Tuesday Post: The Smallest U.S. Post Office

The “Smallest U.S. Post Office” in the United States, located near in Grimshawes, N.C. The tiny 5-foot by 6-foot office served from 1878 until 1953. After falling into disrepair, it was moved to its current location in 1970. It’s roadside and open every day for curious visitors snapping photos.

Has anyone been there? I’m curious, does it still look like this postcard?

Directions from Cashiers: From US Highway 64, take Highway 107 South for 1.7 miles to Whiteside Cove Road on the right. Drive 3.9 miles to the tiny building on the right.

Sunday School: Institute of American Deltiology

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Did you know there is an Institute of American Deltiology? It is in Myerstown, Pennsylvania (about an hours drive from Harrisburg).

The I.A.D. was started by Donald Brown and contains over 1 million postcards. Housed in an old general store, the I.A.D. was established to act as a library, research center and gallery with a focus is on North American postcards. Included in the collection are resources supporting the collection, such as books, periodicals, slides and news bulletins.