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Fourteen Mile Creek, located in Harts Creek District and Laurel Hill District of Lincoln County, West Virginia, has hosted two post offices: Fourteen (1877-1933) and Wewanta (1903-1947). Today, no post office exists on Fourteen Mile Creek. I descend from several of these postmasters.

Fourteen Post Office (1877-1933)

Albert M. Adkins: 10 January 1877 – 27 April 1880

Andrew Elkins: 27 April 1880 – 22 June 1898

William A. Sias: 22 June 1898 – 26 July 1898

James W. Sias: 26 July 1898 – 6 July 1905

Tice Elkins: 2 January 1907 – 6 February 1907

Albert Neace: 6 February 1907 – 19 August 1916

Henry H. Sias: 19 August 1916 – 15 October 1918

Post office discontinued: 30 September 1918, effective 15 October 1918, mail to Wewanta

Alta M. Farley: 14 April 1926 – 30 December 1933

Post office discontinued: 9 December 1933, effective 30 December 1933, mail to Ranger

Wewanta Post Office (1903-1947)

Alexander C. Collins: 6 May 1903 – 30 September 1903

Elihu D. Burdett: 30 September 1903 – 4 May 1904

Winfield S. Enochs: 4 May 1904 – 14 February 1921

Rayburn Adkins: 14 February 1921 – 23 February 1923

Earl McCoy: 23 February 1923 – 18 November 1924

A. Vinson Ramey: 18 November 1924 (9 December 1924, assumed charge) – 15 September 1947

Post office discontinued: 3 September 1947, effective 15 September 1947, mail to Ranger

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

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