“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Haymarket in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Haymarket Post Office

Circa - 1885

Haymarket Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By Daniel Bradley, October 19, 2013
1. Haymarket Post Office Marker
Inscription. What we now call The Haymarket Post Office has served this community in many ways. The land was purchased by George A. Hulfish in 1883 and the structure was erected in 1885 with a recorded tax assessment of $350.

It is believed that the building was used for both a business and residence until the early 1930's. Court records refer to the building as "the drug store property" in a 1932 deed. The drug store served as a social spot for all ages selling ice cream, sodas, milkshakes, sandwiches, and sundries. In 1945 the property was purchased and converted to the Post Office by Cary Smith. Mr. Smith served as the Town's Postmaster from 1933-1959. The building continued its use as the Haymarket Post Office until March 1980 when, after sale, it reverted to its historic business and residential uses.

In March 2000 the Town of Haymarket purchased the property from Alan C. Gossom. By 2005, much needed repairs forced the Town to close the doors on The Haymarket Post Office. In 2012, renovations began on the vacant building. The original foundation remains intact and has been secured and encased by an exterior wall. The metal roof was replaced, the front doors replicated, and, where possible, the clapboard siding was restored.

2013 begins a new era for this building. The doors have been reopened in hopes of another century of history to fill these walls of what will always be known as...
The Haymarket Post Office

Erected 2013.
Location. 38° 48.755′ N, 77° 38.217′ W. Marker is in Haymarket, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Street (Virginia Route 55) and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located on the north side of the building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15000 Washington Street, Haymarket VA 20169, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Haymarket During the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); Haymarket During the War (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Roads (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's, Episcopal (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Macrae School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Second Battle of Manassas (approx. 1.7 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bull Run Battlefields (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haymarket.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2013, by Daniel Bradley of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 36 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 23, 2013, by Daniel Bradley of Springfield, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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