's. Denton is located near the site of the old stage station of Syracuse, on the Pottawatomie trail, where the Vickerys kept a store in the '60s.

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