Winters in Runnels County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Blue Gap Post Office
Originally located 16 miles east of Winters. Donated to the Z.I. Hale Museum in 2000. Reconstructed in Winters in 2013 by a crew headed by Fred Watkins, Roger Stephenson, Charles Brewer, and Mike Kozelsky.
Postmasters at Blue Gap
James K. Paul - February, 14 1878
B.F. Sullivan - September 16, 1878
J.J. Craig - April 15, 1879
James K. Paulk - June 2, 1879
A.A. Hanscomb - January 26, 1880
Discontinued in March 1881
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 month for this entry is January 1861.
Location. 31° 57.501′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winters TX 79567, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Winters (a few steps from this marker); Winters Public Library (a few steps from this marker); Winters Lodge No. 743, A.F. & A.M. (within shouting distance of this marker); Winters State Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); Winters FFA Chapter (approx. 0.4 miles away); Old Cotton Oil Mill (approx. half a mile away); Winters Brass Band (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winters.
More about this marker. A Texas state marker on the Blue Gap Post Office was originally installed in May 1963 near Blue Gap in the northeast corner of Runnels County. The first paragraph of the current marker includes text from the original marker; the second paragraph is information about the relocation and reconstruction of the structure in Winters. The original 1963 Texas State Historical Survey Committee marker medallion is set in a concrete block below the current marker.
Also see . . .
1. Blue Gap, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 15, 2014.)
2. Content, TX. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on October 15, 2014.)
1. 1963 Texas State Historical Survey Committee Marker
The Texas State Historical Survey Committee marker installed at Blue Gap in May 1963 included the following text:
First post office in Runnels County. Named for Gap in Table Mountain. Established Feb. 14, 1878;
The State identification number for the marker was 518.
— Submitted April 12, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 15, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. 6. submitted on April 15, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.