Flagler County Historical Society

Introduction

Post Offices of the PastFlagler County’s Expansion and Mail Delivery

Learn about the little towns and post offices that made up Flagler County more than 100 years ago.

Post Offices of the PastFlagler County’s Expansion and Mail Delivery

More than 100 years ago, there were many little towns located within the area now known as Flagler County. These towns had a need for postal service and between 1868 and 1940, 24 original post office site applications were sent to the Postmaster General for approval.  

These post offices were typically situated near roads like the Kings Road, bodies of water like the Matanzas River, Halifax River, and Haw Creek, railroads like the Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax, and later the Florida East Coast. As the transportation changed within the county, so did the number and location of post offices. 

To open a post office, the new postmaster would have to create a site report of the location and have it endorsed by the postmaster of the nearest post office.1 These site reports include nearby rivers and creeks, other postal routes, railroad stations, and the distance to other post offices.2 Many postmasters requested permission to move the post office to a more convenient location, and each move required a new site report, indicating the section, township, and range of the new post office.3 Many site reports included maps, which were hand drawn. These maps can be very detailed or simply an X on a grid.4

This grid system is based on the first official land survey of Florida, which was created during the early territorial period, starting in 1823.5 Known as the Rectangular Survey System, each section is approximately one-square mile block of land that makes up a township.There are 36 sections in one township, creating 36 square miles.7 Each range is a measure of distance from the principal meridian, in 6-mile increments, either north or south of that line.8 The principal meridian for Florida is the Tallahassee meridian. Prior to the creation of the rectangular survey system, the Spanish issued land in the form of land grants.9 These land grant plats were honored and built into the rectangular survey system.

Complete Labins Plat Map
Original Survey Plat Maps combined to create one map for Flagler County.
© Ashley Gonzalez

The information about each post office varies but it is useful for learning more about the community. Each of these post offices were in areas where growth was occurring; first following the Kings Road and Matanzas River south, to the expansion of the railroad and the steamboat routes from the St Johns River. 

Many of these towns existed before the application for a post office. This report details the information within the first site application, the accompanying map, with notes and observations about each town and report.

MATANZAS10

The application date for the Matanzas post office was 5 Dec 1868 and signed by Virgil R. Dupont. He did not write out the section, township, and range, so it’s unknown exactly where this post office was located. However, subsequent site reports placed it in section 11, township 10 south, range 30 east. The community of Matanzas was located near modern-day Princess Place Reserve. Unfortunately, a map does not exist with this site report. 

Matanzas was directly on the mail route between St. Augustine and Key West, with mail being delivered twice monthly. Dupont writes there are about twenty families within 10 miles of this location. 

Application Date: 5 Dec 1868
Postmaster: Virgil R. Dupont

Nearest Post Offices:

Palmetto – 12 miles southerly;11 St. Augustine – 24 miles northerly

Nearest Post Office Off Route: Pilatka – 25 miles westerly

By Road: “No other post offices within forty miles.”

Nearest River and Creek: Matanzas – on the west side of the river; Pellicer Creek – two miles on the south

Von Haake, A., and United States. Post Office Dept. “Post route map of the state of Florida showing post offices with the intermediate distances and mail routes in operation on the 1st of December, 1897.” Digital Commonwealth, (https://ark.digitalcommonwealth.org/ark:/50959/cj82kk817 : accessed December 07, 2020).

OWASCO12

According to the site application, Owasco was in the SE ¼ of section 25, township 12 south, range 28 east. This is the current location of St. Johns Park. It was most likely located west of St. Johns Park, directly on Crescent Lake.13 George W. Gardner applied for a post office in this location the 20 May 1878. At the time, there were about 50 voters living within the immediate area. 

Owasco was on the mail route between Palatka and Crescent City and would have had the mail delivered twice weekly, by boat. 

Application Date: 20 May 1878
Postmaster: George W. Gardner

Nearest Post Offices: St. Augustine – 45 miles North easterly; Crescent City – 4 miles across the lake Westerly

Nearest River and Creek: St. Johns River – twenty miles east connecting with lake; Haw Creek – 5 miles south

Owasco 1878 post office site application
Owasco Site Application Map

DALY’S GROVE14

Daly’s Grove was in the northeast quarter of Section 9, in Township 10 south, Range 31 east. (This is not the application but a request from the Post Office Department’s Topographer’s Office for more information so they could accurately add Daly’s Grove to the map.) The application mentions its local name as Matanzas. The location of this application is near modern-day Marineland. A note written on the back of the application states, “Daly’s Grove Post Office is situated 3 ½ miles in a southerly direction from Matanzas Inlet on a peninsular of land, between the Matanzas River and Atlantic Ocean and 30 feet from the river which is to the west of the office running north emptying into the sea at Matanzas Inlet.”

