HISTORY OF HERNANDO COUNTY

Post Offices

This page was formerly part of a web site maintained by Jeff Cannon which is no longer available. He has allowed me to add the page to the fivay.org web site. The information was compiled by author and historian Jeff Cannon from U.S. Postal Service microfilm records at the National Archives. The more recent dates of appointments were taken from the U.S. Postal Service website. Some early post offices established in Hernando County were within Citrus County when that county was established in 1887. These included Stage Pond, Hernando, Tompkinsville (Inverness), Lecanto, Floral City, Mannfield, Viana, Rosehill, Oakdale, Orleans, Fairmont, Arlington, and Citronelle. Most Citrus County offices are not included here, except those established prior to the Civil War. Other early post offices established in Hernando County were within Pasco County when that county was established, also in 1887. Those post offices are listed separately on the Pasco post offices page. Hernando County was known as Benton County from 1844 to 1850.


ADD

The post office was applied for under the names Mayor or Add, however on October 08, 1884 was established as the Add post office. The Add post office was named for its founder Addison P. McKeown and only postmaster. Was discontinued on July 31, 1894 with services to the Brooksville post office.

Locations were as follows:
October 08, 1884- NE¼ of S23- T21s- R19e (4 miles southeast of the Stage Pond post office- 6½ north of the Brooksville post office- 4 miles west of the Scrub post office- 7 miles west of the Withlacoochee River)

Addison P. McKeown Postmaster October 08, 1884


AUGUSTA

This office was established on January 31, 1845 in then Benton County, which would later become Hernando County. Was discontinued on October 17, 1860 after postmaster Albert Clark (sic)* was murdered, October 01, 1860, by one of his slaves named Hamp., who was hanged for the crime on October 13, 1860. It was later learned that Hamp. was paid $200 by Albert Clark's (sic)* step-son, James Boyd, and Mrs. Clark (sic)* as compensation for taking the life of his master. James Boyd was eventually committed to the penitentiary for his involvement in the murder.

Locations were as follows:
No site locations are recorded. See map under Melendez post office entry.

*Note: some documents give the spelling as Clarke while other spell it Clark.


Albert Clark Postmaster January 31, 1854



BAY CITY or RITAL

Office was established as the Bay City post office on February 01, 1887. There are indications that sometime around 1906 the name was proposed to be called Rital, however records state "never in effect". While there are no Bay City postmasters listed beyond 1906 there was a postmaster listed for the Rital post office, which would correspond with the date that the Bay City post office was discontinued. Bay City was discontinued on July 31, 1916 with services to the Trilby post office in Pasco County.

Locations were as follows:
February 01, 1887- NW¼ of S04- 23s- 21e (150 yards west of the South Florida Railroad tracks- 150 feet from the Bay City Depot- 150 yards west of the Withlacoochee River- 2½ miles south of the Oriole post office- 11 miles east of the Brooksville post office)

May 03, 1897- NW¼ of S04- 23s- 21e (300 yards of the Withlacoochee River- 100 feet west of the S.F.&W. Railroad tracks- 3 miles south of the Oriole post office- 4 miles north of the Macon post office in Pasco County)

Thomas Sherlock Postmaster February 01, 1887
John C. Calhoun Postmaster April 30, 1895
Josiah N. Griswold Postmaster February 26, 1906
Arnold R. Jenkins Postmaster October 24, 1913 (Rital)


BAY PORT or BAYPORT

Office was established on May 06, 1854 in the heart of the Bayport settlement. The post office was discontinued on May 17, 1867, however was re-established on November 12, 1867. On September 24, 1895 the name of the post office was changed from Bay Port to Bayport. Office was discontinued on March 01, 1955 effective on March 15, 1955 with services to the Brooksville post office.

Locations were as follows:
December 27, 1867- SE¼ of S25- T22s- R16e. (½ mile north of Jenkins Creek- 1 mile north of the Weekiwachee River)

August 24, 1887- SE¼ of S25- T22s- R16e. (1/8 mile north of the Weekiwachee River)

May 04, 1895- SE¼ of S25- T22s- R16e.

