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Mike Watson: How Eunice, KY got its name

By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

Eunice post office, Adair County, was established in June 1896 with Robert Welby Allen as first post master. The name submitted by Mr. Allen was "Eunice" in honor of his daughter. Mr. Allen operated a store at what came to be Eunice. The store burned one night in June 1900. Nothing was said of the post office being destroyed, but it was almost certainly housed in his store. Mr. Allen later resigned as postmaster and John M. Vaughan took over in April 1901. Mr. Allen moved his family from Adair County about 1903 and settled first at Selma, Kansas, then at Anson, Kansas, where he was a merchant in 1910. His wife and daughter, Eunice, visited relatives in Adair County in 1909.

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