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Incorporated in 1800. (No town government. Population, 230.

Postmistress— Mrs. Julia L. Smith.

Ministers and Churches.

  • Presbyterian — Calvin Smith, Pastor.
  • Methodist— L. P. Bogle, Pastor.

Hotels and Boarding Houses.

  • Mrs. Lucv Carson.
  • Mrs. H. H. Rollins.

Barber Shops.

  • John L. Hollars.

Blacksmith Shops.

  • Alex. Goins, Crumpler.
  • Joe Medley, Jefferson.

Boot and Shoe Shops.

  • John Hollars, Jefferson.

Bottling Works.

  • Thompson Bromine-Arsenic Springs Co., Crumpler.


  • J. W. Sharp, Clifton.
  • W. A. Taylor, Scottville.
  • E. A. Reeves, Lamar.
  • Thomas Goss, Creston.

Cattle Dealers.

  • P. G. McNeill, Jefferson.
  • I. S. Goss, Ashley.
  • [?]. D. Thomas, Creston.
  • T. K. Miller, Ore Knob.
  • W. H. Hamilton, Beaver Creek.
  • W. J. Perkins, Helton.
  • J. P. Perkins, Helton.
  • W. C. Greer, Grassy Creek.
  • John Dent, Jefferson.


  • John W. Badger, Jefferson.

Contractors and Builders.

  • Williamson & Weaver, Wagoner.
  • James B. Woody, Beldon.

Flour, Corn and Feed Dealers.

  • Jefferson Roller Mills, Jefferson.
  • Creston Roller Mills, Creston.
  • Helton Roller Mills, Helton.
  • Barnett Idol, Idol.
  • J. U. Ballou, Eugene.
  • M. H. Wilcox, Dresden.
  • Calvin Graybeal, Ashley.
  • J. A. Dixon, Weaversford.

Hardware and Ag’l Implem’ts.

(See General Merchandise.)

  • R. A. Hamilton, Beaver Creek.

Harness M’f’rs and Dealers.

  • H. H. Rollins, Jefferson.

Hides and Pelts.

  • Walter Ray, Treetop.

Insurance Agencies.

  • R. H. McNeill, Jefferson.
  • G. L. Park, Jefferson.
  • D. A. Osborn, Jefferson.

Lumber M’f’rs and Dealers.

  • Williamson & Weaver, Wagoner.
  • W. T. Dollar, Solitude.
  • J. S. Hopkins, Hopkins.
  • J. B. Woody, Beldon.


  • George W. Bower, Jefferson.
  • Todd & Pell, Jeferson.
  • G. L. Park, Jefferson.
  • R. H. McNeill, Jeferson.
  • T. C. Bowie, Jefferson.
  • J. B. Councill, Jefferson.
  • D. A. Davis, Jefferson.
  • Oscar Dancy, Gray.
  • H. A. Wilborn, Transou.

Millinery and Fancy Goods.

  • Miss Sallie Gentry, Jefferson.
  • Miss Chessie Barr, Jefferson.


  • W. E. Gentry, Jefferson.


  • W. E. Gentry, Jefferson.

Real Estate Agents.

  • George P. Pell Jefferson.

Flour, Corn and Feed Mills

  • Creston Roller Mill, Creston.
  • Helton Roller Mill, Helton.
  • Jefferson Roller Mills, Jefferson.


Sales and Livery Stables.

  • R. C. Barr & Co.

Telephone Exchange & M’grs.

  • Jefferson Telephone Exchange—Mrs. John F. Logan, Manager.

Veterinary Surgeons.

  • Oliver Hanks, Sturgill.

Watches and Jewelry

  • N. Testerman, Silas Creek


Incorporated in 1847.
Value real estate, $893,892.00.
Value personal property, $601,396.00.
No. white polls, 2,546.
No. colored polls, 1,577.
Tax rate—City purposes, 50c. on $100;
Schools, 20c; bonded debt, 10c.
There are 5 miles of perfect road and street made of oyster shells.

Town Officers

Election is held in May; term of office, 2 years.

