Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

Hurley VA Post Office

In the early years of the last century, Hurley was a big deal.  It was the headquarters in Buchanan County for the W.M. Ritter Lumber Company and a major station on the narrow-gauge BS&C (Big Sandy and Cumberland) railroad.  Google “History of the Railroad in Buchanan County VA” to read more about this era.
The town was, it is written, named for the family of S.B. Hurley, founder of the Mountain Mission Home for underprivileged and orphan children.
There’s not a whole lot left of Hurley.  There is, however, a Post Office, with a leaning flag pole.

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2 thoughts on “Hurley VA Post Office

  1. Jane Lester Daffron on said:

    The current Hurley, VA post office was built by my father, John Hassell Lester, in 1967 and he himself became the US Postmaster in 1969, remaining in that position until his retirement in 1986.

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