Haymarket in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Haymarket Post Office
Circa - 1885
It is believed that the building was used for both a business and residence until the early 1930's. Court records refer to the building as "the drug store property" in a 1932 deed. The drug store served as a social spot for all ages selling ice cream, sodas, milkshakes, sandwiches, and sundries. In 1945 the property was purchased and converted to the Post Office by Cary Smith. Mr. Smith served as the Town's Postmaster from 1933-1959. The building continued its use as the Haymarket Post Office until March 1980 when, after sale, it reverted to its historic business and residential uses.
In March 2000 the Town of Haymarket purchased the property from Alan C. Gossom. By 2005, much needed repairs forced the Town to close the doors on The Haymarket Post Office. In 2012, renovations began on the vacant building. The original foundation remains intact and has been secured and encased by an exterior wall. The metal roof
2013 begins a new era for this building. The doors have been reopened in hopes of another century of history to fill these walls of what will always be known as...
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 38° 48.755′ N, 77° 38.217′ W. Marker is in Haymarket, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Street (Virginia Route 55) and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located on the north side of the building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15000 Washington Street, Haymarket VA 20169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haymarket During the War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Haymarket During the War (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); William Edward Ray, Sr. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of the Union SoldiersSt. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 0.2 miles away); In This Area Are Buried (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Battle of Buckland Mills (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haymarket.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Daniel Bradley of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 595 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Daniel Bradley of Springfield, Virginia. 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Samuel Paik of Gainesville, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.