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Do you know of Woodhull ???

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

We found mention of Woodhull as a post office (see Mentions and References below), but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Shiawassee County, Michigan.

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.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1850 and closed  in 1880.

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 Woodhull ...

We found seven communities that share the name Woodhull.

Within Michigan, the name Woodhull is unique.

Beyond Michigan, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Decatur County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Woodhull [Decatur County].
    • Illinois
      • Henry County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Woodhull [Henry County].
    • Kansas
      • Chase County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Woodhull [Chase County].
    • New York
      • Oneida County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Woodhull [Oneida County].
      • Steuben County
      • Please visit our profile page for the New York community of Woodhull [Steuben County].
    • North Dakota
      • Richland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Woodhull [Richland County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Fond du Lac County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Woodhull [Fond du Lac County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Woodhull ...

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

Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<2>

Along The Tracks, A Directory of Named Places on Michigan Railroads
Written by: Meints, Graydon M.
Published by Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University - 1987
(Available from Amazon.com)

Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

More Orphans in  Shiawassee 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 Shiawassee County.

Corunna Coal MineKing
  
DeweyNorth Newberg
  
East DurandOlney
EnterpriseOwosso Junction
  
FabenPitt
  
Glass RiverRush
  
HartwellvilleSagerville
Hazel GreenSan
HazeltonSix Mile Mine
  
Judd's CornersVenice
  
Kelly SidingWest Haven

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Woodhull could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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