Omio, Omio, Where art thou
January 10, 2019
For those who don't know, Omio was a Jewell County town located in Vicksburg and Grant townships. It centered around what is today the intersection of Omio Road (270 Road) and M Road about 3 miles south of Formoso. Though the town flourished during the 1880s, it is now relegated to brief mentions in historical books and the memories of a few.
Omio was founded in May of 1877 as the town of Huron. Land records in the Jewell County Courthouse show the original townsite was purchased by two men named Godding, C. W. Green and James Fogel, all trustees of the "Huron Town Company." By 1878, t...