Livermore 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 18 February 2021)


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

Briefly, the history of these six is as follows:
1. East Livermore post office was established on 8 October 1822 and is still operating.
2. The former Brown’s Mills post office [town = ?] was renamed on 19 January 1872 as East Livermore Mills post office, which operated as such until closing on 15 February 1912.
3. Livermore post office was established on 1 April 1807 and is still operating.
4. Livermore Center post office opened on 21 June 1839 and closed on 15 February 1911.
5. North Livermore post office was established on 5 May 1824 and was renamed on 3 January 1960 as North Livermore Rur. Sta. Livermore Falls, which closed on 31 December 1964.
6. South Livermore post office opened on 19 August 1856, closed on 7 May 1858, re-opened on 24 May 1858, and closed on 30 June 1911.


In 1914, there were three post offices in Livermore: East Livermore, Livermore, and North Livermore. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Livermore include:
East Livermore
East Livermore Mills
Livermore
Livermore Center
North Livermore
North Livermore Falls Rur. Sta. Livermore Falls
South Livermore



East Livermore

1822 October 8:
   East Livermore post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1934 March 29:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      
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today:
   East Livermore post office is currently in operation.



Livermore

1807 April 1:
   Livermore post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1807 April 1:
   Benjamin Prescott file first financial return as Postmaster.

1809 September 30:
   Benjamin Bradford appointed Postmaster.

1825 March 17:
   Isaac Strickland appointed Postmaster.

1838 December 12:
   William H. Britton appointed Postmaster.

1842 May 11:
   Doribus Morison appointed Postmaster.

1844 June 12:
   George W. C. Washburn appointed Postmaster.

1849 February 3:
   David Leavitt appointed Postmaster.

1852 June 4:
   Isaac Strickland appointed Postmaster.

1853 January 7:
   Willima Child appointed Postmaster.

1856 September 20:
   Samuel H. Morse appointed Postmaster.

1858 MARch 13:
   Lee Strickland appointed Postmaster.

1867 August 28:
   Lamont O. Stevens appointed Postmaster.

1869 October 26:
   Oliver P. Stevens appointed Postmaster.

1870 July 7:
   Lamont O. Stevens appointed Postmaster.

1871 July 31:
   George T. Piper appointed Postmaster.

1876 May 13:
   Augustus H. Strickland appointed Postmaster.

1878 OCtober 1:
   George T. Piper appointed Postmaster.

1884 September 25:
   Roscoe G. Goding appointed Postmaster.

1886 July 26:
   Welcome F. Fuller appointed Postmaster.

1892 February 2:
   Roscoe G. Goding appointed Postmaster.

1894 July 12:
   Pethuel M. Jones appointed Postmaster.

1898 June 20:
   Welcome E. Fuller Strickland appointed Postmaster.

1902 July:
   The circular postmark is 27–28 mm in diameter.
      
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1904 September 12:
   Wallace E. Day appointed Postmaster.

1917 September 8:
   Chessman N. Turner appointed Postmaster.

1935 August 2:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter.
      
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1940 January 31:
   Bernal L. Phillips appointed Acting Postmaster.

1940 August 15:
   Bernal L. Phillips appointed Postmaster.

1949 October 6:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      
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1940 July 5:
   Ilean P. Guild appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1940 August 31:
   Ilean P. Guild appointed Postmaster.

1983 September 17:
   Sheila J. Harlow appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1983 November 26:
   Mary E. Young appointed Postmaster.

2002 October 31:
   Mark Remeika appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2003 May 31:
   Gail A. Daigle appointed Postmaster.

2004 May 21:
   Wendy Hanson appointed Officer-in-Charge Postmaster.

2005 August 6:
   David M. Paine appointed Postmaster.

2012 July 18:
   Nancy E. Smith appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2013 November 2:
   Livermore post office was converted to a Remotely Managed Post Office under the direction of the Livermore Falls Postmaster.

today:
   Livermore post office is currently in operation.



North Livermore Livermore

1824 May 5:
   North Livermore post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1839 January 30
   Manuscript postmark. (notation; letter [page 1]; letter [page 2]; letter [page 3])
      
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1852 January 28
   Manuscript postmark. (notation; letter [page 1]; letter [page 2])
      
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1960 January 3:
   North Livermore post office was renamed as North Livermore Rur. Sta. Livermore Falls. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


South Livermore

1856 August 19:
   South Livermore post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1858 May 7:
   South Livermore post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1858 May 24:
   South Livermore post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1893 August 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 28 mm in diameter.
      
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1911 June 30:
   South Livermore post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)