The Edgar Post Office Historical

The Edgar Post Office Historical (HM1WJF)

Location: Interlachen, FL 32148 Putnam County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 35.662', W 81° 57.178'

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During the 1870s, Scotsman Charles S. Edgar mined kaolin clay deposits for the Edgar Brothers Clay Company of Metuchen, New Jersey. This clay was used to make heat- resistant bricks and hearth tiles. As the company expanded, Edgar began searching for higher purity kaolin white clays. After learning of a phosphate discovery in Florida, Edgar traveled to Florida where he located a deposit of kaolin between Interlachen and Hawthorne. By 1888, Edgar had developed a process to mine the kaolin from the surrounding fine-grained, white sand. In 1892, he incorporated the Edgar Plastic Kaolin Company. To provide for the needs of his approximately 50 employees, he founded the Town of Edgar in 1883. The town included housing, a company store, a chapel, and a post office. The Edgar Post Office began operations in 1894 and was originally located in the town's company store. Later, the post office relocated to this small building which was constructed in 1960. The Edgar Post Office served the community until it closed in June 2010.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByEdgar Minerals, Inc. and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 407714 N 3274218
Decimal Degrees29.59436667, -81.95296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 35.662', W 81° 57.178'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 35' 39.72" N, 81° 57' 10.68" W
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Area Code(s)386, 352
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 581 Keuka Rd, Interlachen FL 32148, US
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