Post Offices in the United States

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The United States post office traces its roots to the Second Continental Congress, meeting in Philadelphia, on July 26, 1775.

"That a line of posts be appointed under the direction of the Postmaster general, from Falmouth in New England to Savannah in Georgia, with as many cross posts as he shall think fit."

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Post Office Directory Content[edit | edit source]

Informational content varies for year to year. Following is some of the information that can found in the directories:

  • Canadian Post Offices
  • Distances from the capital of The United States to capitals of the states and territories
  • Distribution offices
  • List of post offices arranged by state and counties
  • Laws relating to post office
  • Military commands and post
  • National cemeteries
  • National homes for disabled veterans
  • Naval yards and Stations
  • Officers of the department
  • Organization of the department
  • Post Offices arraigned in alphabetical order, showing County, state, and name of postmaster.
  • Post offices discontinued
  • Rates of postage - foreign and domestic
  • Special agents of the Post Office
  • Specimen Postage Stamps
  • Suggestion to the public

Online Directories[edit | edit source]