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The Lincoln Land Company surveyed and platted this town site in 1885. It was located 18 miles east of Oberlin, along the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad line. Norcatur got its name because of its location close to the Decatur/Norton county line. A post office, a bank, and a blacksmith shop were among the businesses that were built.
The town suffered a loss when the east side was destroyed by a fire in 1886.
The ethnicity of its settlers is unknown.
Decatur County Historical Book Committee. "Decatur County Kansas". Lubbock, TX: Specialty Publishing Company, 1983.
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