Uncle Bob's Travels

Places I've hung out in, sometimes briefly.

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Lackey KY Post Office

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I like these Post offices the best. I appreciate the modern Post Offices, but these older ones seem to have more style about them.

The concrete post by the mail box has “1942” incised in it.  I thought at first it was a date marker…but, for what?  The first Post office here was established in 1880.  Lackey also had a C&O train station at one time.

This is in Floyd County.

Dante Post Office

No Smoking.  No Loitering.

on the door:

Push hard against door.  Door is always open but gets stuck

No Animals in Post Office.

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).

Mail? Not!

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The former Post Office for the unincorporated community of Holmes Mill in Harlan County KY.  A local told us it was shut down about four years ago.  This is on Hwy. 38, west of the large, and dormant, Jericoal complex nearer the Lee County VA line.

Delphia KY

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You’d have to go a long way, maybe a couple of miles, to find a more comfortable looking U.S. Post Office.  Delphia KY 41735.  Unique sign, too.

Grays Knob KY Post Office

Grays Knob is south of Harlan on 72.  This modest post office is on Judy Drive.  Grays Knob is an old coal town remade into quite a fast food and shopping center.  Wiki says it’s named after a local hill…duh.  The town gained a  post office in 1911.

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Lookout KY Post Office (former)

I can’t dig up much information about this community in Pike County except that it was once known as “Marrowbone Coal Mine” (Marrowbone is a nearby community).  I was taking some pictures of two fire trucks at the Lookout Volunteer Fire Department when I spotted this building a couple of blocks distant.  This is choice.  It has some age and the signs are somewhat unusual (note the triangle shape between the “L” and the “o” in Lookout on both signs).  The post office, according to Google, closed in 2011. Flag’s still flying, though.
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Boissevain VA Post Office

This is in Tazewell County, not too far southwest of Pocahontas.  “Boissevain(e)” appears to be an old Dutch Huguenot name.
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Norton Post Office

This is the Norton VA Post Office and Mine Rescue Station.  Great building!  Reminds me of the old Johnson City post office, now inhabited by a TV station.
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Some Kentucky Post Offices

We were up in the Jenkins, Fleming-Neon, McRoberts (and Hemphill – already posted) area last Sunday.  I found some post offices.  McReynolds has two!  Mail a letter, keep the Postal Service going (my granddad was a postman).

This is Cromona KY Post Office:
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The modern-looking post office at Neon (what a great name!):

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Here’s McRoberts Post Office (official, I suppose):

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This is the “Village Post Office” in McRoberts:

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