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Perkins County Gazetteer - 1890

This is a page for the towns and post offices in Perkins county. The gazetteer has the names of business owners and post masters, but omits the listing of farmers for Perkins County.  Most other counties have a farmers list.  Scroll down to read the list.

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Nebraska STATE GAZETTEER: Business Directory and Farmer list for 1890-1891.   Omaha: J. M. Wolfe & Co., Publishers, 509-510 Paxton Block. 1890

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.

BRANDON, a station on the Cheyenne branch of the B. & M. R. R. eight and one-half miles east of the Colorado line. It has recently been established as a postoffice.


Elsie, a station on the B. & M. R. R., in the eastern part of Perkins county, 18 miles east of Grant, the county seat. Population, 200.

Allen & Carstenssen, hardward, agl implts.
Cross J M, agl implts.
Dorris Mrs, millinery.
Gaither Dr, phys.
McCullough & Bro, genl mdse.
McDonald H V, sta agt.
Pearson Frank L, postmaster.
Pearson & Henderson, genl mdse.
Symmonds J B, drugs.


Flint, a postoffice in the southern part of Perkins county.

Burton H, justice.
Hall D B, blacksmith.
Horsch Henry, postmaster.


Grant, is the county seat of the new county of Perkins. The town at present has five hundred people. There are three banks and two weekly newspapers, the Sentinel and Enterprise. The churches are the Methodist and the Congregational. The hotels are the St. Elmo and the Commercial, both first-class. This new town is on the line of the B. & M. R. R.

Alford G P, postmaster
Atlas Lumber Co, Elmer E Evans mgr.
Bank of Grant, John Linderholm pres, P R Johnson cashier.
Baum C S, hardware.
Beams J M Mrs, dressmaker.
Burton H B, justice.
Byers J M Mrs, millinery.
Cannon V A, drugs.
Church N J, loans.
Commercial Hotel, G D Prast, prop.
Cooper C A, phys.
Dutch F R & Co, pumps and windmills.
Farmers & Merchants Bank, S N Harvey pres, J L Beard cashier, R M Turner asst cashier. (See adv page 206.)
Fillmore J H, baker.
Fink D J, drugs, paints, oils, glass, toilet articles, etc.
Forbach, Crissey & Collier, lumber and grain.
Goodall, H E notary public.
Grant Enterprise, Lacy and Hill pubs.
Grant Implement Co.
Knox C D, livery.
Kutch Calvin, live stock.
Lacey & Hull, pubs Grant Enterprise.
Lacey L S, pension atty.
Logan C P, atty at law.
Maher J W, loans.
Meils & Bord, blacksmiths.

S.N. Harvey, Pres't.       J.L. Beard, Cashier.
R.M. Turner, Ass't Cashier.
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Collections a Specialty.
We are now prepared to give that prompt
attention to Collections which is always
appreciated by owners of same. Remittance
on day collection is made. A firstclass
attorney is employed, when necessary
for diffucult collections.

Moulton C A, harness.
Mowry Bros, carpenters.
Osler E S, cabinetmaker.
Parsons A F, atty.
Perkin M, genl mdse.
Perkins County Sentinel, F C Smith pub.
Phillips J A, real estate.
Porter D W, phys.
Prast G D, sta agt.
Pringle W, grain.
Quackenbush A A, billiards.
Ranson A R, phys.
Reed & Rutledge, real estate, loans.
Reed S B, attys.
Saunders & Prime, attys.
Smith F C, pub Perkins Co Sentinel.
Taylor C, saloon.
Taylor Grant, barber.
Templeton A, carpenter.
Toohey P, hotel.
Walker J W, meat market.


Lisbon, a station on the B. & M. R. R., in the western part of Perkins count, seven miles from Grant, the county seat. It has a population of 20.

Caley H C, sta agt.
Hart Isaac, postmaster, genl mdse.
Gastanne C, phys.
State Loan & Trust Co (Ogalalla)


Madrid, is on the Cheyenne branch of the B. & M. R. R. in the central part of Perkins county, 10 miles east of Grant, the county seat, and 25 miles south of Ogalalla. It has a population of about 350 and is incorporated as a village. Religion is represented by two denominations, Congregational and Methodist, the former having a very fine church edifice. A very nice school house has just been built at a cost of $3,000. A flour mill is about to bve erected to have a capacity of 75 barrels per day.

Bank of Madrid, J McKenzie pres.
Bartholomew W J, phys.
Blackmore W C, drugs.
Campbell Geo, mason and plasterer.
Carpenter F, well borer.
Carver Cyrus, harnessmaker.
Carver M E Mrs, dressmaker.
Clary & Clary, livery.
Clary J, restaurant.
Dayton & Sturtevant, hardware and furniture.
Forsyth M N, groceries.
Hale J, prop, Madrid house.
Houghton Richard, live stock.
Kendall & Smith, grain.
Keyes & Purdy, livery.
Lee B E, real estate and justice.
Lee C O, genl mdse.
McKenzie Lumber Co, Leslie McKenzie mgr, lumber.
Madrid Exchange Bank, C H Beaumont pres.
Madrid House, J Hale prop.
Madrid News, M L Mead editor and prop.
Madrid Real Estate Building & Loan Assn, C H Beaumont pres, W H Purdy sec, F E Beaumont treas.
Mead M L, editor and prop Madrid News.
Montgomery C F, sta agt.
Osler L, meat market, live stock.
Potter T L, postmaster, jeweler.
Purdy E R Mrs, millinery.

Real Estate and Loan Broker.
and collections.

Robinson Bros, blacksmiths.
Robinson Chas, city transfer.
Sheridan J S, live stock.
Snow N J, blacksmith.
Stone C B, hardware, agl implts.


Perkins, a postoffice in Perkins county.


Phebe, a postoffice in the extreme southeastern part of Perkins county, 12 miles southeast of Elsia, a station on the Cheyenne line of the B. & M. R. R.

Jack John F, genl mdse, hardware
Jack N F postmaster.
Lea W P, justice.
Spragins J D, blacksmith
Spragins W, wagonmaker.
Stewart T R Mrs, dresmaker.
Vanaker W A, blacksmith.


Venango is on the Cheyenne and Holdrege branch of the B. & M. R. R., 19 miles from Grant, and one and a half miles from the Colarado line, in Perkins county. It has a population of 150.

Alexander S D, shoemaker.
Atlas Lumber Co, J S Pusey mgr.
Bivens D R, livery, prop Venango House.
Burke Mark, surveyor.
Day F C, genl mdse.
Dessaue & Fisher, groceries, hardware, agl implts.
Knapp & French, grain elevator.
Malcom J, barber.
Richmond G J, pub Venango Argus, real estate, blacksmith.
Scott H J, lumber, coal.
Simpson A V Mrs, millinery, dressmaking.
Simpson J M, postmaster.
Slatter E, sta agt.
Venango Argus, G J Richmond pub.
Venango House, D R Bivens prop.


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