Purchasing one hundred sixty acres of farm land from the government, Elihu Gunnison, first settled on this site, originally known as Gunnison, in 1853. This settlement, which its inhabitants often called "four corners," had a general store owned and operated by Boyden Hubbard. After being appointed Postmaster, Hubbard opened the Gunnisonville Post Office in 1891 and operated in his store. In 1901 rural mail service was initiated in this vicinity, and the old post office was discontinued. In the spring of 1890 the townspeople established the community band which performed for religious, educational and social gatherings; the following year, a bandstand was erected. During the latter part of the decade the Gunnisonville band participated in several State Band Tournaments.