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. For Kenton County, many of the forms are map-less.

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

For instance, the application for a town named Taylors was changed to McGill. The application from Grants Bend was changed to McVean. And remember St. John's Asylum? It was near Sugar Tooth. And it says the location of White House, near Banklick Creek, was formerly known as Salonia Springs.


from the National Archives. See: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68381636