Woodland's First Post Office

Woodland's First Post Office (HM1LYI)

Location: Woodland, CA 95695 Yolo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 40.656', W 121° 46.402'

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Franklin Sylvester Freeman, founder of Woodland, relocated his stock of goods and built a store in 1860-61, it is the oldest of the earliest commercial buildings in this city. It became the site of Woodland's first post office on July 5, 1861, and Freeman was appointed the town's first postmaster.Freeman ran a dry goods business here with C.H. Gray that grew to include hardware and the adjoining building at 537 Main Street by 1868. Since then many businesses have located here including Ruggles & Machefert Merchants (1868), H.B. Wood Hardware (1870), R.B. Cranston Hardware (1898), J.T. Grant, Dentist (1905), Strand Theater (1914), Public Market (1925), Piggly Wiggly (1926), E.L. Thompson Tires (1933), Sprouse Reitz (1935), Dee's Dep't Store (1968), Owen's Dep't Store (1969) and Diamond E Western Store (1970).Dedicated May 1, 2015by theNative Sons of the Golden WestTimothy L. Tullius,Grand Presidentand Woodland Parlor No. 30
Marker NumberGPY 138-07
Year Placed2015
Placed ByNative Sons of the Golden West
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 19th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 606698 N 4281714
Decimal Degrees38.67760000, -121.77336667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 40.656', W 121° 46.402'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 40' 39.36" N, 121° 46' 24.12" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 537B Main St, Woodland CA 95695, US
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