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Allensville in Todd County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First RFD in Kentucky

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
1. First RFD in Kentucky Marker
Inscription.  First rural free delivery of mail in Kentucky was established at Allensville Post Office on Jan. 11, 1897. Three carriers, with horse and buggy, over dirt roads, traveled 15 miles per day; covered an area of 24 square miles with population of 220, at $300 annually. RFD enabled farmers to receive daily mail and avoid a drive to the post office.
 
Erected 1970. (Marker Number 1364.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 36° 43.074′ N, 87° 4.13′ W. Marker is in Allensville, Kentucky, in Todd County. Marker is on Allensville Road (Kentucky Route 102), on the left when traveling east. Marker located in front of Allensville Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Allensville KY 42204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tobacco Farmers Unite (approx. 7.2 miles away); Robert Penn Warren (approx. 7.3 miles away); Bristow, The Soldier Birthplace/Bristow, The Lawyer (approx. 7.6 miles
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By Tom Bosse, July 4, 2019
2. First RFD in Kentucky Marker
away); Green River Academy (approx. 7.7 miles away); Home of U.S. Jurist (approx. 7.8 miles away); County Named, 1819 (approx. 7.9 miles away); House of the Loving Heart (approx. 8 miles away); Stage Coach Inn (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Rural Free Delivery. (Submitted on July 23, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2019, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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