A partial list of early Postmasters in Crenshaw County

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On June 15 1855 a post office was established and was known as Camp Creek in Butler County and Nathaniel R Daniel was appointed postmaster.  The name changed to Honoraville on April 27 1858.  The Post office was discontinued on July 25, 1866 but was re-established again on August 15, 1867. It was discontinued again on April 12, 1868 and again re-established on July 6, 1868 in Crenshaw County. On April 25, 1871 the name was changed to Nicholsville and was discontinued once more on Sept. 12, 1872.    On May 26, 1873 it was re-established as Honoraville with Alex T.  Ramage as postmaster. In 1875 the name was changed to Honoraville with A. S. Nichols as Postmaster.

PATSBURG (Postoffice)
F. E. Boyd     Nov. 03, 1887
Thomas E. Boyd    Nov. 18, 1887
Daniel M. Norton    Jan. 21, 1901
William Scott    Jul. 29, 1927

JULIAN (Postoffice)
Joseph R. Beall     Feb. 13 1889
Mail went to Luverne Jun. 24, 1896

BRANTLEY (Postoffice)
Name changed from
Cohort to Brantley     Sep. 03, 1891
Hiram B. Moody    Sep. 03, 1891
John S. Johnson     Sep. 23, 1897
James W. Horn     Jun. 17, 1913

JOQUIN (Postoffice)
John Walker    Jul. 09, 1895
James A.    Thompson    Jan. 16, 1902
Mail to Pike County    May 10, 1903

EFFORT (Postoffice)
James Thomas     Feb. 28, 1898
Mail to Rutledge     Mar. 31, 1904

DIME (Postoffice)
William Mobley     Mar. 25, 1898
Rescinded    Jul. 23, 1898

MARCH (Postoffice)
James L Milton     Mar. 30, 1898
Rescinded    Jun. 02, 1898

LUVERNE (Postoffice)
William S Jeffcoat     May 27, 1887
Rufus L Ganey    May 28, 1889
Permelia C Thrower     Nov. 25, 1889
Charles R Bricken    Dec. 20, 1894
James W McNeal     Aug. 27, 1897
John C Routon    Jan 12 1914

LAPINE (Postoffice)
William J Turner     Jul. 12, 1887
Belle Turner     Dec. 17, 1891
Benjamin S Warner    May 04, 1896
Mrs. Virla A Odiorne    Oct. 27, 1909
Mail to Montgomery     Dec. 15, 1921

JOHNSON (Postoffice)
Mrs. Sarah A McNeal     Apr. 23, 1886
Mail to Luverne    Mar. 15, 1907

NORWOOD (Postoffice)
Henry L. Garret     Apr. 14, 1886
Benjamin F Watson    Aug. 17, 1886
Mail to Theba    Feb. 15, 1907

COLEMAN (Postoffice)
Mr. J. F. Coleman    1887
John H Stallings     Dec. 11, 1889
Robert H. Herlong     Mar. 15, 1891
John F Coleman     Jan. 20, 1894
John L Churchwell    Jul. 21, 1898
Wm. J. Kennedy     Nov. 30, 1904
Kate Brown     Jan. 27, 1905
Mail to LaPine     Feb. 14, 1906

LIVE OAK (Postoffice)
J. M. Holiday     1877
Willis P Rye     Jul. 10, 1901
Jackson H Brown    Feb. 09, 1903
James H Brown    Mar. 05, 1903
Mail to Patsburg     Dec. 14, 1903

SAL SODA (Postoffice)
Philip G Harbin    Dec. 22, 1894
Mail to Luverne    Aug. 01, 1903

LEON (Postoffice)
William H Chapman     1871
James P. Pendrey    Oct. 02, 1874
Alfred Moore     May 05, 1903
Mail to Brantley     Apr. 14, 1906

NOTE: Leon post office was established Aug. 07, 1856 in Covington County.
Discontinued on May 13, 1867. Reestablished July 06, 1868, Crenshaw County.

WATTS (Postoffice)
Jacob H McQueen    Jul. 21, 1892
Mail to Davenport    Jan. 08, 1895

SURLES (Postoffice)
John W. Hall    May 28, 1891
Mail to Strata     May 10, 1895
Re-established     Jul. 22, 1895
Martha S Surles    Jul. 22, 1895
Andrew D. Royal     Jan. 15, 1903
Mail to LaPine     Sep. 30, 1904

MT. IDA (Postoffice)
was omitted from the register
between 1873 and 1885
Rufus Harrison    1873
Sheldon J. Kelly    Jul. 18, 1877
Mail to Luverne    Mar. 31, 1904

SAVILLE (Postoffice)
George W Rhodes, Jr.     May 08, 1872
Mail to Bradleyton     Nov. 15, 1904