January 02, 1905- S30- T22s- R17e. (Proposed to be moved 600 feet west of former location)

January 15, 1942- SE¼ of S30- T22s- R17e. (½ east of the Gulf of Mexico- ¼ north of the Weekiwachee River)

Thomas H. Parsons Postmaster May 06, 1854
John E. Johnson Postmaster October 12, 1856
Andrew J. Decatur Postmaster June 29, 1857
Marshall W. Garland Postmaster January 16, 1860
John Sylvester Postmaster November 12, 1867
Mrs. Laura M. Garrison Postmaster November 09, 1873
Jesse S. Bruner Postmaster July 14, 1875
Linn B. Sanders Postmaster October 26, 1880
Jesse S. Bruner Postmaster April 26, 1881
John D. Parsons Postmaster January 23, 1882
Linn B. Sanders Postmaster June 14, 1883
Miss. Frances A. Corzell Postmaster August 03, 1887
Warren J. Parson Postmaster January 02, 1889
Isaac N. Garrison Postmaster September 24, 1889
Mrs. Mary A. Willingham Postmaster January 09, 1896
Walter J. Turner Postmaster April 15, 1896
Mrs. Elvira A. Whisenaut Postmaster May 12, 1897
Joseph L. Goethe Postmaster February 14, 1899
Mrs. Frances V. Goethe Postmaster June 18, 1910- deceased Sept. 22, 1935
Mrs. Marie J. Green Acting Postmaster October 11, 1935
Mrs. Marie J. Green Postmaster February 10, 1936- resigned
Mrs. Agnes J. Goethe Acting Postmaster November 19, 1939
Mrs. Agnes J. Goethe Postmaster February 03, 1940


PIERCEVILLE or BROOKSVILLE

This post office was established as the Pierceville post office on August 04, 1854. The office was discontinued on March 09, 1867, however it was re-established on May 1, 1867. On January 10, 1871 the name of the post office was changed from Pierceville to Brooksville post office. Today, the Brooksville post office still remain in service.

Locations were as follows:
July 05, 1867- NW¼ of SE¼ of S22- T22s- R19e. (Pierceville post office- locally known as Brooksville- Noted: no postmaster at this post office)

March 29, 1870- SE¼ of S22- T22s- R19e. "Pierceville is name of post office at this place (Brooksville)"

May 29, 1875- SE¼ of S22- T22s- R19e. (Brooksville, formerly known as Pierceville)

November 16, 1914- SE¼ of S22- T22s- R19e. (Brooksville- 2,900 feet north of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad tracks- 1,900 feet east of the Tampa Northern Railroad tracks)

March 07, 1927- NE¼ of S22- T22s- R19e. (Brooksville)

March 03, 1942- SE¼ of S22- T22s- R19e. (Brooksville- No. 1 North Main Street- 3 blocks southeast of the Brooksville Depot)

See also Melendez post office

James B. Hogan Postmaster August 04, 1854 (Pierceville)
Thomas H. Parsons Postmaster January 21, 1856 (Pierceville)
Bernard Sohan Postmaster April 06, 1857 (Pierceville
William M. Garrison Postmaster May 26, 1857 (Pierceville)
Mrs. Amanda Mann Postmaster May 01, 1867 (Pierceville)
No Postmaster Noted by Wm. Wall ... July 05, 1867 (Pierceville)
Mrs. Amanda Mann- noted Postmaster March 29, 1870 (Pierceville)
William W. Wall- noted Asst. Postmaster March 29, 1870 (Pierceville)
Henry Rountree Postmaster January 10, 1871 (Brooksville)
William M. Garrison Postmaster December 10, 1872 (Brooksville)
John J. Hale Postmaster February 25, 1873 (Brooksville)
Washington May Postmaster May 05, 1873
William B. Center Postmaster January 08, 1874
Jacob F. Coogler
Postmaster February 26, 1875
Tomas J. Cook Postmaster December 08, 1876
Theophilus Higgenbottom Postmaster August 21, 1879
Frank Elmore Saxon Postmaster March 24, 1880
Fred L. Roberts Postmaster May 01, 1883
Linton Bird Postmaster March 19, 1884
Rev. Absalom M.C. Russell Postmaster December 10, 1884
DeSamuch T. Smith Postmaster October 16, 1889
John Probert Cobb Postmaster October 04, 1893
Charles C. Peck Postmaster October 22, 1897
Algernon Keathly Postmaster September 01, 1913
Miss Adelaide De Lauzanne Acting Postmaster January 29, 1934
Miss Adelaide De Lauzanne Postmaster February 01, 1934
Charles L. Ashbrook Postmaster January 20, 1942- retired Dec. 31, 1952
James H. McMullen Acting Postmaster December 31, 1952
Ira W. McCollum Acting Postmaster April 30, 1953
Ira W. McCollum Postmaster July 06, 1954
Luis Ares Office-In-Charge October 17, 1980
Thomas F. Magillian Postmaster November 15, 1980
Robert A. Carlton Office-In-Charge October 01, 2002
Robert A. Carlton Postmaster October 19, 2009


CENTRALIA

Office was established on June 10, 1910 and was part of the Centralia sawmill community. Was discontinued on December 11, 1922 effective immediately with services to Brooksville post office.

