MAYFIELD
State Highway 45 and 295

No Post Office


The post office at Mayfield was established in 1900 and closed in 1958.

An essay on Mayfield was written by a Bobby Fultz for a Junior High WCHS history essay contest. This information was provided by Jerry Hogan, a relative of Bobby Fultz. The following is taken from that article.

Mayfield has a varied and colorful history. One gravestone in the old graveyard above the school house is dated 1820. In the early days Methodist camp meetings were held near Brush Creek, which winds its way past Mayfield to spill into White River.

An old house in Mayfield was built in 1879 and the lumber is believed to have been sawed at the old Peter Van Winkle sawmill.

The author's great grandfather, Huston Scott, built a mill on Brush Creek in 1886. A store, mill and blacksmith shop were built in 1897 by a Bud Abney. The blacksmith shop was operated by Tom Osburn.

The town was named after the Mayfield family of the area. A school was built in 1899. The major operation was a canning factory built in 1925 by Walter and Bill Keeney. The main crop canned was tomatoes grown in the area. The canning operation continued for over 15 years.

Bibliography:
Washington County Postoffices and Postmasters 1829-1976 by Deane Carter, published 1976 by Washington Co Historical Society
The History of Mayfield by Bobby Fultz Flashback February 1953



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