  • Mayor—George J. Studdert.
  • Clerk—John R. Ross.
  • Treasurer—Aruthur Mayo.
  • Tax Collector—John R. Ross.
  • Fire Dept. Chief—Jos. Chancey.
  • Fire Companies and Chiefs—Ocean Fire Company, J. F. Thomas; Volunteer Fire Co.., T. W. Hoyt; Dibble Fire Co., Sylvester Dibbde; Salamander Fire Co., (col.), Charles Blackledge.
  • Chief of Police—James R. Grist.
  • Policemen—J. G. Chauncey, Rufus Shelton, George R. Howard.
  • Board of Aldermen—B. G. Moss, C. T> Stewart, W. J. Rhodes, T. G. Paul, J. F. Tayloe, G. J. Studdert, W. M. Chauncey.
  • City Public School Supt.—Harry Howell: Principals, J. R. Conley, Miss Elizabeth Mallison.
  • City School Committee—E. K. Willis, J. H. Small, S. R. Fowle, W. J. Crumpler, W. C. Mallision, S. C. Bragaw, W. B. Morten.
  • Postmaster—John B. Respass.
  • Express Agent—E. J. Hocutt.
  • R. R. Agents—R. A. G. Barne; Clinton Ross.

Hotels and Boarding Houses.

  • The Nicholson.
  • Ormond House.
  • Bonner House.
  • The Ricks.
  • Hotel “Marie-Louise.”
  • Jackson House.
  • M. T. Fowler.
  • Mrs. Olivia Blakeley.

Ministers and Churches.

  • St. Peters-(Episcopal)-Nathaniel Harding, Rector.
  • Methodist—R. C. Bearman, Pastor.
  • Presbyterian—George W. Lawson, Pastor.
  • Baptist—Josiah Crudup, Pastor
  • Christian—No Pastor.

Cemeteries and Supts.

  • Oakdale—D. M. Lewis.

Schools and Academies.

  • Miss Bettie Robinson.
  • Miss Sarah Russell.
  • Miss Mary P. Blount.


  • Charles Doughty.
  • Burwell Riddick.
  • Marshall Jones.
  • J. L. Gardner & Son.


  • Doc Simmons.

Banks and Bankers

  • First National—President, James L. Fowle; Cashier, A. M. Dumay. Capital, $50,000; Surplus and profits, 46, 303.
  • Bank of Washington—President, Seth Bridgman; Cashier, Thomas J. Latham. Capital, $50,000; Surplus and profits, $19, 645.


  • D. W. Morgan.

Barber Shops.

  • Chapman & Price.
  • Dibble & Brown.
  • J. H. Thompson.
  • Sam Dibble.


  • W. P. Baugham.
  • S. H. Williams.
  • C. T. Cordon.
  • E. R. Mixon.
  • W. J. Rhodes.

Butchers and Dealers in Cattle.

  • H. R. Bright.
  • Isaac Buck.
  • J. F. Lucas.
  • Ottway Rumley.
  • W. A. Bridgers.

Bicycle Dealers.

  • J. L. Mayo & Co.
  • L. H. Padgett.
  • H. Sncil.

Blacksmith Shops.

  • John A. Lanier.
  • Leonard Holtzscheiter.

Books and Stationary.

  • E. M. Brown.
  • Washington News Co.
  • W. S. Frizzle & Son.

Boot and Shoe Shops.

  • J. A. Harman.
  • Moore Bros.
  • L. B. price.

Bottling Works.

  • Robert Portner Brewing Co.—J. T. Newman, Manager.

Brick M’f’rs and Dealers.

  • Wm. A. Blount.
  • S. R. Fowle & Son.

Canned Goods.

  • Washington Canning Factory—J. S. Farren, Prop.

Carriage Manufacturers.

  • Miles & Corey.

Confectionary Dealers.

  • W. Scott Frizzle & Son.
  • W. D. Buckman.
  • B. L. Susman
  • H. E. & R. P. Wright.
  • W. T. Rhodes.

Contractors and Builders.

  • John L. Gardner & Son
  • Charles Doughty.
  • Ira Congleton.

Cotton Buyers and Brokers.

  • J. E. Latham Co.—(Branch Office)—A. B. Smith, Manager.
  • Wm. Bragaw & Co.
  • H. B. Mayo.
  • J. Havers.
  • Alex Sprunt—(Branch Office)—L. B. Price, Manager.


