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Do you know of Atlee ???

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

Our sources for Atlee (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 Atlee other than they indicate that Atlee would be found somewhere in Rockingham County, North Carolina.

From the Blevins / Hellbock List: The post office opened  in 1889 and closed  in 1903.

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 Atlee ...

We found four communities that share the name Atlee.

Within North Carolina, the name Atlee is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these four communities, three are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • Please visit our profile page for the Alberta community of Atlee.
    • Oklahoma
      • Jefferson County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Atlee [Jefferson County].
    • Texas
      • La Salle 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 Texas community of Atlee [La Salle County].
    • Virginia
      • Hanover County
      • Please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Atlee [Hanover County].

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Atlee ...

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

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

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

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

More Orphans in  Rockingham 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 Rockingham County.

AdelaideLorane
Aspen Grove 
 Mabrico
BasonMalloy
BerryMayo
BoulevardMcNeely
BoydMebane
 Mizpah
Cases 
ClaybrooksNance
 New Leaksville
Douglas 
 Oregon
Fair 
FerndalePennrington
 Powells Store
GantsPritchett
Geneva 
GentryRawlingsburgh
GrogansvilleRocky Springs
  
HeggieSharp
HoganStacy
Hopper 
 Thompsonville
Intelligence 
 Waddells
KipWebster
  
LangdonYates
Layton 

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 Atlee 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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