Uncle Bob's Travels

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Nora VA Post Office

According to R.M. Hanson’s “Virginia Place Names, Derivations, Historical Uses” (1969 McClure Printing Company), Nora Dorton was the first postmistress.  The author goes on to note that Nora was originally named Mouth of Open Fork of McClure River (that’s a mouthful!) and was the earliest Dickenson County seat.  It later was called Ervinton.  Here’s the Post Office:

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