Pioneer Genealogical Society - Ponca City, Oklahoma

 

 

VERNON TOWNSHIP

*On 2007 Road Map
Contributed by Marlene Stewart

The following list is of Post Office, Schools and place names located in Vernon Township, Kay County, Oklahoma. Although every effort has been made to correctly identify and describe all listings on the following maps, errors can occur; sources can have conflicting information. Sources include Chronicles of Oklahoma [OHS], Rooted in the Past Growing for the Future [NCOH], Oklahoma Department of Transportation Maps, court documents of incorporation, Oklahoma Atlas’ and Gazetteers and Kay County Newspapers.

Clifford
Northwest of Newkirk on the Santa Fe Railroad

*Dilworth
Post office established March 17, 1917 Named for Charles A Dilworth Townsite owner and developer. 10 miles NW of Newkirk. According to the county records Dilworth’s incorporation date was November 5, 1917, population 58. GNIS Site L-365629N LO-0971341W

*Peckham
A Post Office was established July 15, 1899 with William Leonard postmaster. Located in the north-central part of the county on the Frisco railroad line, seven miles west of Newkirk. Named after the railroad builder Ed Peckham. It once had a population of about 400. In 1894 a school was built with 47 students in attendance. Businesses included a furniture store, lumber yards, a bank, livery stable, realty company, restaurant, grocery store, drug store, implement store, general store, meat marker, candy and confectionary store, barber shop, hotel and a several churches. GNIS Site L-365313N LO-0971033W

Vernon
A Post Office was established April 19, 1894 on the homestead of Tom Trenary, located 1 ½ miles north of Peckham, with John W Walton as postmaster. Discontinued July 28, 1903. Effective August 15, 1903 mail to Peckham.

West Dock
Just west of Dilworth


Wilber
A Post Office was established May 9, 1894 and discontinued November 30, 1908 with mail to Peckham. A grocery store operated by Deci L Wilber, located 8 miles west of Chilocco.

Schools once located in the township were Dilworth-16, Grant-14, Landon-7, Mount Pleasant-26, Peckham-27, Plainview-5, Sunnyside-6* and Vernon-15.
(1) (2) (3) School district name was changed.
*Different school districts often had the same name.