NAME: Athboy
COUNTY: Corson
CLIMATE: Hot in Summer / Snow in Winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring, Summer, Fall
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This post office and small village was established west of Whitney 6 miles as Whitney was fading out of the picture somewhat. Athboy was a fourth class post office near Black Horse Creek (Whitney Creek). The population was 12 in 1940 and included a blacksmith shop on the corner of �Tuff Avenue and Thunder Hawk Street,� as well as a grocery store and post office. Ralph Moore was the first postmaster in December 1917 and continued in the capacity until March 1944 when the mail went to Meadow. The Ruther�s maintained the general store, post office and blacksmith shop. The Ruthers also had a gas pump after cars were used in the area. - Taken from Taming the Plains by Rose Tidball Submitted by: Ryan