Post Offices & Postmasters
of Pleasants County, West Virginia

Compiled by Gerald E. Bills, 2000.

ADLAI POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Addison D. Coffman
03 May 1886
John W. Gorrell
26 Nov 1889
John W. Carpenter
21 Nov 1893
John W. Gorrell
25 Aug 1896
William E. Clovis
13 Sep 1901
Homer F. Simonton
23 Dec 1907
Josiah M. Whaley
26 Sep 1910
Arch E. Fleming
06 Apr 1914
Robinson A. Terry
02 Jan 19 --
Homer F. Simonton
20 May 1918
Robinson A. Terry
03 Nov 1921
J. C. Butcher
02 May 1923
Jas. C. Butcher
18 May 1923
Samuel H. Weiford
10 Dec 1925
Discontinued effective 30 Nov 1926. Mail to Hebron.
 
ALGERIA POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Enos Knight
02 Dec 1889
Oliver Gorrell
08 Jan 1894
Discontinued effective 15 Jun 1916. Mail to Wasp.
 
ARVILLA POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Sarchell W. Williamson
18 May 1900
Clawson A. Galloway
31 May 1901
Ira C. Williamson
17 Feb 1902
Clawson A. Galloway
19 May 1903
Umber J. Morgan
28 Apr 1906
Bearl B. Farren
07 Apr 1915
Discontinued 22 Sep 1941; effective 30 Sep 1941. Mail to Bens Run.
 
BELMONT POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
James B. Craig
04 Aug 1887
William K. Rea
28 Sep 1887
Theodore N. Boss
20 Nov 1888
Joseph M. Hughes
20 May 1893
Joseph A. Swallow
19 May 1897
Daniel W. Boss
19 Dec 1901
Jacob O. Smith
11 May 1909
Wm. T. Locke
06 Feb 1915
Arthur D. Hannen
06 Sep 1918
Mrs. Leora A. Henson
03 Jun 1922
Miss Virginia Hammett
01 Feb 1936 - (Act.)
Archie B. Hammett
09 Mar 1936
Mrs. Pearl I. Fauss
31 Aug 1950
Mrs. Helen Ruth Roby
14 Jun 1968
 
BORLAND POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Sallie B. Borland
05 Oct 1882
Discontinued 14 May 1883. Mail to Volcano, Wood Co.
Moses A. Ruckman
22 Oct 1891
Discontinued 01 Jan 1913. Mail to Willow.
 
CALCUTTA POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
George C. Stanley
15 Jun 1891
John R. Stanley
14 Feb 1895
Noah J. Williamson
01 Aug 1900
Asa W. Fitzwater
20 Oct 1905
Discontinued 15 Mar 1922. Mail to St. Marys.
 
CLUSTER POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
William Everly
02 Mar 1888
Discontinued effective 15 Oct 1906. Mail to Waverly.
 
CRAIG POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
James H. Saunderman
15 May 1905
Discontinued 30 Sep 1913. Mail to St. Marys.
 
CRISP POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Leander A. Ellis
17 Mar 1896
Merideth Nichols
18 Apr 1899
Lafayette Gorrell
17 Nov 1899
Stephen I. Weeks
17 Nov 1900
Albert Jones
18 Jul 1900
Robert L. Locke
08 Oct 1906
George Reed
06 Jun 1907
William H. Cox
23 Jul 1908
Franklin P. Locke
05 Aug 1911
Discontinued 15 May 1912. Mail to Union Mills.
 
DELONG POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Newton Kemp
31 May 1882
Theodore Suck
05 Oct 1882
Mrs. Esrua C. Scott
01 Dec 1884
Godfrey C. Roby
21 Mar 1890
Alonzo Flowers
24 Apr 1896
Owen S. Bailey
10 May 1905
Discontinued 28 Feb 1920. Mail to St. Marys.
 
EUREKA POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Clawson P. Cochran
14 May 1883
Marion Cochran
12 Jan 1891
Philip Simmons
03 Jan 1895
D. Smith
17 Dec 1897 (Declined)
Philip Simmons
31 Mar 1898 (Declined)
Frank W. Reese
27 Jun 1898
John W. Reese
18 Jul 1900
Marion Cochran
21 Mar 1901
Frank McTaggart
25 Jun 1907
Ben P. Goodman
27 Jul 1921
Luther Knowlton
29 Mar 1922
John B. Locke
01 Jan 1926
Miss Viola Ruckman
01 Jan 1935
Mrs. Alva B. Lyne
01 Jan 1938
Mary E. Lyne
30 Sep 1958
 
FEDERAL POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Thomas E. Fleming
03 Dec 1900 (Deceased 17 Nov 1934)
Mrs. Luray Fleming
18 Nov 1934
Discontinued 31 Dec 1935. Mail to St. Marys.
 
