Harnett County Post Offices

Compiled by Don Guthrie

From microfilm in the National Archives

 

 

(First published in the Sanford Herald July 26, 1977)

 

Location                                                            Postmaster, Date Took Office

 

Avery Store                                                    Neill Stewart, 4-4-1855

(formerly in Cumberland County

Name changed to Averysborough, 1858    Neill S. Stewart, 4-4-1858

                                                                        Thomas Colville, 11-23-1866

                                                                        Robert Norris, 4-9-1867

                                                                        Neill S. Stewart, 11-10-1874

                                                                        Ellen W. Stewart, 12-16-1878

                        Neill S. Stewart, 11-28-1883

Name changed to Averasboro, 1884                     Neill S. Stewart, 7-14-1884

                                                                        Edward L. Parker, 6-25-1889

Discontinued, papers to Dunn, 12-2-1903  Fistus A. Parker, 8-10-1893

                                                                        Maggie D. Parker, 1-21-1899

                                                                        Harrison V. Moulton, 8-28-1901

 

Harrington (formerly in Cumberland County)       William G. Harrington, 6-9-1855

                                                                        John M.L. Harrington, 12-16-1865

                                                                        Annie Harrington, 2-26-1867

                                                                        John M.L. Harrington, 11-10-1873

Discontinued, papers to Broadway, Lee Co.           Thomas B. McLeod, 8-17-1885

                                                                        James S. Harrington, 5-14-1889

                                                                        Nannie S. Harrington, 11-15-1890

 

Summerville (formerly in Cumberland Co.)          Malcom McKay, 10-13-1855

                                    Archibald R. Horton, 10-22-1857

Discontinued, 12-11-1866                                   

Re-established, 1-8-1867                                    Emiline Faucett, 1-8-1867

Discontinued, 6-12-1867            

Re-established, 7-27-1868                                  Daniel McDonald, 7-27-1868

Discontinued, 7-11-1873

Re-established, 7-31-1873                                  Malcolm McKay, 7-31-1873

Discontinued, 6-20-1876

Re-established, 8-4-1886                                    John A. Cameron, 8-4-1886

                                                                        Mrs. Fannie M. Chapin, 10-18-1889

                                                                        Jennie H. Withers, 8-10-1893

                                    Cora Bryan, 11-27-1897

Discontinued, 10-31-1908                                    Mary E. Faucette, 10-15-1902

 

Buey's Creek                                       Julius McLeod, 1-15-1856

                                                                        William Sexton, 3-27-1858

Discontinued, 12-6-1866

Re-established, named changed to Bowie's           James A. Johnson, 4-11-1878

Creek, 1878                                                       W.J. Long, 9-8-1879

Changed to Long, 1898

                                                                        William J. Long, 6-16-1898

Discontinued, papers to Lillington, 7-15-1904        William A. Green, 11-3-1898

Mill Grove                                                         John McNeill, 4-4-1856

Discontinued, 4-20-1857

Re-Established, 1865                                          Mrs. Roxana McNeill, 12-11-1865

Discontinued, 8-9-1869

 

Bunn's Level                                                    William Parker, 4-12-1856

Name written Bunns' Level, 1856             David Byrd, 10-15-1860

                        Joseph H. Atkinson, 1-26-1861

Changed to Mill Grove, 12-16-1865, see above

Re-established as Bunn's Level                            McLeod (first name illegible), 5-22-1872

Discontinued, 4-13-1874                        

Re-established, 2-29-1876                                  James A. Jones, 2-29-1876

                                                                        Adolphus R. Wilson, 11-18-1887

Discontinued, changed to Bunnlevel, 1894 William W. Allen, 7-7-1894

Discontinued, mail to Duke, 3-1-1905; see

Duke

Returned to Bunnlevel, 1913                                Charlie M. Allen, 7-24-1913

                                                                        Lauchlin A. Bethune, 4-1-1936

                                                                        Mrs. Cleo V. Hood, 2-10-1944

                                                                        Mrs. Lucille M. Byrd, 4-1-1948

 

