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Danville in Boyle County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Post Office

 
 
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
1. First Post Office Marker
Inscription.  This building is the original First Post Office west of the Allegheny Mountains. General Thomas Barbee commissioned first Post Master, August 20, 1792. Logs moved from Walnut Street to Constitution Square. Dedicated to the State of Kentucky by the Danville & Boyle County Historical Society, August 20, 1951.
 
Erected 1951 by Danville & Boyle County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 20, 1792.
 
Location. 37° 38.726′ N, 84° 46.22′ W. Marker is in Danville, Kentucky, in Boyle County. Marker can be reached from East Walnut Street. Marker located on side of Post Office in Constitution Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 East Walnut Street, Danville KY 40422, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Post Office (here, next to this marker); John Gill Weisiger Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Meeting House (a few steps from this marker);
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Isaac Shelby (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis and Clark in Kentucky - Danville (within shouting distance of this marker); First USCT Recruits at Camp Nelson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisher’s Row (within shouting distance of this marker); Jail (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
2. First Post Office Marker
First Post Office Interior image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2018
3. First Post Office Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 400 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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