Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Constant Now Hackney Kansas.

Constant Kansas.
Cowley County
Pleasant Valley township map, 1882.
On the county map you can find Constant in township 33-south and range 4-east.  On the township map you can find Constant in section 30.
Constant Post Office.
Constant post office open July 3, 1871 and ran to November 13, 1872, then closed, reopen April 5, 1889 and ran to March 31, 1894.   First postmaster was Henry Constant.
Patrons of Pleasant Valley township who used Constant as their P. O. address as of 1882.
E. R. Chapin, Farmer, from New Hampshire, came to couty 1869.
A. C. Holland, Farmer, from North Carolina, came to county 1870.
Dr. A. W. Holland, Physician and Surgeon, from North Carolina, came to county 1870.
Robert White, Farmer and Stock Raiser, from Ireland, came to county 1871.
L. W. Whitson, Farmer, from Kentucky, came to county 1878.
1894 Constant changes name to Hackney Kansas.
Cowley County
Pleasant Valley township.
Hackney has the same township and range numbers but because the township line changed or the town moved which the records does say, you will find Hackney one mile north in section 19, the year of the map 1905. ''See the 1882 map for location.'' 
Hackney Post Office.
Hackney post office opem March 31, 1894 and ran to February 15, 1926.  First post master was John W. Johnson.
There was only one patron listed for 1905.
M. H. Margum, Farmer, came to county 1875.
Hackney Kansas, 1912.
Hackney, a village of Pleasant Valley township, Cowley county, is a station on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. 6 miles south of Winfield, the county seat. It has a grain elevator, some general stores, telegraph and express offices, telephone connections and an international money order postoffice. It is a shipping point for a rich farming section and in 1910 reported a population of 40.

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