Greene Postal History
Androscoggin County, Maine

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V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
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(updated 9 March 2021)




During the history of the town of Greene, there have been five post offices.

Briefly, the history of these five is as follows:
1. Alta post office was established 13 June 1900 and closed 30 June 1910.
2. East Greene post office, a private office, operated from 27 March 1830 to 1 March 1838.
3. Greene (1) post office was established 1 January 1795, became renamed as Greene Depot post office on 10 December 1849, and then the name reverted to Greene (1) post office on 3 May 1851. Greene (1) is still operating.
4. Greene (2) post office was established on 10 December 1849 and was renamed as Greene Corner post office on 3 May 1851, which operated until 30 June 1902.
5. North Greene post office opened on 18 June 1883 and closed on 30 June 1902.


In 1914, there was only one post office in what is now Greene: Greene. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Greene include:
Alta
East Greene
Greene (1)
Greene (2)
Greene Corner
Greene Depot
North Greene



Alta

1900 June 13:
   Alta post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1910 June 30:
   Alta post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Greene (1)

1795 January 1:
   Greene (1) post office was established. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1796 April 1:
   Benjamin Merrill/Morrell submitted his first financial return as Postmaster on 1 April 1796. An account may have been prepared for this post office as early as October 1794.

1804 March 13:
   Luther Robbins appointed Postmaster.

1837 March 16:
   Manuscript postmark. (letter)
      
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1840 September 17:
   Alfred Pierce appointed Postmaster.

1841 July 10:
   Nathaniel Robbins appointed Postmaster.

1843 August 16:
   Alfred Pierce appointed Postmaster.

1849 September 29:
   George H. Dearborn appointed Postmaster.

1849 December 10:
   Greene (1) post office was renamed as Greene Depot post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1851 May 3:
   The former Greene Depot post office was renamed as Greene (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1851 May 3:
   William C. Dow appointed Postmaster.

1853 April 23:
   Nathaniel Harris appointed Postmaster.

1860 November 27:
   Erastus H. Morse appointed Postmaster.

1863 January 15:
   Everett L. Mower appointed Postmaster.

1886 July 28:
   Howard W. Gamage appointed Postmaster.

1889 November 16:
   Everett L. Mower appointed Postmaster.

1893 April 11:
   Howard W. Gamage appointed Postmaster.

1893 November 23:
   George E. Parker appointed Postmaster.

1897 October 6:
   John M. Sawyer appointed Postmaster.

1899 July 27:
   Lyndon W. Sawyer appointed Postmaster.

date?:
   Greene (1) post office.
      
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1914 October 31:
   Joseph M. Tanguay appointed Postmaster.

1917 January 18:
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter. The horizontal bars to the right of the postmark are approximately 6 mm on center.
      
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1939 December 9:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The outside height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 18–19 mm..
      
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1948 June 30:
   Jean C. Tanguay appointed Acting Postmaster.

1951 September 14:
   Jean C. Tanguay appointed Postmaster.

1968 November 1:
   William J. Rowe appointed Acting Postmaster.

1971 June 12:
   John J. Hovestadt appointed Postmaster.

1987 September 30:
   Paul E. Watkins appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1987 November 21:
   Roland M. Landry appointed Postmaster.

1991 March 5:
   Philip Webber appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1991 October 1:
   Alfreda E. Richardson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1992 February 18:
   Charles W. Ross appointed OFFicer-in-Charge.

1993 February 2:
   Carol A. Martin appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1993 June 12:
   Sherry L. Burrill appointed Postmaster.

1996 March 30:
   William C. Mann Sr. appointed Postmaster.

2001 October 10:
   Christopher Choate appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2002 February 23:
   Alicia S. Gamow appointed Postmaster.

2003 March 3:
   David Sawtelle appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2003 March 31:
   Clyde Martin appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2003 June 19:
   Heather Bilodeau appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2004 March 20:
   James A. McDevitt appointed Postmaster.

2004 April 29:
   Daniel A. Bilodeau appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2004 September 18:
   Daniel A. Bilodeau appointed Postmaster.

2005 September 28:
   David Shepherd appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2006 February 18:
   Brenda L. Uhle appointed Postmaster.

2009 October 27:
   Diane R. Belanger appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2010 July 17:
   Michael P. Anderson appointed Postmaster.

2013 July 23:
   David W. Brannon appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2014 January 25:
   Daniel A. Bilodead appointed Postmaster.

2014 February 12:
   Meal R. LaBrecque appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2015 January 14:
   William Mourey appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2015 March 18:
   Keith D. Greaton appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2015 August 12:
   Eric Parmenter appointed Officer-in-Charge.

015 November 19:
   Gloria J. Graham appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2017 February 18:
   Gloria J. Graham appointed Postmaster.

2020:
   Greene (1) post office. 667 Route 202; Greene, Maine. 04236. Lat./Long.: N 44°11′49″ x W 70°07′45″.
      
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today:
   Greene (1) post office is still in operation.


Greene Corner

1851 February 3:
   The former Greene (2) post office was renamed Greene Corner post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1896 September 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.
      
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1902 June 30:
   Greene Corner post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Greene Depot

1849 December 10:
   The former Greene (1) post office was renamed as Greene Depot post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1849 December 10:
   George H. Dearborn appointed Postmaster.

1851 May 3:
   Greene Depot post office was renamed Greene (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)