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    Texas Post Offices

    In this feature we showcase various architectural elements of the post offices of larger towns in Texas, abandoned or picturesque post offices in small towns, and a cornucopia of eagles, columns, cornerstones, inscriptions, murals and perhaps an interesting piece of mail.

    Many buildings are still in use while others currently serve as museums, antique stores and even residences.
    Post Office Murals
    Texas Post Office Murals (WPA Murals)

    Texas Post Offices - Images

    Post Office Closings in Texas by Brewster Hudspeth 8-1-11
    The recent news of some 3,600 post office closing nationwide included a list of nearly 200 potential closings in Texas. It’s a cost-cutting measure...

    Post Offices by Mike Cox
    With email and other forms of digital communication virtually (pun intended) having killed old-fashioned first class mail, it’s time to pay more attention to the history of all the hundreds if not thousands of post offices Texas has had over the years. Many have been closed...
  • Afton
  • Aguilares
  • Alleyton
  • Andice
  • Arlington 8-29-10
  • Armstrong
  • Banquete
  • Barry
  • Batson 6-20-13
  • Beckville
  • Bee House
  • Belton
  • Ben Franklin
  • Ben Wheeler 8-13-12
  • Bend
  • Berclair
  • Bergheim
  • Big Spring
  • Bivins 6-5-10
  • Brady
  • Brenham
  • Bronson 10-14-10
  • Brookesmith
  • Brookston
  • Brownfield 3-8-10
  • Brownsville
  • Bulverde
  • Burton
  • Bynum
  • Camp Verde
  • Carbon
  • Carlton
  • Castell 9-21-11
  • Castolon
  • Catarina 6-21-11
  • Cat Spring
  • Chapman Ranch
  • Childress 5-4-11
  • Christine
  • Coolidge
  • Comfort - Former Post Office c.1908
  • Cotton Center 5-4-10
  • Cottonwood
  • Covington
  • Coyanosa
  • Crockett
  • Cuero
  • Cut and Shoot 1-27-10
  • Cypress Mill
  • Dale
  • Danevang
  • Del Rio
  • Dennis
  • Desdemona
  • Doss
  • Dryden 7-19-13
  • Eagle Pass
  • Eastland
  • Egypt - Former Post Office
  • Elbert
  • Eldridge - Post Office Historicl Marker 8-26-13
  • Encino
  • Energy - Old and new
  • Fieldton 8-3-10
  • Fort McKavett
  • Fort Worth - former
  • Fowlerton
  • Fredonia
  • Glen Flora
  • Golden
  • Goldsboro 3-4-10
  • Goldsmith
  • Gordon
  • Goree
  • Graham Post Office Feature 6-24-10
  • Greenville
  • Gunter
  • Hamilton 3-3-10
  • Hearne
  • Helena 6-22-12
  • Henze 6-30-12
  • Hermleigh
  • Hext
  • Hidalgo 1889 Post Office
  • Hillister
  • Hillsboro 1913 Post Office
  • Hochheim
  • Honey Grove
  • Hopewell
  • Houston - razed 1888
  • Hye
  • Imperial
  • Izoro
  • Jacksonville
  • Jonesboro
  • Jonesville 8-12-11
  • Justiceburg
  • Kenney, Austin County
  • Kent
  • Kerrick - Former Post Office
  • Kerrville
  • Kingsbury - Former Post Office
  • Kirvin
  • Knickerbocker
  • Kurten
  • La Joya
  • Ledbetter
  • Lenorah 10-1-13
  • Leroy
  • Lincoln 3-9-10
  • Lipan
  • Lodi
  • Lohn
  • Long Branch 6-23-10
  • Lott
  • Lowake
  • Luckenbach
  • Malone
  • Maple
  • Marshall
  • Martinsville 3-20-13
  • Maryneal
  • Maydelle 10-17-13
  • McAllen
  • McCoy
  • McLeod
  • McFaddin - Old and New
  • McKinney - 1911 Post Office Building
  • Mentone - Old and New
  • Mertens 10-19-13
  • Miles
  • Millsap - 1877 log cabin
  • Minden 9-12-12
  • Mingus
  • Mission
  • Moline
  • Morgan Mill
  • Muldoon
  • Mullin
  • Mumford
  • Nacogdoches 4-13-12
  • Nemo
  • Normanna
  • Oakland
  • Odell 11-7-12
  • Old Glory
  • Omaha 5-27-12
  • Ottine Feature
  • Ovalo
  • Pampa
  • Pandora
  • Panna Maria
  • Pawnee
  • Pearland Post Office 1890s 3-15-11
  • Peaster
  • Pecan Gap
  • Peggy
  • Pep 7-29-10
  • Pharr
  • Pierce - Former Post Office
  • Plainview 5-11-10
  • Pluck
  • Plum - Former Post Office
  • Pontotoc
  • Poolville
  • Pottsville
  • Port Arthur
  • Poynor 9-7-12
  • Prairie View 5-27-10
  • Priddy
  • Purmela
  • Rainbow
  • Reagan
  • Richland Springs 3-11-11
  • Rio Medina 3-4-13
  • Roans Prairie
  • Robstown
  • Roma
  • Roosevelt 11-23-10
  • Rosser
  • Rowena
  • Runge - Former Post Office
  • San Isidro
  • San Marcos 9-14-10
  • San Perlita
  • Sandy
  • Santa Anna
  • Satin
  • Segovia
  • Shafter
  • Simonton 6-22-13
  • Slidell
  • Speaks
  • Stamford
  • Star
  • Strawn
  • Sweet Home
  • Talpa
  • Tarzan
  • Telegraph
  • Tell
  • Texarkana Post Office & Courthouse Feature 7-3-10
  • Tolar
  • Tuff
  • Tuleta
  • Valentine
  • Valera
  • Vera 4-27-10
  • Veribest 2-25-11
  • Vigo Park
  • Wallisville
  • Waxahachie - Former Post Office
  • Weesatchee
  • Wellborn
  • Westminster
  • Weston 4-2-10
  • Wetmore
  • Whittenburg
  • Whon
  • Willow City
  • Winchester
  • Windom
  • Wortham
  • Wrightsboro
    More to come.
  • Postal Stories
  • Amarillo by Airmail by Mike Cox 2-23-12
    With five cents in postage and an additional 20 cents for special delivery, the envelope had left the Panhandle shortly before 8 a.m. that day. The plane carrying it and airmail landed in Kansas City, where postal workers transferred the bag holding the letter to Bush to another plane. That aircraft reached the Windy City at 9:30 p.m. From the airport, the letter and others went by truck to the north side post office. When it arrived there, a carrier drove it to Bush’s residence for delivery only 15 hours and 30 minnutes after it left Amarillo. While that is snail-like compared with email, it was incredibly fast for 1930, especially to the Bush brothers...
  • History? It's in the mail by Delbert Trew
    How about some true mail tales from the past?
  • Fritch by Mike Cox
    Not many people are still around who remember Fritch’s colorful former postmaster, but a lot of people have laughed at the stories told by the most famous son of Fritch -- comedian Ron White of Blue Collar Comedy Tour fame...
  • LOVE AND CACTUS: February 14th, Valentine, Texas By Phil Lately
    The Naming of Valentine, Texas, The Post Office, The Postmark, and How to get your Valentine postmarked Valentine, Texas
  • Rockets Over The Rio or Waiting for Goddard By Phil Lately
    The First International Rocket Mail in the Western Hemisphere
  • Mailbox Blues
  • Mailbox was rural portal to outside world by Delbert Trew

