GOULD, SC: Post Office established in the home of Robert W. Hamilton on 20 December 1888, on Dry Creek on Hamilton’s Ford Road, near its intersection with the Pinckneyville Road, near what is now the Barner Horton Road. Hamilton was appointed 20 December 1888 and was followed by George E. Hood, appointed 25 January 1893. Joseph H. Rogers was appointed 8 September 1894 and served until A. L. Purcell was appointed 10 April 1895. William N. Nelson was appointed 1 July 1895, then Ella Nelson on 18 November 1897. Mary M. Purcell was appointed 25 1901 and served until it was discontinued 14 March 1903. The office’s last location was in front of the Purcell home off Barner Horton Road.
Open the MORE INFORMATION link (found under the primary picture), to view an enlargeable, 1896 Postal Map of York County, S.C.
The Yorkville Enquirer of Sept. 13, 1893 reported that the contract has been let for the restoration of the Bullock’s Creek bridge at Good’s Mill. The contract is to Wylie Haffner and John C. Kirkpatrick for $150., they will use a great deal of the old lumber.”
The Herald reported on March 30, 1901 – that heavy rains damaged roads and bridges in the central and western parts of the county. Bridges over Fishing Creek were damaged including the Starr Bridge on Bethesda Road, the Robinson Bridge on the Tirzah and York Road, the bridge on the Charlotte Road leading out of Yorkville, and the Erwin Bridge on the lower Rock Hill road leading into Bethesda Township. The railroad trestles on the SC and G Railroad were damaged over Dry Creek at Sharon, Bullocks Creek near Hickory Grove and Turkey Creek.
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