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Do you know of Anita ???

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

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 Anita in the future.

We found mention of Anita as a post office, but can't determine its location - other than being located somewhere in Marion County, West 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 Anita, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1888.

Communities Also Named Anita ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Anita - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida (2), Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Montana and Pennsylvania.

Adding Anita to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Anita post office opened in 1888.

We also found Anita in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Anita ...

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

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

From that list:

The Anita post office opened in 1888 and had closed by 1903.

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

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Anita - Services available: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of West 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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