Bostwick, the proposed new PO, is 4 miles from any other PO and in a densely populated country. It must be a “special office” to be supplied from Cowan PO. The route from High Shoals PO to Fairplay PO is a new route, recently established and goes into effect Oct. 1, 1890. There will be no difficulty in getting a “special mail carrier” to carry the mail. Robb R. Jones, Proposed PM
The town of Bostwick is named for John Bostwick, a prominent citizen who developed the area and worked to promote economic success in the community. Incorporated in December, 1902, Bostwick was a thriving community that contained 2 cotton gins, grist mill, post office, doctor’s office, bank, hotel and school. A railroad was established that connected the town to the community of Apalachee and later to the town of Monroe in Walton County. The cotton industry was decimated in the 1920’s by the boll weevil and the Great Depression further depressed the economy of the area. The railroad, the bank and the hotel closed. In the 1940’s the school was consolidated with other schools into the Morgan County High School.