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 1859-1866, 1871-1874

HAMPTON POST OFFICE was established 22 September, 1859 with James A. McBarron as the first postmaster. This post office was closed from 5 November, 1866, until  12 April, 1871-- the Reconstruction period. George L. Dooley was named postmaster when the Hampton Post Office was re-opened in 1871. On 9 December, 1874, the name of this post office was changed to Hamilton.

The Claunches, Piersons, Blansits, and several other families  lived on the Leon River at Old Hamilton.

Mr. Felix Cadmus Williams said that Hampton  was so named because of  Wade Hampton, but was changed because there was another post office by that name.


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People and Places: Gazetteer of Hamilton County, TX
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Copyright March, 1998
by Elreeta Crain Weathers, B.A., M.Ed.,  
(also Mrs.,  Mom, and Ph. T.)

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