Locations were as follows:
June 10, 1910- SE¼ of S36- T21s- R17e. (village just starting, to service about 15002- ½ miles north of the Freeman post office)

November 13, 1914- SE¼ of S31- T21s- R17e. (about 8 miles north of Bayport post office- 150 east of the Tampa Norther Railroad track and Centralia Depot)


Edgar A. Roberts Postmaster June 10, 1910
Duncan E. McArthur Postmaster December 03, 1918


CHEESCOWISKA

Office was established on March 23, 1846 in then Benton County, which would later become Hernando County. Office was discontinued on September 24, 1849. Today this post office would have been situated in Citrus County, which was once a part of Hernando County until being divided in 1887.

Locations were as follows:
No site locations are recorded.


Arthur H. Morse Postmaster March 23, 1846


CHOCOCHATEE

Office was established on January 02, 1845 in then Benton County, which would later become Hernando County. Office was discontinued on February 27, 1847, however was re-established on October 14, 1847. Office was discontinued a final time on October 07, 1850 with service likely to the nearby Pierceville post office, although not indicated.

Locations were as follows:
No site locations are recorded.

Isaac Garrason Postmaster January 02, 1845
James Boarder Postmaster June 18, 1846
James Boyets Postmaster October 14, 1847
Columbus R. Alexander Postmaster July 11, 1848


COVE BEND

Office was established on June 21, 1880 in Hernando County. Was discontinued on January 09, 1884 with service to Floral City post office, now in what is Citrus County.

Locations were as follows:
June 21, 1880- SE¼ of S14- T20s- R20e. (contractor D.B. Whitehurst)


James W. Fleming Postmaster June 21, 1880


CRAYHEAD or SPRING LAKE

Office was established on December 14, 1895 as Crayhead post office. On July 31, 1896 the name of the office was changed from Crayhead to the Spring Lake post office. Was discontinued on April 30, 1909.

Locations were as follows:
December 14, 1895- SW¼ of SW¼ of S10- T23s- T20e. (note on application reads: "If the name Cray Head is wanted it must be used as one word so Crayhead as double names are objection."

March 24, 1897- SE¼ of S09- T23s- R20e.

April 15, 1903- SE¼ of SE¼ of S09- 23s- R20e.

See also Spring Lake 1888 entry, which was a different post office.

Manning R. Rountree Postmaster December 14, 1895 (Crayhead)
Manning R. Rountree Postmaster July 31, 1896 (Spring Lake)
Lewis C. Lee Postmaster February 01, 1897
Andrew S. Hartel Postmaster April 08, 1902
Martin R. Lee Postmaster August 27, 1903


CROOM or FITZGERALD

This Office was established on as the Fitzgerald post office as part of the Fitzgerald Phosphate community. On January 01, 1902 [October 20, 1902?] the name of the post office was changed from Fitzgerald to Croom, likely a change in the name of the railroad depot. The office was discontinued on December 15, 1924, however the order was rescinded on December 20, 1924. The post office was discontinued a final time on January 21, 1935 effective on February 28, 1935 with services to Nobleton post office

On January 1, 1902 the name of the post office was changed from Croom to Fitzgerald???

Locations were as follows:
February 25, 1893- SW¼ of S08- T22s- R21e. (Fitzgerald- ½ mile west of the Withlacoochee River- to service 2,000 at phosphate mine)

December 08, 1902- NW¼ of SE¼ of S08- T22s- R21e. (Croom- ½ mile west of the Withlacoochee River)

June 06, 1927- NW¼ of SW¼ of NW¼ of S02- T22s- R21e. (Croom- Proposed to be moved 1,326 feet north from its previous location)

Clark T. Williams Postmaster February 25, 1893
David H. Sprecher Postmaster April 30, 1900 (Fitzgerald)
David H. Sprecher Postmaster Oct. 20, 1920 (Croom)
Mary A. Huckabee Postmaster March 22, 1907- declined
Riley S. Smith Postmaster June 03, 1907
Earnest C. Johnston Postmaster February 14, 1922
Riely S. Smith Postmaster July 18, 1923
Weston H. Peach Postmaster March 25, 1925
Mrs. Hattie McKeown Acting Postmaster May 02, 1925
Mrs. Hattie McKeown Postmaster June 18, 1927


DELPHOS

This post office was applied for under the names Sterling, De Lamater, and Delphos, however the office was established on September 29, 1891 as the Delphos post office. Was discontinued on April 23, 1894 with services to Istachatta.

