Sunday, July 26, 2009

Providence, North Carolina Post Office History

The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 58 ("Providence Post Office" by J.Louie Oakley):

The Providence Post Office is located in north central Caswell County on County Road #1500. It was established September 1, 1953. The one rural route now served from this office was part of Route #4, Danville, Virginia. This route was originally 36 miles. At the present time, the route is 52 miles and has grown from 208 boxes to 596 boxes.

The delivery area of the Providence Post Office has grown from about 850 customers to over 2,000 in the thirty years of existence. Since the Providence Post Office has been established, the revenue has increased from $11,550 in 1954 to over $21,000 in 1983. J. Louie Oakley is the present and the only postmaster to serve at Providence. he was installed as acting postmaster in September of 1953. He served as acting postmaster until March 1955. At that time, he was appointed postmaster by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Courtesy J. Louie Oakley
Providence Post Office has one part-time clerk. Connie Oakley, Hazel P. Poteat, Catherine Jenkins, Betty M. Collie and Inez S. Hart have served in this position over the years.

The route is served by William H. Carroll, Sr. who has been in that position since the beginning of the post office in September, 1953. William Carroll, Jr., J. C. Powell, Herbert L. McDowell, Sr. and Garnie Jones have served as substitute mail carriers over the years.

----- J. Louie Oakley

Name Title Date Appointed

James Louie Oakley Acting Postmaster 09/01/1953
James Louie Oakley Postmaster 03/24/1955
Ronald B. Bullock Officer-In-Charge 03/16/1985
Joseph H. "Sandy" Warren Jr Postmaster 04/27/1985
Jo Ann G. Slayton Officer-In-Charge 08/08/1992
Kenneth L. Huggins Postmaster 03/20/1993
Jo Ann G. Slayton Officer-In-Charge 07/02/1998
JoAn W. Dean Postmaster 09/26/1998
Jo Ann G. Slayton Officer-In-Charge 03/29/1999
Clara E. Sheene Postmaster 07/17/1999