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"Ghost" town of 
Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

Location:  about 4 miles south and 1 mile west of Sacred Heart and only about 1 mile north of Young's Crossing
Existed:  May 28, 1896 - 1902
Named for:  Me-An-Ko, an Indian allottee

Meanko actually served as the postoffice for nearby Young's Crossing where there were 11 saloons and two stores.  Buck Blackwell, a well-known horse and cattle thief in the southern part of the county near the Jefferson community, was shot and killed by George Lewis.

Families living in the area around Meanko included:

George L. & Josette Young
George Young, Jr.
G.G. Wilkinson
J.W. Ellison
G.M. Conner
S.D. Walden
Thomas B. House
C.B. Hyde
W.R. Seckinger
Frank A. Bourbonnais
Lee Cook
Henry Shrader
James H. Lovelady
Dave Shrader
George W. Nickell

Do you have photos of  Meanko, 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.