Locations were as follows:
September 29, 1891- NE¼ of S36- T21s- R20e. (mining camp with about 200 inhabitants- 6 miles north of the Oriole post office)



La Fayette D. Vorce Postmaster September 29, 1891


DIXIE

This post office was established on August 18, 1896 in Pasco County, however in 1907 was moved over the county line to Hernando County. Was discontinued on April 30, 1909 in Hernando County.

Locations are as follows:
August 18, 1896- SE¼ of S05- T24s- R20e. (Pasco County- 3¼ miles east of Jessamine)

March 31, 1902- SE¼ of S05- T24s - R20e. (Pasco County- proposed to be moved 1½ northeast to the NE¼ of S05- T24s - R20e)

April 9, 1907- SE¼ of S33- T23s- R20e. (Hernando County)



Varlera Riggan Postmaster August 18, 1896
Walter B. Hunter Postmaster May 01, 1900
Maggie L. Mizell Postmaster Feb. 07, 1902
Levi D. Eiland Postmaster April 09, 1907
Lee J. Eiland Postmaster Nov. 28, 1908


ENVILLE

Post office was applied for under the names of Idaho and Enville and was established as the Enville post office on May 25, 1898 The post office was discontinued on January 31, 1922 with services to the Powell post office.

Locations were as follows:
1898- SW¼ of SW¼ of S25- T23s- R18e. (Three miles south of Rural post office-

February 12, 1917- No STR noted (locally known as Weeks- 300 feet west of the Tampa Northern Railroad tracks serviced by the Weeks Depot)

James W. Crosby Postmaster May 25, 1898
Virgil A. Chisolm Postmaster December 01, 1899
Amanda J. Chisolm Postmaster May 23, 1904
Amy L. Brown
Postmaster May 20, 1909
James M. Weeks Postmaster June 04, 1910
Mima Gurganious Postmaster December 29, 1914
Mary Bell Postmaster February 23, 1917
Samuel B. Denton Postmaster September 13, 1917


FREEMAN

This office was applied for under the names of Freeman and Belle and was established as the Freeman post office on January 26, 1901. The Freeman post office named for its founder Emma Belle Freeman and was established to service the early sawmill/ turpentine community of Freeman. Was discontinued on August 31, 1910

Locations were as follows:
January 26, 1901- NW¼ of S05- T23s- R18e. (8 miles east of Bayport- to service about 150)

January 19, 1903- NE¼ of NW¼ of S06- T22s- R18e. (Proposed to be moved 4 miles northwest to the NW¼ of NE¼ of S13- T22s- R17e- proposed location 6 miles east of Bayport)

Mrs. Emma Belle Freeman Postmaster January 26, 1901
James R. Burgess Postmaster January 06, 1903
Lewis L. Petteway Postmaster January 26, 1906


KAYLON

Office was established on August 20, 1902. The Kaylon post office was discontinued on May 11, 1906 effective May 21, 1906 with service to the Terrell post office. However, the Kaylon post office would be re-established on June 30, 1911. Was discontinued a final time on January 15, 1915 effective on January 30, 1915 with services to the Lacoochee post office..

Locations were as follows:
July 21, 1902- NE¼ of S12- T23e- R21e. (2 miles north of the Withlacoochee River- about 80 feet west of the Kaylon Depot on the Seaboard Atlantic Coastline Railroad)

April 11, 1918- SE¼ of S12- T23e- R21e.

see also Withlacoochee- Terrell- Rerdell post office.

Sidney R.A. Kemp Postmaster August 20, 1902
Robert R. Emmitt Postmaster February 18, 1904
Henry J. Tilton
Postmaster April 14, 1904
Gena A. Wells Postmaster September 29, 1904
Claudia Diz Fernandez Postmaster June 30, 1911
Sarah J. Cromartie Postmaster April 12, 1912
Luke T. Johnson Postmaster August 26, 1913
Elam S. Larken Postmaster August 24, 1914- declined
James E. Porterfield Postmaster January 15, 1915


KENILWORTH

Office was established on May 11, 1895. Was discontinued on March 16, 1896 with service to the Istachatta post office.

Locations are as follows:
May 11, 1895- NE¼ of S33- T21s- R20e. (3½ miles southwest of the Istachatta post office- 6½ miles northeast of the Brooksville post office- 3½ miles west of the Withlacoochee River- to service 150)

Harry F. Mayfield Postmaster May 11, 1895


MAMIE

Office was established on September 22, 1898, however the order was rescinded on November 19, 1898 and the post office was discontinued.

Locations are as follows:
No site locations are recorded.

