First Post Office Site

First Post Office Site (HMVER)

Location: Richland, GA 31825 Stewart County
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N 32° 5.39', W 84° 40.055'

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On this corner, in a long building, was Richland's first post office and a shoe shop. John Audulph, son of Henry Audulph, first settler, was appointed postmaster of Chisholm, Apr. 16, 1839. Six months later, Nov. 26, 1839, Chisholm became Richland, named for the nearby Baptist Church, and John Audulph continued as postmaster. Across the street, Henry Audulph had built a two-story log house. Later owned by the Richard J. Snelling family, it was used as an inn at this stagecoach crossroads. The present city park was enclosed by a high fence and used by the Audulphs as a corral for oxen, cattle and deer. A general store was on the NE corner from 1830 to 1956.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series, and the Postal Mail and Philately series.
Marker Number128-11
Year Placed1956
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 1:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 720120 N 3552774
Decimal Degrees32.08983333, -84.66758333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 5.39', W 84° 40.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 5' 23.40" N, 84° 40' 3.30" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 59-69 W Broad St, Richland GA 31825, US
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