November 2016 - Carolina Country

Where in Carolina Country is This?

November 2016
November 2016

The November Where is This photo taken by Johnny Green of Clyde features what was a very small U.S. post office, built in 1878. Originally the Whiteside Cove Post Office, it was renamed the Grimshawes Post Office in 1909 (members of the Grimshawe family served as postmaster for more than 30 years starting in 1878). Though no longer operational, the old hut is located on Whiteside Cove Road near the Whiteside Cove community, at the base of Whiteside Mountain just outside Cashiers. This historic building has been a favorite for tourists and shutterbugs alike for years. According to a document inside the post office, a photo of the site hangs in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Duncan Wheale of Highlands reports that many in the community help with the building’s upkeep, and said the flag was erected the day after 9/11. Correct entries came from across the state. The winning entry chosen at random from all the correct submissions came from Nancy Probst of Davidson, a Haywood EMC member.

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