HAMPTON POST OFFICE
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
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.