Note: Counties within parentheses following the
name of the post office; e.g., "ROADVILLE (Anderson, Houston)"
designate the lineage of that post office. That is, Roadville
was originally located in Anderson County, but was
changed to Houston County. (usually a result of county boundary changes)
To discern the complete lineage of such a post office, search
all counties listed in the parentheses.
The date appearing after the postmaster's name is the date that he or she was appointed.
Served temporarily, or for another postmaster.
Ad int (Ad interim)
Refers to the tenure of an acting postmaster who serves until the regular
postmaster returns from military service.
[Apparently re-established], etc.
Omissions by postal clerks are fairly common
in the original postal registers -- especially in regard to the
re-establishment date of a post office.
Bracketed entries reflect the compiler's speculations on these omissions.
The name of the post office was changed, or its site was moved to another location,
though in some instances, when a name change occurred, the post office location
was also changed.
Example: "Elizabeth," in Denton County was changed to
"Roanoke," but the records do not indicate that Roanoke was, in fact, located
approximately 3 miles southeast of Elizabeth.
Later commissioned. Notation in the postal registers that a postmaster
was com-missioned was not begun until late 1889.
Confederate States of America.
Ed. / Ed'n.
Mod. Eff. [Modified Effective]
Presumably indicates that an extension to continue service at the post office
was issued by the Post Office Department.
Order / Appointment rescinded
An order of the Postmaster General establishing or discontinuing a post office, or
appointment of a postmaster which was later rescinded by the Postmaster General.
Papers to... / Mail to...
When an office was discontinued, the mail formerly under its jurisdiction was
sent to a nearby, and probably the nearest, post office.
"(see also...)" entries indicate that the name of the post office
was changed. Check the previous name(s) for a
complete lineage of the post office.
PEDRO (Houston) (see also AUGUSTA)"
Apparently the same as "discontinued."
 or 
Indicates a post ofice that appears to have no connection to the other
indentically-named post office.
VINEYARD  (Jack)
White, Jas. K., 26 Jly 1882
VINEYARD  (Jack) (see also SEBREE)
Hopper, Jas. T., 16 Jun 1915
Record of Appointment of Postmasters, 1832 - Sept. 30, 1971;
National Archives microfilm M841, NNEB-20 (reels1 - 3)
Pickett Papers, Confederate States of America, Volumes 98 - 99;
Library of Congress microfilm, reel 52
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