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Toomsboro Ga. 2007
Wilkinson County, Ga. Towns/Communities
Allentown
Aka Cross Roads,  Allen's Crossroads,  Sits in Wilkinson, Twiggs & Lauren's counties. John Allen postmaster here in 1887. John Allen postmaster here in 1891.  J.H. Lamb was postmaster here in 1893. Incorporated 1901. Dr. E. J. Denson - Mayor;  P. W. L. Meadows, J. W. Allen, W. M. Allen,  J. T. Land and A. H. Rosar, Esqs., - Aldermen. Population in 1910 - 150. See details of incorporation.    1899 Map
Balls Church
Community near Twiggs line, northwest. Families: King, Storey, Hatfield, Holliman, Johnson, Brooks.  I. F. Johnson was postmaster here in 1887, W.A. Johnson was acting postmaster in 1889.  J.H. Wyatt was postmaster here in 1891. Narcissus C. Brooks in 1902. 1899 Map
Bauxite
Railroad stop at the bauxite mines on Central of Georgia.  1916 Map
Beech Hill 
Railroad stop on Central of Georgia between Toomsboro and the Oconee River. Postmaster in 1891 was Clark Grier, 1893 the postmaster was H. J. Ivey. In 1912 the  population was 50. 1916 Map
Bloodworth  aka  Bloodworths'  Store
Was old community north of McIntyre on 441. District courthouse and voting place at one time. The post office was established here in 1858. M. M. Bloodworth was the first postmaster. J. K. Brannan was postmaster here in 1883. James H. Bloodworth was postmaster here in 1885, 1886, 1887, 1889, 1891; Sarah F. Eady was postmistress here in 1893. 1883 Map

Bond's Mill
Bonds Mill was here in 1820 and a post office established here in 1838, W. F. Bond was the postmaster. Was north of Toomsboro near Baldwin County line, now Black Creek Plantation. Shinholser family lived near here.
Boxwood
According to Charles Elvis Butler, Wilkinson County History, Butler & Other Pioneer Family Descendents in Middle Georgia From Earliest Known Origins To The Millennium, Boxwood was a mercantile and farming community located on what is now Hwy.96. Named after the  Butler plantation home Boxwood. A post office was  established by Elizabeth Adeline Butler July 14, 1885 who was the first postmistress. Elizabeth Adeline Butler's  son Rufus Howell Butler was appointed postmaster April 18, 1895.   1899 Map
Brooks
Community near Wilkinson/Jones counties line
Carr Corners
Community between Ivey and 441 North near Snow Hill.  Map
Claymont aka Clayfields
Kaolin Mines and  Community between McIntyre and Gordon. Hogues lived here. 
Commissioner
Old community near present day McIntyre. 
A. Chambers was postmaster here in 1883. W.W. Walden was postmaster here in 1887, 1889, 1891 
Cooktown
Community southwest off Hwy 112.
Cool Spring (s)
Located near Allentown. Post office known as Cool Spring established in March 1828.  1854  Cool Spring Description: " a post-office of Wilkinson county, Georgia, about 35 miles south from Milledgeville." Willis Allen was postmaster here in 1854.  Alex Stuckey was postmaster here in 1883. W.T. Rogers postmaster here in 1887, 1889, 1891 and 1893. 1864 Map 
Danville, Aka Hughes.
In Wilkinson & Twiggs counties. I. N. Maxwell was postmaster here in 1893.  Incoporated 1905.
 W. R. Hayne- Mayor, J. N. Holloway, J. B. Johnston and L. C. Miller - councilmen
Dedrich/ Dedrick
Central of Ga. railroad stop and community at  kaolin mines and  company west of McIntyre
Edgars
Central of Ga. railroad stop at kaolin mines and company west of McIntyre
Emmitt aka Station 15 
Post office established  here in 1842 Thomas McIntyre was the postmaster.  1854 Description - a post-village of Wilkinson county, Georgia, on the Central railroad, 40 miles E. from Macon. "Emmitt was located 1½ miles east of Toomsboro at the home of Thomas McIntyre, a native of Ireland who had come as an assistant of his uncle, of the the contractors who built the Central of Georgia railroad. He bought the land there and built his house there. In 1849 he was accidently killed while repairing the Oconee River bridge. His widow whose maiden name was Sarah Crowell Floyd, of Washington County, continued to live with their 2 children Stephen F. and __, at Emmitt."  Victor Davidson, History of Wilkinson County, 1865 Map
Friendship
Community Northwest of Irwinton. 1865  Map
Glenella
Community located between Gordon and McIntyre. Glenella school and the St. Benedict Catholic church  was here.
Golden's Mill
Community north of McIntyre . See Old Mills
Gordon
      Named in honor of W. W. Gordon, the first president of Central of Georgia railroad. "when the land was surveyed, Jackson Leslie owned the land where Gordon now is, his home being located where Ed Ward's house now stands, but he prospect of all his cattle and domestic animals being killed by the trains and the injury to his lands, was so dismaying to thime that he sold his plantation to David Solomon, who built his home which is now the Gordon Hotel. The Gordon and Covington branch of the road was begun in 1851." Victor Davidson, History of Wilkinson County.
