Indiana post office toasts its 175th anniversary

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WINSLOW, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana post office that began handling local residents’ mail in the late 1830s is celebrating its 175th anniversary.

Winslow Postmaster Amanda Potts tells the Princeton Daily Clarion that even though the post office eventually moved from its original building it remains “an important part of the town of Winslow.”

Winslow’s post office opened on Dec. 23, 1839, in the town located about 30 miles northeast of Evansville.

The Pike County town with about 900 residents was named after William Winslow Hathaway, the youngest son of John Hathaway who founded Winslow in 1837. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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