"I recently went to Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina for work. From our hotel, it took over an hour to reach our work site on the long and narrow barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks. There are several small, touristy communities along the way. On one of these days traveling home after a long day of work, I noticed a small shed of a post office for the "unincorporated community" of Salvo, NC. After some research that night, I found out it was constructed in 1901, burned down in 1992, and reconstructed. However, it is now out of operation and I don't think Salvo has its own post office anymore. Before it was put up on cement blocks and added to the National Register of Historic Places, it was the smallest post office in the United States. How small, I'm not sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it were even smaller than the current record holder in Ochopee, FL. I stopped and got a picture with the post office. If you peek inside, you can see some antique furniture including mail cubby holes. Anyway, thought it might interest you in case you have never heard of our formerly-smallest post office!"
David wins an Inkling for his find and his historical information. Thanks David! We love tips and tricks sent in by our members. Mail is best, but comments and emails are accepted too.