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Richland in Stewart County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

First Post Office Site

 
 
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By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
1. First Post Office Site Marker
Inscription. On this corner, in a long building, was Richlandís first post office and a shoe shop. John Audulph, son of Henry Audulph, first settler, was appointed postmaster of Chisholm, Apr. 16, 1839. Six months later, Nov. 26, 1839, Chisholm became Richland, named for the nearby Baptist Church, and John Audulph continued as postmaster. Across the street, Henry Audulph had built a two-story log house. Later owned by the Richard J. Snelling family, it was used as an inn at this stagecoach crossroads. The present city park was enclosed by a high fence and used by the Audulphs as a corral for oxen, cattle and deer. A general store was on the NE corner from 1830 to 1956.
 
Erected 1956 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 128-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 32° 5.39′ N, 84° 40.055′ W. Marker is in Richland, Georgia, in Stewart County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Wall Street (Old U.S. 280), on the right when traveling west on Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richland GA 31825, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured
First Post Office Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
2. First Post Office Site Marker
as the crow flies. Historic Richland (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richland Baptist Church Site (about 600 feet away); Cedarwood Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Providence Chapel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Methodist Camp Ground (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gen. Evansí Birthplace (approx. 6.3 miles away); Westville Symposium (approx. 7.7 miles away); Lannahassee (approx. 7.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richland.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
First Post Office Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
3. First Post Office Site Marker
The marker now stands in front of a large and attractive Victorian home.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 302 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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