Archibald H. McNeill Postmaster September 22, 1898


MELENDEZ

Office was established on October 04, 1850 in then Benton County, which would be later named Hernando County. Was discontinued on July 31, 185[?]. Note that the date the Melendez post office was discontinued was recorded as shown, however is believed to have been discontinued on July 31, 1854 a few days prior to the establishment of the Pierceville post office on August 04, 1854.

Locations are as follows:
No site locations are recorded, see map below showing Melendez post office a few miles northeast of Pierceville [Brooksville] post office.


Map showing the location of the Melindez post office
Map showing the Melendez post office just northeast of the Pierceville (Brooksville) post office. Other offices shown on this map include Spring Hill, Augusta, and Bay Port. Other areas of interest are Chocochatta Hammock, Annutaliga Hammock, Lake Lindsey, and Fort Cross.

William Hope Postmaster October 04, 1850


MUNROE'S FERRY

Office was established on January 30, 1858. Was discontinued on January 17, 1860.

Locations are as follows:
No site locations are recorded.

Neill Munroe Postmaster January 30, 1858


NATAL

Office was established on July 18, 1917. Was discontinued on August 15, 1922 with services to the Brooksville post office.

Locations were as follows:
SE¼ of S20- T22s- R18e. (Town of Natal- 4 miles east of the Weeki Wachee River- 10 miles west of Brooksville post office- 300 feet south side of the Tampa Norther Railroad tracks

Fred W. Pope Postmaster July 18, 1917
Joseph L. Halderman Postmaster March 04, 1919
Walter T. Miller Acting Postmaster January 07, 1921
Walter T. Miller Postmaster January 21, 1921


NOBLETON

Office was established on July 08, 1925.

Locations were as follows:
July 08, 1925- SW¼ of S24- T21s- R20e. (1/8 mile west of the Withlacoochee River- 1¼ south of the Istachatta post office)

May 17, 1926- NE¼ of S24- T21s- R20e. (Lot 12, Block 5 of the Edgewater Subdivision)

January 15, 1942- SW¼ of NE¼ of S24- T21s- R20e. (Edgewater Avenue- 400 yards west of the Withlacoochee River- 1½ south of the Istachatta post office)

Edward H. Berg Postmaster July 08, 1925
John A. Jeffrey Postmaster February 08, 1926
Mrs. Sadie Nobels Postmaster March 07, 1927
Clifford E. Brooks Postmaster September 15, 1929 (removed)
John C. Wright Acting Postmaster April 23, 1934
John C. Wright Postmaster July 20, 1934 (removed)
Mrs. Irene Deuberry Acting Postmaster December 29, 1936
Mrs. Irene Deuberry Postmaster July 12, 1937- deceased Sept. 21, 1940
Ira B. Turnley Acting Postmaster September 28, 1940
Mrs. Kate Turnley Postmaster December 17, 1940
Mrs. Retta M. Petteys Postmaster February 13, 1946 (resigned)
Mrs. Dorothy E. Fairchild Postmaster December 15, 1947 (resigned)
Mrs. Leatha Lamkin Acting Postmaster March 21, 1951
Mrs. Leatha Lamkin Postmaster August 24, 1951 (resigned)
Mrs. Grace I. Hemstreet Acting Postmaster March 10, 1952
Mrs. Grace I. Hemstreet Postmaster June 10, 1952



ORIOLE

Office was established on June 09, 1884. Was discontinued on March 04, 1904 effective March 15, 1904 with services to the Croom post office.

Locations were as follows:
June 09, 1884 - SW¼ of S20- T22s- R21e. (contractor Capt. John H. Graham)

June 08, 1897- NW¼ of S21- T22s- R21e. (3/4 miles west of the Withlacoochee River- 3 miles north of Bay City- 2½ southeast of the Fitzgerald [Croom] post office)

Martin H. Horning Postmaster June 09, 1884
David Robarts Postmaster April 24, 1886
Isaac N. Talley Postmaster April 25, 1888
G.C. Smullin Postmaster April 11, 1895
Robert Frost Postmaster July 08, 1895
D.H. Sprecher Postmaster October 30, 1895
Henry Giddens Postmaster November 27, 1895
Robert Frost Postmaster January 04, 1897
John T. Hamilton Postmaster November 26, 1897
Benjamin F. Mountain Postmaster March 21, 1898



PEMBERTON FERRY - MAGNOLIA - ISTACHATTA

Office was established on May 29, 1878 as the Pemberton Ferry post office in Hernando County and was situated on the west side of the Withlacoochee River. The Pemberton Ferry post office was named after its founder James T. Pemberton, who established a ferry service across the Withlacoochee River at this location. On August 08, 1881 the Pemberton Ferry post office was moved to the east side of the river and was situated in Sumpter County. As a result, the former Pemberton Ferry post office on the Hernando County side of the river became known as Magnolia on August 08, 1881. On September 04, 1882 the name of the Magnolia office was changed to Istachatta post office, although the name Bay Hill had been proposed.

