Ochopee, Florida: Smallest Post Office in the United States

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38000 Tamiami Trail, Ochopee, FL
On US Hwy 41/Tamiami Trail around three miles east of Hwy 29, at milepost 72, south side.
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Smallest Post Office in the United States
Was an old farm irrigation pipe shed pressed into civil service in 1953. Not recommended for the claustrophobic. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Smallest Post Office in the US. Smallest Post Office in the United States

Too small to go inside. Pre-stamped postcards are only $1, not bad. No bathroom, so it might be closed for a few minutes from time to time.

[Bill Thompson, 02/23/2012]
Tiny post office. Nation's Smallest Post Office

I wanted to share a photo I took of the nations smallest post office since I did not see a photo of this on your site.

Tip: Do not go at lunch time. It is closed for lunch. My guess is the need for a bathroom break?

[Janet Riecken, 05/27/2008]
Nation's smallest post office

The Ochopee post office is considered to be the smallest post office in the United States. The building was formerly an irrigation pipe shed that belonged to the J.T. Guant Company tomato farm. However, in 1953 it was rather quickly turned into the Ochopee's general store and post office by postmaster Sidney Brown after the original Ochopee post office burned down in the middle of the night. The present building has been in use ever since as both a post office and ticket station for Trailways bus line. It still services the residents in it's surrounding three county area as well as making regular deliveries to the Seminole and Miccosukee Native Americans who reside in the area.

[Raina Alysse Stern, 07/20/2003]
Smallest Post Office

The Ochopee P.O. is billed as the nation's smallest freestanding regular post office....a one floor frame "building" c. 8' x 8'... barely enough room for the STAMPS. The postmistress is very friendly and accommodating; she has picture post cards of her office for sale; have her autograph one and mail it from Ochopee.

[James Alain, 02/10/2002]

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