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Re: Origin of "zuni" name complete info.
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: January 17, 2000 at 14:34:27
In Reply to: Origin of "zuni" name complete info. by Greg of 1388

Info source: Historical Notes on Isle of Wight Co Va by Helen Haverty King. Pg 241-42. The Norfolk and Petersburg Railroad was organized in 1853. William Mahone was elected president of the line in 1860. It is told that Mahone and his wife the former Otelia Butler of Smithfield, rode the line giving the stations names. Their choice of names (Windsor, Waverly, Ivor, and Wakefield) suggests that they must have been enamored with Walter Scott's novels. No one has figured out the reason for the name Zuni.
Pg 331. The town was called Zuni Station and the name Station was dropped in 1880. Mr. Henry M. Womble served as postmaster in nearby Fearnsville.


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