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When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Alphin.
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 Alphin in the future.
We found mention of Alphin as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
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 Alphin, you might consider that their post office opened in 1885.
Adding Alphin to Our Gazetteer ...
The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Alphin was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>
We also found Alphin in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alphin ...
We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Alphin:
Found in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.
From that list:
The Alphin post office opened in 1885 and had closed by 1908.
Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Alphin - Services available: no Railroad mentioned
Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)
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