Norval                                                  Nathan Douglass, 10-25-1856

Discontinued, 12-11-1866

Re-established, 8-1867                                       Mrs. Margaret A. Oliver, 8-3-1867

Discontinued, 7-19-1878

Re-established, 1883                                          William J. Kelly, 12-7-1883

                                                                        Felix M. McKay, 12-20-1886

                                                                        Paul McKay, 2-14-1901

                                    Prentiss McKay, 12-5-1907

Discontinued, 10-31-1908                                    William M. McKay, 3-26-1908

 

Neill's Creek (formerly in Cumberland Co.)          Cornelius H. Cofield, 10-30-1850

Changed to Winslow, 1858

 

Winslow                                                           Cornelius H. Cofield, 12-8-1858

                                                                        Henrietta Cofield, 6-10-1859

Discontinued, 8-9-1869                                       Alfred Smith, 10-14-1867

Re-established, 10-21-1874                                 Melinda (last name illegible), 10-26-1874

                                                                        Robert T. Stuart, 7-7-1877

                                                                        Mrs. F. Holloway, 10-10-1877

Discontinued, papers to Willow Springs,

7-15-1904

 

Barclaysville (formerly in Cumberland Co.)         Leocadia J. Barclay, 6-10-1859

                                                                        Miss Susan L. Raboteou, 5-3-1866

Discontinued, 5-13-1869

Re-established, 8-15-1872                                  Christian Barbee, 8-15-1872

Miss Jane Page, 7-2-1870

Martin E. Byrd, 12-7-1880

Albert W. Gregory, 12-7-1887

George M. Gregory, 11-28-1907

Discontinued, 4-15-1915, papers to Angier            Alvis B. Currin, 12-9-1911

 

McNeills Ferry                                      Jacob Reardon, 11-20-1866

Discontinued, 8-9-1869

 

Chalk Level (formerly in Cumberland Co.)           John D. Pegram, 8-1-1867

                                                                        Catharine Williams, 8-9-1869

Discontinued, 3-6-1871

Re-established, 8-22-1871                                  Sarah Pegram, 8-22-1871

Discontinued, papers to Key, 12-24-1889 to

4-22-1890                                                         Mrs. Mary E. Abarnathy, 4-22-1890

Re-established, 1890                                          Joseph G. Murray, 7-6-1898

                                                                        George E. Prince, 10-10-1899

Discontinued, papers to Kipling, 9-15-190?            Nora H. Spence, 1-14-1901

 

Harnett                                                           Thomas T. Vestal, 4-30-1868

                                                                        Andrew J. Kivett, 4-23-1872

Changed to Lillington, 10-19-1874                       

Re-established, 1909                                          John C. Bain, 6-28-1909

                                                                        John W. Byrd, 12-17-1913

Discontinued, mail to Bunnlevel, 6-15-1918           Thomas L. Kite, 1-24-1917

 

Lillington                                                          Andrew J. Kivett, 10-19-1874

                                                                        George W. Turner, 3-30-1876

                                                                        John R. Marsh, 7-1-1878

                                                                        George W. Turner, 10-20-1882

                                                                        James T. Rogers, 6-29-1885

                                                                        Mrs. Ella A. Atkins, 5-11-1889

                                                                        J.E. Ligon, 5-13-1909?

                                                                        James N. Fuquay, 12-2-1916

                                                                        Henry T. Atkins, 11-9-1921

                                                                        Merrimon D. Lanier, 2-12-1962

                                                                        Louis E. Bottiglier, 12-31-1962

 

