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Another era is.....
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Jim(MO    Posted 10-12-2003 at 10:13:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
coming to a close here in Chariton County. At the end of the year the old Rural Route, Box #'s are being replaced with road names and number addresses. This is for the Enhanced 911 system that goes in service Jan. 1. All for the better, I guess.

bill b va    Posted 10-12-2003 at 17:04:50       [Reply]  [No Email]

back a few years ago i had to get a noterized letter from the post office saying i still lived in the same house . seems when i notifed the mortage co of my new mailing address they thought i had moved out of my house that i had a va loan on . there is / was a requirement that you have to live in the house with the loan .they were going to purchase insurance and charge it to me altho i was carrying insurance on the property .

RayP(MI)    Posted 10-12-2003 at 13:06:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been there, done that. Wait until you have to change your address on all your licenses, check book, and all those accounts you have. Here, they kept renumbering the box numbers every time they got a few new boxes. They would go 33, 33A, 33B, etc. Then every so often, they'd renumber everyone. Then they went to number and street name: 222 West Whatever. That wasn't satisfactory, and the latest final straw, was number, street name, and quadrant... 222 Whatever Rd. NW! Post Office has been downright nasty about this. I don't want to ask what they'll come up with next. I've had it with all those address changes. When you have an address change, Merchants, creditors, look at you as credit risk, even if your place has (like ours) been in the family for three generations! What a PIA!

Steve from Tn    Posted 10-12-2003 at 10:40:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
It really is better if you are looking for a house on a rural road. Route 2 doesn't tell ya anything, while 2175 tells ya how far the house is from the end of the road and which side of the road it is on. I think that second part is right, Maybe not.

Redneck    Posted 10-12-2003 at 13:02:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
If that is so,explain it to the rest of us.The system makes no sense as it looks to the necked eye.

Steve from Tn    Posted 10-12-2003 at 15:33:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well take 2195 fer instance. In our county, that means the house is 2.19 miles from the end of the road or it might mean it is 2.195 miles from the end of the road. I am not an xpert on this. We have had this for 15 or more years. The address should never change unless the house moves over during an earthquake or something.

Redneck    Posted 10-13-2003 at 02:29:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
That would make sense but could not be what we have cause the road is not as long as the numbers indicate.It just does not make any sense and they can't or won't explain it themselves.

Jet9N    Posted 10-12-2003 at 16:14:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have a system where 0-0 is a corner of the
county. Each mile is 400 either N (north) or
W (west). So each 1/4 mile is "100". This is very
simple and straight forward. Only one problem, not
all roads run N & S or E & W. Also when state
roads run concurrent with county roads or county
roads with town roads the higher designation
rules. When these are re-routed you get a change
of address without moving. Had a case near here
where peoples address changed 3 times in less
than 2 years. A real nightmare.


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