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Rocky Mount in Nash County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Post Office of Rocky Mount

 
 
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By Natelyn Gray Moore, September 18, 2016
1. Old Post Office Marker
Inscription.  On this site on March 22, 1816 the first post office of Rocky Mount was established. James C. B. Atkinson, Post Master.
 
Erected 1941 by L.F. Tillery, county historian, and Micajah Pitway Chapter, N.S.D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Communications. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1816.
 
Location. 35° 57.783′ N, 77° 48.267′ W. Marker is in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in Nash County. Marker can be reached from Battlepark Lane east of Falls Road (State Highway 43), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rocky Mount NC 27804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Bethel Heroes" (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Donaldson's Tavern (about 500 feet away); Lafayette (about 600 feet away); Falls Road Bridge (about 700 feet away); Falls of the Tar Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rocky Mount Mills
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By Natelyn Gray Moore, September 18, 2016
2. Old Post Office Marker
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Rocky Mount Mills School (approx. 0.4 miles away); P.T. Barnum (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rocky Mount.
 
Also see . . .
1. United States Official Postal Guide. Here, the reader can find a table of post offices in the United States back in 1919. (Submitted on September 19, 2016, by Natelyn Gray Moore of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.) 

2. First Post Master. Here is information on the history of Nash County and Rocky Mount. (Submitted on September 19, 2016, by Natelyn Gray Moore of Rocky Mount, North Carolina.) 
 
Old Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Natelyn Gray Moore, September 18, 2016
3. Old Post Office Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2016, by Natelyn Gray Moore of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2016, by Natelyn Gray Moore of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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