Spout Springs                                      Neil McPhail, 4-18-1870

                                                                        William J. McDaniel, 6-13-1881

                                                                        Marshal McD. Williams, 7-6-1888

                                                                        Gustav W. Buhmann, 1-15-1892

                                                                        Platt Bullard, 7-8-1893

Spelling changed to Spoutsprings, 6-2-1894         

                                                                        Daniel R. Barnes, 6-2-1894

                                                                        David Godfrey, 7-26-1898

                                                                        William C. Munn, 6-19-1903

                                                                        Alfred C. Martin, 9-23-1903

                                                                        David Godfrey, 1903

                                                                        William C. Munn, 1903

                                                                        Charles B. Kelly, 4-15-1904

                                                                        Neill (first name illegible), 3-22-1904

                                                                        William L. Smith, 5-26-1905

                                                                        Henry G. Dean, 2-6-1908

                                                                        John T. Bowers, 10-15-1913

                                                                        Edwin B. Hodgin, 5-11-1914

                                                                        Paul R. Dozier, 10-9-1915

Discontinued, mail to Overhills, 8-15-1923           

                                                                        David A. Huffines, 12-5-1921

                                                                        John S. Johnson, 11-29-1922

 

Troyville                                                           Joseph A. Stewart, 6-15-1877

Discontinued, mail to Coats, 7-13-1903                 Andrew D. Coats, 1-31-1903

 

Bradley's Store                                               Andrew Bradley, 9-16-1879

                                                                        Stephen S. Bradley, 5-23-1889

Changed to Kipling, 1-23-1900                             Neill A. Smith, 4-13-1904

 

Westville                                                         Jacob West, 9-16-1879

                                                                        Julia West, 4-22-1907

                                                                        Julia Black, 2-11-1909

Discontinued, mail to Thornwall, 10-31-1913         Anguish A. West, 3-26-1912

 

Variety Grove                                      Daniel McLean, 9-16-1879

Discontinued, papers Paolia, 2-16-1897                William N. McDonald, 11-7-1896

 

Amos (Ano, Amo?)                                          Luther Washburn, 1-11-1881

Discontinued, 12-19-1881

 

Wade                                                               Julius J. Wade, 6-9-1882

Changed to Lucknow, 9-27-1886              Julius J. Wade, 9-27-1886

Changed to Dunn, 11-26-1868

 

May                                                                 Marshall Prince, 12-6-1883

Discontinued, papers to Fuquay Springs,   Alonzo S. Baughcom, 3-7-1898

10-22-1904

 

Stewart's Academy                                        Daniel Stewart, 9-11-1884

Discontinued, papers to Troyville, 2-2-1892

 

Turlington                                                        Leonidas L. Turlington, 10-6-1885

Discontinued, mail to Duke, 11-30-1907                Devereux Turlington, 9-20-1886

 

Leaflet                                                 Mrs. Ann B. Withers, 4-7-1886

                                                                        Elizabeth McLean, 11-9-1885

                                                                        Catharine Williams, 12-18-1895

Discontinued, 10-31-1908                                    Mrs. Katie Thomas, 5-14-1908

 

Alasco                                                 Thomas McClamb, 8-17-1886

Discontinued, papers to Benson, 7-3-1891

 

Dunn                                                                Julius J. Wade, 11-26-1886

                                                                        Guilford W. Cox, 4-12-1889

                                                                        Mrs. Louisa McKay, 4-8-1893

                                                                        Adolphus R. Wilson, 6-23-1897

                                                                        Thomas J. Jackson, 12-16-1909

                                                                        Eugene T. Lee, 1-1-1913

                                                                        Edgar C. West, 8-20-1921

                                                                        William D. Holland, 6-21-1922

                                                                        Neill S. Green, 3-10-1931

                                                                        Henry A. Parker, 2-12-1936

                                                                        William E. Baldwin, 7-10-1936

                                                                        Mrs. Carrie F. Baldwin, 8-1-1945

                                                                        Ralph Wade, 8-1-1946

                                                                        Thad H. Pope, 8-30-1956

 

McGills                                                  Hugh McL. Cameron, 11-22-1887

Discontinued, papers to Spout Springs, 10-2-1888

 

Poe's                                                               Maury H. Poe, 6-25-1888

                                                                        Allison D. Byrd, 4-14-1888

Changed, mail to Buies, 2-9-1899

 

Key                                                                  William Byrd, 1-23-1888

                                                                        Josiah Jackson, 11-3-1891

                                                                        William Byrd, 1-25-1888

Dicontinued, papers to Averasboro, 7-21-1903      Robert M. Parker, 12-9-1899

 

