Friday, November 16, 2012

Dragoon P. O., Osage County, Kansas.

Osage County.
Fairfax Township Map, 1879.
On the county map Dragoon P. O., can be found in Township 16-South and Range 16-East.  on the Township map Dragoon P. O., can be found in section 8.
Dragoon Post Office.
Post office open June 5, 1873 and ran to December 31, 1900.  Silas J. Watson was postmaster from 1873-1900.
There were only two business men that were listed in using Dragoon's P.O., they were:
In 1879, William Gregory, Farmed and Stock Raiser, from Greene County, Pennsylvania, came to county 1870
In 1899, William Wischropp, Farmer, no  place given on were he was from nor when he came to the county.

The Nameing Of DRAGOON.. . 

Located in Fairfax Township, seven and one half miles from Lyndon, ten miles from Carbondale on Dragoon Creek.  First Post Master: Silas J. Watson, June 5, 1873-December 31, 1900.  It was in Shawnee County until 1860.  A U.S. solder, a dragoon, died on the west bank of the creek.  It was named by Lieutenant Fields, who brought a company of Dragoon soldiers and wagon train, in 1852 through from Fort Leavenworth in route to New Mexico.

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