Tag Archives: post offices of Appalachia

How the post office came to Pine Mountain KY

“Back in the days when I knew him, Uncle William [ed.– William Creech 1845-1918] was the sage of Pine Mountain; he was the leader to whom the creek dwellers far and near turned for guidance in time of decision. “In any rural community the mail is always a matter of importance, particularly in a region […]

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First RFD mail delivery in America

It’s right there on his gravestone: Harry C. Gibson, June 8, 1876; April 19, 1938; Carried First Rural Mail in the United States; October 1, 1896. “He was so anxious to deliver mail, he started a few weeks before the official starting date,” explained Thomas ‘Buddy’ Owens, Jr., retired Charles Town, WV postmaster, in a […]

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