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Idenbro--Labette; Thomas T. Iden, postmaster

Ilion--Rawlins; possibly named after Ilion, NY;
   My grandfather, John Freeman
   Price, was postmaster in Ilion, Rawlins County, Kansas, in 1887. He
   and his wife, Carrie Belle Turner, had crossed the prairie from
   Missouri in 1885 with their first two small children and Carrie's
   brother, James Madison Turner, homesteaded in Rawlins county near
   Atwood, first living in a dugout, then a soddie, then standard frame
   structures in Atwood. My family records show many events associated
   with Atwood, but I do not have much information relating to Ilion,
   except individual certificates for John Price and Carrie (Turner)
   Price from the U.S. Postal Department assigning them as postmasters
   for Ilion. Where is Ilion? Thank you. Ruth Balka Kearns, granddaughter
   of John & Carrie Price. (contact: dkearns@netzone.com)

Imes--Franklin; Harmon Imes, postmaster
Imogene--Reno; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1887
Ingalls--Gray; 1887 Asa T. Soule, a millionaire promoter from New
York, laid out a town in Gray County and named it after Senator
John J. Ingalls; Santa Fe Trail
Inman (aka Superior)--McPherson; C.R.I.P. R.R. 1887; 
Inyo--Harper; post office location on the 1886 map; located 1 mile 
from the county line; 

Iola--Allen; founded in 1857 and settled by German immigrants.
Iola--Doniphan; SE 1/4 S29 T2S R20E. 

Iowa Point--Doniphan; located on the property of Rev. Samuel 
Irvin, missionary at the Iowa, Sac and Fox Indian Mission; first 
settled in 1854; 1855 Harvey W. Forman and John S. Pemberton 
platted the town and advertised lots in the local newspapers. 

USGS says it was in Pratt County, KS, between Wichita and 
Dodge City.  Pratt, KS is the county seat.  The map there 
shows it was east of Pratt, and southwest of Cunningham, 
KS, a bit south of 54 highway.

Irving--Marshall; named for Washington Irving; 1859 founded by
group of professional men from Iowa; their guide in making a site
selection was an agent of the New England Emigrant Aid Society; 
M.P. R.R. Central Branch;

Iuka--Pratt; held the county seat until a redistricting of area;

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