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DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The First Post Office

1877

 
 
The First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
1. The First Post Office Marker
Inscription. According to early sources, the first post office in DeLand was in the rear of the Jordan & Lancaster store on West Indiana Avenue somewhere "between Woodland Boulevard and Florida Avenue." Dr. G. W. Lancaster, DeLand's first druggist, was also the first postmaster. In front was a hitching post humorously referred to as "The Buzzard's Roost." Folk gathered there in the afternoon to await the mail carrier who brought the mail by buckboard and on foot from the steamboat landing at Cabbage Bluff. The brick buildings that replaced the old wood structures on this street were largely built around the turn of the 20th century. For nearly seventy years, this building was the site of the Reeve & Howard gift shop.
 
Erected by the West Volusia Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, West Volusia Historical Society, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 29° 1.745′ N, 81° 18.232′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on West Indiana Avenue west of North Woodland Boulevard (U.S. 17/92), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the front of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 West Indiana Avenue, Deland FL 32720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The First Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
2. The First Post Office Marker
Outside the pub entrance
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Movie House (a few steps from this marker); Landis-Fish Building (a few steps from this marker); First Commercial Store (a few steps from this marker); First Public Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Haven Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Grocery Stores (within shouting distance of this marker); Volusia County Historic Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
 
More about this marker. At the time of this page's submission to the database, the building upon which the marker is mounted is home to the Dublin Station Irish Pub. The building is a contributing structure within the Downtown DeLand Historic District (a National Historic District).
 
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Site of DeLand's First Post Office image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
3. Site of DeLand's First Post Office
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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