    Images
  • Garciasville
  • Peggy
  • Serbin
  • Shady Grove
  • Westphalia
  • Post Office Architectural Detail
  • Baytown - Former post office tile design commemorating Baytown's 50th Anniversary
  • Engle - Old painted sign
  • La Grange Post Office details showing train, ship and airplane
  • Letters
  • The Home Front: anecdotal stories, sample letters and photos (From World War II Chronicles: "The Higginbotham Brothers of East Texas")
  • A German Soldier's Last Letter (From World War II Chronicles: "The Higginbotham Brothers of East Texas")
  • Camp Swift, and a POW's letter (From World War II Chronicles)
  • Pioneer's Letter by Bob Bowman (From "All Things Historical")
  • Texas Stamps, Postmarks and Covers
  • Offical Dedication Hensley Field Army Airport, Dallas Texas
  • Rowanville postmark - 1909
  • Whittenburg postmark
  • Owney stamp
  • The Pithy Tale of Owney, the Post Office Pup by Maggie Van Ostrand 8-20-11
    Owney was a muttly terrier who rose from the ranks of the homeless to celebrity status with his image on the newly issued U.S. Forever postage stamp. His life was that of a courageous 19th-Century pioneer pup, fighting the odds, if not the Indians...
  • Letterheads & Stationeries
  • A.P. Borden Estate
  • Cotulla business letterhead
  • Doering Hotel envelope
  • Encinal business letterhead
  • Hotel Coleman Stationery
  • Nueces Hotel stationery
  • Pierce's letterhead
  • Opinion
  • USPS by Peary Perry
  • Texas Post Offices Forum

    Can't wait to explore this newest addition to your site! As a Postmaster, I am especially going to enjoy it. Wanted to clue you in on my own office. Even though the building is only about 3 years old, it's facade is built to resemble the mercantile store that sat on the site over 100 years ago. The town's residents gathered the money to pay an architect to modify the standard format the Postal service was planning for the location. Thus as Glen Flora's Post office is the "oldest" new Post Office, Burton has the "newest" old Post Office. Come see us! - Kathryn Cockroft Postmaster Burton TX 77835, July 03, 2002


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