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Mike Watson: The Case of the County-Line-Jumping Post Office

This town, Tampico, had a Post Office which was in established in Taylor County and in its history, was there twice. When it wasn't in Taylor, it was in Adair County. Along the way, it got a name change. Without a proctor monitoring you, why not quiz yourself to guessthe name the Tampico Post Office had in its last location? - CM
(Or click on the headline to see Mike Watson's entire story with the name at the end).

By Mike Watson, Adair County Historian

TAMPICO - Tampico on the Pike, as it was often known, was located on or near the Adair-Taylor County line. The post office often shifted from Taylor to Adair, due to the close proximity of the county line and in whose store or building it then housed.

The post office was originally established in Taylor County.

James W. Faulkner was the first Adair County postmaster, appointed 24 October 1876, followed by B.L. Banks 20 June 1889 and Mary E. Faulkner 6 January 1890.

As of 27 December 1894, it was again situated in Taylor County.

James W. Durham was postmaster as of 18 February 1901, again in Adair County, followed by Charles M. Durham 1 March 1902, John R. Durham 5 September 1902, and William J. Biggs 23 October 1902.

The name of the postoffice was changed to Coburg on 10 March 1903.


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