Dickinson                                                         Daniel McN. McKay, 1-25-1888

                                                                        William H. McKay, 4-21-1889

                                                                        Iranmara McKay, 6-22-1895

Discontinued, papers to Dunn, 12-2-1903  Mary A. McKay, 1-27-1898

 

Toomer                                                            James A. Morgan, 12-10-1888

Discontinued, papers to: (no papers), 7-3-1891

 

Chafin                                                  John L. A. Brown, 2-8-1890

Discontinued, mail to Broadway, 1031-1908

 

Wythe                                                             James A. Morgan, 8-20-1890

Discontinued, mail to Angier, 3-3-1905                 John D. Campbell, 4-22-1903

 

Polk                                                                  Thaddeus E. Smith, 1-8-1891

Discontinued, mail to Holly Springs, 10-22-1904

 

Mohawk                                                           Roary B. Douglass, 8-12-1891

Discontinued, 10-31-1908                                    Cornelius B. McNeill, 4-11-1898

 

Helena                                                 Andrew F. Johnson, 4-21-1892

Discontinued, papers to Poe's, 7-29-1893

 

Fishcreek                                                         John H. Byrd, 6-2-1892

                                                                        Mary H. Byrd, 9-2-1896

                                                                        Malcom M. Black, 4-6-1906

Discontinued, mail to Lillington, 10-31-1908          Jennie B. Patterson, 2-6-1907

 

Paolia                                                               Hugh D. McCormick, 8-26-1892

Discontinued, mail to Cambro, 5-2-1906   Angus Shaw, 7-6-1898

 

Legal                                                                James K. Brown, 4-16-1894

                                                                        R. James Patterson, 4-12-1898

Discontinued, papers to Leaflet, 11-23-1898          J. Turner, 6-26-1898

Re-established, 1900                                          Emma L. Stephens, 2-8-1900

Discontinued, 10-31-1908

 

Linden                                                  Bettie A. Jones, 3-7-1895

                                                                        John M. Hodges, 12-3-1907

Discontinued, 4-30-1914

Re-established, 6-4-1914 in Cumberland Co.         Chester O. Bell, 6-4-1914

Linden was also called Little River Heading

 

Buies Creek                                                     Allison D. Byrd, 2-9-1899

                                                                        Willie G. Byrd, 3-23-1906

                                                                        Zachary T. Kivett, 3-15-1909

                                                                        Junius F. Blackman, 4-22-1914

                                                                        Fred J. Eaton, 3-22-1920

                                                                        Bernard F. McLeod, 1-24-1922

                                                                        Theophilus S. McLeod, 11-8-1922

                                                                        Henry L. Avent, 3-31-1934

                                                                        Mrs. Mary E. McLeod, 2-29-1960

 

Angier                                                 Benton F. Williams, 7-14-1899

                                                                        William M. Young, 9-7-1906

                                                                        Willie E. Wilson, 7-16-1912

                                                                        James A. Hockaday, 4-22-1914

                                                                        Charlie A. Guy, 1-5-1922

                                                                        Charles S. Adams, 2-14-1934

                                                                        Lancy E. Johnson, 3-16-1934

                                                                        Mrs. Lancy E. Johnson, 7-20-1939

                                                                        Alvin A. Weis, 8-31-1960

                                                                        Roy C. Williams Jr., 2-17-1961

 

Thornwall (formerly in Cumberland Co.)  Jonathan E. Elliott, 1-16-1903

Discontinued, mail to Manchester, 10-31-1932

 

Cambro                                                            William J. Johnson, 3-18-1903

Discontinued, 12-15-1911, mail to Westville

 

Overhills                                                          John F. Bowers, 3-19-1914

                                                                        Nicholas R. Lewis, 8-26-1916

                                                                        Robert J. Gurganious, 11-20-1917

                                                                        William S. West, 2-2-1926

                                                                        V.O. Turner, 6-2-1933

                                                                        Robert J. Gurganious, 8-8-1935

                                                                        Mrs. Coral D. Shaw, 7-27-1942

                                                                        Mrs. Vernice H. Bruce, 10-25-1943

 

