Livermore Falls 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 19 February 2021)


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During the history of the town of Livermore Falls, there have been three post offices.

Briefly, the history of these three is as follows:
1. Brown’s Mills post office was established on 5 January 1872, but it never operated. On 19 January 1872, it was renamed as East Livermore Mills post office (in the town of Livermore).
2. Livermore Falls post office was established on 21 December 1830 and is still operating.
3. Strickland’s Ferry post office was established on 10 December 1853 and was renamed as Strickland post office on 12 July 1894. Strickland post office closed on 31 December 1944.


In 1914, there were two post offices in Livermore Falls: Livermore Falls and Strickland. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
      Click on image to enlarge.




Postmarks from the town of Livermore Falls include:
Brown’s Mills
Livermore Falls
Strickland
Strickland’s Ferry



Livermore Falls

1830 December 21:
   Livermore Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1830 December 21:
   Elisha Pettingill appointed Postmaster.

year? August 6:
   Manuscript postmark. (letter)
      

1841 July 13:
   Nathaniel Mayo appointed Postmaster.

1844 April 2:
   David Hale appointed Postmaster.

1845 August 22:
   Oliver Pettingill appointed Postmaster.

1848 March 7:
   Comfort Pettingill appointed Postmaster.

1849 October 29:
   Manuscript postmark. (letter (page 1), letter (page 2), letter (page 3))
      

1861 July 1:
   Stillman Reed appointed Postmaster.

1870 June 22:
   Alvin Record appointed Postmaster.

1885 September 14:
   Winfield S. Treat appointed Postmaster.

1889 September 19:
   Jonathan F. Jefferds appointed Postmaster.

1896 January 15:
   John L. Cummings appointed Postmaster.

1900 January 17:
   Jonathan F. Jefferds appointed Postmaster.

1913 June 2:
   The circular postmark is 24 mm in diameter. The lines to the right of the circle are 0.125 inches apart, and the longer horizontal lines are 52 mm long.
      

1916 January 17:
   James L. Foster appointed Postmaster.

1924 October 6:
   Ernest A. Fogg appointed Acting Postmaster.

1925 January 8:
   Ernest A. Fogg appointed Postmaster.

1933 August 8:
   Adelard J. Dumais appointed Acting Postmaster.

1934 May 17:
   Adelard J. Dumais appointed Postmaster.

1962 September 29:
   William L. Kinch appointed Acting Postmaster.

1964 August 22:
   William L. Kinch appointed Postmaster.

1976 February 27:
   Leo Whittingham appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1976 June 30:
   Louis B. Poisson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1976 August 28:
   Rene L. Albert Jr. appointed Postmaster.

1987 September 10:
   Cynthia C. Thurston appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1987 October 5:
   Ron M. Landry appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1987 November 20:
   Jill L. Fortin appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1987 December 5:
   Daniel J. Mancine appointed Postmaster.

2002 June 14:
   Leigh A. Bouchard appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2002 October 19:
   Leigh A. (Bouchard) St. Pierre appointed Postmaster.

2004 December 17:
   Michael W. Meier appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2005 June 9:
   Rebecca A. Powell appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2005 December 10:
   Rebecca A. Powell appointed Postmaster.

2006 November 1:
   Richard P. Weeman appointed Officer-in-Charge.

3007 March 22:
   Brian S. Carrier appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2007 December 8:
   Brian S. Carrier appointed Postmaster.

2013 Decmber 4:
   Tamara Morgan appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2014 November 4:
   Margaret Cosenza appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2015 May 2:
   Louise A. Cote appointed Postmaster.

2017 April 6:
   David W. Brannon appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2007 April 15:
   David W. Branon appointed Postmaster.

2018 March 31:
   Eric C. Parmenter appointed Postmaster.

2018 May 16:
   Erikka Brann appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2019 January 3:
   Lori A. Goddard appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2019 May 25:
   Lori A. Goddard appointed Postmaster.

today:
   The Livermore Falls post office is currently in operation.



Strickland

1894 July 12:
   The former Strickland’s Ferry post office was renamed as Strickland post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1936 June 1:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The outside vertical height of the four horizontal bars to the right of the circle is 19–20 mm.
      

1944 July 12:
   Strickland post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Strickland’s Ferry

1853 December 10:
   Strickland’s Ferry post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

date?:
   Blue postmark.
      

1894 July 12:
   Strickland’s Ferry post office renamed as Strickland. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)