Post Offices of Pendleton County

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Over time, there have been over 55 differently named post offices in Pendleton County.    The peak in Pendleton County was in 1902, when there were 32 post offices open at the same time.  The consolidation between 1902, and 1910, however, thanks to rural free delivery, was rapid.  By 1910, there were only eight post offices left:  Falmouth, Butler, Demossville, Morgan, Catawba, Boston Station, Carntown, and McKinneysburg.   The USPS has a web site here, that lists every postmaster in the history of some, current post offices.  As of this writing in fall of 2005, Butler is listed, Falmouth and Demossville are 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 (Falmouth, 1801) and now. There’s a similar chart that covers all eleven counties of Northern Kentucky Views, here.
 

Began Closed Town
1801   Falmouth
1820 1820 Arnold's
1822 1854 Grassy Creek
1830 1835 Johnson
1832 1874 Flower Creek
1833 1842 Traveler's Rest
1837 1842 Brass Bell
1839 1891 Motier
1840 1843 Licking Grove
1844 1857 Ash Run
1846 1860 Callensville
1847 1847 Lock No. 4
1848 1906 Knoxville
1851 1880 Doudesville
1854   DeMossville
1855 1860 Meridian
1855 1860 Wright's Station
1856 1873 Aspen Grove
1856 1957 Morgan
1857 1860 Clayton
1858 1933 Catawba
1858 1908 Gardnersville
1860 1922 Boston Station
1860   Butler
1862 1896 Dividing Ridge
1862 1903 Elizabethville
1866 1909 Levingood
1867 1869 Flynnville
1870 1887 Batchelors Rest
1872 1872 Aspen
1875 1907 Peach Grove
1878 1879 Greenwood Hill
1879 1902 Mount Auburn
1881 1907 Goforth
1882 1903 Kinkead
1883 1903 Doudton
1884 1904 Portland
1885 1885 Magoburgh
1887 1903 Caddo
1887 1903 Mains
1887 1903 Penshurst
1890 1903 Hightower
1890 1929 McKinneysburg
1890 1902 Ossipee
1891 1920 Carntown
1891 1903 Four Oaks
1891 1903 Marcus
1891 1905 Schuler
1891 1903 Wampum
1893 1909 Ivor
1894 1903 Emery
1895 1905 Tur
1897 1898 Ernst
1901 1905 Ezra
1902 1905 Pindell

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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.  Butler, for instance, was earlier known both as Lock #4, and Clayton, before they finally stuck with Butler.  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.