About these . . .


This is a very motley collection of documents from the Post Office Department. There are applications for office moves, applications to establish a new post office, and a few other random pieces of government paperwork.

Some tiny post offices have many pages, some larger towns have a few, and some towns don't have any. There is no consistency at all here, and they are by no means complete.

Most of them have accompanying maps. Some of the maps are wonderful; others are just sad. In defense of the people tasked with drawing them, the post office forms were odd, and, in later years, asked the Kentucky postmaster to locate his PO using townships and ranges. It justifiably left most of them to make up whatever they could.

There is good stuff to be found here among the dreck. All are pdf's.

Did you know the Brashear post office was recommended by the post master at Patriot, Indiana? Or that an earlier applciation of a Post Office named Steeles Creek was rejected in favor of the name Brashear? Or that the area you know as Etheridge, who describe themselves as being at Krutz' Landing, tried to name their post office Bladen?


from the National Archives. See:


Gallatin starts at page 1400.