Place:Geneva, Allen, Kansas, United States

TypeDeserted settlement
Coordinates38.017°N 95.483°W
Located inAllen, Kansas, United States     (1857 - 1942)
Also located inGeneva (township), Allen, Kansas, United States    
Contained Places
Geneva Cemetery ( bef 1906 - )


The town of Geneva was founded in the summer of 1857. A colony was formed in New York under the leadership of Ephraim Fisk, and another in Michigan under the leadership of Merritt Moore. These united, forming the Union Settlement Association, among the prominent members in which were Dr. B. L. G. Stone, G. L. Wait, S. T. Jones, Rev. G. S. Northrup, I. A. Holman, P. P. Phillips, E. J. Brinkerhoff, J. H. Spicer, A. P. Sain, H. R. Somers, Frank Ureidenberg, J. C. Redfield and J. M. Mattoon. - History of the State of Kansas excerpt.

The post office closed in 1972. Little remains of the townsite.

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