  • Halcyon German Club—John G Blount, President; J. G. Bragaw, Jr. Sec.
  • Chamber of Commerce—A. M. Dumay, President; W. D. Grimes, Secretary.

Coal and Wood.

  • J. Havens.
  • W. B. Walling.

Commission Merchants.

  • C. T. Cordon.
  • M. J. Wright.
  • J. B. Moore & Son.
  • W. J. Rhodes.
  • E. R. Mixon.

Crockery and Glassware.

  • W. D. Buckman.
  • W. C. Mallison & Son.
  • E. M. Mixon.

Cleaning and Pressing Clothes.

  • Washington Pressing Club—Carney Bryan, Manager.

Casket M’f’rs and Dealers.

  • W. L. Farrow.

Clothing, Hats and Men’s Furnishings.

  • J. K. Hoty.
  • Knight & Cooper.
  • Washington Bargain House.
  • James E. Clark Co.


  • H. Snell.
  • A. S. Wells.
  • R. T. Gallagher.


  • Wm. A. Blount.
  • John G. Blount.
  • D. T. Tayloe.
  • Joshua Tayloe.
  • James M. Gallagher.
  • Ira M. Hardy.
  • S. T. Nicholson.
  • P. A. Nicholson.
  • John C. Rodman.
  • E. M. Brown.
  • J. M. Lloyd, (col.)


  • C. B. McKeel.
  • D. Meade Field.
  • J. M. Gallagher.

Dealers in Carriages.

  • F. H. Rollins
  • Miles & Conly.


  • Mrs. Kate McClure.
  • Mrs. F. P. Whitney.
  • Mrs. Margaret Langley.
  • Madame Hortense Littler.

Dry Goods and Notions.

  • Knight & Cooper.
  • Spencer Bros.
  • James E. Clark Co.
  • J. F. Buckman.
  • J. K. Hoyt.
  • E. W. Ayers.
  • H. B. Clark.
  • A. S. Kelly Company.
  • H. Wahrhoptig.

Dealers in Tobacco.

  • E. Peterson Co.
  • Buckman Cigar Store.
  • C. B. McKeel.
  • J. F. Yaloe.
  • E. M. Brown.
  • W. Scott Frizzle.

Dealers in Grain and Seed.

  • Havens Milling Co.

Fish Markets.

  • C. H. Sterling.
  • E. B. Moore.
  • J. M. Gaskill.
  • A. S. Fulford.
  • W. E. Swindell.
  • Chilicothee Bay Fish Co.

Flour, Corn and Feed Dealers.

  • Havens Milling Co.
  • C. T. Cordon.
  • J. Havens.
  • D. M. Carter.
  • E. R. Mixon.
  • C. M. Little.

Foundries and Iron Works.

  • Pamlico Iron Works, G. T. Hardy, M’g’r.
  • Mutual Machine Works.

Fruit Dealers.

  • Enterprise Fruit Co.
  • Buckman Fruit Co.
  • B. L. Susman.

Furniture Dealers.

  • Southern Furniture Company, John Aden, Manager.
  • W. B. Morton.

Grist Mills.

  • J. Havens Milling Co.

Hardware and Ag’l Implem’ts.

  • N. S. Fulford Hardware Co.
  • W. C. Mallison & Son.

Harness M’f’rs and Dealers.

  • T. E. Warren.
  • F. F. Cozzens.
  • G. A. Phillips.

Hides and Pelts.

  • H. B. Mayo.
  • John Edwards.

Ice Factories and Officers.

  • Crystal ice Co.—Lee Bonner, M’gr.

Insurance Agencies.

  • Wm. Bragaw & Co.
  • S. H. Williams.
  • W. J. Crumpler & Co.
  • G. A. Phillips.
  • W. D. Grimes.

Job Printing Offices.

  • Progress Printing Offices.
  • Johnston’s Printing House.
  • Messenger Print-Shop.

Junk Dealers.

  • H. B. Mayo.
  • John Edwards.

Knitting Mills.

  • Washington Knitting Mill—J. Havens, President; W. L. Horah, Supt.


  • Charles F. Warren.
  • S. C. Bragaw.
  • John H. Small.
  • W. B. Rodman.
  • W. Demsie Grimes.
  • M. W. Nash.
  • E. S. Simmons.
  • B. B. Nicholson.
  • Junius D. Grimes.