VIDETTE (Postoffice)
Stephen J Bozeman    Apr. 17, 1882
Mr. S. J. Bozeman    1883
Isiah G Matthews     Feb. 18, 1890
to New Providence    Mar. 23, 1891
Valentine Y Thompson Apr. 27, 1891
Samuel R Bozeman     Apr. 24, 1893
Minnie E Jordan    Nov. 23, 1897
Harrison L Davis     Sep. 06, 1899
James W. Williams     Jan. 02, 1901
To Goshen (Pike Co. ) Aug. 31, 1903

PEACOCK (Postoffice)
Mr. W. L. Davis    1883
Yancey M Capps     Jan. 18, 1888
Mail to Brantley     Aug. 07, 1893

PETREY (Postoffice)
John W Wilks     Oct. 28, 1887
James W Ivey     Feb. 10, 1888
James S Wilks    Jan. 10, 1894
Clarence R Weldon    Aug. 24, 1907
Henry L Abercrombie    Jan. 10, 1908

RUTLEDGE (Postoffice)
William T Burgamy    Mar. 14, 1899
Mildred Burgamy    Oct. 28, 1903
Mildred B Jones    Oct. 02, 1906
Ulys D King    Dec. 22, 1909
Irby C Walker    Dec. 18, 1914

EDNA (Postoffice)
James A.    Cochran     Apr. 13, 1898
Joshua S Arrington     Dec. 08, 1899
In Butler County     Jan. 10, 1900

ORK (Postoffice)
George W. Thompson    Sep. 11, 1899
Mail to Saville    Nov. 30, 1900

GOLDEN (Postoffice)
George W. Turner    Jul. 24, 1902
Mail to Luverne    Aug. 31, 1903

SEARIGHT (Postoffice)
Lucius Pinkston    Oct. 18, 1892
? A.    Sturgis     Apr. 22, 1893
John C White     Aug. 04, 1897
Artie M White    May 19, 1914

PATSALIGA (Postoffice)
Susan W. Coker    Nov. 03, 1892
Mary B Pollard     Mar. 19, 1894
Fannie A Pollard     Dec. 05, 1895
William H Lee    Dec. 01, 1898
Mail to Luverne    Aug. 31, 1903

GLENWOOD (Postoffice)
M. S. Beck     Mar. 27, 1894
John J Bryan     Jul. 26, 1905
Paul B Curtis    Jun. 02, 1914

NUNLEY (Postoffice)
William Dudley     Sep. 27, 1894
Mail to Live oak     Jul. 16, 1896

VERNLEDGE (Postoffice)
John H Reddock     Oct. 01, 1894
Mail to Rutledge     Sep. 01, 1900

SHADY GROVE (Postoffice)
M. F. Barrington     Jul. 17, 1890
Discontinued     Sep. 05, 1890

GARNERSVILLE (Postoffice)
J. C. Garner     Jan. 10, 1891
Discontinued     May 05, 1893

REEVES (Postoffice)
Joseph E Reeves    Mar. 02, 1891
Discontinued     May 05, 1893

GUM BRANCH (Postoffice)
Joshua S WIlliams    May 06, 1891
Discontinued     May 05, 1893

HIGHLAND HOME (Postoffice)
The name of the Argus Post office was changed to Highland Home April 11, 1890
John T Mapes     Apr. 11, 1890
Andrew J Jones     Jun. 30. 1891
William E. King     Jul. 19, 1909
Carrie B Watkins     May 19, 1916

THEBA (Postoffice)
Jesse F Sasser     Feb. 20, 1904
Asbury F Jones     Mar. 02, 1907
Rescinded    Apr. 11, 1907
To Brantley    May 31, 1908

EXZEBA (Postoffice)
J. M. Hancock    Jun. 30, 1890
F. E. King     Jul. 17, 1890
Dicontinued    May 05, 1893

BRADLEYTON (Postoffice)
Mr. J. W. Bradley     1885
Mrs. Jennie S Baggett    Sep. 20, 1939
Mail to Highland Home May 31, 1959

JACKSON TOWN (Postoffice)
M. S. Jackson    Oct. 13, 1903
Arthur Holloway    Apr. 04, 1905
Mail to Theba    Feb. 15, 1907

ARGUS
Mrs. Caroline McClain    1871

HELICON
William W Louge     1871

LITTLE OAK
was first shown in Crenshaw County (1871) but changed to Pike in 1877
William Snyder    1871

AIKEN
Mary Palmer     1881

BEST
Mr. G. M. Best     1881

COOK’S STAND
Mr. B. H. Robinson     1881

MELEAR
The Melear facility was dropped from the register after 1885
Mr. I. H. Lewis    1881

PANOLA
The Panola facility was dropped from register 1883
Mr. J. C. Middlebrook    1881

HOST
Mr. J. D. Hudson     1885




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