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Edgar in Putnam County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Edgar Post Office

 
 
The Edgar Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 6, 2017
1. The Edgar Post Office Marker
Inscription. During the 1870s, Scotsman Charles S. Edgar mined kaolin clay deposits for the Edgar Brothers Clay Company of Metuchen, New Jersey. This clay was used to make heat- resistant bricks and hearth tiles. As the company expanded, Edgar began searching for higher purity kaolin white clays. After learning of a phosphate discovery in Florida, Edgar traveled to Florida where he located a deposit of kaolin between Interlachen and Hawthorne. By 1888, Edgar had developed a process to mine the kaolin from the surrounding fine-grained, white sand. In 1892, he incorporated the Edgar Plastic Kaolin Company. To provide for the needs of his approximately 50 employees, he founded the Town of Edgar in 1883. The town included housing, a company store, a chapel, and a post office. The Edgar Post Office began operations in 1894 and was originally located in the town’s company store. Later, the post office relocated to this small building which was constructed in 1960. The Edgar Post Office served the community until it closed in June 2010.
 
Erected 2012 by Edgar Minerals, Inc. and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-736.)
 
Location. 29° 35.662′ N, 81° 57.178′ W. Marker is in Edgar, Florida, in Putnam County. Marker
The Edgar Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 6, 2017
2. The Edgar Post Office
is on Keuka Road (State Road 20A) 1.4 miles east of County Road 21, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Keuka Road, Hawthorne FL 32640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lincoln Lane Schoolhouse (approx. 4.8 miles away); Hawthorne (approx. 8 miles away); Melrose Veterans Memorial (approx. 9˝ miles away); Melrose Cemetery (approx. 9˝ miles away); Melrose High School (approx. 9.6 miles away); Melrose (was approx. 9.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Melrose Woman's Club (approx. 9.9 miles away); The Bellamy Road (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
The Edgar Post Office PO Boxes and service window. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 6, 2017
3. The Edgar Post Office PO Boxes and service window.
Nearby Edgar water tower. image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, January 6, 2017
4. Nearby Edgar water tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 16, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 152 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 16, 2017, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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