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Post Offices and Postmasters




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  • Blanch Post Office


Historical Sketch

Below is a list of Caswell County post offices, the earliest of which apparently were established at Caswell Court House (Yanceyville) and Leasburg in 1796. Leasburg was the first county seat, being replaced in 1792 by Caswell Court House (Yanceyville) when Person County was split from Caswell County.

Post Offices

  • Allison (1886-1909)
  • Anderson/Anderson's Store (1814-1906)
  • Ashland (1878-)
  • Bartlett (1885-1886)
  • Bedford (1892-1904)
  • Blackwell (1834-1906)
  • Blackwell's Store (? - 1834)
  • Blanch (1890-2004)
  • Brown's Store (1804-1846)
  • Caswell Court House (1796-1833)
  • Centre Hill (1830-?)
  • Cherry Grove (1882-1905)
  • Corbett (1882-?)
  • Eastland (1887-1905)
  • Edgewood (1903-1907)
  • Estelle (1888-1903)
  • Fitch (1892-1911)
  • Fitch's Store (1876-1892)
  • Gannaway (1887-1905)
  • Gatewood (1884-190?)
  • Graves (1844-1865)
  • Hamer (1882-1914)
  • Heritage's Mill (1819-?)
  • Hightowers (1833-)
  • Hudson (1825-1840; 1854-1857)
  • Hycotee (1800-1904)
  • Independence (1853-1872)
  • Jericho (1904-1917)
  • Launch (1905-1905)
  • Leasburg (1796-)
  • Locust Hill (1846-1911)
  • Milesville (1882-1907)
  • Milton (1818-)
  • Moore's Store (1849-1859)
  • Red House (1806-1849)
  • Newtonville (1857-1866)
  • Osmond (1883-1916)
  • Pea Ridge (1870-1874)
  • Pelham (1865-)

Yanceyville Post Office

The following is from The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 78 ("Yanceyville Post Office" by Jeanine D. Whitlow) (supplemented with postmasters appointed after 1985):

The post office at Yanceyville was first called Caswell Courthouse or Caswell. The name was changed to Yancey, no date given, and finally to Yanceyville March 2, 1835 while Thomas Graves was postmaster. As near as can be determined at this time, Thomas Bouldin, appointed Mar. 8, 1798, was Yanceyville's first postmaster. Succeeding postmasters in order of their appointment dates are:

  • Henry Atkinson (17 March 1800)
  • Richard E. Matthews (23 January 1802)
  • Thomas Graves (10 May 1804)
  • Thomas Graves (22 April 1819)
  • Abner Miles (16 September 1839)
  • Edmund R. Fowler (10 February 1854)
  • William B. Graves (30 April 1856)
  • William Brown (13 June 1856)
  • Alexander McAlpin (5 October 1867)
  • Lazarus Fels (Confederate Period)
  • M. V. Paylor (possibly Mary B. Paylor) (1 April 1868)
  • Wilson Carey (21 August 1869) (first black postmaster)
  • Thomas J. Brown (23 November 1869)
  • James L. Roberts (9 December 1872)
  • Robert Bigelow (22 October 1873)
  • Thomas J. Brown (7 June 1875)
  • Allen Gunn (19 December 1876)
  • Felix Roan (22 June 1881)
  • Jerry Graves (12 November 1884)
  • Jeremiah Graves (19 November 1884)
  • James B. Poteat (31 May 1893)
  • Eliza C. Kerr (26 December 1894)
  • Drury F. McKinney (8 January 1898)
  • Archie C. Lindsey (17 December 1910)
  • Henry W. Perry (15 April 1914)
  • Mrs. Sallie Willie Graves Perry (2 May 1916)
  • Albert Y Kerr (29 May 1918)
  • Addie Slade (2 March 1923)
  • Thomas Johnson Henderson (11 June 1923)
  • Thomas D. Boswell (8 May 1933)
  • Garnett C. Cooper (30 September 1953)
  • Hugh Dorsey Bradner (16 June 1955)
  • James R. Graves, Jr. (1 October 1983)
  • Earl Junior Henry (19 October 1991)
  • Fred A. Smith (9 January 1993)
  • Dinah L. Marshall (25 January 2003)

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