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Huntington Post Office

Barberville Pioneer Settlement

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
1. Huntington Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
Huntington was a small community located west of
Crescent City and east of Lake George. After the
railroad came through the area in 1885, the post office
was built to accept mail for the community.

It was donated and moved to the Settlement in 1996.

 
Location. 29° 10.981′ N, 81° 25.42′ W. Marker is in Pierson, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Lightfoot Lane south of County Road 3, on the right when traveling south. Marker located within the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1776 Lightfoot Lane, Pierson FL 32180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Midway Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); Settlement Firehouse (a few steps from this marker); Quarter's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Tomoka Turpentine Still (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierson Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Convict Cage Wagon (within
Huntington Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
2. Huntington Post Office Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Swedish Pioneer Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lewis Log Cabin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pierson.
 
Also see . . .  Barberville Pioneer Settlement. Barberville Pioneer Settlement was founded in 1976 and is a private not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization registered with the State Florida. The centerpiece of the Barberville Pioneer Settlement is the original Barberville Central High School (c 1919), a National Register of Historic Places site. Many historical buildings and artifacts that may otherwise have been destroyed have been relocated to the “Settlement’s” grounds. The site is also the original home of Volusia County’s oldest two story brick residence, the Joseph Underhill House (c 1879). (Submitted on June 21, 2019.) 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
3. Huntington Post Office - Putnam County
This Post Office building was donated to the Barberville Pioneer Settlement by Jeanne Jones Coleman and her older sister, Edith Jones Stone. The post office was established about 2 ½ miles west of Crescent City on what is now County Road #308. Although it was opened in 1885 under the name of Grovesdale, the name was changed to Huntington on February 10, 1887. The little post office had numerous postmasters over the years. Among them was Sarah Edith Jones. Postal records show that Mrs. Jones was appointed Postmaster on February 13, 1915. Mrs. Jones served as Postmaster of the Huntington Post Office for a little more than 10 years. The Huntington Post Office remained in service until December 31, 1953. During this time the building remained on property owned by Sarah Edith Jones. In the early 1980’s, Mrs. Jones’ sons, Everard P. Jones and Robert P. (Bob) Jones decided to move the post office building to another location. Everard moved it to his home – about 2 miles west of its previous site. The building remained at the home of Everard and Mildred Yelvington Jones until after their deaths. Shortly after the death of Everard Jones in 1995, his daughters donated the building to the Barberville Pioneer Settlement in memory of their father and grandmother.
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By Brandon D Cross, June 15, 2019
4. Huntington Post Office
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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