     July 19, 1842, Macon Georgia Telegraph
The Town of Gordon. - We are pleased to learn that the Directors of the Central Rail Road Company have selected a prommentaue on the side of the Road, for a town, to be named Gordon, in honor of the late President of the Company. It is located in Wilkinson county, one hundred and seventy miles from Savannah, twenty from Macon, and fourteen from Milledgeville, and will be the Depot for a great portion of middle Georgia, say Wilkinson, Baldwin, Pulaski, Dooly, Laurens, Twiggs, and a portion of Putnam, Jasper and Jones. As regards hereto, no places in this sequin of the state posses greater advantages than Gordon. It is on the dividing ridge between the Oconee and Ocmulgee rivers, many miles distant from swampland of any description, and abounds in the most excellent water. Sandersville Tel. Submitted by R. Elizabeth Brewer
     Post office was here in 1846. 
1854 Description -  a thriving post-village of Wilkinson county, Georgia, on the Central railroad, at the junction of the Milledgeville railroad, 80 miles E. from Macon. Large quantities of cotton are exported from this place. It has 6 dry-goods stores, and does an extensive grocery
      February 2, 1861, The New York Times. A Georgia paper states that the town of Gordon, situated on the Central Railroad at the junction of the road to Milledgeville, has, by an ordinance duly drawn up, signed, and adopted by a meeting of the citizens of the place, formally seceded from Wilkinson county, State of Georgia. The narrator proposes to call it the independent City of Gordon.
   Washington J. Solomon was postmaster here in 1854. C. E. Frasuer was postmaster here in 1887. Francis. A. Nelson was postmaster here in 1883,  1890, 1891 and 1893.  Population in 1910 - 702.      Incoporated in 1916. See details.    1865 Map
Howellville 
South west. 1883 map
Kingry
Community northeast county.Post office here in 1903. 1915 Map
Irwinton
       County Seat. aka Bethel, High Hill. Named after Gov. Jared Irwin Incorporated 1816. See Details.
       First Commissioners : Solomon Worrel, David Roland, Adam Hunter, Peter M'Arthur and William Beck.  In 1842 George K. Holloway was named postmaster replacing Charles Culpepper.
      1854 Description-  a pleasant post-village, capital of Wilkinson County, Georgia, 20 miles S. from Milledgeville, and 3 miles from the Central railroad. It has a court house, 2 churches, and several stores.  Irwinton 1870    Bill Arps view of "Irwington" Population in 1910 - 249.  Postmasters: Daniel S. Pierce 1812.
John S Barry 1828; S.B. Murphy  1839. Richard L. Story 1854. Patrick Ward 1865. A. W Baum 1883, 1887.  S. A. Hatfield 1893.
Ivey
Community northwest of Gordon, on Central of Ga. Railroad. Named for Charles Ivey. In 1887 Lillian C. Smith was postmistress. In 1889 T. M. Donnelly was postmaster. In 1892 -1899 S. P. Hornsby was the postmaster, railroad and express agent and had a general store and mill here;  Dr. E. T. Gilmore was the resident physician and  J. H. Bateman had a lumber mill.  Lake Tchukolaho is here. 1899 Map Population in 1910 - 75. Incoporated in 1950. Some Details.
Lewiston
Community near Twiggs County line on Central of Ga. Railroad, Post Office here in 1889 and L. F. Lavender was the postmaster om 1890 & 1892;  J. L. McWilliams was the postmaster in 1893. 1899 Map
Lightfoot
Community northwest of Toomsboro on Hwy 112. Stubbs Store. John S. Spence was the postmaster here in 1889 - 1893. 1899 Map
Lindsey 
Community on Hwy. 112 SW
Massey Hill aka Ramah Community
Historic community south of Gordon, Ramah Church & New Hope Church are here 
McDonald
1855 Map Railroad station on Central of Georgia. Was orginally called Kingston. Post office here from 18470-1855. Leroy Fleetwood was postmaster here in 1854.  1854 Description- "a post-village of Wilkinson co., Georgia, on the Central railroad, 18 miles S. from Milledgeville."
McIntyre aka Station No. 16
     A tract of two hundred and one-fourth acres of land was puchased from M.N. Murphy in 1856 and the house now occupied by Henry Price, Jr. (1930), was built. A depot was erected. It was also desired to move the station from Emmitt to the present Toomsboro. A trade was made with Mrs. McIntyre for her lands at Emmitt, giving her the dwelling at McIntyre, making her the new agent for the new depot, and naming the station McIntyre. Victor Davidson, History of Wilkinson County.
     Post office here in 1859  Incorporated 1910,  (See details) Mayor, J. E. Hollomon; Councilmen, W. W. Walden, H. Price, Jr., A. Temples and C. E. Todd. Population in 1910 - 75.  1916 Map
Milton
Community west of Irwinton. Post office here in 1851. Mail came fron Emmitt Station once a week per Augusta Chronicle March 3, 1851. Poplar Springs Church is here. Sherman's soldiers camped here while on the march to the sea. 1865  Map
Mingo
Centered around Salem  Church. Map (History of Mingo)         Mingo News
Mount Carmel 
Old community in Bloodworth district, north of  McIntyre. Mt Carmel Church and school were here.
