Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bonita Kansas

Bonita Kansas.
Spanish meaning ( Beautiful ).
Johnson County.
Spring Hill Township Map, 1902.
On the county map Bonita can be found in Township 14-south and Range 23-east.  On the Township map Bonita can be found in section 25.
Bonita Post Office.
Bonita post office open January 12, 1880 and ran to June 14, 1890, closed and reopened November 26, 1890 and ran to September 15, 1934.  First postmaster was  Frederick Gilbert.
The only one Patron for Spring Hill township who usde Bonita as their P. O. address as of 1902.
Ilewellyn or Lieweilyn, Siess, Farmer and stock Raiser, came to county 1865.
Bonita Kansas, 1912.

Bonita, a village of Johnson county, is located in the southern part of the St. Louis & San Francisco R. R. about 5 miles south of Olathe, the county seat. It was settled first in 1879, a postoffice was established in the fall of that year, and the first store was opened about that time. The town was first called Alta as it was the highest point on the railroad, but as there was another postofifice by that name in the state it was changed to Bonita. At the present time it has a money order postoffice, telegraph and express facilities and in 1910 had a population of 35.

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