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October 29, 2018 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Post Office: Bolling’s Landing

James River. Photo by Joanne Yeck.

In 1870, Richmond’s Whig announced a new post office in Buckingham County at “Bolling’s Landing.” According to the article, John N. Brown was appointed postmaster. Other sources give him as John “M.” Brown

The post office was likely near or at “Bolling’s Ferry” on Robert Bolling’s plantation, on James River.

Over the years, postmasters at Bolling’s Landing included Thomas D. Kidd, Frank N. Maxey, Jr., and Samuel L. Burks. On February 4, 1880, mail delivery to Bolling’s Landing was discontinued and moved to Payne’s Post Office.

Other postal changes, in nearby counties during 1870, were also mentioned in the Whig. Buckner Station (Louisa County) was newly established. And at Seven Islands (Fluvanna County), Marion L. Tutwiler was appointed postmaster and Martin F. Tutwiler resigned.

For more about the post office at Bolling’s Landing, click on the following:

Buckingham County: Bolling’s Landing

Postmaster Samuel L. Burks, Jr.

To learn even more about nineteenth century post offices and postmasters in Buckingham County, enter those terms in the Slate River Ramblings search box and enjoy the results.


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  1. Joanne Yeck / Oct 29 2018 2:58 pm

    Thanks! Joanne

  2. kellvnp / Oct 29 2018 9:41 am

    Beautiful picture of the James!

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