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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Reeltown in Tallapoosa County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)

Site of Thaddeus Post Office

Thaddeus Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2013
1. Thaddeus Post Office Marker
Inscription.  On June 20, 1880, David M. Key, Postmaster General of the United States of America, appointed Thaddeus T. Webster as Postmaster at Thaddeus (now Reeltown), Alabama, which office he held with honor, ability and integrity until his death in 1889. His family continued carrying the mail until Rural Free Delivery came into existence. Marker erected in 1975 by Hugh T. Webster, son of Thaddeus T. Webster.
Erected 1975 by Tallapoosa Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1848.
Location. 32° 36.349′ N, 85° 48.234′ W. Marker is in Reeltown, Alabama, in Tallapoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Stillwaters Highway (Alabama Route 49) and Lovelady Road (County Road 45), on the right when traveling south on Stillwaters Highway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17706 Stillwaters Highway, Notasulga AL 36866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the
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crow flies. Tallassee Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 6.8 miles away); History of Tallassee (approx. 6.8 miles away); Tukabahchi (approx. 6.9 miles away); Tallassee Armory (approx. 7.1 miles away); Brigadier General Birkett Davenport Fry, CSA / Tallassee Confederate Officers Quarters (approx. 7.1 miles away); Bethlehem (approx. 7.3 miles away); The Rock Store / The Rock Store's Cosby Family (approx. 7.3 miles away); The First United Methodist Church of Tallassee (approx. 7.3 miles away).
Regarding Site of Thaddeus Post Office. Mr. Thaddeus T. Webster was the successor to Mr. Patrick Reel’s store and post office. Mail was supposed to be received once a week, but sometimes it was delayed for weeks and months. In 1880 Mr Thaddeus Webster obtained a charter for the post office, and the place was called Thaddeus and was put on the map.
Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2013
2. Marker Area
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2013, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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