Smallest US Post Office Ochopee Florida 34141

By on 5-24-2017 in Blog Post

Smallest US Post Office Ochopee Florida 34141
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Today’s blog post is a lot of fun learning about the Smallest US Post Office Ochopee Florida.  There is a really cute post mark one can get at the Ochopee Post Office.

Since 1953 the Ochopee Post Office is an attraction in itself to get their cancel on your postcards! The image is from Wikipedia.

When asking yourself just where exactly is Ochopee Florida – think the Florida Everglades.  And when asking just how small it is – the Ochopee Post Office is a 8 x 7 feet tool shed for size.

Over at RoadsideAmerica.com there is an article on the “Smallest Post Office in the United States”.

“… Shannon Mitchell works in this tiny place as its clerk, and she says that she has the coolest job in the world. She has a phone, a computer, an air conditioner, a fluorescent tube for light, and a pair of tiny sliding screen doors to keep out the giant horseflies. Everything that she needs is obviously within reach. The job is quiet, as you might expect, although she does get occasional visits from people from all over the world who stop by to get something postmarked.”…

“Shannon has a stack of Ochopee Post Office post cards on the counter, pre-stamped both domestic and international, for when the tour buses pull up.”  

Be sure to read the full article and it has some great photos!

And from 2015 at Ritebook there is this article, “The Ochopee Post Office, Florida | The Smallest Post Office in United States”.   It has some great photos too.

I’m including this image of the historic marker that gives the story of the Ochopee Post Office.

In conclusion, should you find yourself in their neighborhood be sure to get a postcard stamped from there.  You could even send one to me!  Wishing you a great Wednesday as we are quickly approaching the Memorial Day Holiday 2017 weekend.

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen 


Smallest US Post Office Ochopee Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today

Image above upper left, Ochopee Post Office, from Twitter @ReadyCloudECRM 6:57 PM – 29 Sep 2014 Open since 1953, the Ochopee Post Office is the smallest post office in the United States. #USPS”

RoadsideAmerica.com Excerpt “Smallest Post Office in the United States”.

Ritebook link “The Ochopee Post Office, Florida | The Smallest Post Office in United States”.

Twitter Image above @eyesshare 10:40 AM – 3 Nov 2014  Ochopee Post Office Historical Sign

Wikipedia Ochopee Post Office – Image of postmark from Wikimedia Commons. File:Ochopee FL postmark.jpg “Coal town guy at English Wikipedia [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons”

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