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Cover Type: USA domestic stampless
Entered by: dwsnow
Added on:Apr 14, 21
Edited on:Apr 14, 21
 
Postmark: Aug 19, 1861 (Confederate use)
Origin: Greensborough, Alabama, UNITED STATES
Destination: Wahalak, Mississippi, UNITED STATES
 
Description:

"Greensborough Ala. Aug 19" (1861) circular datestamp and "PAID" and "5" handstamps on buff cover to Wahalak, Miss.

The destination of Wahalak, Kemper County, Mississippi is exceedingly scarce. The town, now a small unincorporated community, is remote even by Kemper County standards. The name Wahalak reputedly comes from a Choctaw language word meaning "running water". The settlement developed along what was known as Wahalak Creek. After the Mobile and Ohio Railroad was constructed through Kemper County later in the 19th century, this small settlement relocated several miles west in order to have access to it. The railroad built a train depot and a U.S. post office was established for Wahalak Station in 1860 and was taken over by the Confederate Post Office the following year in 1861. The Wahalak Station post office closed in 1871.

Owner's ID: 2442
 
Certificate? No
For Sale? No
Stampless? Yes