Mason County Post Offices
Over time, there have been over 29 differently named post offices in Mason County. Some of these are the result of a town changing its name; most are not. The fact that a place had a post office should not be interpreted to mean it was actually a town, as you know of it today: it may well have been somebody’s general store, with a stack of mail on a shelf and a little box of stamps off to the side. And in any given community, it may have changed location based on the politics of the most recent election.
The peak in Mason County was in 1892, when there were 18 post offices open at the same time.
The consolidation between 1900 and 1915, however, was rapid. The USPS has a web site here, that lists every postmaster in the history of some current and even past post offices.
Here’s a chart that will give you a vague idea of how many post offices were open in any given year between the first (Washington, in 1794) and now.
There’s a similar chart that covers all eleven counties of Northern Kentucky Views, here.
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