Campbell County Post Offices
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.
|1831||1835||Cloyd's Cross Roads|
|1840||1875||Tebbett's Cross Roads|