Nadine
Railroad station on Central of Georgia.1915 Map
Nesbit
Railroad stop on Central of Georgia. 1865  Map
New Providence
Community near Twiggs line. New Providence churchs are here. John F. Burke was the postmaster in 1883 and 1887 . 1899 Map
Nickleville
Community at Crossroads of 112 and 441 S. Mt. Tilla Church is here.
For a delightful look at the community, its citizens and happenings, in the mid 1880's 
see the news articles  from The Dublin Post under Nickleville items. 
Omecron 
Community in southern part of county 8 miles northeast of Allentown. Post office here in 1901. 
Ramah
Community northwestern section of county near Gordon centered around Ramah Church. Post office here 1823, discontinued in 1828. By 1842 it was re-established and the postmaster was Ephriam Lewis.
Red Level
Community on 441 S. about 6 miles south of Irwinton settled arond Red Level Church. Post office here.  In 1889, 1891 Lyman. A. Hall was the postmaster.   J. A Smith was the postmaster in 1893. Red Level church was here, cemeteries are here.  1899 Map

Rozar's Store
Post office was discontinued in 1839
Snow Hill
Community northeast of Gordon.
Solomon's Mills aka Solons Mills (on some maps)
Gristmill owned by Solomons near Gordon. 
1865  Map
Stephensville aka Stevensville, Stevens
Community south of Toomsboro on  Hwy. 112. Post office here in 1851. Mail came fron Emmitt Station once a week per Augusta Chronicle March 3, 1851. James. R. Rawls was postmaster in 1887, 1889, 1891 and 1893. The population in 1900 was 50. 1883 Map
Thad's Crossing aka Youngbloods Corner, "Black Cat"
Named for Thaddeus Youngblood who settled here. Crossing at 441 N, Mount Carmel Rd and  R.C. Starley Rd. Almost unrecognizable since divided highway was built. 1916 Map
Toomsboro/Toombsboro/Toombsborough 
Named after Brig. Gen Robert Toombs. Post office here in 1851. James Jackson was the postmaster here in 1854.   In 1859 James Lord and Stephen Sutton bid on carrying the mail between Toomsboro and Laurens Hill (Laurens County), 30 miles, route 6020. Stephen Sutton won and was paid $199 per annum. James Ira Deese postmaster and railway agent  in 1862. In 1871 J.M. Boone, Jr and W. A. Deason bid on carrying the mail from here to Dublin, 23 miles and back, once a week. W. A. Deason won, bid $325, took offer of $500 per annum to run twice a week. In 1875 Merritt Cheek took the mail from here to Laurens Hill, 29 miles and back, once a week. Paid $435 per annum. In 1876 the mail was carried from here to Dublin by Benjamin L. Dyer * Matthew H. Harris, of La Fayette, Ala at $430 per annum.  Local bidders were John J. Weaver, J. E. Perry, Thomas J. Hogan, Jere F. Files, J. D. Rawlins, E. W. Parker. In 1887 J. R. Freeman carried the mail from here to Lightfoot, 7 miles, 3 times a week for 130 per annum.  J. W. Holland postmaster in 1883 and 1887.  L. Baum postmaster in 1891 and 1893.  Incorporated 1904. See Details.  H. A. Hall-  Mayor, W. H. Freeman, J. T. Hobbs, M. W. Pournell, P. C. Lord and J. A. Ashley- Councilmen. Population was 404 in 1910.  1916 Map  Bo Weaver's Toomsboro Pages (link)
Whitaker
Community almost on Twiggs line. 1864 Map
Wriley aka Station No. 16
Was Central of Ga. Railroad station east of McIntyre. "At one time Wriley was the nearest point to Irwinton and probably the biggest shipping point in the county being patronized by the town of Irwinton. Old-timers say that Leroy Fleetwood owned all the land for a great distance all around Wriley, and refused to sell any to the railroad for a warehouse. The CGR made him its agent there and he used his store as the depot.  The narrative goes on the say that he insisted on selling whiskey at his place of business in spite of the protest of the railroad company, thinking that he was so strongly entrenched by owning all the land that the railroad company was obliged to use his store as a depot. Whereupon the company put into effect some sweeping changes. First a tract of two hundred and one-fourth acres of land was puchased from M.N. Murphy in 1856 and the house now occupied by Henry Price, Jr. (1930), was built. A depot was erected. It was also desired to move the station from Emmitt to the present Toomsboro. A trade was made with Mrs. McIntyre for her lands at Emmitt, giving her the dwelling at McIntyre, making her the new agent for the new depot, and naming the station McIntyre. The agency at Wriley was abandoned, and the station at Emmitt moved to Toomsboro." Victor Davidson, History of Wilkinson County.  1916 Map
1859 Post Offices
Town Incorporations

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