Application Date: 9 May 1879
Postmaster: B.E. Dupont

Nearest Post Offices: St Augustine – 25 miles north; New Britain – 30 miles south

Nearest Post Office Off Route: San Mateo – 25 miles west

Nearest River and Creek:  Matanzas – 30 feet east; Pellicer Creek – 1 mile east

Nearest Railroad: Tocoi St. Johns Railroad, St. Augustine Station – 25 miles 

Daly's Grove 1879 site application map
Daly’s Grove 1879 Site Application Map

WESCOTT15

William Tidwell applied 7 Dec 1883 to open a post office on the St. Augustine to Daytona route, which had the mail delivered on the Kings Road three times per week. Westcott would have been located near the modern-day Old Kings Road between Oak Trail Boulevard and New Water Oak Drive in the northeast quarter of Section 20, Township 11 south, and Range 31 east. The village at that time consisted of 41 people and the post office served about 100 people in the area.

Application Date: 7 Dec 1883
Postmaster: William A. Tidwell

Nearest Post Offices:

Matanzas – 12 miles north; Ormond – 26 miles south

Nearest Post Office Off Route: Crescent City – 30 miles westerly

Nearest River and Creek: Matanzas – 8 miles south west side; Smith’s Creek – 2 miles on the west side

Wescott 1883 site application map
Wescott 1883 Site Application Map

DUKE16 & AURORA17

The original application for Duke was listed as “Duke’s Station” but had Station crossed out. It was in the same vicinity as Westcott, with the same northeast quarter of Section 20, Township 11 south, and Range 31 east. This application has no village inhabitants and is serving 60 people from this area. Later in 1898, the post office moved 2 ½ miles east in section 27, to an area called Laura Island, and was connected to Bunnell by the Bunnell Duke Dirt Road. This location is near modern-day Colbert Lane and Grand Haven. 

Application Date: 26 Oct 1885
Postmaster: Anston P. Baker

Nearest Post Offices: Matanzas – 8 miles north

Nearest Post Office Off Route: Crescent City – 25 miles west

Nearest River and Creek: St. Johns River – 25 miles west; Mulberry Creek – ¼ mile south

Last site application on file: 2 May 1898
Postmaster:  R.A. Woodbury

Duke was later re-established as Aurora, serving a population of 40, with mail being delivered directly from Espanola.

Postmaster Appointments18

TownCountyPostmasterDate
AuroraSt. JohnsAlsey J. Eatman11-Jun-1904
AuroraSt. JohnsMail sent to Bunnell26-Jan-1905
Duke 1885 site application map
Duke 1885 Site Application Map

FAVORETTA19

Favorita, known as Favoretta, had their first post office established 21 Aug 1886. According to the application by C. George A. Crocker, Favoretta was a settlement of about 50 inhabitants. It was originally located in the northwest corner of section 27, township 12 south, range 31 east. Today, the town is located in section 16, a little further north. During the 1800s, the Kings Road went through section 27.

Favoretta was located directly on the route from St. Augustine to Port Orange and received the mail three times weekly. They were also close to the St. Johns & Halifax Railroad but did not have a stop. 

Application Date: 21 Aug 1886
Postmaster: C. George A. Crocker

Nearest Post Offices: Harwood – 6 miles southerly; Duke – 12 miles northerly

Nearest Post Office Off Route: Crescent City – 25 miles westerly

Nearest River and Creek: Halifax – 8 miles from river; Bulow Creek – 1 mile from creek

Nearest Railroad: St. Johns & Halifax Railroad, Tomoka Station – 4 miles

Last site application on file: 21 Dec 1910
Postmaster: A. Deen

Postmaster Appointments20

TownCountyPostmasterDate
FavorettaVolusiaGeorge W. Deen12-Feb-1912
FavorettaFlaglerJames F. Ball11-Jul-1918
FavorettaFlaglerMartha R. Mercer26-Feb-1923
Favoretta 1886 site application map
Favoretta 1886 Site Application Map

RAULERSON21

Raulerson was located on the Palatka to Daytona mail route, which used the St. Johns & Halifax Railroad, with mail being delivered daily. Located in the northwest quarter of Section 30, Township 11 south, 30 east, places this post office just north of Espanola on the Old Dixie Highway. Raulerson served approximately 25 people but was not considered a village. The application had the name Grove Lake crossed out. 

