Heritage Photos  TM-SPHA Special Places - Highlights #1

9. Post Offices

Lyleton Post Office closed recently.

Pioneer cabin and first Melgund Post Office

Route map for mail delivery - ca. 1884.

Applications to the federal government for a post office generally followed quickly after the settlement of a new region. The name Melgund first appears as a Post Office opened in 1882 in the home of area pioneer W.J. Higgins a few kilometres southwest of Hartney. As towns were established the office might be located in a store or other business. Eventually federally-build structures following a selection of plans appeared.