Frontier County Gazetteer - 1890
This is broken down into a page for the
towns and post offices in Frontier county and three
pages with a listing of farmers and the post office they
used. There are obvious misspellings in the names of
some farmers and Moorefield is spelled incorrectly a few
times. I left these errors deliberately.
Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER
Business Directory and
J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509-510 Paxton Block
Entered according to Act of
Congress in the year of 1890, by J. M. Wolfe & Co,
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at
Washington, D. C.
Afton, a postoffice in the
southeastern part of Frontier county, 18 miles from
Stockville, the county seat.
Curtis, is the chief town in
Frontier county with a population of 750. It is situated
in a vale on the banks of Medicine creek, the waters of
which are here made to form a beautiful lake -- Lake
Phillippi -- which is used as a pleasure resort. The
surrounding country has a rich soil and is well
cultivated. Curtis is a freight division terminal on the
line of the B. & M. R. R. from Holdrege to Cheyenne,
Wyo. A very fine school house, the Congregational church
and various business houses and dwellings are creditable
to the town. The Frontier County Bank, A. F. Johnson
pres, and A. M. Johnson cashier, with a capital of
$20,000, is a substantial institution. The press is
represented by the Frontier County Farmer and the
Adams J W, agl implts.
Allison E Mrs, bakery.
Anderson W B, sta agt.
Baker B B, phys.
Baker J A, drugs.
Barton R A, genl mdse.
Boggs R M J & Co, hardware.
Callahan D R & Co, real estate.
Compton C B, drugs.
Cruzes A R, real estate, farm loans.
Dakin & Compton, drugs.
Dawson M T, meat market.
Frontier County Bank, capital $20,000, A F
Johnson pres, A M Johnson cashier.
Frontier County Farmer, A G Harlan pub.
Fowler E F, jeweler.
Fox Creek Association, F Stoll pres.
Greens Hotel, J A Green prop.
Haddock J B, genl mdse.
Haggadon A G, real estate.
Harlan A G, editor Frontier County Farmer.
Harris P A, genl mdse.
Heaton R, barber.
Hill F B, confectioner.
Hill J E, genl mdse.
Johnson A M, cashier Frontier County Bank.
Latham & Anderson, attys.
Luth J H, harnessmaker.
Martin W B, livery.
Palm Julius, saloon.
Purdum E G, phys.
Razee S R, phys, postmaster, justice.
Scherer & Nicolai, blacksmiths.
Seeley & Jackson, flour mill.
Sipe B R, millinery.
Smith I & Sons Co, lumber, coal.
State Bank of Curtis, capital $25,000, A R Cruzen pres,
T M Wimberley cashier.
Stone & Robinson, hardware.
Vaughan G H, pub Record, atty.
Votear & Bishop, meat market.
Weekly Record (The), G H Vaughan pub.
White J L, atty.
Winter Amanda, milliner.
Earl, a postoffice in the eastern
part of Frontier county, eight miles east of Stockville,
the judicial seat.
Free S. Q., justice.
Hall F. M., genl mdse, hardware, postmaster.
Richards James, blacksmith.
Fandon, a country postoffice in
the southwestern part of Frontier county.
Jones J. H., postmaster, justice.
Eustis, is in the extreme
northeast corner of Frontier county, 25 miles from
Stockville, the county seat. It is a station on the
Holdrege and Cheyenne branch of the B. & M. R. R., and
situated on Plum Creek. The town slopes gradually to the
railroad, just enough to form a pleasing picture. There
is a Methodist Episcopal organization here, who have
erected a good church edifice. Population, 100.
Aikman W M, genl mdse.
Atlas Lumber Co, J P Harding mgr, lumber.
Baldwin T H & Co, grain.
Bear & Brooks, lumber and coal.
Bratt J L, genl mdse.
Clapp F T, sta agt.
Dunn J, live stock.
Eutis House, L A Hugus prop.
Eutis Star, J O Parkyn, pub.
Farmers State Bank, B Curley cashier.
Grabenstein C, saloon.
Heftle Fred, agl implts.
Hugus L A, prop Eustis House livery.
Kuntz L C, blacksmith.
McLaughlin J W Mrs, millinery, notions.
Mackey M, live stock.
Parkinson Geo W, phys.
Parkyn J O, pub Eustis Star.
Pearson F N, drugs.
Platner & Decker, grain elevator.
Schmeicker F C, live stock.