Application Date: 9 Nov 1887
Postmaster: James F. Raulerson

Nearest Post Offices: Tomoka – 20 miles east; Palatka – 24 miles northwest

Nearest Post Office Off Route: Duke – 8 miles east

Nearest River and Creek: St. Johns River – 20 miles; Haw Creek – 9 miles north

Nearest Railroad: St. Johns & Halifax Railroad, Windemere Station – 15 feet from track

Postmaster Appointments22

TownCountyPostmasterDate
RaulersonSt. JohnsJas. F. Raulerson7-Mar-1888
RaulersonSt. JohnsGeo. W. Durrance3-Sep-1890
RaulersonSt. JohnsGeo. W. Durrance3-Sep-1890
RaulersonSt. JohnsSnell Hendry6-Aug-1890
RaulersonSt. JohnsEnoch M. Simmons8-Mar-1890
RaulersonSt. JohnsJames P. Harris19-Jun-1891
RaulersonSt. JohnsJessie W. Fulgham8-Sep-1893
RaulersonSt. JohnsMail sent to Espanola17-May-1894
Raulerson 1887 site application map
Raulerson 1887 Site Application Map

NEOGA23

Neoga was located on the Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax Railroad, which was on the mail route from Jacksonville to Daytona with mail being delivered nearly daily. This post office would serve roughly 150 people, which consisted of the sawmill, camp and settlers in the northwest quarter of Section 25, Township 11 south, and Range 28 east. On the well-drawn map, a note was added: “Neoga is 2 ½ miles from Raulerson P.O. by rail, but at least 3 miles by regular travelled road.” 

Application Date: 29 Aug 1891
Postmaster: George Herbert Patrick Sedding

Nearest Post Offices: Raulerson – 3 miles south; President City – 20 miles northwest; Matanzas – 12 miles northeast

Nearest River and Creek: Crescent Lake St. Johns River – 12 miles of the east side; Haw Creek – 8 miles of the north side. 

Nearest Railroad: Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax Railroad, Neoga Station – at Neoga Station

Last site application on file: 10 Jun 1898
Postmaster: Eddie L. Bond 

An application to move the post office closer to the Florida East Coast  Railroad. This application had Bond Mills as the original name and replaced with Neoga. 

Postmaster Appointments24

TownCountyPostmasterDate
NeogaSt. JohnsGeorge H.P. Sedding14-Sep-1891
NeogaSt. JohnsJames J. Russell17-Nov-1894
NeogaSt. JohnsPWS to Espanola4-Dec-1894
NeogaSt. JohnsEddie L. Bond5-Aug-1898
NeogaSt. JohnsAlbert A. King21-Apr-1900
NeogaSt. JohnsClive W. Thompson16-Oct-1902
NeogaSt. JohnsWillam A. Bredow24-Feb-1903
NeogaSt. JohnsMinnie R. Young17-Jun-1903
NeogaSt. JohnsMail sent to Espanola28-Sep-1903
Neoga 1891 site application map
Neoga 1891 Site Application Map

BUNNELL25

The original Bunnell post office was located on the Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax Railroad with mail being delivered 12 times per week between Palatka and Daytona. At that time, there were 25 people in the village, situated in the southeast ¼ of the northeast ¼ of Section 15, Township 12 south, Range 30 east, where Bunnell is located today. 

Application Date: 5 Sep 1892
Postmaster: Alvah A. Bunnell

Nearest Post Offices: Raulerson – 5 miles north; Favorita – 10 miles southerly

Nearest Post Office By Road: Neoga – 8 miles northerly

Nearest River and Creek: St. Johns – 28 miles from the south side

Nearest Railroad: Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax Railroad – 300 feet from track

Last site application on file: 19 Oct 1932
Postmaster: Kenny E. Duttenhaver

In 1903, an application submitted by Isaac Moody to move the post office stated it would serve a population of three hundred.

