Campbell County Post Offices

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Over time, there have been over 45 differently named post offices in Campbell County.  Some of these are the result of a town changing its name; most are not.  The fact that a place had a post office should not be interpreted to mean it was actually a town, as you and I think of it today: it may well have been somebody’s general store, with a stack of mail on a shelf and a little box of stamps off to the side.  And in any given community, it may have changed location based on the politics of the most recent election.   The peak in Campbell County was in 1904, when there were 25 post offices open at the same time.  The consolidation between 1904, and 1910, however, was notable.  By 1920, there were only nine post offices left:  Alexandria, Bellevue, California, Cold Spring, Grants Lick, Melbourne, Newport, Oneata, and Timberlake’s.  Here is a chart that will give you a vague idea of how many post offices were open in any given year between the first (Newport, 1800) and now.   There’s a similar chart that covers all eleven counties of Northern Kentucky Views, here.

 

Began Closed Town
1819   Alexandria
1832 1850 Barry
1920 Bellevue
1852 1854 Bird Woods
1886 1903 Brayville
1890 1914 Brent
1849 1856 Brooklyn
1852   California
1871 1907 Camp Spring
1828 1907 Carthage
1876 1919 Claryville
1831 1835 Cloyd's Cross Roads
1832 1958 Cold Spring
1856 1899 Dale
1868   Dayton
1817 1895 Flagg Spring
1895 1907 Flaggspring
1895 1950 Grants Lick
1806 1894 Grant's Lick
1817 1817 Grant's Mills
1870 1872 Guben's Mills
1881 1906 Gubser
1845 1847 Hayfield
1858 1880 Indian Springs
1890 1913 John Hill
1860 1903 Kane
1813 1817 Kennedy's Ferry
1900 1909 Kohler
1879 1882 Licking
1891   Melbourne
1800   Newport
1890 1926 Oneata
1856 1857 Persimmon Grove
1868 1876 Pond Creek
1895 1915 Pools Creek
1880 1918 Ross
1900 1907 Rouse
1832 1835 Sayers
1903 1909 Schoolfield
1824 1825 South Gate
1840 1875 Tebbett's Cross Roads
1867 1910 Ten Mile
1829 1935 Timberlake's
1891 1913 Trace
1826 1835 Visalia

 

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