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December 1, 2014 / Joanne Yeck

Gillamsville Post Office

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Gilliamsville Post Office, Courtesy Jack Clayton and Linda Hope Doerger

According to the records of US Appointments of Postmasters, William J. C. Goode was Postmaster at Gilliamsville, Buckingham County from July 20, 1873 until that Post Office was discontinued on October 15, 1914 and its mail was delivered to New Canton.

Stores and Post Offices frequently went together in rural Virginia.  W.J.C. Goode (born September 1847) was a merchant, carrying general merchandise in Gilliamsville, as well as postmaster.

His son, J. Gates Goode (born September 1876), became a physician.

Can a Slate River Ramblings reader positively identify anyone in the photo above?

Please comment.


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  1. Marion George / Dec 2 2014 3:12 pm

    Where exactly is Gilliamsville in the county? Is it near New Store?

  2. Margaret Thomas / Dec 1 2014 9:31 am

    Great photo ! Historic Buckingham would be interested in using it on our 2016 Historic Buckingham calendar if the owners are willing to share the photo with us. We are always looking for vintage photographs of people, places, or events in Buckingham for our calendar. Please contact me. Thanks.

    • Joanne Yeck / Dec 1 2014 9:34 am

      Margaret, The photo is a gem! I’ll make sure the owners are aware of your request. I’ve already heard compliments for the 2015 calendar. It makes a great gift! Joanne

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