Postmaster Appointments26

TownCountyPostmasterDate
BunnellSt. JohnsAlvah A. Bunnell5-Oct-1892
BunnellSt. JohnsEdward M. Luffman28-Apr-1900
BunnellSt. JohnsJohn Hyden25-Mar-1902
BunnellSt. JohnsPassed to Dupont16-Oct-1903
BunnellSt. JohnsIsaac I. Moody8-Jan-1904
BunnellSt. JohnsMinnie Johnston8-Jun-1910
BunnellSt. JohnsJoshua M. Knapp9-Nov-1911
BunnellSt. JohnsDaniel M. Deen20-May-1915
BunnellFlaglerJohn L. Councill30-Aug-1916
BunnellSt. JohnsJohn L. Councill30-Oct-1916
BunnellFlaglerSanford E. Fenis25-Nov-1918
BunnellFlaglerBenjamin F. Buchanon5-Aug-1919
BunnellFlaglerJames L. Ambrose8-Jan-1924
BunnellFlaglerLucy D. Ambrose8-Sep-1930
BunnellFlaglerHenry E. Duttenhaver14-Feb-1931
BunnellFlaglerAlexander M. McDaniel15-May-1935
BunnellFlaglerAlexander M. McDaniel16-Jan-1940
BunnellFlaglerHazen M. Benson24-Mar-1945
BunnellFlaglerHazen M. Benson11-Jul-1947
BunnellFlaglerVirginia B. High25-May-1954
BunnellFlaglerRay L. Mercer15-Nov-1955
BunnellFlaglerRay L. Mercer16-Apr-1956
Bunnell 1892 site application map
Bunnell 1892 Site Application Map

HAW CREEK27

Martha J. Priest of Haw Creek made a special request to get mail delivered by steamboat from Crescent City to this location to serve a population of 104 people. It was situated in the SE quarter of Section 4, Township 13 south, Range 29 east, near modern-day Russell Landing in the Haw Creek Preserve.

The map had a note written: “Haw Creek empties into Dunn’s or Crescent Lake upon which Crescent City is situated. Haw Creek is a tributary to the St. Johns River and is navigable for steamboats to the Haw Creek landing where the proposed post office is to be located. The country is low, interspersed with wet swamps and subject to long over flows and the few dirt roads that lead to Haw Creek settlement are seldom used so that by boat to Crescent City is the most practical way of access. But the water route is very crooked and somewhat is a round about way so that a safe boat would have to travel 12 miles.”

Application Date: 12 Aug 1894
Postmistress: Martha J. Priest

Nearest Post Offices: Espanola – 10 miles northeasterly; Seville – 10 miles southwesterly

Nearest Direct Post Office: Crescent City – 12 miles northwesterly by water

Nearest River and Creek: Haw Creek – ¼ mile on the north side

Postmaster Appointments28

TownCountyPostmasterDate
Haw CreekSt. JohnsMartha J. Priest18-Dec-1894
Haw CreekSt. JohnsPassed to Crescent City, Putnam21-Oct-1895
Haw CreekVolusiaOphelia Roberts29-Dec-1899
Haw Creek 1894 Site Application Map
Haw Creek 1894 Site Application Map

ESPANOLA29

The application for the Espanola post office replaced Raulerson and moved the post office slightly west to southeast ¼ of the northeast ¼ of Section 31, Township 11 south, Range 30 east, where Espanola is located today. 

Application Date: 26 Jul 1894
Postmaster: J.W. Fulgham

Nearest Post Offices: Neoga – 3 ½ miles northwest; Bunnell – 5 miles southeast

Nearest Post Office Off Route: Duke – 10 miles northeast

Nearest River and Creek: St Johns River – 20 miles from east side; Haw Creek – 7 miles from south side

Nearest Railroad: Jacksonville, St. Augustine & Halifax Railroad – 20 yards from track

