The First National Bank of Iaeger was founded in 1918 in the McDowell County town of Iaeger.
The First National Bank Of Iaeger in West Virginia printed $287,830 dollars worth of national currency. That is a pretty standard output. However, some types of currency from this bank could still be rare. This national bank opened in 1918 and stopped printing money in 1930, which equals a 13 year printing period. That is actually quite brief in terms of bank existence. During its life, The First National Bank Of Iaeger issued 4 different types and denominations of national currency.
A true testament to how preserved and dead the downtown area of Iaeger is would be the Montgomery Ward Building in Iaeger. Iaeger’s downtown district is basically a long rectangle shape with buildings along the outer edge of the three sides. Most of the businesses here have closed over the past years. The few that have remained, right down to the post office have moved out onto US 52 on the other side of the river.
Wayland, Kentucky is located in Floyd County along highway 7 south of Martin.
The Post Office at Wayland was first established on May 18, 1914. Wayland was incorporated as a sixth class city in 1923. The population of Wayland peaked at the 1940 census at 2,888. Today the population is a little over 400.
Drift, Kentucky is located along state highway 122 between the towns of Martin and McDowell in Floyd County.
The post office at drift was first established in 1909. The origins of the name DRIFT are unclear, but many think that it was named for a local coal mine or after driftwood found in the nearby left fork of Beaver Creek.
The United States Postal Service discontinued service at the Drift Post Office on September 12, 2009.
The United States Post Office for Mary Alice, Kentucky was located on state route 72 about 6 miles from downtown Harlan.
The Post Office was originally constructed in the late 1980s and is nearly identical to just about any small rural post office constructed in this part of the country during that era. A picture of the post office from 1993 can be found by clicking HERE
In November of 2011 the Mary Alice post office closed its doors and the building has sent been put up for sale by the US Government.
So….if your dream has ever been to live in a 600 square foot post office building….here’s your chance!