This page contains data I’ve collected while doing research for my dissertation on the geography of the US Post in the nineteenth century.
This dataset contains yearly tallies for from 1867-1902 on post offices in each state. It includes the total number of post offices, the number established, and the number discontinued each year.
I’ve also put the data into a Tableau Public worksheet if you would like to play around with the data in map form.
Source: The Annual Report of the Postmaster General, from 1867-1902. (Example page)
Date Created: 8/28/2012
Date Modified: 8/28/2012
Postal Data by Cameron Blevins is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.