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BRANCH COUNTY

1833 QUINCY

POST OFFICE
It was established in '37 at Mr. Berry's, with Enos G. as postmaster. In '45 it was moved to the store opposite the hotel, with Thomas Berry as postmaster; in '49 to Smith's hotel; in '52 to Mr. Wheat's store on the northwest corner, Mr. Wheat P. M.; in '61 to the northeast corner, now Mr. Hunt's barber shop; in '64 to a building on the same site where it is at present; in '65 M. M. Brown, becoming postmaster, removed it to a frame building where W. G. Wilbur & Co. now are; in "69 to the building occupied by Woodworth & Field; the next year to Dean's repository; thence in '72 to the room it occupied in '65; in '78 the building and office were moved opposite Clark's hotel; in '79 to the Donovan block; and in '82 to its present locality. Long may it rest in its new and commodious apartments. Under the management of C. V. R. Pond as postmaster, it has become the finest post office of its class in the State. The earnings of the office last year was $3, 434. 95. Sold, stamps, 106, 756; envelopes, 14, 975; postals, 38, 000; money orders issued, 805—$7,199.55 orders paid, 3,187—$24,418.59.
RELIGIOUS
Nearly all of the first settlers were Methodists. The M. E' church was organized in- '37 with seven members, only one of whom, Mrs. Broughton, is now living. The house of worship was built in '54. Its present pastor is Rev. N. L. Bray. The Baptist church was organized Aug. 20, '46 with 20 members, eight of whom are still living. Their house was built in '54 and dedicated a few weeks after the M. E. church. The present pastor is Rev. G. H. Starring.

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