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Madison in Madison County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Ellaville Post Office

Frontier Columbus on the Suwannee River

 
 
The Ellaville Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2013
1. The Ellaville Post Office Marker
Inscription.  Established at Columbus, February 17, 1842, moved across the Suwannee to serve a Sawmill Complex, 1867, the office became Ellaville, 1872. Some postmasters were George F. Drew, 1867-1883, Robert L. Millinor, 1893-1912, Frederick Stroud, 1914-1922, Mrs. Pearl E. Noegel, the last, 1929-1942. Cited by Ripley as The Smallest Post Office in the World, and invested with the colorful romance of the Suwannee Valley, the building was presented to The Madison Garden Club by Mr. and Mrs. Van H. Priest.
 
Erected 1972 by The Madison Garden Club in cooperation with the Madison County Historical Sociiety.
 
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 date for this entry is February 17, 1916.
 
Location. 30° 28.112′ N, 83° 24.422′ W. Marker is in Madison, Florida, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Lakeshore Drive and Priest Street, on the right when traveling west on Lakeshore Drive. The building is located on the grounds of the
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Madison Woman's Club. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 Lakeshore Drive, Madison FL 32340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Johns Seminary of Learning (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Colin P. Kelly, Jr. (approx. ¼ mile away); Captain Richard G. Bradford (approx. 0.3 miles away); Seminole Indian War Blockhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Four Freedoms Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dial-Goza House (approx. 0.4 miles away); W.T. Davis Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); City of Madison (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madison.
 
The Ellaville Post Office image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, July 31, 2013
2. The Ellaville Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 13, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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