FERN POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
John A. Riggs
05 Jan 1901
Lewis C. Watson
19 Dec 1901
A. G. Lamp
14 Aug 1905
Abraham C. Gorrell
24 Nov 1906
Discontinued 30 Sep 1907. Mail to Pennsboro.
 
GIBSON POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Charles A. Hackethorn
28 May 1886
Arberry S. Pointer
13 July 1893
George W. Fulmer
16 Nov 1893
Charles D. Hackethorn
19 Jan 1898
Adam Ward
24 May 1905
Oliver W. Varner
03 Apr 1907
Isaac M. Berkheimer
14 Mar 1908
John T. Sullivan
13 May 1909
Discontinued 30 Sep 1913. Mail to St. Marys.
 
GRAPE ISLAND POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Daniel Bailey
31 Jan 1826
Joseph Taylor
06 Jan 1846
James L. Bailey
02 Feb 1852
Theodore Bailey
14 Dec 1869
Hugh R. Bailey
13 Sep 1871
Benjamin Covert
14 Mar 1873
John K. Bailey
22 Dec 1878
Clawson F. Cochrane
28 Sep 1881
James Patterson
16 May 1882
Mrs. Katie Bailey
09 Jan 1885
Robert Goerder
02 Feb 1899
Mrs. Catherine Goerder
14 Jul 1923
Discontinued 16 Feb 1924. Mail to St. Marys.
 
HEBRON POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Samuel Maxwell
22 Jul 1847 (Tyler County)
Leonard C. Shingleton
12 Dec 1856
Benjamin F. Gorrell
10 Dec 1879
Theodore Clovis
02 Jan 1886
John H. Hudkins
07 Mar 1888
Theodore Clovis
23 Apr 1889
Alexander D. Gorrell
08 Dec 1891
Oscar D. Cline
02 Sep 1893
Thomas E. Clovis
21 Apr 1897
James McKnight
15 May 1901
David Wagner
14 Oct 1904
Caleb J. Hamilton
23 Jan 1910
Robert Anderson
27 Jan 1914
Eliza Gorrell
15 Feb 1919
Miss Minnie Stackpole
01 Jan 1943
Mrs. Edna V. Smith
30 Aug 1950
Miss Rebecca A. Weekley
04 Sep 1971
 
HORSENECK POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Michael Kennedy
12 Sep 1866
Discontinued 02 Sep 1868.
John C. Malone
23 Oct 1882
Bazel Childers
06 Dec 1882
John C. Malone
01 Oct 1892
Susan A. Childers
24 Nov 1893
John C. Malone
17 May 1897
Thomas Ingram
26 July 1902
John C. Malone
14 Oct 1904
Discontinued 01 Jan 1913. Mail to Willow.
 
JOSIAH POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Josiah D. Riggs
04 May 1888
Changed to Tyler County 28 Apr 1901.
 
LYTTON POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Addison J. Galloway
28 Jun 1888
Frederick Arn
25 Jun 1889
Isaac Smith
01 Jun 1897
H. I. Lindsey
27 Apr 1898
James Northcraft
01 Apr 1902
Archie C. Northcraft
25 Jan 1905
Discontinued 15 Jul 1910. Mail to Bens Run.
 
MAXWELL POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Orlando Eddy
18 May 1886
John Britton
15 Sept 1897
Albert W. Locke
04 Apr 1903
Norman S. Locke
24 Mar 1908
Samuel Thomas Fleming
30 Aug 1913
Discontinued 31 Jan 1947. Mail to St.Marys.
 
MCKIM POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
*Joseph H. Smith
14 Jul 1930
Discontinued 15 Aug 1932. Mail to St.Marys.
*Joseph H. Smith died 16 Jun 1932.
 
NEWLANDSVILLE POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Carrie F. Leonhart
30 Jul 1901
Jacob Leonhart
23 Apr 1902
Discontinued 26 May 1903. Mail to Borland.
 
OUTWARD POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Jerome Bills
07 Aug 1887
Discontinued 31 Jan 1888. Mail to Horseneck.
 
PARRISH POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Victoria McHenry
23 Dec 1899
Robert L. Howard
07 May 1901
Discontinued 15 Oct 1906.
 
