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Lexington in Lexington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Post Office

 
 
Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
1. Post Office Marker
Inscription.
Built c. 1790 as a lawyer's office at Granby on
the Congaree River, this building was rolled to
the new county seat called Lexington Courthouse
in 1820 and was used as a medical office for Dr.
Thomas Simmons (1794-1853). His widow,
Mary, kept the Post Office here, 1866-67, and
their daughter, Mrs. Mary S. Harth, 1868-1894,
during their tenures as Postmistresses for the town.
It was re-located to the Museum from the
Courthouse square in 1975.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.233′ N, 81° 14.417′ W. Marker is in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County. Marker is on Fox Street. Touch for map. Building is on the grounds of the Lexington County Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 231 Fox Street, Lexington SC 29072, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oak Grove Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazelius House (within shouting distance of this marker); Daniel Koon House (within shouting distance of
Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, August 22, 2009
2. Post Office
this marker); Laurence Corley House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John Fox House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotton Gin (within shouting distance of this marker); Kitchen (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tomb of Dr. E.L. Hazelius (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Stephen's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Also see . . .  Lexington County Museum. The Lexington County Museum, founded in 1970, offers a rare and unforgettable experience – the chance to see and touch a way of life gone forever. (Submitted on August 26, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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