Last site application on file: 9 May 1947
Postmistress: Ettie Hunter

Postmaster Appointments30

TownCountyPostmasterDate
EspanolaSt. JohnsJessie W. Fulgham17-May-1894
EspanolaSt. JohnsJames Neal20-Jan-1896
EspanolaSt. JohnsGeorge W. Moody26-Sep-1896
EspanolaSt. JohnsJohn W. Raulerson28-Aug-1896
EspanolaSt. JohnsJames F. Lambert21-Jun-1902
EspanolaSt. JohnsSusan Burnsed5-Feb-1904
EspanolaSt. JohnsGeorge W. Durrance15-May-1905
EspanolaSt. JohnsFlora C. Burnsed12-Aug-1908
EspanolaSt. JohnsFlora C. Kelley18-Nov-1910
EspanolaSt. JohnsDaniel F. Minton9-Nov-1911
EspanolaSt. JohnsRaleigh Bohannon23-Jul-1912
EspanolaSt. JohnsFlora C. Burnsed10-Nov-1913
EspanolaFlaglerFlora C. Burnsed10-Nov-1913
EspanolaFlaglerTessa Henderson10-Apr-1920
EspanolaFlaglerFlora C. Burnsed17-Nov-1921
EspanolaFlaglerJewel Hunter26-Aug-1938
EspanolaFlaglerJewel Hunter4-Nov-1938
EspanolaFlaglerGussie Clark15-Apr-1941
EspanolaFlaglerGussie Clark5-Feb-1942
EspanolaFlaglerMae Smith17-Apr-1943
EspanolaFlaglerMary L. Reaves4-Jan-1944
EspanolaFlaglerMary L. Reaves30-Oct-1944
EspanolaFlaglerEttie E. Hunter8-Jan-1946
EspanolaFlaglerEttie E. Hunter5-Dec-1946
EspanolaFlaglerMail sent to Bunnell4-Jan-1955
Espanola 1894 Site Application Map
Espanola 1894 Site Application Map

BULOW31

The Bulow post office was located directly on the Flagler/Volusia county line, where modern-day Walter Boardman Lane, High Bridge Road, and John Anderson Highway meet, in Section 6, Township 13 south, and Range 32 east. This post office served 70 people in the area and had a population of 42 living in the village. The post office was not a direct route and would have had the mail delivered from Ormond or Duke. 

Application Date: 13 Apr 1898
Postmaster: Henry O. Beed

Nearest Post Offices: Ormond – 10 miles south; Duke – 11 miles northerly

Nearest Post Office by Road: Harwood (no postmaster) – 7 miles westerly

Nearest River and Creek: Halifax – 4 miles; Bulow Creek – 100 yards

Last site application on file: 12 Nov 1925
Postmaster: Augustus Geo. Bradley

Postmaster Appointments32

TownCountyPostmasterDate
BulowVolusiaHenry O. Beed28-Apr-1899
BulowVolusiaCharles L. Beers18-May-1900
BulowVolusiaCharles H. Carpe29-Apr-1902
BulowVolusiaLeonard B. Knox23-Nov-1905
BulowVolusiaRufus R. Bell5-Aug-1912
BulowVolusiaAugustus C. Bradley20-Nov-1925
Bulow 1898 Site Application Map
Bulow 1898 Site Application Map

DUPONT33

Dupont was located on the Florida East Coast Railroad on the Jacksonville to Miami route with mail delivered 12 times weekly. This post office served 100 people from the area, situated in the northwest quarter, Section 31, Township 12 south, Range 31 east. This is near present-day County Road 304 and U.S. 1. 

Application Date: 24 Jan 1899
Postmaster: James L. Middleton

Nearest Post Offices: Bunnell – 3 ½ miles northwest; Harwood – 6 miles southeast

Nearest Post Office by Road: Carterville – 15 miles north

Nearest River and Creek: none

Nearest Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad – 12 feet from track

Last site application on file: 8 Feb 1915
Postmaster: Geo. E. MacDonald

Postmaster Appointments34

TownCountyPostmasterDate
DupontSt. JohnsJas. L. Middleton18-Feb-1899
DupontSt. JohnsEdward S. Spencer28-Aug-1899
DupontSt. JohnsEdward W. Cody21-Aug-1902
DupontSt. JohnsRichard W. Cody13-Jan-1912
DupontSt. JohnsGeo. E. MacDonald9-Jan-1914
DupontFlaglerGeo. E. MacDonald9-Jan-1914
DupontFlaglerMurray E. Leitzel10-Dec-1919
Dupont 1899 Site Application Map
Dupont 1899 Site Application Map

OMEGA35 & SAINT JOHNS PARK36

Serving a population of nearly 200 people, George W. Deen applied for a post office in 1902, calling it Omega, after the name of the dock on Dead Lake. Around 1911, that name was changed to Saint Johns Park. This special post office was off route and served by steamboat from Crescent City. 

