Longwood Post Office Records
1 vol.

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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, March 2006

Historical Note:

The first post office at this site was called Philpott’s Mills, and was established on 15 December 1832. It was named for William Philpott who was the first Postmaster of this location. The name was changed to Longwood on 24 April 1837; the first Postmaster under the new name was Philip N. Marks. Ross Smiley was the Postmaster for the period covered by this collection. The post office was discontinued in 1868, reestablished in 1872, and discontinued again on 15 March 1901.

Indiana State Library. “Indiana Post Offices Index.” 391- 392

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains the record of mails received by the postmaster of the Longwood Post Office, Ross Smiley.

Item Listing:

V424 Longwood Post Office records, 1837-1845

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 volume

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Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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