ALLEN CEMETERY

The first post office in Lyon County, Kansas, known as Allen, and having as its first postmaster, Charles WITHINGTON , the first settler in the county, was established in 1854. This post office was located three and one half miles northeast of the present town of Allen. Allen is sixteen miles north of Emporia, Kansas. (east of S. Main St (aka Road L, aka Allen Road) on 1st St (aka Road 340) in Allen, KS, GPS N 38.65223 and W -96.16138, Section 14, Township 16, Range 10)

The Allen Town Company consisted of John GRIMSLEY, president; George WITHINGTON, clerk; R. A. REABURN , D. W. LEAVELL , W. E. RUST , E. R. MARCY , and Emil SHELLACK . This group purchased first a quarter section, and later a second quarter section west of the first one.

Records show that on November 6, 1886, Lemuel H. JOHNSON and his wife, Emeline J., deeded to the Allen Town Company the southwest quarter of Section 14, Township 16, and Range 11. Railroad right of way was not part of the land; "excepting the right of way here to fore condemned by the Council Grove, Osage City and Ottawa Rail Road Company" (Missouri Pacific right of way).

All of the land in that quarter section was later deeded away to the Allen Town Company, except the cemetery plot, about 365 feet east and west by 357 feet north and south of the southwest quarter. When the Allen Town Company was disbanded in about 1895, the cemetery, which it had owned, was turned over to the town of Allen. It continues in use today.


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Allen Cemetery Tombstone Readings


Allen Cemetery Tombstone Readings and More. This link contains extras information as well as pictures of some stones.

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