Application Date: 9 Jun 1902
Postmaster: George W. Deen

Nearest Post Offices: Crescent City – 8 miles west; Espanola – 11 miles northeast

Nearest Post Office By Road: Neoga – 12 miles northeast

Nearest River and Creek: St. Johns River – 26 miles on the east side; Haw Creek – 2 miles on the north side

Last site application on file: 26 May 1911
Postmistress: Ursula G. Stockmann 

This subsequent application uses the name St. Johns Park and indicated it would serve a total population of about 900 people.

Postmaster Appointments37

TownCountyPostmasterDate
OmegaSt. JohnsGeorge W. Deen15-Nov-1902
OmegaSt. JohnsWilliam L. Stone23-Jun-1903
OmegaSt. JohnsAndrew J. Squire4-Dec-1903
OmegaSt. JohnsChas. H. Sieg20-Nov-1908
OmegaSt. JohnsGussie F. Pellicer20-Aug-1909
OmegaSt. JohnsUrsula G. Stockmann27-Jun-1910
Saint Johns ParkSt. JohnsUrsula G. Stockmann6-Mar-1911
Saint Johns ParkSt. JohnsJohn E. Jones29-Aug-1912
Saint Johns ParkSt. JohnsLouise C. Koening14-Apr-1915
Saint Johns ParkSt. JohnsGeo. P. Yonkes23-Oct-1916
Saint Johns ParkFlaglerGeo. P. Yonkes23-Oct-1916
Saint Johns ParkFlaglerLizzie Pattison28-Mar-1928
Saint Johns ParkFlaglerElmer J. Tillman18-Oct-1928
Omega 1902 Site Application Map
Omega 1902 Site Application Map

DINNER ISLAND38 & TOMASELLO39

Dinner Island was located on the Florida East Coast Railroad line, which carried mail 12 times per week between Jacksonville and Miami. It was situated in the southeast ¼ of Section 8, Township 11 south, Range 29 east, serving a population of 100 people.

Application Date: 6 Jun 1906 
Postmaster: Louis C. Padgett

Nearest Post Offices: Yelvington – 7 miles northwest; Espanola – 10 miles southeast

Nearest Post Office by Road: Bulow – 12 miles east

Nearest River and Creek: St Johns River – 20 miles on south side; Deen Creek – 5 miles south side

Nearest Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad, Dinner Island Station – 20 yards from track

Last site application on file: 11 Dec 1922
Postmistress:  Mamie R. Bovis

A new site application was filed for Tomasello, which was located in the northwest quarter of Section 9, 7 feet from the Florida East Coast Railroad, Dinner Island Station.

Postmaster Appointments40

TownCountyPostmasterDate
Dinner IslandSt. JohnsLouis C. Padgett20-Sep-1906
Dinner IslandSt. JohnsMarcus A. Wilkinson25-Feb-1908
Dinner IslandSt. JohnsWm. H. Deen17-Jan-1911
Dinner IslandFlaglerWm. H. Deen17-Jan-1911
Dinner IslandFlaglerGrover C. Layton14-Aug-1917
Dinner IslandFlaglerMail sent to Espanola31-Aug-1918
TomaselloFlaglerMamie R. Bovis11-Dec-1922
Dinner Island 1906 Site Application Map
Dinner Island 1906 Site Application Map

OCEAN CITY41 & FLAGLER BEACH42

Ocean City was located directly on the East Coast Canal, now called the Intracoastal Waterway in the southwest ¼ of the northwest ¼ of Section 12 south in Range 31 east. A subsequent application filed by Etta Wickline in 1924 requested the name changed to Flagler Beach.

