Monday, December 17, 2012

Burr Oak Kansas.

Jewell County.
Burr Oak Township Map, 1884.
Burr Oak can be found on the county map in Township 2-south and Range 9-west.  on the Township map Burr Oak can be found in sections 14, 15, 22 and 23. 
Burr Oak Post Office.
Burr Oak post office open June 2, 1871 and ran to ?, James M. McCormick was first Postmaster.
Business mem who used Burr Oak as their P.O. address as of 1884.
Because there are so many names in the Directory I will link you to it.
Burr Oak Kansas, 1912.

Burr Oak, one of the principal towns of Jewell county, is located in Burr Oak township ii miles northwest of Mankato, the county seat. It is on White Rock creek and the Missouri Pacific R. R., and is connected with Otego by daily stage. It has banking facilities, an opera house, a hospital, fire department, a weekly newspaper, churches and schools, express and telegraph offices, and a postoffice with four rural mail routes. The population in 1910 was 1,132. Grain and live-stock
are the principal products shipped.

Burr Oak was settled in 1870 by A. W. Mann, Zack Norman, M. Tingley, Thomas Richard Comstock, James McCormick, Frank Gilbert, A. J. Godfrey, D. H. Godfrey, Allen Ives, John E. Faidley and E. E. Blake. The town was laid out in 1871 by A. J. Godfrey, and the postoffice established. John E. Faidley kept the first store. It was incorporated as a city of the third class in April, 1880, the first officers were : J. K. McLain, mayor; W. M. Spurlock, city clerk; A. W. Mann, treasurer ; T. W. Carpenter, O. F. Roberts, A. J. Godfrey, George Quigley and Dr. J. E. Hawley, councilmen.


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