Cherryvale Post Office
Excerpt from A History of Clay County 1909 by TRAVIS
“Cherryvale post office was on the west side border line of Posey Township, established March 30, 1899, named by Francis M. HAMILTON, who was conducting a store business there at the time and was appointed postmaster. This was a lumbering point as early as the year 1862, and a local business center for more than twenty-five years past, where the growth in population has developed a town, of which the principal street, north and south, is the Clay-Vigo County Line Road. However, it is not a town in the conventional sense, having never been so dedicated. The improvements are on leased grounds, the proprietors have sold no lots. It lies in a narrow valley, through which flows a small stream, along the course of which grew a number of native or wild cherry trees, poetically named from this circumstance.”
Learn more about Cherryvale and the people that lived there by reading the Researcher, our quarterly newsletter. You can also read more about Cherryvale in ” A History of Clay County 1909 ” by William TRAVIS. You can find this book in our Library along with some 2000 other books available for research.