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Bethpage in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Post Office

 
 
First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
1. First Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
January 29, 1857
1st post office in village
Jeremiah Weaver Postmaster
Ahern Home - W. Ahern involved
in 1936 - name change from
Central Park to Bethpage

 
Erected by Central Park Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. A significant historical date for this entry is January 29, 1857.
 
Location. 40° 44.279′ N, 73° 28.647′ W. Marker is in Bethpage, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Central Avenue and Seaman Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 210 Central Avenue, Bethpage NY 11714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L.I. Motor Pkwy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethpage Hamlet (about 700 feet away); Arthur F. White (about 700 feet away); Captain Brian C. Hickey Memorial (about 700 feet away); Site of The Beau Sejour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Central Park Cider Mill (approx. 0.3 miles away); a
First Post Office Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
2. First Post Office Marker - wide view
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different marker also named L.I. Motor Pkwy (approx. half a mile away); Broad Spring (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bethpage.
 
Also see . . .  Bethpage Post Office (Central Park Historical Society). "Jeremiah T. Weaver was the first postmaster for the village - January 29, 1857 - operating out of his home on the corner of Central Avenue and Seaman Avenue at a salary of $8.00 a year. Receipts for the year were $14.00. On March 1, 1867 the post office was named Central Park." (Submitted on May 4, 2019.) 
 
First Post Office Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
3. First Post Office Marker - wide view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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