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Early West Marion County Postoffices

Articles from 1976 Journal-Register Newspaper

Early West Marion County Postoffices

Submitted by Monya Havekost.

The Journal-Record - Bicentennial Edition
Thursday, July 1, 1976
Section B, Page 5

EARLY POST OFFICE IN WEST MARION CO.
The following is a report on Post Offices in West Marion County
from the General Services Administration, National Archives and Records
Service, Washington, D.C.
BEXAR, MARION COUNTY, ALABAMA - This post office was established
August 12th 1843. It was discontinued July 18, 1866; re-established July
12, 1872; discontinued July 23, 1874; re-established September 23, 1874 and
FINAL discontinuation February 15, 1974.  
The postmaster as Bexar Post Office were John BROWN, Samuel A.
BARNES, Lemuel B. TRUELOVE, Willie W. PEARCE, Marcus D. L. SPEARMAN, Jesse
D. ARNOLD, Merrill W. CLAYTON, Pearce GOGGINS, Orince W. COFIELD, and
Lillie Lou STIDHAM LOCKRIDGE.

SHOTTSVILLE, MARION COUNTY, ALABAMA - Shottsville Post Office was
established February 10, 1874; discontinued February 27, 1884;
re-established June 3, 1886 and FINAL discontinuation February 23, 1905 by
reason of free delivery mail route from Bexar, Alabama.
Postmasters at Shottsville were: Lovick C. SHOTTS, C. NORTHINTON,
John L. SHOTTS and Tillman L. SHOTTS.

COCKRELL, MARIO (sic) COUNTY, ALABAMA - This Post Office was
established July 21, 1893 and discontinued February 28, 1905 by reason of
free delivery from Bexar. Postmasters at Cockrell were Lawrence T. HOLMES
and A. C. SHOTTS.

BULL MOUNTAIN, MARION COUNTY ALABAMA - Bull Mountain Post Office
was established June 22, 1874 and discontinued February 15, 1905 by reason
of free mail delivery from Bexar. Postmasters at Bull Mountain were Isham
J. LOYD and Millie F. SHOTTS.

SAVOY, MARION COUNTY, ALABAMA - Savoy Post Office was established
January 28, 1888 and discontinued July 14, 1906. Postmasters there were:
James J. KILGO, Sanders B. WILLIAMS and Peter M. SCOTT.

The Star Route mail was carried from Savoy, via Bull Mountain,
Cockrell, Shottsville to Bexar and returned in the afternoon by the same
route, three times per week by pouch on horseback by James Russell EMERSON.
The Free Delivery mail carried to replace the Star Route was
carried by John R. COFIELD from Bexar, Alabama by horse and buggy and later
automobile.

 

 

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