SMALL-TOWN POST OFFICES
|OFFICIAL LIST OF US POST OFFICES, 1 Jan 1824 : MONTGOMERY COUNTY|
Note: Some of these post offices are now in Fulton County.
|Post Office||Town Where Located||Distance From Albany|
|Corrytown||changed to Root|
|Cranberry Creek||Mayfield||45 mi|
|Fort Plain||Minden||53 mi|
|Palatine Bridge||Palatine||46 mi|
|St. Johnsville||St. Johnsville||53 mi|
|Voorheesville||changed to Glen|
Some Historical Perspective: According to Spafford's 1824 Gazetteer, in 1789 there were only 7 official post offices in New York State. These were Albany, Claverack, Fishkill, Kinderhook, New York City, Poughkeepsie, and Rhinebeck, i.e. up and down the Hudson River Valley.
By 1793, there were 20 post offices in New York State: Albany, Goshen, Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Schawangunk, Canajoharie, Hudson, Lansingburgh, Red Hook, Wardsbridge, Claverack, Kinderhook, New York City, Rhinebeck, Warwick, Fishkill, Kingsbridge, Peekskill, Schenectady, and Windsor.
On 1 Jan 1824, there were 876 official US post offices.
|MONTGOMERY COUNTY 1851 POST OFFICES|
Charleston Four Corners
In 1911, some locations had salaried postmasters. Yearly salary in parentheses.
|MONTGOMERY COUNTY 1911 POST OFFICES|
Fort Plain ($2,300)
Saint Johnsville ($2,100)
* Post Offices Discontinued on Account of Rural Delivery July 1, 1908 - June 30, 1911
Lassellville - St. Johnsville
Lykers - Sprakers
Last Updated: 1/24/06; 10/16/97
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