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Bevan Postal History

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            A post office was opened in the Bevan Brothers Store on June 22, 1897, with the senior partner James A. Bevan (born 1857, died 1947) named postmaster.  The office was called Bevan because the name of Milltown could not be used as there were already several offices with similar names in Ohio.  The younger brother Harmen E. Bevan (born 1854, died 1945) took over the duties of postmaster on October 31, 1903 and held it the remaining 29 years of operation until it closed as no longer needed, being so close to Newport, Ohio, in September, 1932.

            The Bevan Brothers Store building still stands at Milltown across the little iron bridge.  It has been remodeled into a residence owned by Phyllis Brake. 

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