Charlestown, Nebraska

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Charlestown is an ghost town in York County, Nebraska, in the United States.[1]

History[edit]

Charlestown (also spelled Charleston) was platted in 1887.[2] Charles A. McCloud, for whom the community was named, was instrumental in bringing in the railroad to the area.[3][4]

A post office was established in Charlestown in 1888, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1941.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Charlestown, Nebraska
  2. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 54. 
  3. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 147. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  4. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1938). Origin of Nebraska place names. Lincoln, NE: Works Progress Administration. p. 8. 
  5. ^ "York County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Charlestown Post Office (historical)

Coordinates: 40°49′00″N 97°41′34″W / 40.81668°N 97.69283°W / 40.81668; -97.69283