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Big Harts Creek, located in Harts Creek District of Lincoln County, West Virginia, and Chapmanville District of Logan County, West Virginia, has hosted seven post offices: Hearts Creek/Hart’s Creek/Hart/Harts (1870-present), Warren (1884-1894), Spottswood (1901-1908), Halcyon (1906-1923), Whirlwind (1910-1950s), Enzelo (1916-1922), and Shively (1926-?). Today, one post office exists at the mouth of Harts Creek in the town of Harts.

Enzelo Post Office (1916-1922) — located in the Logan County section of Harts Creek

Ulysses S. Richards: 22 March 1916 – 15 December 1922

Post office discontinued: 15 December 1922

Halcyon Post Office (1906-1923) — located near the mouth of Marsh Fork of West Fork of Harts Creek in Logan County

Albert Dingess: 3 May 1906 – 20 April 1921

Everet Dingess: 20 April 1921 (took possession), 11 May 1921 (acting postmaster), 21 September 1921 – 14 July 1923

Post office discontinued: 14 July 1923, mail to Ferrellsburg

Hearts Creek Post Office (1870-1872) — located at the mouth of Big Harts Creek in Lincoln County

Henry S. Godby: 3 November 1870 – 20 November 1872

Post office discontinued: 20 November 1872

Hart’s Creek Post Office (1877-1880) — located at the mouth of Big Harts Creek in Lincoln County

William T. Fowler: 2 March 1877 – 9 September 1879

Andrew D. Robinson: 9 September 1879 – 2 December 1880

Post office discontinued: 2 December 1880

Hart Post Office (1881-1910) — located at the mouth of Big Harts Creek in Lincoln County

Andrew D. Robinson: 6 July 1881 – 12 November 1883

Isham Roberts: 12 November 1883 – 3 June 1884

Thomas H. Buckley: 3 June 1884 – 1 July 1884

George W. Adkins: 1 July 1884 – 25 May 1885

William E. “Ross” Fowler: 25 May 1885 – 30 October 1891

Post office discontinued: 30 October 1891, mail to Fourteen

Allen Brumfield: 19 January 1900 – 6 September 1905

Hollena Brumfield: 6 September 1905 – 25 July 1907

Hollena Ferguson: 25 July 1907 – 30 July 1910

Post office discontinued: 30 July 1910, mail to Queens Ridge

Harts Post Office (1916-present) — located at the mouth of Big Harts Creek in Lincoln County

Lewis Dempsey: 5 April 1916 – 12 April 1921

Herbert Adkins: 12 April 1921, 30 April 1921 (assumed charge) – 31 December 1953 (retired)

Glen R. Dial: 31 December 1953 (assumed charge), 22 January 1954 (acting postmaster), 8 March 1955 (confirmed) – 29 July 1966 (removed)

Shively Post Office (1926-?) — located on Smokehouse Fork of Big Harts Creek in Logan County

Ina E. Adams: 4 December 1925 (acting postmaster), 18 January 1926 – 2 August 1935

John S. Butcher: 2 August 1935 (assumed charge), 18 September 1935 (acting postmaster), 25 October 1935 – 1 January 1949

Mrs. Sallie Farley Adkins: 1 January 1949 (assumed charge), 10 June 1949, 1 October 1949 (assumed charge) – 22 July 1958 (resigned)

Nora St. Clair: 22 July 1958 (assumed charge) –

Spottswood Post Office (1901-1908) — located near the mouth of Trace Fork in Logan County

Alice Adams: 9 October 1901 – 4 August 1905

Alice Adams Dingess: 4 August 1905 – 31 December 1908

Post office discontinued: 31 December 1908

Warren Post Office (1884-1894) — located near the mouth of Smokehouse Fork in Lincoln County (today Logan County)

Andrew D. Robinson: 17 June 1884 – 17 January 1894

Post office discontinued: 17 January 1894

Whirlwind Post Office (1910-1950s)

L.W. Riddle: 31 March 1910 – 25 May 1911

Sol Riddell: 25 May 1911 – 30 April 1914

James Mullins: 30 April 1914 –

NOTE: For more information regarding the Whirlwind PO, see other posts at this blog.

Source: U.S. Appointments of Postmasters, 1832-1971, maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration.

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