Application Date: 14 April 1915
Postmaster: Etta C. Wickline

Nearest Post Office On Route: Bulow – 5 miles south; Bunnell – 7 ½ miles west 

Nearest River and Creek: East Coast Canal – 100 feet on west side

Last site application on file: 29 Jul 1946
Postmaster: Julian C. Clifton

Postmaster Appointments43

TownCountyPostmasterDate
Ocean CitySt. JohnsEtta C. Wickline30-Jan-1915
Flagler Beach FlaglerEtta C. Wickline12-Jun-1924
Flagler Beach FlaglerCharles E. Ranger29-Jun-1926
Flagler Beach FlaglerJulian F. Clifton31-May-1946
Flagler Beach FlaglerJulian F. Clifton4-Aug-1949
Flagler Beach FlaglerLeona M. French30-Sep-1950
Flagler Beach FlaglerLeona Knight30-Sep-1950
Flagler Beach FlaglerLeona M. French21-May-1952
Flagler Beach FlaglerRufus M. Miller2-Feb-1955
Flagler Beach FlaglerRufus M. Miller15-May-1956
Flagler Beach FlaglerCharles Rockett2-Jun-1967
Flagler Beach FlaglerCharles Rockett19-Jul-1968
Ocean City 1915 Site Application Map
Ocean City 1915 Site Application Map
Flagler Beach 1924 Site Application Map
Flagler Beach 1924 Site Application Map

KORONA44

The Korona post office was situated in the northeast quarter of Section 5, Township 13 south, and Range 31 east. The population is not listed on the earlier applications but in 1931, a proposal was made to move the post office ¼ mile from the original location and would serve 15 patrons within one mile. 

Application Date: 11 Dec 1917
Postmaster: W. J. Sezudlo

Nearest Post Offices: Dupont – 4 miles north; Favoritta – 3 ½ miles south

Nearest Post Office by Road: Bulow – 6 miles east

Nearest River and Creek: Tomoka – 7 miles west on the west side; Bulow Creek – 4 miles on the west side

Nearest Railroad: Florida East Coast Railroad, Korona Station – 100 feet from track

Last site application on file: 5 Oct 1946
Postmaster: Augustus G. Bradley

Postmaster Appointments45

TownCountyPostmasterDate
KoronaFlaglerMary A. Franckouviak27-Apr-1918
KoronaFlaglerMrs. Lillian Trojan18-Apr-1928
KoronaFlaglerAugustus G. Bradley3-Mar-1930
Korona 1917 Site Application Map
Korona 1917 Site Application Map

SHELL BLUFF46 & ANDALUSIA47

The first post office application for Shell Bluff proposed the post office to be known as Lakeview. Lakeview was crossed out and Shell Bluff became the official name of the post office. It was situated in the southwest quarter of Section 33, in Township 11 south, Range 28 east, and was ¼ mile from Crescent Lake. The mail was delivered by water from Crescent City. 

The application for Andalusia submitted in 1928 stated it was also known as Shell Bluff. 

Application Date: 22 Aug 1918
Postmaster: C. B. Bohannon

Nearest Post Offices: Crescent City – 7 miles west by water; San Mateo – 10 miles northwest

Last site application on file: 17 May 1928
Postmaster: N. W. Keller

Postmaster Appointments48

TownCountyPostmasterDate
Shell BluffFlaglerMinnie E. Hough18-Apr-1919
Shell BluffFlaglerNorman W. Keller21-Jun-1922
AndalusiaFlaglerWalter H. Tallman18-Dec-1925
AndalusiaFlaglerMrs. Ella B. Ferencik23-May-1928
AndalusiaFlaglerElizabeth S. Thomas2-Jan-1930
AndalusiaFlaglerElizabeth S. Thomas2-Jan-1930
AndalusiaFlaglerFlorence Hobbs20-Aug-1932
Shell Bluff 1918 Site Application Map
Shell Bluff 1918 Site Application Map

MARINELAND49

Marineland had the northernmost post office in Flagler County when Stella Smith filed the application file in 1940. They were approximately 175 feet from the St. Johns County border, situated in the northeast quarter of Section 6, Township 10 south, and range 31 east, nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and Matanzas River.