Locations were as follows:
May 29, 1878- NE¼ of S08- T22s- R21e. (Pemberton Ferry office Hernando side- contractor Miller & Henderson- directly west of the river)

July 27, 1881- NW¼ of S08- T22s- R21e. (Pemberton Ferry office Hernando side- proposed to be moved to NW¼ of S09- T22s- R21e in Sumpter County 100 yards east of the Withlacoochee River)

December 01, 1881- NW¼ of SE¼ of S14- T21s- R20e. (Magnolia post office Hernando side- locally known as Magnolia Bluff- ½ mile west of the Withlacoochee River)

May 02, 1882- NE¼ of S09- T22s- R21e. (Pemberton Ferry office Sumpter side- 200 yards east of the Withlacoochee River- James T. Pemberton, Postmaster)

September 21, 1882- NE¼ of SE¼ of S14- T21s- R20e. (Istachatta post office- locally known as Magnolia Bluff- on the west bank of the Withlacoochee River)

May 26, 1897- NE¼ of S14- T21s- R20e. (200 yards west of the Withlacoochee River)

December 24, 1920- S14- T21s- R20e. (75 yards west of the Withlacoochee River)

January 15, 1942- SE¼ of S14- T21- R20e. (on Magnolia Street- 100 yards west of the Withlacoochee River)

June 24, 1948- S14- T21s- R20e. (Lot 7, Block 3 of Oakwood Park- 141 feet northwest of former location)


James Pemberton Postmaster May 29, 1878 (Pemberton Ferry- Hernando)
P.M. Crawford Postmaster August 05, 1881 (Pemberton Ferry- Hernando)
Francis M. Townsend Postmaster August 08, 1881 (Magnolia- Hernando)
Francis M. Townsend Postmaster September 04, 1882 (Istachatta- Hernando)
Edward T. Pooser Postmaster September 15, 1900
Thomas E. Townsend Postmaster October 08, 1901
Perry B. Letchworth Postmaster December 09, 1905
Francis M. Townsend Postmaster May 29, 1908
Jacob O. Kerklin Postmaster October 21, 1912
Edward B. Morton Jr. Postmaster November 17, 1913
Addie Townsend Postmaster February 20, 1917
Wiley S. Wade Postmaster July 29, 1918
Harvey S. Huckabee Postmaster April 04, 1919
Albert Zimmerman Postmaster June 17, 1920
S. Linton McKnight Postmaster June 13, 1923- retired Feb. 28, 1951
Mrs. Leathy McKnight Acting Postmaster February 28, 1951
Thomas Ardy Morris Postmaster June 12, 1951- retired May 31, 1967
Gertrude R. Morris Acting Postmaster May 31, 1967
Joan M. Sherman Officer-In-Charge
January 09, 1970
William F. Morehead Officer-In-Charge September 14, 1973
William B. Harrison Officer-In-Charge December 07, 1973
Richard H. Sherman Postmaster May 11, 1974
Vada C. Peters Officer-In-Charge January 02, 1974
Vada C. Peters Postmaster June 05, 1976
George Hart Officer-In-Charge September 30, 1989
Rene A. Hart Postmaster January 27, 1990
Marian D. Pitts Officer-In-Charge December 17, 2004
Marian D. Pitts Postmaster August 06, 2005


PINAN

The office was applied for under the name Blue Pond and Pinan, however the office was established on June 10, 1880. Was discontinued on March 30, 1881.

Locations were as follows:
April 30, 1880- SW¼ of S28- T23s- R21e. (contractor Stephen J. Embanks- 1½ south of the Withlacoochee River)

See also Pemberton Ferry/ Istachatta

William McLeod Postmaster June 10, 1880


POWELL

Office was established on April 04, 1912. Was discontinued on August 15, 1922

Locations were as follows:
June 17, 1922- NE¼ of S16- T23s- R19e.


Millard W. Thompson Postmaster April 04, 1912
Lera E. Shearer Postmaster March 04, 1914
Sallie Perkins Postmaster May 25, 1920


RINGGOLD

Office was established on May 19, 1909. Was discontinued on August 31, 1914 with services to Brooksville post office.

