Post Offices of Carroll County
Over time, there have been over 19 differently named post offices in Carroll County. Carroll County's trends of post office openings and closings are pretty different from the rest of Northern Kentucky. Unlike most counties, Carroll didn't have a large number of post offices (Grant had 37, for instance) and they didn't create a “spike” of openings around 1900. The USPS has a web site here, that lists every postmaster in the history of some, current post offices. As of this writing in summer of 2006, Carrollton and Sanders are listed, Worthville is not. 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 (Port William, 1807) and now. There’s a similar chart that covers all eleven counties of Northern Kentucky Views, here.
|1879||1884||Liberty Station||Early name for Sanders|
|1845||1846||Lock No. 1|
This data has been compiled from Patera & Gallagher's A Checklist of Kentucky Post Offices. Keep in mind that some of these town names are the same town, with a changed name. Port William and Carrollton, for instance, are both listed. Also keep in mind many - not all - of the “post offices” were nothing more elaborate than a nook in a country store, or a stage coach or railroad stop.