Friday, 30 January 2015

The Ochopee Post Office, Florida | The Smallest Post Office in United States

The Ochopee Post Office is the smallest post office in the United States. A regular stop on the south Florida tourist circuit. The historical marker at the post office offers up its history. The original Ochopee post office, established in 1932, was housed in a general store. When fire destroyed the store in 1953, Postmaster Sidney H. Brown opened a temporary post office in an irrigation pipe shed on a tomato farm. But temporary became permanent, and the erstwhile pipe shed has been a post office ever since. 

The Ochopee Post Office is the smallest post office in the United States. A regular stop on the south Florida tourist circuit.
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The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness. It does real work,  handling the mail for more than 500 residents of the sparsely populated corner of Everglades City, Florida. The post office is currently fully functional, serving the surrounding populations of Miccosukee and Seminole Indians. The U.S. Postal Service rents the tiny building for a mere $25 per month. Last year the revenues were $28,000. Good things, philatelically speaking, come in small packages.

The Ochopee Post Office is the smallest post office in the United States. A regular stop on the south Florida tourist circuit.
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The Ochopee Post Office is the smallest post office in the United States. A regular stop on the south Florida tourist circuit.
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The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness.
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The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness.
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The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness.
Image credit Jimmy Emerson, DVM

The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness.
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The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness.
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The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness.
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The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness.
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The 8-foot-by-7-foot tool shed on the edge of the Everglades National Park in Ochopee, Florida. In an era where hundreds of post offices have been closed to save money, this post office survives on more than cuteness.
Image credit Jimmy Emerson, DVM

2 comments:

  1. Thrilled to see the cute photographs of the smallest post office in the United states and the Flag flying and two cute post boxes. It is interesting to note that the rent for the small post office is very meager and the revenue it is generating is substantial.

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