Chalybeate Springs                                         William I. Senter, 5-16-1903

                                                                        David H. Senter, 12-5-1903

                                                                        Junius D. Pearson, 11-1-1906

                                                                        Alexander A. Johnson, 4-18-1916

                                                                        Katy B. Furr, 1-22-1918

                                                                        Junius D. Pearson, 11-27-1918

Discontinued, 4-30-1958                         Ray B. Johnson, 10-27-1936

Re-Established, 1958                                          Mrs. Amanda H. Melvin, 4-13-1949

Discontinued, 3-29-1969                         Ray B. Johnson, 9-7-1949

 

Coats                                                               Andrew D. Coats, 7-13-1905

                                                                        Reuben O. Stewart, 12-14-1904

                                                                        Mrs. Lucy Kelly, 12-15-1934

                                                                        Mrs. Ophelia Roberts, 7-31-1961

 

Duke                                                                Felix M. McKay, 9-30-1903

                                                                        Edwin S. Yarbrough, 3-11-1914

                                                                        Mrs. J.B. McDonald, 4-1-1920

                                                                        Felix M. McKay, 10-1-1921

                                                                        Oscar R. Simpson, 7-21-1922

                                                                        Felix M. McKay, 1-1-1925 (from Duke)

Changed to Erwin, 1926                          John F. Lynch, 7-1-1933

                                                                        Charles M. Crawford, 9-30-1955

 

Flee Hill                                                            Charles B. Kelly, 11-22-1904

Changed to Pineview, 3-29-1906

 

Kipling                                                  Neill Smith, 1-23-1900

                                                                        Clement W. Matthews, 2-26-1909

                                                                        Dayton R. Smith, 7-23-1913

                                                                        Max D. Smith Sr., 2-28-1954

 

Pineview                                                          Charles B. Kelly, 3-29-1906

                                                                        William Barnett, 2-6-1908

Discontinues, mail to Jonesboro, rescinded           W.T. Murray, 2-25-1922

Re-established same year, 1939              Miss Minnie Murray, 5-2-1922

                                                                        Samuel A. Cameron, 11-9-1922

Discontinued, mail to Jonesboro, 7-15-1942          Allen J. Wicker, 7-1-1939

 

Dewberry                                                        Wooster N. McClung, 7-26-1907

Changed to Rock Branch, 3-2-1908

 

Rock Branch                                                    Wooster N. McClung, 3-2-1908

George P. Horton, 5-3-1911

Changed to Olivia, 4-21-1913                              Willard A. Bicker, 8-29-1912

Re-established 1915                                           Daniel P. McDonald, 7-16-1915

Changed to Olivia, 4-8-1916

 

Argo                                                                Duncan Darroch, 6-12-1909

Discontinued, mail to Lillington, 3-15-1914

 

Mamers                                                           Conrad E. Thomas, 6-1-1914

                                                                        James F. Ellington, 2-1-1916

                                                                        Walter N. Ray, 7-20-1918

                                                                        Carl O'Quinn, 2-25-1920

                                                                        James R. Patterson, 5-31-1953

 

Olivia                                                                Willard A. Bicker, 4-21-1913

Daniel P. McDonald, 10-28-1914

Changed to Rock Branch, 7-16-1915                     Daniel P. McDonald, 4-8-1916

Re-established 1916                                           Allen E. McDonald, 6-15-1921

                                                                        Miss Myrtle Smith, 12-7-1931

(name changed by marriage to Mrs. Myrtle Turner, 8-11-1932; named changed by

marriage to Mrs. Myrtle Brazo, 12-2-1942)

Mrs. Dorothy P. Cox, 4-27-1962

Mrs. Edith C. Swann, 11-2-1962

 

Casma                                                  Julius C. Ashworth, 9-27-1915

Discontinued, mail to Fuquay-Varina,                    Bruce W. Weathers, 6-16-1919

10-31-1943                                                        Miss Eva Anderson, 2-23-1928