Created By: Reno County Museum
Residents first called it Highland Park, but the submitted name was crossed out and the name Avery was inserted on the application to establish a post office.
The Average Post Office operated from Feb. 16, 1885, to July 31, 1901. The first postmaster was George Avery Jr, who also lived in section 10. Robert Avery was a Civil War veteran who had survived the infamous Andersonville Prison. He and his brother Cyrus established the town on the land they farmed.
Avery had a store, blacksmith and the post office. The store sold shoes, hats, dry goods, groceries and cutlery.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Reno County Ghost Towns