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Paul in Conecuh County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

United States Post Office Paul, Alabama

Conecuh County

 
 
United States Post Office Paul, Alabama Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 28, 2021
1. United States Post Office Paul, Alabama Marker
Inscription.  Immigrants from South Carolina settled in this area of Conecuh County in the 1870s. As the local population increased, residents needed a local post office. David Robinson submitted a petition to the U.S. Postal Service requesting a post office with a Biblical name. The postal service approved the request in 1907 and named the post office, Paul. The post office opened in 1908 and David Robinson served as the first postmaster. His son, Erastus (Raz) O. Robinson, became the next postmaster in 1920. Raz would sit in his special wooden chair on the post office porch and listen to the locals share news and swap stories. Raz's wife, Linnie Jane managed the post office until 1970. Her niece, Lucy N. Pate took over and operated the post office here until she opened a new location in 1975. The postal service closed the post office in 1987. The post office was the center of town activities and gateway to the world for many local residents. The old Robinson home is adjacent to the old post office building. This property that was once owned by Erastus O. & Linnie Jane Robinson, A. R. & Lucy N. Pate, & Joseph E. & Julie P. Moore is listed in
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Erected 2013 by Joseph Tod Moore, the Great-Great Nephew of Erastus O. and Linnie Jane Robinson.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 31° 19.24′ N, 86° 44.543′ W. Marker is in Paul, Alabama, in Conecuh County. Marker is on Paul Road (County Road 82) east of Brooklyn Paul Road (County Road 8), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 Co Rd 82, Andalusia AL 36421, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brooklyn, Alabama (approx. 4.3 miles away); Brooklyn Baptist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dixon Home Place / History of the Dixon Home (approx. 11.1 miles away); Damascus Travelers Well (approx. 12.2 miles away); The Alabama Baptist Children’s Home Site (approx. 14.2 miles away).
 
Regarding United States Post Office Paul, Alabama. Paul was named for Paul the Apostle.
 
Also see . . .  The Old Paul, Alabama Post Office (Conecuh County). (Submitted on February 28, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Photo of marker and the old Paul Post Office. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, February 28, 2021
2. Photo of marker and the old Paul Post Office.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 28, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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