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From: "Harold Blevins" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD] Irons Point and Lunenburg-Glenda
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 15:47:38 -0600
Harold, could you look and see what it says about Irons Point and Lunenburg.
I lived in Izard County from the time I was born until I graduated from College and I never
heard of Iron's Point. I did run the name thru the GNIS website but got no hits there either.
I did own some land down near Lunenburg for a while, so am familiar with that name.
Here is what Karr Shannon had to say:
LUNENBURG: "Lunenburg is an old settlement. It was a pretty fair town for several years
before the Civil War but a post office was not established there until February 3, 1868.
Robert R. Case was the first postmaster. The office was discontinued May 12, 1868. Exactly
two years later it was re-established with John Carney as postmaster. It was again discontinued
November 8, 1872. It was re-established August 11, 1873, with Harvey R. Landers as postmaster.
The office played out again April 19 1883, but resumed permanent operation April 13, 1891 with
William G. Cypert as postmaster.
When the post office was established the first time, the question of a name came up. There was
already a general store in operation. The merchant, "Bob" Case, asked a group of loafers what to
name the post office. An old German, who liked his "dram" was pretty well organized at the time,
and probaly seeing visions of his old home town left behind said, "Call her Lunenburg, by God."
Mrs. Zelda Banning is the present postmaster. (1947)
A school building, with a lodge hall upstairs, was built shortly after the close of the Civil war and
remained in use for school purposes until a few years ago when the district built a new stone
building. The old school building is now used as a church house by the Baptists. The school bell
which is still in use is said to be the first bell ever brought to the county.
The Rocky Bayou Baptist Association, still active and growing over a large area, had its birth here
over 100 years ago.".........
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