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From: (Don Street)
Subject: Re: [MDALLEGA] Flintstone PO
Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2006 12:00:00 +0000
"Flintstone PO" stands for "Flintstone Post Office", which is a geographic/locational feature used by the U.S. Geologic Survey and others for map indices. In earlier times, before the days of home delivery, since the post office was usually found in the center of a town or village, and was (is) an official federal government office, map makers commonly used its location to indicate the center of a community, even though the post office may have been inside or part of another building, such as a general store. If you're interested in topographic maps, check out this website:
Any good road atlas will show Flintstone east of Cumberland on I-68.
(I agree with Connie, it's about 10 miles). The name may have originally been Flint Stone (two words) because of the high amount of flint and shale in the surrounding hills, but over time it became truncated. No relation to Fred, Wilma, or Pebbles...
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From: "cbeachy" <>
> I'm not good at guessing the milage but Flintstone is about 10 miles east of
> Cumberland, along I-68.
> It was one of the earliest towns in this county. Someone on this list
> probably knows how to find maps of this area.. In the meantime you might
> want to get out an Atlas and check it out.
> Dicken was a fairly common name in the area and in Bedford County, PA, just
> north of Flintstone.
> > Imagine my surprise when I found in an 1860 census for my family Thomas
> and Catherine Dicken and 6 children Flintstone PO Allegany County MD.
> Where would that be? Also is there an 1890 substitute for the census of
> Allegany Co.
> > This has been an extremely helpful list thanks again
> > Katy
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