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Dr. Hooper doubtless kept the postoffice in his residence, the North
Brick House, and all the other postmasters before the Civil War kept
it at their homes, which were all probably on the road leading from
Raleigh by the Falls of the Neuse to Oxford. Certainly this was true of
the home of John M. Fleming, which was where Crenshaw Hall now
is, by the roads of that time full three miles from the present town of
Wake Forest. This office received mails from Raleigh and Oxford
twice in each week. This will explain why after the completion of the
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad in 1840, and the establishment of the
postoffice at
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indebted to by Hon. W. W. Howes, First Assistant Postmaster-General, 1934.
WAKE FOREST, WAKE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Postmaster Date Appointed
Calvin Jones ................... January 2, 1823 (Established)
The office was discontinued January
15, 1830.
Calvin Jones ................... February 8, 1830 (Reestablished)
William Donaldson ........ September 26, 1832
Henry A. Donaldson ....... January 1, 1835
James D. Newsom .......... April 25, 1836
John M. Fleming ............. June 26, 1837
The office was discontinued July 18,
1844.
William Hooper September 22, 1847 (Reestablished)
The office was discontinued November
30, 1848.
Robert H. Timberlake ..... April 28, 1873 (Reestablished)
The name of the office was changed to
"Wake Forest College" on June 9,
1873.
Mary A. Timberlake ........ June 9, 1873
The name of the office was changed to
"Wake Forest" December 13, 1883.
Mary A. Timberlake ........ December 13, 1883
R. L. Brewer .................... December 28, 1885
Wiley D. Jones ................ April 8, 1889
Robert H. Timberlake ...... July 18, 1890
William C. Lankford ....... April 4, 1893
Mary A. Timberlake ........ August 28, 1897
Edward W. Timberlake ... April 2, 1907
0. K. Holding ................... July 2, 1913
Calvin Y. Holden (Acting) June 30, 1922
Calvin Y. Holden ............ July 31, 1922
Lawrence Harris February 24, 1932
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