Exit Post Office

Yes there was a town called Exit in the early years.  It was on the northern side of what is now Lake Prince at the head of Scotts Creek.  The post office was established in 1889 in the store of Townsend Phifer who owned a general mercantile business at Exit.  The store was located on the southeast side of the road east of Lake Prince.  There were several postmasters during its short span of 27 years.  Robert Atkins, Townsend Phifer, Elizabeth Jane Wellons, Crafford Crump Parker and Julius Pierce all served for a short tour the longest being Townsend Phifer for eleven years.

A special thanks to “Andy” Maxey for the excellent research efforts of the Nansemond County post offices in the Greater Chuckatuck Historical area of interest.  We would suggest for detailed information on many of the postmasters you can check with the GCHF for details regarding Anderson “Andy” Maxey’s book when it is published.