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Do you know of Amity ???

When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Amity.

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 Amity in the future.

We found mention of Amity as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Jefferson 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 Amity, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

Communities Also Named Amity ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 24 communities that are also named Amity - they are located in Arkansas (2), Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (5), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee and Texas.

Adding Amity to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Amity was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list, the Amity post office opened in 1891.

We also found Amity in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Amity ...

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Amity:

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.

From that list:

The Amity post office opened in 1891 and had closed by 1892.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Amity - Services available: no Railroad mentioned

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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