Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

Archive for the month “July, 2015”

Two Small Kentucky Post Offices


Myra KY.  On 610 north of Dorton, Pike County.  The first Post Office was established in this community in 1905.  Myra was the daughter of the first Postmaster, Marquis Greer (“Kentucky Place Names” Robert M. Rennick 1984)

Jonancy KY, north of Myra, Pike County. This was a later Post Office, founded in 1919, after WWI.  The Post Office was named for two employees, Joe Hudson (bookkeeper) and Nancy Ratliff (timekeeper)  (“Kentucky Place Names” Robert M. Rennick 1984).

Drift KY

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The was, probably, the last post office in Drift.  A picture of the first one (in 1909) is here.  Drift is in Floyd County, a little north of Minnie.  1949 must have been a good year in this old coal town.  The building next to the post office was a theater (“Is the thea-tah really dead?”).  Movies probably saved a lot of sanity around miners and their wives.  Here’s the entrance:
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Home of the Smashburger

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This is in Pikeville KY.  Read the story on Dairy Cheer.

 

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