Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mill Creek P. O. Now Devon Kansas.

Bourbon County.
Mill Creek Township Map, 1878.
On the county map Mill Creek can be found in Township 24-south and Range @4-east.  On the Township map Mill Creek can be found in section 31.
Mill Creek Post Office.
Mill Creek post office open May 16, 1860 and ran to February 26, 1889, name changed to Devon.  First Postmaster Wiley Bolinger, he was from Missouri  Devon post office open February 26, 1889 and ran to September 9, 1989.  First Postmaster Buradore Wiltse.
Business men who used Mill Creek as their P. O. address as of 1878.
J. C. Hannna, Farmer and Stock Raiser, from Warren county, Illinois, came to county 1874.
Joseph Steward, Farmer and Stock Raiser, from Scotland, came to county 1864.
John Harris, Farmer and Stock Raiser and Stone Cutter and Mason, from England, came to county 1860.
D. F. Hall, Farmer and Stock Raiser and Dealer, from Portage County, Ohio, came to county 1859.
Devon Kansas, 1912.
Devon former name was Mill Creek and in 1889 it was moved three miles north to its present site. Although its recorded that Mill Creek moved three miles north. But if you look at the township map of 1920; http://www.kansasmemory.org/item/223978/page/25 you will find Devon is in section 31, and less then a mile and a half from its former site.
Devon, a village of Bourbon county, is located on the Missouri Pacific R. R. 10 miles northwest of Fort Scott. It has a money order postoffice with one rural route, telegraph and express offices, and in 1910 had a population of 200. It is the supply town for a rich district and a considerable shipping point for produce.
Business men who used Devon as their P. O. address as of 1920.
A. Commons, Farmer and Stock Raiser, Born in Boubon county, 1878.
Earl Kendrick, Farmer and Stock Raiser.
S. F. Miller, Farmer and Stock Raiser, came to county 1866.
D. W. Sheeler, Physician.
G. A. Van Dyke, Farmer and Breeder of fine Horses, came to county 1903.

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