The Fayette County Genealogical Society met April 17 with Glenn Rankin, a longtime member of the Genealogical and Historical Societies, presenting the evening’s program depicting the early history of the post offices in Fayette County.
Glenn took the society members and members of the community back to earlier times in Fayette County when there were post offices in many of our smaller communities and when those post offices were in small stores, grain mills or even homes. Those smaller community post offices even had their own post marks.
Glen brought memorabilia and many pictures showing how our mail was delivered in days past. One picture was of an old horse-drawn mail wagon which is on display at the Fayette County Museum. The display, which was of great interest to those present, was a map of Fayette County which pinpointed all 39 post offices that had existed in Fayette County. The captions on the map told when a post office was established, who was the first post master, and when it closed or if it is still open. Those present also enjoyed sharing postal history and memories of mail delivery when they were young.
The next meeting of the Fayette County Genealogical Society will be the Society’s Linage Dinner on Monday May 15. It will take place at the Pinkerton House, 605 S. North St., Washington C. H. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Our newest members of the First Family, Century Family, and Civil War Family Societies will receive their pins and certificates. Cost of the dinner will be $15, payable that night. Society members should make their reservations by Thursday, May 11 by contacting Sue Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at home at 614-864-9609 or cell 614-560-4970.
The Fayette County Genealogical Society will return to program meetings open to the community in June.