Haymarket Post Office

Haymarket Post Office (HM1BIP)

Location: Haymarket, VA 20169 Prince William County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.755', W 77° 38.217'

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Circa - 1885

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
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Year Placed2013
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Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 5:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 271043 N 4299282
Decimal Degrees38.81258333, -77.63695000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.755', W 77° 38.217'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 45.30" N, 77° 38' 13.02" W
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Area Code(s)703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15020 Washington St, Haymarket VA 20169, US
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