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Maysville in Mason County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Washington, Kentucky Post Office

 
 
Washington, Kentucky Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 7, 2013
1. Washington, Kentucky Post Office Marker
Inscription.
Washington, Kentucky
First post-office for
North-West Territory.
Mail distributed to
seven states.
1789
Placed by
”Washington Study Club”

 
Erected by Washington Study Club.
 
Location. 38° 36.822′ N, 83° 48.526′ W. Marker is in Maysville, Kentucky, in Mason County. Marker is on Old Main Street (Kentucky Route 2515) south of Jail Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is a metal plaque, mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, just to the right of the front entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2200 Old Main Street, Washington KY 41096, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Early Stage-Mail Route (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Desha (1768-1842) / Old Court-New Court Issue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Cane Brake" Visitor's Center (about 300 feet away); Simon Kenton Shrine (about 300 feet away); Washington Baptist Church Cemetery / Washington Baptist Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Johnston Birthplace
Washington, Kentucky Post Office (<i>wide view; marker mounted just right of entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 7, 2013
2. Washington, Kentucky Post Office (wide view; marker mounted just right of entrance)
(about 700 feet away); "Washington Courthouse Site" (about 700 feet away); Washington Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Maysville.
 
Also see . . .  Old Washington Historic District. First postal station West of the Allegheny Mountains. First postal station in Kentucky, before it was formed as a state from Virginia. It was a distributing point for the Northwest Territory which included Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. Thomas Sloe was appointed first postmaster in 1794: Edward Harris, maternal grandfather of Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston, was postmaster from 1797 until 1802. (Submitted on September 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Washington, Kentucky Post Office (<i>corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 7, 2013
3. Washington, Kentucky Post Office (corner view)
Washington, Kentucky Post Office Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 7, 2013
4. Washington, Kentucky Post Office Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on September 23, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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