Locations were as follows:
May 19, 1909- SW¼ of SW¼ of S11- T21s- R18e. (14 miles north of Brooksville Depot- to service more than 100)

August 13, 1910- NW¼ of S11- T21s- R18e. (12 miles west of the Istachatta post office)

Edward F. Marble Postmaster May 19, 1909


RIVERLAND or RICHLOAM

Office was established on February 08, 1890. On July 13, 1922 the name of the Riverland office was changed to Richloam post office, following a change in locations. Was discontinued on January 11, 1936 with services to the Webster post office in Sumter County.

Locations were as follows:
January 25, 1890- SE¼ of S03- T23s- R22e. (5 miles east of the Withlacoochee River- 1 mile west of the Little Withlacoochee River- 150 steps from the Wyman Depot on the Orange Belt Railroad)

February 13, 1915- NE¼ of S03- T23s- R22e. (4 miles east of the Withlacoochee River- ½ mile east of the Little Withlacoochee River- 150 feet south of the Atlantic Coastline Railroad tracks)

December 05, 1916- NE¼ of S03- T23s- R22e. (proposed to be moved to the SE¼ of NW¼ of S09- T23s- R22e to half mile west of Indian House Creek- name of Riverland to be dropped/ changed to Richloam)

July 21, 1922- NW¼ of S09- T23s- R22e. (2½ miles northeast of the Withlacoochee River- 3 miles southwest of the Little Withlacoochee River)

Sidney R.A. Kemp Postmaster February 08, 1890
John B. Gay Postmaster July 10, 1900
Moses S. Slaughter Postmaster October 24, 1901
James W. Gay Postmaster May 27, 1904
Viola Gay Postmaster September 20, 1909
Lizzie Slaughter Postmaster October 08, 1912
Henry L. Debbink Postmaster December 16, 1916
Lucius S. Brinson Postmaster March 07, 1918
Lucius S. Brinson Postmaster June 28, 1922 (Richloam)


RURAL

Office was established on January 05, 1885. Office was discontinued on November 15, 1915 with services to the Enville post office.

Locations were as follows:
January 05, 1885- SW¼ of S19- T23s- R19e. (7 miles southwest of the Brooksville)

June 28, 1890- NE¼ of S18- T23s- R19e.

February 27, 1915- SE¼ of S19- T23e- T19e. (Locally known as Ayers- 2 miles northeast of the Enville post office- 3 miles southwest of the Powell post office- 200 feet north of the Tampa Norther Railroad tracks)

Walter R. Dean Postmaster January 05, 1885
Henry B. Carter Postmaster February 02, 1886
Abner Alexander Postmaster July 09, 1890
William A. Hayes Postmaster October 21, 1921


SCRUB

This office was established on November 13, 1883. Was discontinued on December 11, 1884 with services to the Add post office.

Locations were as follows:
November 13, 1883- SW¼ of SW¼ of S15- T21s- R20e. (contractor James W. Clark- 9 miles southwest of Cove Bend post office- 9 miles northeast of Brooksville post office- 2 miles southwest of the Istachatta post office)

Chandler De La Mater Postmaster November 13, 1883


SPARTA

Office was established on October 17, 1895. Was discontinued on August 24, 1895 with services to the Lacoochee post office.

Locations were as follows:
November 30, 1893- SW¼ of S13- T23s- R21e. (4 miles south of the Withlacoochee post office- 4 miles north of the Owensboro post office in Pasco County- 200 feet west of the Florida Central Peninsular Railroad tracks)

Carrison M. Evans Postmaster October 17, 1895


SPRING HILL

Office was established on August 04, 1851. Was discontinued on December 16, 1852.

Locations were as follows:
No site locations are recorded.

Peter W. Law Postmaster August 04, 1851


SPRING LAKE

Office was established on March 15, 1885. The Spring Lake post office was discontinued on March 28, 1890 on account of having no papers to establish the office.

Locations were as follows:
No site locations are recorded due to no papers on record.



George W. Eatherly Postmaster March 15, 1885


TWIN LAKES

Office was established on August 29, 1884 in Hernando County. On November 26, 1889 the Twin Lakes post office was moved south into Pasco County. Was discontinued on January 29, 1895 with services to Jessamine post office.

Locations were as follows:
August 29, 1884- NE¼ of S28- T23s- R20e. (contractor L.B. Rhodes- 5 to 6 miles northwest of Chipco)

November 22, 1889- NE¼ of NE¼ of S05- T24s- R20e. (1/8 mile southwest of former location)

William F. Jackson Postmaster August 29, 1884
John H. Reilly Postmaster October 19, 1889 (Hernando Cnty)
John H. Reilly Postmaster Nov. 26, 1889 (Pasco Cnty)
Charles E. Gregg Postmaster October 30, 1894


WISCON

Office was on February 18, 1884. Was discontinued on July 30, 1910.

