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New Stanton in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rural Free Delivery

 
 
Rural Free Delivery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
1. Rural Free Delivery Marker
Inscription. On November 24, 1896, the United States Post Office Department established Pennsylvania's first two rural mail routes here in Westmoreland County. One operated from the post office here in New Stanton; the other operated out of nearby Ruffsdale (later spelled "Ruffs Dale"). The nation's first five rural carriers had started out the month before on routes in West Virginia, and by 1905 the United States had 32,000 routes. They proved instrumental in breaking down rural isolation.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 40° 12.955′ N, 79° 36.596′ W. Marker is in New Stanton, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of West Pennsylvania Avenue and Post Road, on the right when traveling east on West Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Located at the United State Post Office in New Stanton. Marker is in this post office area: New Stanton PA 15672, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Braddock's Military Road 1755 Salt Lick Camp ( approx. 1.8 miles away); East Huntingdon Soldiers Monument
Rural Free Delivery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 28, 2012
2. Rural Free Delivery Marker
( approx. 3.2 miles away); Fort Allen ( approx. 4.5 miles away); Sion Church-Herolds Settlement ( approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Allen ( approx. 4.8 miles away); Morewood Massacre ( approx. 5.3 miles away); Standard Shaft Mine and Coke Works ( approx. 5.3 miles away); Braddock's Military Road 1755 ( approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program. (Submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rural Free Delivery - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHIstory.com (Submitted on April 30, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 448 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2012. Photos:   1. submitted on August 23, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on April 28, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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