Schroder F C & Co, genl mdse.
Schroeder Bros, hardware.
Schroeder F C, postmaster.
Tonne & Thompson, carpenters.
Trickey C, meat market.
Vancourt A R, livery.
Wagner J, hardware.
Willey Lee, carpenter.
Wood B E, genl mdse.
Maywood, a flourishing villlage
in the northwestern part of Frontier county, on the
Cheyenne Wyo line of the B. & M. R. R. It is well
located about 15 miles from Stockville, the county seat.
A good flouring mill is in operation here. Population,
Callahan D R, genl mdse.
Chamberlain & Son, flour mill.
Foling Bros, hardware, agl implts.
Freeman & Polzine, genl mdse.
Likes J H, blacksmith.
Miller John, drugs.
Pelton & Twiss, genl mdse.
Sage E H, postmaster.
Stroat F A, justice.
Vaughan C R, sta agt, harnessmaker.
Moorefield, is a village in the
northern part of Frontier county, on the Holdrege and
Cheyenne branch of the B. & M. R. R. It is 13 miles
north of Stockville, the county seat, and 63 miles from
Holdrege. The population is about 125. Tributary to the
village is a good farming country, which is a plain
extending north three or four miles and south to the
Republican valley. For a few miles to the north and
extending to the Platte valley, the country is somewhat
broken, but can be beneficially utilized for grazing,
and a fair amount of grain can be raised. The average of
crops in this section compares well with the eastern
part of the state. A hotel, bank, lumber yard, grain
elevator and a newspaper -- the Frontier County Post
-- are among the business enterprises of Moorefield.
Adams D V Mrs, prop Moorefield House.
Andernacht Wm, blacksmith.
Andernacht Wm Mrs, millinery.
Brooks J D, harnessmaker.
Franklin E W, billiard hall.
Frontier County Post, Warner & Leonard props, CJ Leonard
Geis John, agl implts.
Harwick T F, assistant postmaster.
Harwick & Wasley, genl mdse.
Hayworth D E, contractor, builder.
Jacobs E, shoemaker.
Jellison H C, pumps, windmills, drugs, justice, notary.
Jellison & Son, livery stable.
Leonard C J, editor Frontier County Post.
McIntire Willis, painter.
McMichael & Babcock, hardware, furniture, agl implts.
Moore J T, real estate.
Moorefield House, Mrs D V Adams prop.
Moorefield State Bank, A J Baker cashier.
Probst L, genl mdse.
Pyle Parker, atty.
Rummel G W, restaurant.
Smith A M, sta agt.
Smith I & Co, S W Nixon mgr, lumber.
Tacke J, wagonmaker, carpenter.
Urmson J J, contractor, builder.
Van Tilborg C II, notary public, ins.
Van Tilborg Wm, barber.
Warner & Leonard, props Frontier County Post.
Wasley Mathew, postmaster.
Wilsey & Iliett, grain elevator, live stock.
Winston J S, phys.
Orafino, a postoffice in the
eastern part of Frontier county, on Medicine Creek,
seven miles south of Stockville, the county seat.
Harkins John, genl mdse.
Wilson J, postmaster.
Osburn, a postoffice in thee
southwestern part of Frontier county, 28 miles from
Quick, a postoffice licated in
the southwestern part of Frontier county, 20 miles from
Stockville, the seat of justice.
Peterson Jacob, blacksmith.
Quick M W, postmaster.
Russell, a postoffice in the
north central part of Frontier county, eight miles
northeast of Stockville, the county seat, and 10 miles
from Farnam, in Dawson county, the nearest station on
the B. & M. R. R.
Boyle M L, postmaster.
Irwin A L W, genl mdse.
Sexton Isaac, justice of the peace.
Stockville, the county seat of
Frontier county, is a town with a population of about
250, located in the central part of the county, on
Medicine Creek, 10 miles southeast of Curtis, a station
on the Cheyenne branch of the B. & M. R. R., which is
also the nearest railway point.
Stowe, a post office in the
eastern part of Frontier county about 14 miles north of
Cambridge, a station on the main line of the B. & M. R.
Thornburgh,a postoffice in the
extreme western part of Frontier county, about 17 miles
north of Culbertson, on the main line of the B. & M. R.
Zimmer,a rural postoffice in the
southwestern part of Frontier county. Population, 25.
Austin E B, agl implts.
Doll M V, justice.
Zimmer P L, postmaster.
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