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When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Aiken.
This entry has been created as a placeholder - we hope to develop more information in the future.
This entry could be in error. It might be that our source had a mis-print, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. We hope to learn more about Aiken in the future.
We found mention of Aiken as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Crenshaw County, Alabama.
It's common that the post office is named the same as the community in which it's located (although that's not always case). In this case, we can't match this post office to any of the existing communities in our gazetteer.
While we don't have a date for the founding of Aiken, you might consider that their post office opened in 1879.
Communities Also Named Aiken ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Aiken - they are located in Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas (3).
Adding Aiken to Our Gazetteer ...
The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Aiken was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>
We also found Aiken in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Aiken ...
We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Aiken:
Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.
From that list:
The Aiken post office opened in 1879 and had closed by 1906.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Aiken - Services available: no Railroad mentioned
Rand McNally Map of Alabama (1911)
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