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Do you know of Alum Springs ???

When we encounter a name that is new to us, we add it to our Gazetteer - that's the case with Alum Springs.

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 Alum Springs in the future.

We found mention of Alum Springs 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 Alum Springs, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1842.

Communities Also Named Alum Springs ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Virginia communities named Alum Springs: This one is located in Rockbridge County and the other is located in Pulaski County.

Beyond Virginia, there are 3 communities that are also named Alum Springs - they are located in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Adding Alum Springs to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source we've referenced which mentioned Alum Springs was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list, the Alum Springs post office opened in 1842.

We also found Alum Springs in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Alum Springs ...

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

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

From that list:

The Alum Springs post office opened in 1842 and had closed by 1890.

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

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

List of Post Offices in the United States (1870)
Published by the Government Printing Office

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

U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846)
Published by John T. Towers

Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Footnotes ...

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


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