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Do you know of Bakersport ???

This page is an orphan - a placeholder until we can discover more about Bakersport. 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 Bakersport.

Our sources for Bakersport (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 Bakersport other than they indicate that Bakersport would be found somewhere in Hopkins County, Kentucky.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1871 and closed  in 1908.

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 Bakersport ...

We found one communities that share the name Bakersport.

There is one other community in Kentucky which is also named Bakersport.

Beyond Kentucky.

  • Communities Located In Kentucky ...
    • Christian County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Bakersport [Christian County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bakersport ...

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

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 Bakersport - Services available: had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

More Orphans in  Hopkins 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 Hopkins County.

AshbysburghNew Homestead
 Pond River
ComoSilent Run
East DiamondUnderwood
Hamby Station 
Hamby's stationWhite City
 Wicks Well

Footnotes ...

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


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