PLEASANTS POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Leander A. Ellis
02 Jan 1900
Discontinued 14 Feb 1920.
 
POYNETTE POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
John J. Poynter
12 May 1902
Andrew J. Mercer
08 Feb 1918
Discontinued 30 Oct 1920. Mail to St. Marys
 
PRUITT POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Squire E. Poynter
13 Nov 1907
Willis C. Poynter
09 Apr 1915
Discontinued 15 May 1916. Mail to Calcutta
 
RAVEN ROCK POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
John Beaver
11 Apr 1878
Commodore P. Barker
07 Mar 1881
George M. Williamson
16 Feb 1882
Commodore P. Barker
28 Apr 1885
George M. Williamson
17 May 1889
Commodore P. Barker
25 May 1893
Benjamin G. Riggs
25 Mar 1897
William I. Myers
19 Apr 1901
Jackson V. Hawkins
07 May 1915
William I. Myers
05 Mar 1919
Mrs. Edith Maybelle Myers
01 Feb 1940
Mrs. Minnie V. Rea
02 Aug 1949
Discontinued 09 Dec 1953. Re-established 01 Feb 1954.
Discontinued 27 Dec 1968. Mail to St. Marys.
 
SAINT MARYS POST OFFICE
This office was established under the name of Vancluse, Wood County, Virginia.
Name
Date of Appointment
Alexander H. Creel
28 Mar 1840 (Established)
John Hartwell
08 Dec 1845
Albert Logan
18 Jun 1846
John Logan
04 Jun 1849
The name of this office was changed to Saint Marys, 18 May 1850.
John Logan
18 May 1850
Robert Horner
20 Aug 1852
Harman S. Jones
01 Nov 1853
Irwin D. Myers
14 May 1855
This office was changed into Pleasants County - Date not shown.
Edward W. Johnson
06 May 1856
C. W. Core
27 Oct 1857
William G. H. Core
17 Nov 1857
James A. Medley
05 Aug 1858
George Kelsall
27 Oct 1858
James Craig
08 Jun 1861
Robert Harvey
09 Jan 1863
S. D. Knight
17 Oct 1865
Robert Harvey
13 Dec 1865
Joseph B. Watson
31 Aug 1866
William Carroll
22 Feb 1875
George Kelsall
02 May 1881
Newton Ogdin
15 Aug 1889
Lizzie Ogdin
19 Nov 1890
James M. Wells
01 June 1893
Alfred H. Cole
15 May 1897
Charles N. Matheny
20 Feb 1899
Alfred H. Cole
02 Feb 1900
Joseph Williams
13 Dec 1904
Oliver C. Sweeney
27 Jun 1913
Sylvester V. Riggs (Acting)
15 Dec 1921
Sylvester V. Riggs
22 Dec 1921
Howard E. West
13 Mar 1936
Oliver C. Barkwell
15 Dec 1939
James Denton Dinsmoor
30 Nov 1954
James W. Spence
19 May 1967
Harvey Barger
1974-1978
Robert Ruckman
13 Nov 1982
Jean Ruckman
11 Oct 1986
Nelle Harshburger
01 Apr 1992
Robin Pugh Boring
16 Mar 1993
Robin Hendershot
28 Aug 1999
 
SALAMA POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
William H. Sheets
08 Mar 1887
James L. Ogdin
04 May 1888
William H. Sheets
24 Mar 1890
Pliny S. Pierpoint
27 Aug 1894
Alden Williams
12 Jan 1895
James S. Cornell
30 Jan 1902
Robert G. Anderson
17 Feb 1905
Granville H. Ingraham
15 Oct 1906
George K. Rayburn
19 Dec 1910
William T. Locke
12 June 1911
Granville H. Ingraham
28 Oct 1913
Anna Mallet
07 Aug 1914
Elizabeth Morrell
08 May 1915
Discontinued 15 Dec 1915. Mail to Willow.
 
SCHULTZ POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
George G. Hammett
06 Jul 1981
Henry T. Hammett
02 Dec 1884
Thomas C. Hammett
08 Sep 1887
George S. Hammett
24 Apr 1894
Eliza R. Smith
17 Jul 1896
Thomas H. Core
07 Mar 1898
Ernest W. Williamson
04 May 1899
C. A. Galloway
06 Sep 1899
Ernest W. Williamson
23 Jan 1901
Georgia G. Williamson
11 Mar 1905
Daniel R. Dunn
30 Dec 1905
Albert Lee Baker
10 Jan 1910
Hugh Mathers
21 Jul 1910
Discontinued 01 Jan 1913. Mail to Willow.
 
