Rubens, once a flourishing town, now lies under lake
Rubens Post Office
October 21, 2021
During the late1800s, near where Jewell County's Limestone and John's Creeks come together, the town of Rubens flourished. Today that area lies under Lovewell Lake.
Rubens began on Jan. 31,1871, when the Rubens Post Office was established. It was named for the first Rubens postmaster, William Rubens Scott. The Rubens Post Office served patrons, with one very short interruption, until Oct. 5, 1900, when the post office was discontinued. At that time, the Mankato Post Office began serving the area.
The first home in Rubens was a cabin built by William Scott, Samuel Sweet and Wilson McBrid...