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Grimshawes, North Carolina: Former Smallest Post Office in the U.S.

It would still be the smallest if it hadn't been closed in 1953. Restored in 1999; now with signage and a flagpole.

Address:
Whiteside Cove Rd, Grimshawes, NC
Directions:
From US-64 in Cashiers, turn south at the stoplight onto NC-107. Drive two miles. Turn right (no stoplight) onto NC-1107/Whiteside Cove Rd. Drive four miles. You'll see the post office shack on the right; look for the flagpole.
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Former Smallest Post Office in the U.S.

Former Smallest Post Office in the U.S.

The Ochopee Post Office near Everglades City, Florida, is the current smallest operating U.S. post office and spans 7 x 8 feet. It opened the same year that this post office closed: the former Grimshawes, North Carolina, Post Office, which measures 5 x 6 feet (smaller than Ochopee), and served from 1878 to 1953.

[Jody High, 06/15/2023]

Considered postcard-worthy for many years. The postal office served six families when it was closed by President Eisenhower. It was restored and moved to this spot in 1999.


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