Local Communities and Their Names
• Equality was centered around an old log cabin church building, a good sized community where each family was a large one; all the people made a living of about the same, none were rich, none were poor and the church going people were all “equal.” A railroad station later built in the community was called Kronos by the railroad and since there was another Kronos post office in
• Centertown was first called
• Dundee was first Hine’s Mill, so called because a man named Hines had a mill there on the
• The Post Office in
• McHenry was named for Colonel Henry D. McHenry, successful businessman and congressman, and leader in getting the construction of the
• Rosine was the second railroad station above Beaver Dam, so christened in honor of Col. McHenry’s wife, Jennie Taylor, who wrote poems under the nom de plume, Rosine.
Update: Cromwell was named for Oliver Cromwell Porter in 1852, who built the first home there in about 1835. Originally called Porter's Landing, it had a post office established in 1846 with Felix J. King named as Postmaster. Cromwell was a thriving river town and one of the most important Green River towns until the new railroad, built in 1871, took trade away from the river community.