SELECTION POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
John S. Morgan
26 Sep 1890
Clement S. Barron
14 Aug 1891
Discontinued 28 May 1892. Mail to Maxwell.
 
SHAWNEE POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Donald L. Stine
25 Jul 1889
Nathan Eddy
20 Sep 1890
Theodore E. Wagner
14 May 1891
Margaret J. Huggans
10 Jun 1893
Eliza R. Smith
12 May 1894
Addison E. Coffman
27 Mar 1896
Amos Smith
21 Dec 1897
John T. Waller
08 Apr 1901
Samuel K. Lamp
19 Dec 1901
Amos Smith
18 Jun 1902
Thomas B. Powell
25 Jun 1903
John R. Locke
22 Apr 1907
Thorton Hooper
14 Mar 1910
Jacob T. Brammer
11 Jul 1921
Discontinued 31 Jul 1914. Mail to St. Marys.
 
STYRON POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
John A. Griffith
21 Dec 1901
Discontinued 01 Jan 1913. Mail to Willow.
 
SUGAR VALLEY POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Joseph Williamson
30 Sep 1879
George B. Powell
01 Apr 1907
Allen Powell
23 Aug 1920
Mrs. Shirley Powell
13 Mar 1940
Discontinued 15 Jun 1943. Mail to St. Marys.
 
TWIGGS POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Margaret Allen
27 Feb 1862
James L. Allen
03 Jul 1863
Asa Allen
01 Nov 1876
Oliver Gorrell
10 Dec 1879
Ralph Gorrell
21 Jun 1886
Moses W. Wells
29 Aug 1889
Warren Wagner
28 Sep 1901
Oliver C. Henry
24 Sep 1902
William L. Mahan
10 Dec 1902
James O. Campbell
25 Apr 1905
Everett A. Scott
20 Oct 1911
Discontinued 31 Jul 1914. Mail to Meadville.
 
UNION MILLS POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
John Shingleton
31 Dec 1867
Mary E. Powell
02 Nov 1889
Arzy W. Powell
14 Nov 1893
Mary Powell
16 Apr 1896
Coalman Trickett
05 June 1897
Rufus Kidder
25 Sep 1901
Mary E. Powell
29 Aug 1902
Arzy Powell
26 Jun 1903
Milton E. Kidder
01 Mar 1904
Charles F. Little
18 Jul 1906
Joseph Higgans
12 Jul 1912
Discontinued 30 Sep 1913. Mail to Delong.
 
WASP POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
Thomas C. Davis
17 Sep 1889
Willie R. Lardly
05 Oct 1893
Thomas C. Davis
17 May 1897
Discontinued 31 Jul 1914. Mail to Bens Run.
 
WILLOW ISLAND POST OFFICE
Originally established as Cow Creek in Wood County 03 Sep 1849 with Hugh
McTaggart as Postmaster. Name changed to Willow Island 01 Oct 1849 in Wood County.
Name
Date of Appointment
Richard Henderson
15 Apr 1856
William Irwin
16 Aug 1858
John L. B. Cox
08 Jun 1860
Inman H. Henderson
15 Aug 1861
Hamilton Williamson
14 Jan 1862
John Huffman
15 Nov 1872
Samuel Biddle
22 Oct 1874
William T. Sharp
24 Jul 1879
George M. Williamson
16 Feb 1882
Samuel C. Hammett
20 Nov 1884
James L. Ogden
13 Mar 1890
Andrew I. Stanbury
27 Apr 1893
Name changed to Willow 11 Apr 1895.
Joseph I. Norris
11 Apr 1895
John Triplett
06 Apr 1895
Amon A. Adams
24 Jul 1925
Discontinued 31 Jul 1935. Mail to St. Marys.
Re-established as Willow Island, 1946.
Hadley C. Johnson
29 Nov 1946
Mrs. Marguerite L. Hammett
31 Dec 1961
 
BENS RUN POST OFFICE
Name
Date of Appointment
John Pfander
03 Jun 1862
Selmon Wells
22 Jul 1862 - (In Tyler Co.)
 
Sources:
  • National Archives Microfilm Publication 841; Roll 140, "Record of
    Appointment Postmasters 1832-30 Sep 1971. WV: Mason-Raleigh Counties."
  • St. Marys, West Virginia Post Office employees.
  • Typing and webpage by Linda Fluharty.