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Lexington in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Post Office

 
 
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By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Post Office Marker
Inscription.  
Built c. 1790 as a lawyer's office at Granby on
the Congaree River, this building was rolled to
the new county seat called Lexington Courthouse
in 1820 and was used as a medical office for Dr.
Thomas Simmons (1794-1853). His widow,
Mary, kept the Post Office here, 1866-67, and
their daughter, Mrs. Mary S. Harth, 1868-1894,
during their tenures as Postmistresses for the town.
It was re-located to the Museum from the
Courthouse square in 1975.

 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1790.
 
Location. 33° 59.233′ N, 81° 14.417′ W. Marker is in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on Fox Street. Building is on the grounds of the Lexington County Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Fox Street, Lexington SC 29072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oak Grove Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazelius House
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By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
2. Post Office
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Koon House (within shouting distance of this marker); Laurence Corley House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tomb of Dr. E.L. Hazelius (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Stephen's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 719 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.

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