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Hosston in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hosston Post Office

 
 
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By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
1. Hosston Post Office Marker
Inscription.  The Hosston Post Office was established on May 27, 1901. The first Hosston Postmaster was Dee R. Allen who served from May 27, 1901 - March 16, 1908, and the last Postmaster was Charles V. Giles who served from June 3, 1966 - December 31, 2004. The Hosston Post Office was located in this building from 1947 until 1968. The first Post Office in this area was organized in the Hale community on May 16, 1890, about one mile and a half northwest of the current town of Hosston. The Hale Postmaster was James M. Hale. As result of the population moving from Hale into the Hosston area, and the construction of the railroad though Hosston, the Hale Post Office as closed on May 14, 1904.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is May 27, 1901.
 
Location. 32° 53.159′ N, 93° 52.542′ W. Marker is in Hosston, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Parkway Drive north of Briar Rose Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hosston LA 71043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Adams-Fuller House (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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By Jason Armstrong, March 13, 2021
2. Hosston Post Office
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Hosston Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gilliam United Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Reuben Thom Douglas Home (approx. 4.4 miles away); Gilliam Louisiana (approx. 4.4 miles away); Caddo Prairie Crossroads (approx. 4.4 miles away); TS&N/T&P Railroad (approx. 4.4 miles away); Town of Gilliam (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hosston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2021, by Jason Armstrong of Talihina, OKlahoma. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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