HENRY C.(CLAY)DENT, my Great Grandfather, was named as the first post master of HENNEPIN, IT/OK 2/16/1885. He also became post master of MARIETTA, IT/OK that same year. He and his family resided in MARIETTA.
I have seen a note that HENNEPIN was named for Father Hennepin - but I think that HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS was named for him. HENNEPIN, ILLINOIS is where my Great Grandfather HENRY C. DENT originally came from. I wonder if he gave the name to HENNIPIN, IT/OK? ANY INFORMATION ON DENT FAMILY or HENNIPIN, IT/OK would be appreciated.