Application Date: 5 Jul 1940
Postmistress: Stella A. Smith

Nearest Post Offices: Anastasia – 17.1 miles north northwest; Flagler Beach – 14.1 miles south southwest; Moultrie – 14.5 miles northwest

Nearest Bodies of Water: Atlantic Ocean – 500 feet east; Matanzas River – 400 feet west

Last site application on file: 17 Dec 1946
Postmaster: Edgar F. Seymore

Postmaster Appointments50

TownCountyPostmasterDate
MarinelandFlaglerStella A. Smith23-May-1940
MarinelandFlaglerBetty Pinkham28-Apr-1942
MarinelandFlaglerSaint Augustine15-Jul-1942
MarinelandFlaglerRe-established1-Nov-1946
MarinelandFlaglerEdgar F. Seymore1-Nov-1946
MarinelandFlaglerAudrey K. Likens1-Jan-1947
MarinelandFlaglerMail sent to Saint Augustine27-Feb-1947
Marineland 1940 Site Application Map
Marineland 1940 Site Application Map

  1. “Post Office Records.” National Archives (https://www.archives.gov/research/post-offices : accessed 1 Dec 2020).
  2. Ibid.
  3. Ibid.
  4. “Public Land Survey System.” Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Land_Survey_System : accessed 1 Dec 2020).
  5. “Land Records.” Labins – Land Boundary Information System (https://www.labins.org/survey_data/landrecords/landrecords.cfm : accessed 1 Dec 2020).
  6. “Public Land Survey System.” Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Land_Survey_System : accessed 1 Dec 2020).
  7. Ibid.
  8. Ibid.
  9. “Spanish Land Grants.” Florida Memory (https://www.floridamemory.com/discover/historical_records/spanishlandgrants/ : accessed 1 Dec 2020).
  10. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Matanzas,” images 130-135, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  11. Palmetto was in Volusia County and applied for post office status in 1868, approximately 20 miles from Matanzas. 
    Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Taylor – Washington, entry for “Palmetto,” image 563, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68269204 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 99.
  12. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Owasco,” images 172-173, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  13. The map with the application puts the location of Owasco directly on the lake, at the grove of Owen Moore Grimsley, which is now known as Grimsley’s Cove on maps.
  14. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Daly’s Grove,” images 49-50, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  15. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Wescott,” images 262-263, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  16. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Duke,” images 58-61, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  17. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Aurora,” images 30-31, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  18. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Aurora,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21.
  19. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Taylor – Washington, entry for “Favoretta,” images 31-32, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68269204 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 99.
  20. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for Volusia County, Florida, entry for “Favoretta,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732620 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Favoretta,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  21. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Raulerson,” images 201-202, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  22. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Raulerson,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21.
  23. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Neoga,” images 158-161, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  24. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Neoga,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21.
  25. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Bunnell,” images 11-24, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  26. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Bunnell,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Bunnell,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  27. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Taylor – Washington, entry for “Haw Creek,” images 433-444, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68269204 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 99.
  28. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Haw Creek,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Volusia County, Florida, entry for “Haw Creek,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732620 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21.
  29. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Espanola,” images 25-30, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  30. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Espanola,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Espanola,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  31. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Taylor – Washington, entry for “Bulow,” image 295-297, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68269204 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 99.
  32. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for Volusia County, Florida, entry for “Bulow,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732620 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Bulow,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  33. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Dupont,” images 62-65, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  34. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Dupont,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Dupont,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  35. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Omega,” images 65-66, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  36. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “St. Johns Park,” images 67-70, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  37. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Omega & Saint Johns Park,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Saint Johns Park,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  38. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: St. Johns – Suwannee, entry for “Dinner Island,” images 56-57, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68267990 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 98.
  39. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Tomasello,” images 73-74, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  40. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Dinner Island,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Dinner Island & Tomasello,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  41. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Ocean City,” images 60-63, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  42. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Flagler Beach,” images 33-39, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  43. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for St Johns County, Florida, entry for “Ocean City,” images 1-12, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78732510 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 21; Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Flagler Beach,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  44. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Korona,” images 42-51, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  45. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Korona,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  46. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Shell Bluff,” images 71-72, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  47. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Andalusia,” image 10, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  48. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Shell Bluff & Andalusia,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.
  49. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Reports of Site Locations, 1837 – 1950, Florida: Flagler – Hernando, entry for “Marineland,” images 53-59, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/68260769 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M1126, Roll 91.
  50. Records of the Post Office Department, 1773 – 1971, Records of Appointment of Postmasters and the Establishment of Post Offices, 7/1/1931 – 10/31/1971, Postmaster Appointments for Flagler County, Florida, entry for “Marineland,” images 1-16, imaged by National Archives (https://catalog.archives.gov/id/78731932 : accessed 1 Dec 2020); citing National Archives at Washington, DC microfilm M841, Roll 19.

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