South Point Post Office
Backstory and Context
The South Point Post Office was established June 2nd, 1885 with Elijah J. Langdon as postmaster. In 1865, it was located along the Ohio River about three and a half miles from the Burlington Post Office. Beginning in 1904, the post office operated out of a grocery store on postmaster Grace Roten’s property on Ferry Street. Later, it moved to V. F. Dillon’s grocery store. In 1921, Tobias Jones was made postmaster, and he was the first to work out of a building across from the well-known red brick grade school in town. From the 1930s until 1960, the post office was housed in a small annex on the Jones-Adams house at the end of Ferry Street.
In 1960, a new post office was built by contractor Bernard Freeman for $40,000. It was located at the corner of Old 52 and Ferry Street on land sold by Malcolm and Ruth Hooper. That same year, the South Point and North Kenova post offices consolidated. North Kenova then ceased to exist as a postal address. It was ultimately annexed by the village of South Point. In 1982, houses were given numbers and street names, replacing the old route system and making locating houses easier for first responders and others.
The South Point Post Office is now located on Collins Avenue.