Grant Count Post Offices

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There have been over 37 differently named post offices in Grant County.   
The peak in Grant County was in 1898 and 1903, when there were 27 post offices open at the same time.  The consolidation between 1902, and 1910, however, was rapid.  It's a common pattern in Northern Kentucky, as the automobile and Rural Free Delivery spelled the end of the rural post office.  Grant County did get started later in having PO's than most counties. The USPS has a web site here, that lists every postmaster in the history of some, current post offices.  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 (Dry Ridge, 1815) and now.  There’s a similar chart that covers all eleven counties of Northern Kentucky Views, here.

Began Closed Town
1880 1906 Abbott
1891 1907 Blanchet
1891 1906 Cherry Grove
1868 1898 Clark's Creek
1855 1855 Collins Ridge
1849 1906 Cordova
1868 2006 Corinth
1834 2006 Crittenden
1890 1903 Delia
1844 1909 Downingsville
1815 2006 Dry Ridge
1870 1976 Elliston
1876 1907 Flingsville
1893 1916 Folsom
1840 1841 Foot of the Ridge
1903 1912 Goldvalley
1855 1891 Gouges
1898 1916 Hanks
1860 1862 Hard Scrabble
1889 1903 Heekin
1876 1906 Holbrook
1847 1848 Johnson
1877 2006 Jonesville
1889 1903 Keefer
1876 1906 Lawrenceville
1884 1888 Linton
1858 1966 Macedonia
1891 2006 Mason
1869 1913 Mount Zion
1870 1905 New Eagle Mills
1820 1834 Sanders
1865 1969 Sherman
1854 1871 Stately's Run
1817 1817 Stewartsville
1867 1906 Stewartville
1822 2006 Williamstown
1871 1952 Zion Station

 

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Data compiled by Mr. Harold M. Risen, Dry Ridge Postmaster, and Kenneth Marhoffer, Williamstown Postmaster, dated May 21, 1984.  We've added a couple of PO's from Patera & Gallagher's Post Offices of Kentucky that Risen & Marhoffer didn't have, but note that Risen & Marhoffer had several that Patera and Gallagher missed.  We've included them all. Risen & Marhoffer's research also includes a list of all of the postmasters of all of these post offices.  There's a copy in the files of the Grant County Public Library, if you're interested (We were too lazy to type it).