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Kilkenny was an isolated community in Tyrell County with a population of only about 100 citizens. Community members living on Alligator River could only access the greater part of the state by way of the river and in drier periods over a trail through the swamps. W. T. Dodge's father moved to Kilkenny in 1876 and all residents are descendants of the Dodge family.
Postmaster Warren S. Alexander presides over the smallest post office in the country. Located at Grimshaws near the Jackson-Macon county line, the small building has a working space of six by five feet and serves ten families. However, business picks up during the hunting and summer seasons. Alexander has been distributing the mail since 1914.
On the steep slopes of Chimney Rock under the shadow of the Sugar Loaf Dome is a little colony of mountaineers who are almost completely isolated. Only twenty miles from Asheville, Rutherford County, this little community of nine families know little of the area outside their two square mile plateau.
Jefferson T. Hayes at age 75 has the distinction of being the longest serving postmaster in the state and second longest in the nation. He has been postmaster of the office at Tomotla in Cherokee County since 1882, a total of fifty-six years, without regard to whatever political party was in power.