Ochopee Post Office

Ochopee Post Office (HM1OYJ)

Location: Ochopee, FL 34141 Collier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 54.076', W 81° 17.837'

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Considered to be the smallest post office in the United States, this building was formerly an irrigation pipe shed belonging to the J. T. Gaunt Company tomato farm. It was hurriedly pressed into service by postmaster Sidney Brown after a disastrous night fire in 1953 burned Ochopee's general store and post office. The present structure has been in continuous use ever since—as both a post office and ticket station for Trailways bus lines—and still services residents in a three-county area, including deliveries to Seminole and Miccosukee Indians living in the region. Daily business often includes request from tourist and stamp collectors the world over the famed Ochopee post mark. The property was acquired by the Wooten Family in 1992.
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HM NumberHM1OYJ
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Year Placed1994
Placed ByCollier County Board of County Commissioners
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 470223 N 2864783
Decimal Degrees25.90126667, -81.29728333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 54.076', W 81° 17.837'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 54' 4.56" N, 81° 17' 50.22" W
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Area Code(s)239
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 38000 Tamiami Trail E, Ochopee FL 34141, US
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