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This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Massacre. When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope that we'll discover more information in the future. Such is the case with Massacre.

Our sources for Massacre (see Mentions and References below) indicate that it was a community with a post office by the same name. Unfortunately our sources aren't clear about the location of Massacre other than they indicate that Massacre would be found somewhere in Sumter County, Florida.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1885 and closed  in 1902.

This entry could have originated in error. It might be that a source had a misprint, was simply wrong or we made a transcription error while referencing it. Many of the documents we reference are from the 1800s and the early 1900s, with some easier to read than others.

Part of the difficulty in identifying whether a name is a post office or a community lies with how Post Offices were named. We've prepared an article with our understanding of how post offices were named: Naming of Post Offices.

Communities Also Named Massacre ...

We found one communities that share the name Massacre.

Within Florida, the name Massacre is unique.

Beyond Florida, there is another community also named Massacre in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Sullivan County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Massacre [Sullivan County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Massacre ...

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

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

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

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Massacre - Services available: had a Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

More Orphans in  Sumter County ...

Can you help?

As we explained above, when we encounter a name that might be a community or a post office we add it to our Gazetteer. If we have little information to go with the name, we call them Orphans. Below are Orphans that we believe to be located in Sumter County.

Cedar HammockPemberton
Centre Hill 
 Sumterville Junction

Footnotes ...

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


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