Marihugh remembers hitching Nellie and dashing to Detonia
Dentonia Post Office
March 10, 2022
The Dentonia Post Office was organized on Aug. 25, 1882, and discontinued on Dec. 31, 1903. Bruntzel's Quick Reference to Kansas gives the location as Section 29 of Odessa Township.
Dentonia is not found on the 1878 Jewell County map nor is it listed in the 1880 Kansas Gazetteer. But the "Dentonia P.O." is located in Section 29 on the 1884 Jewell County Atlas and "Dentonia" is located in Section 29 on the 1887 Jewell County Map.
The town must have sprung up in the early 1880s. Informative essays about Dentonia have been written by Max Atwood and Raymond Griffeth. Both grew up near Den...