Hempstead in Waller County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Former Waller County Post Offices
The need for numerous small post stations decreased with the advent of motor transportation and improved roads. Larger towns absorbed some of the facilities; Rural Free Delivery, instituted in 1896, replaced others. In some cases, the rural community disappeared along with its post office - a victim of urbanization. The map on the reverse of this marker shows discontinued post offices that
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8109.)
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.
Location. 30° 5.885′ N, 96° 4.649′ W. Marker is in Hempstead, Texas, in Waller County. Marker is on Wilkins Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located on the west end of the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 836 Austin Street, Hempstead TX 77445, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hempstead, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Courthouse Clock and Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Waller County (within shouting distance of this marker); First United Methodist Church of Hempstead (approx. Ό mile away); Ahrenbeck-Urban Home (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hempstead High School (approx. half a mile away); Captain Alfred H. Wyly (approx. 1.1 miles away); Madison "Matt" Kilpatrick (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hempstead.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.