Blue Gap Post Office

Blue Gap Post Office (HM1H9D)

Location: Winters, TX 79567 Runnels County
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N 31° 57.501', W 99° 57.759'

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Named for Gap in Table Mountain. Established Feb. 14, 1878; post office transferred in 1882 to the town of Content 2 miles north. The one-room structure has hand-hewn cedar rafters, cedar shingle roof, and walls of roughly-hewn oak logs. Also served as a stop on the Round Rock to Buffalo Gap stage route. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark-1966.

Originally located 16 miles east of Winters. Donated to the Z.I. Hale Museum in 2000. Reconstructed in Winters in 2013 by a crew headed by Fred Watkins, Roger Stephenson, Charles Brewer, and Mike Kozelsky.

Postmasters at Blue Gap

James K. Paul - February, 14 1878

B.F. Sullivan - September 16, 1878

J.J. Craig - April 15, 1879

James K. Paulk - June 2, 1879

A.A. Hanscomb - January 26, 1880

Discontinued in March 1881
HM NumberHM1H9D
Year Placed2013
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:24pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 409029 N 3536223
Decimal Degrees31.95835000, -99.96265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 57.501', W 99° 57.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 57' 30.06" N, 99° 57' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 US-83, Winters TX 79567, US
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