Penokee, Kansas

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Penokee, Kansas
Unincorporated community
KDOT map of Graham County (legend)
KDOT map of Graham County (legend)
Penokee, Kansas is located in Kansas
Penokee, Kansas
Penokee, Kansas
Location within the state of Kansas
Penokee, Kansas is located in the US
Penokee, Kansas
Penokee, Kansas
Penokee, Kansas (the US)
Coordinates: 39°21′4″N 99°58′19″W / 39.35111°N 99.97194°W / 39.35111; -99.97194Coordinates: 39°21′4″N 99°58′19″W / 39.35111°N 99.97194°W / 39.35111; -99.97194
Country United States
State Kansas
County Graham
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 472354[1]

Penokee (initially Reford) is an unincorporated community in Graham County, Kansas, United States, in the Solomon Valley.[2]

History[edit]

Penokee was first named Reford, and under the latter name was platted in 1888 when the railroad was extended to that point.[3] Because the town became mistaken for Rexford, Kansas, the residents renamed their town after the Penokee Mountains near Lake Superior.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 1978-10-13. Retrieved 2017-12-30.
  2. ^ "Penokee, Kansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Origin of Town Names" (PDF). Solomon Valley Highway 24 Heritage Alliance. p. 5. Retrieved 9 April 2018.