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Post Offices in Jacksonville

One of Jacksonville's first modern post offices, above, was located in what is now the Prom Shop on the northeast corner of the square (below). According to Mrs. Edwerta Carpenter of Jacksonville, the post office remained in this location during the early 1900s while the Democrats were in office, then moved to the northwest corner of the square where Nails is now established (see photos below). The post office moved next to the building on Pelham Rd. now used as the public library, and then from there to its present location. The site of the last post office location on the square had been used earlier in history as the Confederate Wayside Hospital (1864). (Old photos of the two post office locations courtesy of Darwin and Elaine Hardison of Jacksonville. Present-day photos by Al Harris)


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