(11/09/2018)

By Bob Weaver

Calhoun now has a handful of post offices, some of them cut back to a few hours a day, changes made over the last 150 years driven by the improvements of transportation and technology and population shifts.

Most of Calhoun's historic post offices were operated in the homes of the postmasters.

In the remote, mountainous counties, the life of families were pretty much centered within a few miles of their homes, or as the Rev. Glendon McKee once said, " My whole world extended as far as the eye could see."

Horse and buggy transportation created the small villages with their stores, blacksmith shops, grist mills and post offices. Traveling to the "metro" towns was long and difficult, even after the coming of the automobile to driven on muddy, craggy and tortuous roads.

Scattered across the county, post offices past and present:

Adam (1899-1932)

Altizer (1885/1965)

Anamoriah (1893-1988)

Apple Farm (1910-1965)

Arcade (1908-1918)

Arnolds Burgh (1837-1851)

Arnoldsburg (1892-Date)

Arnoldsburgh (1854-1892)

Ayers (1893/1921)

Balos (1893-1898)

Beech (1882-1955)

Bethlehem (1850-1852)

Big Bend (1849-1894)

Big Springs (1872/Closed)

Bigbend (1894-Date)

Brooksville (1857-1860)

Bruin (1882/1899)

Campbell (1900-1904)

Chloe (1904-Date)

Claria (1898-1919)

Cremo (1909-1967)

Dodrill (1894-1934)

Donze (1905-1913)

Douglas (1901-1943)

Eden (1881/1914)

Epperly (1892-1894)

Euclid (1901-1955)

Fez (1903-1904)

Five Forks (1938-1997)

Freed (1886-1954)

Frozen (1909-1950)

Geho (1899-1907)

Gomez (1900-1913)

Grantsville (1866-Date)

Hathaway (1900-1911)

Hattie (1903-1914)

Haulp (1894-1896)

Henrietta (1889-1949)

Hur (1890-1953)

Industry (1888/1939)

Joker (1904-1953)

Letherbark (1897-1967)

Losie (1904-1951)

Lough (1892-1899)

Lovada (1905-1909)

Millstone (1885/Date)

Milo (1898-1953)

Minnora (1856/Closed)

Morris (1909-1909)

Mount Zion (1890-Closed)

Mudfork (1909-1959)

Nicut (1902/1919)

Nobe (1882/1985)

Norman Ridge (1871-1871)

Oka (1884/1955)

Orient (1899-1907)

Orma (1905-Closed)

Pine Creek (1852-1866)

Pine Creek (1872-1875)

Pink (1885/1955)

Purdy (1903-1908)

Reip (1881-1881)

Rhoda (1903-1907)

Richardson (1881-1953)

Richardsonville (1867-1868)

Rilla (1887-1913)

Rocksdale (1886-1963)

Roscoe (1898/1918)

Russett (1900/1942)

Sandridge (1920-1998)

Sena (1906-1909)

Spruce Hollow (1927-1927)

Star (1902-1907)

Staten (1888-1966)

Stinson (1888-1953)

Sycamore (1867-1872)

Sycamore (1875-1924)

Walnut (1898-1933)

White Pine (1872/1945)

See   PHOTOS: MAILMAN BERT VAUGHAN AND HIS U. S. MULE - National Geographic Walnut-Walker, Republished From 1954

SUNNY CAL JOURNAL - Fast Fading, People Of Place

CALHOUN'S FADED VILLAGES - How They Got Named, Other Fascinating Stuff

CALHOUN NATIVE'S HISTORIC MAPS AT MARSHALL UNIVERSITY - Historian Carlton "Buck" Weaver's (1921-2011) Collection Shows Region From 1700s

MAILMAN JOHNNY MILLER WINDING UP 43 YEARS - "Where's My Paper?" Learned Customers Routines


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