Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Confederate States of America (CSA) Post Oﬃce Department
The U.S. Postal service continued to deliver mail throughout the South until June 1, 1861 when the Confederate Post Office Department began their operations. The U.S. Postal Service then suspended mail delivery in the Confederacy. After the war began, four more southern states joined the Confederacy. In late May, 1861, the CSA government, including the Post Office Department, moved from Montgomery to Richmond, VA. Postmasters had to create their own stamps or write "paid" on the mail. The first CSA stamp was printed in Richmond and issued in October, 1861.
This building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Perry St. Historic District.
Erected 2012 by the Montgomery Area Stamp Club.
Location. 32° 22.581′ N, 86° 18.425′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Washington Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. J. Marion Sims (within shouting distance of this marker); Office of Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Korean War Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Circuit Court / Sit-Ins and Marches at the Montgomery County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); A County Older Than the State (within shouting distance of this marker); Chrisí Hot Dogs (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); The Capital City Guards (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montgomery.
Also see . . . Postal service in the southern Confederacy. (Submitted on January 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 469 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 12, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.