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Ochopee in Collier County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Ochopee Post Office

 
 
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By Sandra Hughes, October 3, 2015
1. Ochopee Post Office Marker
Inscription. Considered to be the smallest post office in the United States, this building was formerly an irrigation pipe shed belonging to the J. T. Gaunt Company tomato farm. It was hurriedly pressed into service by postmaster Sidney Brown after a disastrous night fire in 1953 burned Ochopee’s general store and post office. The present structure has been in continuous use ever since—as both a post office and ticket station for Trailways bus lines—and still services residents in a three-county area, including deliveries to Seminole and Miccosukee Indians living in the region. Daily business often includes request from tourist and stamp collectors the world over for the famed Ochopee post mark. The property was acquired by the Wooten Family in 1992.
 
Erected 1994 by Collier County Board of County Commissioners.
 
Location. 25° 54.076′ N, 81° 17.837′ W. Marker is in Ochopee, Florida, in Collier County. Marker is on Tamiami Trail East (U.S. 41) 0.2 miles west of Bass Lake Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 38000 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee FL 34141, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cypress Swamp
Ochopee Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, October 3, 2015
2. Ochopee Post Office
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Collier County Courthouse (approx. 6.2 miles away); Everglades Community Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Old Laundry Building - Everglades Women's Club (approx. 6.3 miles away); Everglades National Park (approx. 6.8 miles away); Welcome To the Gulf Coast Visitor Center (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2015, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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