The following article is from The SouthSider: Local History and Genealogy of Southside Virginia, Volume XVI, Number 4, 1997. The SouthSider reserves all publishing rights. Permission granted by the editor, Gerald T. Gilliam, for use on the VAGenWeb Project Charlotte County Web Site. Charlotte County, Virginia Post Offices 1794 - 1970 by Gerald Tate Gilliam Abell / Jan. 1889 - Nov, 1906 / John E. Harimon first PM to Brookneal [Campbell County] Abilene / June 1894 changed name from County Line Cross Roads / closed Nov. - Nov. 1914 / Closed April 1960 to Charlotte Court House [see also County Line Cross Roads] Aspen / est. Jan. 1909 / Edward L. Canada first PM / Dec. 1964 became a Rural Independent Station / open 1970 (") Aspen Wall / Oct. 1841 - Sep. 1907 / Jessee Adkisson first PM to Clarkton [Halifax County] Baileyville / April 1883 - Nov, 1914 / Luke P. Bailey first PM to Phenix Barnesville / April 1866 - April 1969 / Lucas Boyden first PM to Red Oak Beatrice / May 1903 - March 1907 / Lula B. Holloway first PM to Redoak Beckettsville / Jan. 1871 - April 1874 / John C. Beckett first PM Capitola / Nov. 1902 - April 1904 / Harper R. Davis first PM / to Charlotte Court House Center View / est. Nov. 1875 / John L. Taylor first PM / Jan. 1881 name changed to Westonville [see also Westonville] Charlotte Court House / est, 1794 / Andrew Harrison first PM June 1874 name changed to Smithville / Oct, 1901 name returned to Charlotte Court House / open 1970 [see also Smithville] Coles Ferry / Cub Creek changed its name to Coles Ferry Jan. 1860 / closed April 1905 / to Clarkton [Halifax County] [see also Cub Creek (#I)] County Line Cross Roads / est. Sep. 1855 / Newton B. Jeffress first PM / June 1894 changed it name to Abilene [see also Abilene] Cub Creek (#I) / est. Jan, 1835 / James Y. Buster first PM / Jan. 1860 changed its name to Coles Ferry [see also Coles Ferry] Cub Creek (#2) / name of Harrisburg changed to Cub Creek June 1878 / closed June 1906 / to Charlotte Court House [ see also Harrisburg] Cullen/ formerly called Wardsfork changed Oct. 1909 to Cullen active 1970 [see also Wardsfork] Drakes Branch / est. Aug. 1853 / Stephen Bedford, Jr first PM active 1970 Duprees / formerly Duprees Old Store and reopened as Duprees in May 1881 /closed July 1918 / to Finneywood (Mecklenburg County] [see also Duprees Old Store] Duprees Old Store / est. Sep. 1837 / Thomas 1, Morriss first PM closed Feb. 1881 and reopened May 1881 under the new name of Duprees [see also Duprees] Eureka Mills / March 1873 - May 1905 / William W. Watkins, Jr. first PM / to Keysville Fariston / April 1888 - Jan. 1907 / John B. Faris first PM / to Keysville Fineywood / Feb. 1828 - June 1836 / Mack Good first PM Formosa / Jan. 1898 - Oct. 1944 / Milton L. Dickinson first PM to Randolph Friend's Grove / June 1830 - Aug. 1851 / William Huntington first PM Giffgaff / July 1886 - Feb. 1915 / William R. Lipscomb first PM to Randolph Harrisburg / est. Oct. 1874 / Nathan H. Hamlett first PM / name changed to Cub Creek June 1978 [see also Cub Creek (42)] Harvey's Store / est. June 1827 / Thomas Harvey first PM / Jan. 1875 name changed to Madisonville (see also Madisonville] Haymond / April 1895 - Feb. 1897 / Henry B. Young first PM to Smithville Hillandale / Nov. 1885 - April 1904 / William S. Morton first PM to Charlotte Court House Hillcroft / Feb 1901 - Feb 1903 / Samuel C. Daniel first PM / to Tola Hosmer / Dec. 1907 - Sep. 1929 / Lee R. Driskill first PM / to Cullen Howell's Ferry / April 1805 - 1813 / James Ferry first PM Hugh / Nov. 1893 - May 1905 / William R. Lispcomb first PM to Redoak Keysville / est. Jan. 1816 / John Key first PM / closed twice 1820 -May 1826; Nov. - Nov. 1853 / active 1970 Laconia / Feb. 1881 - May 1905 Augustus G. Klise first PM to Redoak Ligons / Nov. 1852 - Dec. 1852 George N. Rolls first PM Lindward / April 1886 - Mar. 1914 / John E. Roberts first PM to Chase City [Mecklenburg County] Lula / Sep. 1878 - Nov. 1907 / Price L. Carey first PM / to Drakes Branch Madisonville / formerly Harvey's Store, changed Jan. 1875 / closed Dec. 