North Falmouth Post Office Celebrates 200 Years of Service

FALMOUTH – Residents retrieving their mail Monday morning at the North Falmouth Post Office walked in on the celebration of a major milestone.

The 200th anniversary of the facility was marked with comments from the USPS District Manager and State Representatives David Vieira and Dylan Fernandes.

The office opened on Wild Harbor Road in 1817 under the guidance of its first postmaster, Ebenezer Nye. At the time, the United States was only comprised of 19 states and the nation’s fourth president was in the middle of his term. Nye’s annual salary in 1819 was $6.01.

Vieira said that the office has dutifully served the changing needs of the community throughout its existence.

“In 1817 the post office was so much about our communications, but in this day and age, it is so much about our commerce,” Vieira said. “The USPS is so much a driver of our economy, and when you see that all of the members here are involved in the community, it speaks volumes.”

The representatives presented postal workers with two plaques commemorating the event and offered a special sheet of stamps celebrating the milestone.

The office also has the distinction of being in the national top five highest sales of breast cancer awareness stamps during the last awareness month in October.

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