Sunday, February 2, 2014

Neither rain, nor sleet...a look a Knox County post offices


"On July 26, 1775, members of the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, agreed
That a postmaster General be appointed for the United Colonies, who shall hold his office at Philada, and shall be allowed a salary of 1000 dollars per an: for himself, and 340 dollars per an: for a secretary and Comptroller, with power to appoint such, and so many deputies as to him may seem proper and necessary.
That a line of posts be appointed under the direction of the Postmaster general, from Falmouth in New England to Savannah in Georgia, with as many cross posts as he shall think fit.1
This simple statement signaled the birth of the Post Office Department, the predecessor of the United States Postal Service and the second oldest federal department or agency of the United States of America." Source

Knox County Post Offices 1846: Beaver Ridge, Church Grove, Gap Creek, Knoxville, Loveville, Mecklenberg, Raccoon Valley, Woodburne

Knox County Post Offices 1851:  Academia, Beaver Ridge, Campbell's Station, Church Grove, Flint Gap, Gap Creek, Knoxville,  Mecklenburgh, Racoon Valley, Woodbourne

Knox County Post Offices in 1876: Asbury, Ball Camp, Beaver Ridge, Bull Run, Campbell's Station, Church Grove, Concord, Cooper, Ebenezer, Gap Creek, Graveston, Hall's Cross Roads, High Point, Knoxville, Letsinger, McMillan, Powell's Station, Riverdale, Roseberry, Spring Grove, Thornburgh, Thorn Grove, Twinville

Today: Burlington, Cedar Bluff Post Office, Corryton, Downtown, Halls Station, Heiskell, Farragut, Fountain City, North Knoxville, Norwood, Mascot, Powell, South Knoxville, Knoxville, Knoxville Main Office, West Knoxville


  1. Where's Skaggstown P.O.? Off Old Rutledge Pike. Some of my ancestors were signed up there for the Civil War. Ron Faulkner

  2. I can find Skaggston listed in 1883-1900, but I can't find it during the Civil War. All of the listings that I have found so give a general location. Skaggston is simply listed as Knox County.

  3. Could you give me a location of where Woodburne/Woodbourne was? Nothing shows up on the map when I try to google it.

    1. Unfortunately, I have not been able to locate it either.