Virginia Postmasters and Post Offices, 1789 - 1832. Edith F. Axelson. Working with record group 28 in the National Archives, the compiler has located the counties for the many post offices listed and has presented a marvelous panoply of the early postal system in Virginia. This volume has immense genealogical value for the Virginia researcher: it gives the names of over three thousand men and women who were postmasters and over one thousand towns and taverns, creeks and crossroads, streams and stores, all of which boasted a post office for at least a short period of time. 1991, 248 pages, index. 1991.