  • Washington Steam Laundry.
  • Quong Lee.
  • Billy Lee.

Leather Dealers.

  • T. E. Warren.
  • F. F. Cozzens.
  • G. A. Phillips.

Lumber Plants.

  • E. M. Short Lumber Co.—F. H. Short, Manager.
  • Eureka Lumber Co.—G. T. Leach, President.
  • S. R. Fowle & Son.
  • W. B Walling.
  • Kugler Lumber Co.—F. C. Kugler, Manager.
  • Moore Lumber Co.
  • T. Elwood Conly.

Machinery Dealers.

  • N S. Fulford Hardware Co.

Marble Works.

  • Washington Marble Works—B. F. Sugg & Son, Proprietors.

Masons and Builders.

  • Walter White.
  • Allen Peyton, (col.)
  • George Harrison, (col.)

Medicine Manufacturers.

  • J. M. Gallagher(--Aanti-Malarial.) (Hog Cholera Cure.)

Millinery and Fancy Goods.

  • Madame Hortense Littler.
  • E. W. Ayers.
  • Knight & Cooper.
  • A. S. Kelley Co.

Mattress Manufacturers.

  • W. B. Morton.

Music Teachers

  • Mrs. Wm. Bell.
  • Miss Charlotte Brown.

Naval Store Dealers.

  • S. R. Fowle & Son.

Newspapers and Editors.

  • Gazette-Messenger—J. A. Arthur, Jr., Editor.
  • Progress—W. K. Jacobson, Editor.
  • “Not Much.”—J.J. Johnston, Editor.

Oil Dealers.

  • Standard Oil Co., J. B. Moore & Son, Macon Bonner.


  • Charles E. Harriss


  • John R. Proctor.
  • Charles F. Harriss.

Paint and Oil Dealers.

  • S. R. Fowle & Son.
  • E. K. Willis.

Pianos and Organs.

  • S. S. Dawson.


  • B. L. Holtzscheiter.

Produce Dealers.

  • H. B. Mayo.

Real Estate Agents.

  • Grimes Real Estate Co.
  • Harding & Mayo.

Retail Grocers.

  • J. F. Tayloe.
  • M. J. Wright.
  • Satterthwaite, Willis & Co.
  • B. M. Little.
  • M. T. Archbell.
  • D. M. Carter.
  • E. K. Willis.
  • George I. Dail.

Sales and Livery Stables.

  • George J. Studdert.
  • George H Hill.
  • Oliver Credle.
  • J. G. Chauncey.
  • Susman & Credle.
  • W. T. Litchfield.

Sporting Goods.

  • W. Scott Frizzle & Son.
  • Stoves and Tinware.
  • W. C. Mallison & Son.

Shingle Manufacturers.

  • S. R. Fowle & Son.

Shingle Dealers.

  • W. E. Scovill.


  • W. H. Albert.
  • Blue Front Bar.
  • “Star and Crescent”—F. G. Paul.
  • Scott Bros.
  • W. C. Dudley.
  • O. B. Wynne.
  • A. J. Mitchell.
  • C. J. Lockyer.
  • Bergeron & Cutler.

Tailor Establishments.

  • C. Jacobs.
  • Mrs. Emily Ross.

Telegraph Offices and M’grs.

  • Western Union Tel. Co.—E. J. Hocutt, Manager.

Telephone Exchanges & M’grs.

  • Carolina Telephone and Telegraph Co.—D. W. Bell, Manager.
  • Washington and Aurora Telephone Company.

Typewriters and Supplies.

  • H. Snell.
  • E. J. Hocutt.
  • Fred B. Warren.

Veterinary Surgeons.

  • T. P. Howard.

Watches and Jewelry

  • Wm. Bell.
  • W. S. Frizzle.
  • J. S. Campbell.
  • M. Milgram.
  • Robert Mitchell, (col.)

Wholesale Grocers.

  • E. Peterson Co.
  • Pamlico Grocery Co.
  • E. R. Mixon.
  • E. K. Willis.
  • D. R. Willis.
  • F. G. Paul & Bro.

Wood-Working Shops.

  • B. G. Moss.



Crumpler and Scottville (mentioned below) are villages near Jefferson, too small to have their own pages in the business directory.

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