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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  7 miles west of Asher
Existed:  May 14, 1892 until August 25, 1893
Named for:  Miss Ivy Lewis, first postmaster

Wesley Lewis who was from Kansas homesteaded a 400 acre farm two and half miles northwest of present Wanette which included an excellent orchard. His wife, a French and Potawatomi blood, had died in Pottawatomie County, Kansas in 1886, leaving nine children. 

Some of the pioneer homesteaders living near here were:

Daniel P. Kessler
John L. Shoeman
Ike Stover 
Annice L. Howell


Do you have photos of  Ivy, OK  that you would be willing to share so we can post them here?
Please email the Pott County Genealogy Club at
We would love to have pictures of each post office; schools; churches, people/families.


Source: "POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY OKLAHOMA HISTORY" compiled and edited by Pottawatomie County History Book Committee; published by Country Lane Press, Claremore, OK, 1987.