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November 18, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham County Post Offices, Part I


It’s remarkable how evocative a simple postmark can be like this one from Slate River Mills post office.

Mailed in 1892, this postcard found its way to eBay in the 21st century.

The Slate River Mills post office saw a long series of postmasters: John M. Sheppard (1876), Pattie W. Pryor (1881), William W. Pryor (1887), Eliza J. Cobb (1897), Ethelbert D. Loving (1901), Francis E. Fitzgerald (1907), John A. LeSueur (1915), James B. LeSueur (1921), and William J. Charlton (1926). On September 29, 1928, mail delivery moved to Dillwyn.

There are several posts about Slate River Mills (a. k. a. Hocker’s Mill) in the Slate River Ramblings archive.  Search and enjoy the results!

Coming Next: Buckingham County Post Offices, Part II


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  1. Joanne Yeck / Nov 18 2019 1:05 pm


    Stayed tuned to this series for a post about the Gravel Hill post office. Laura W. Claiborne will be mentioned!


  2. Ted Kinker / Nov 18 2019 11:59 am

    My 2nd Great Aunt, Laura W. Claiborne was Postmaster for Gravel Hill, Buckingham County. From what I can tell, it was from 1901 to 1905.

  3. Joanne Yeck / Nov 18 2019 10:45 am


    Good to hear from you! Do you know where Rawleigh was located?


    • Gene Lightfoot / Nov 18 2019 12:37 pm

      Unfortunately, no.

  4. Gene Lightfoot / Nov 18 2019 10:24 am

    I have a Rawleigh from I believe around 1806. A very early postmark from a long ago discontinued Post Office.


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