1964 / to Pamplin [Appomattox County] [see also Harvey's Store] Midland / March 1836 - March 1855 / William Lawson first PM closed Jan. 1839 - Nov. 1843 Morton's Store / est. [not recorded] - 1809 / Charles Morton appointed PM Oct. 1807 Mossing Ford/Mossingford / Oct. 1839 - March 1908 / Isaac Overbey first PM / closed March 1846 - Jan. 1853 / to Saxe Ontario / April 1873 - Jan. 1968 / Homer 1. (or J.) Hall first PM closed Jan. 1877 - May 1888 / to Drakes Branch Phenix / est. March 1909 / Luke P. Bailey first PM / active 1970 Priddyville / April 1883 - Sep. 1883 / W. J. Williamson first PM to Mossing Ford Randolph (#I) / Aug. 1872 - June 1877 / R.R. Roberts first PM Randolph (#2) / name changed from Talcott to Randolph Aug. 1881 / active 1970 [see also Talcott] Reardon / June 1892 - Sep. 1904 /Lulie C. Snell first PM / to Red House Red House / est. Nov, 1800 / William Robinson first PM / closed [date not recorded] - June 1825 / active 1970 Red Oak / name changed from Redoak [date not given] / active 1970 [see also Redoak, Red Oak Grove] Red Oak Grove / est. July 1839 / John Y. Richards first PM Dec. 1894 name changed to Redoak [ see also Redoak, Red Oak] Redoak / Dec. 1894 name altered from Red Oak Grove [date not given I changed to Red Oak [see also Red Oak, Red Oak Grove] Reeses / Nov, 1880 - Oct. 1905 / William E. Green first PM closed March 1883 - Feb. 1885 / to Randolph Ridgeway / formerly Rough Creek Church, changed to Ridgeway Nov. 1844 / altered to Rough Creek Nov. 1849 [see also Rough Creek, Rough Creek Church] Roanoke Bridge / Feb. 1828 - July 1859 / James W. Douglass first PM Rolling Hill / Jan. 1858 - Aug. 1954 / Nathan B. Harvey first PM / closed twice Dec. 1874 - July 1875-1 Feb 1878 - Feb. 1885 / to Madisonville Rough Creek / changed from Ridgeway Nov. 1849 / closed Sep. 1866 - May 1872 / closed June 1909 / to Charlotte Court House (see also Ridgeway, Rough Creek Church] Rough Creek Church / est. [not recorded] / Claiborne Barksdale, Jr. appointed PM July 1811 / changed to Ridgeway Nov, 1844 [see also Ridgeway, Rough Creek] Saxe / est. May 1889 / William F. Daniel first PM / active 1970 Shetland / Nov. 1901 - Mar. 1906 / Samuel S. Spencer first PM to Saxe Siddings / June 1909 - May 19 10 / C. W. Burton first PM / to Brookneal [Campbell County] Smithville / name changed from Charlotte Court House June 1874 / name restored to Charlotte Court House Oct. 1901 [ see also Charlotte Court House] Stanton Hill / April 1816 - Oct. 1817 / Robert Hester first PM Stonesville / March 1834 - April 1840 / John Eubank first PM Talcott / est. June 1855 / Albin G. Saunders first PM / name changed to Randolph Aug. 1881 [see also Randolph (#2)] Taro / May 1895 - Aug, 1911 / Henry C. Adams first PM / to Hosmer Terryville / Oct. 1887 - Jan. 1907 / Robert Lee Terry first PM to Brookneal [Campbell County] Tola / Nov. 1898 - Nov, 1914 / Thomas 1. (or J.) Childress first PM / to Phenix Tony [Tomy?] / April 1903 - Dec. 1903 / Alfred F. Fears first PM / to Cub Creek Tula / May 1889 - June 1890 / Laura C. Wilson first PM / to Pamplin [Appomattox County] Vincent Store / Sep. 1887 - Dec. 1913 / Richard F. Andrews first PM / to Richmond [why mail was transferred to Richmond was not explained.] Wardsfork / est. April 1909 / J.W. Dickerson first PM /Oct 11)09 name changed to Cullen [ see also Cullen] Wardsfork Mill / April 1878 - May 1906 / Elijah W. Harvey first PM / to Charlotte Court House Westonville / name changed from Center View Jan, 1881 / closed Feb. 1991 / to Abbyville [Mecklenburg County] Wheeler's Springs / March 1805 - Dec. 1841 / William McKinney first PM Wren / May 1894 - July 1953 / George T. Webb first PM / to Phenix Wylliesburg/Wylliesburgh / est. [not shown] / Hugh Wyllie appointed PM Oct. 1800 / July 1891 name changed from Wylliesburgh to Wylliesburg / active 1970 The Southsider is published quarterly by the Charlotte County Branch of The Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, Post Office Box 104, Charlotte Court House, VA 23923-0104. The subscription rate (1999) is $8.00 for the calendar year.