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Burlington in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Post Office

 
 
Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 12, 2010
1. Post Office Marker
Inscription. During the 1870's and 80's, this building served as a community post office. The building has been restored and displays "pigeon holes" which are compartments used to sort the mail.

The building on the right is a smoke house. It dates back to the 1850's and was used for curing meats. Smoking and salt curing were the primary sources for preserving meats during this time period.
 
Erected by Alamance County Recreation and Parks.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 35° 59.319′ N, 79° 26.798′ W. Marker is in Burlington, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker can be reached from R. Dean Coleman Road. Touch for map. The historic farm is located at Cedarock Park. From interstate 40/85, take exit 145. Travel 6 miles on NC Highway 49 South. Turn left onto Friendship Patterson Mill Road & then left onto R. Dean Coleman Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4242 R. Dean Coleman Road, Burlington NC 27215, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Animals of a Turn of the Century Farm (a few steps from this marker); John and Polly Garrett House (a few
Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 12, 2010
2. Post Office
steps from this marker); The Corn Crib (a few steps from this marker); Carriage Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Garrett House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cedarock Historical Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Academy and High School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mt. Hermon Meeting House (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Also see . . .  Cedarock Historical Farm. (Submitted on August 22, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A..)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The Smoke House 1850 image. Click for full size.
By Paul Jordan, August 12, 2010
3. The Smoke House 1850
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. This page has been viewed 574 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2010, by Paul Jordan of Burlington, N. C., U. S. A.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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