Locations were as follows:
January 10, 1906- SW¼ of S25- T22s- R18e. (5 miles southwest of the Brooksville post office- 7 miles southeast of the Freeman post office- 3 miles northwest of the Rural post office- on the north side of the Brooksville- Hudson Railroad [Tooke Lake Branch])

Charles C. Peck Postmaster February 18, 1884
James A. Ray Postmaster February 15, 1902
Quitman Varn Postmaster October 03, 1903
Henry D. Evan Postmaster November 11, 1907


WITHLACOOCHEE - TERRELL - RERDELL

Office was established on March 26, 1890 as the Withlacoochee post office. The Withlacoochee post office was discontinued on August 07, 1901 effective on August 31, 1901 with services to the Lacoochee post office in Pasco County. The Withlacoochee post was office was re-established a short time later, on November 14, 1901. On October 29, 1904 the name of the Withlacoochee post office was changed to the Terrell post office. On April 02, 1914 the name of the Terrell post office was changed to the Rerdell post office. The Rerdell post office was discontinued on April 07, 1943 effective April 23, 1943 with services to the St. Catherine post office.

Locations were as follows:

March 26, 1890- NW¼ of S30- T22s- R22e. (Withlacoochee post office- 5 miles south of the Massacre post office- six miles north of the Lacoochee post office in Pasco County- to service 60)

March 02, 1891- NW¼ of S32- T22s- R21e. (Withlacoochee post office- 5 miles west of the Withlacoochee River)

January 23, 1897- SW¼ of S12- T23s- R21e. (Withlacoochee post office- locally known as Kaylon- 2¼ miles north of the Withlacoochee River- 3¼ miles north of the Lacoochee post office in Pasco County- 6 miles south of the Massacre post office- 43 feet west of the Sanford/ St. Pete Railroad tracks)

July 04, 1898- SW¼ of NE¼ of S12- T23s- R21e. (Withlacoochee post office- 250 feet south of former location- 96 feet west of the Orange Belt Railroad tracks)

October 21, 1901- SW¼ of S19- T22s- R22e. (Withlacoochee post office- 4 miles south of the Massacre post office- 7 miles north of the Lacoochee post office in Pasco County- to service 100 of sawmill & turpentine camp)

January 01, 1905- SW¼ of SW¼ of S19- T22s- R22e. (Terrell post office- 1 mile south of the Little Withlacoochee River- 4 miles north of the Kaylon post office- 100 feet west of the Seaboard Airline Railroad tracks)

April 29, 1914- SE¼ of S13- T22s- R21e. (Rerdell post office- ¼ mile south of the Little Withlacoochee River- 3½ miles south of the St. Catherine post office- 6 miles north of the Lacoochee post office in Pasco County- 50 feet west of the Seaboard Airline Railroad tracks- ¼ mile south of the Rerdell railroad station)

August 136, 1925- SE¼ of S13- T22s- R21e. (Rerdell post office- proposed to be moved 1000 feet north)

January 03, 1942- SE¼ of S13- 22s- R21e. (Rerdell post office- 500 feet south of the Little Withlacoochee River- 3 miles south of the St. Catherine post office- 8 miles north of the Lacoochee post office in Pasco County- 680 feet west of the Rerdell Depot on the Atlantic Coastline Railroad)

See also Kaylon

Robert V. CoxPostmasterMarch 29, 1890
J.M. Kenney Postmaster April 01, 1895 (rescinded April 11, 1895)
Robert V. Cox Postmaster April 01, 1895
George W. Taylor Postmaster May 31, 1900
William P. Edwards Postmaster August 06, 1900
George W. Taylor Postmaster November 14, 1901
Benjamin B. Grey Postmaster May 06, 1904
William P. Edwards Postmaster August 10, 1904 (Withlacoochee)
James A. McLeod Postmaster October 29, 1904 (Terrell)
James D. Pope Postmaster March 25, 1906
Harry E. Barcus Postmaster November 13, 1906
Claude R. Brooks Postmaster January 02, 1908
Benjamin F. Harrison Postmaster March 12, 1908
James W. Evans Postmaster August 31, 1908
Louis H. Pillans Postmaster November 09, 1909
Charles H. Pillans Postmaster October 05, 1909
Frank Cotton Postmaster March 12, 1914 (Terrell)
Frank Cotton Postmaster April 02, 1914 (Rerdell)
Miss Annie L. Jones Postmaster August 21, 1925- retired May 31, 1941
Lam L. Slaughter Acting Postmaster June 01, 1941
Lam L. SlaughterPostmasterSeptember 12, 1941- resigned w.o.p.


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