Mechanic Falls Postal History
Androscoggin County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 19 February 2021)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson and from the Strout family collection.



During the history of the town of Mechanic Falls, there has been only one post office.

Its history is as follows:
1. Mechanic Falls post office was established on 27 October 1841 and is still operating.


In 1914, there was one post office in Mechanic Falls: Mechanic Falls. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Mechanic Falls include:
Mechanic Falls



Mechanic Falls

1841 October 27:
   Mechanic Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1852:
   Postmaster: Samuel Carr (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1882 March 4 through 1883 April 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 24 mm in diameter.
         
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1890 November 4 through 1894 December 10:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.
         
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date?:
   Mechanic Falls post office.
      
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date?:
   Mechanic Falls post office.
      
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1911 February 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      
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1946 December 16 through 1950 December 1:
   The circular postmark is 22 mm in diameter. The lines to the right of the circle are 52 mm long, and their outside vertical height is approximately 20 mm.
         
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1950 May 31:
   Ruth O. Goss appointed Acting Postmaster.

1951 October 13:
   Germaine H. Martel appointed Postmaster.

1967 April 30:
   Ruth O. Goss appointed Acting Postmaster.

1967 June 9:
   Milton W. Purington appointed Acting Postmaster.

1971 January 8:
   Ruth O. Goss appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1972 June 10:
   Ruth O. Goss appointed Postmaster.

1973 June 29:
   Robert C. Anderson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1973 November 10:
   Keith C. Carlin appointed Postmaster.

!990 June 28:
   Jesse Sirois appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1990 August 25:
   Albert Grandmaison appointed Postmaster.

1993 December 7:
   Marcia C. Daniell appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1994 March 24:
   Linda C. Pinkham appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1995 February 13:
   Dorothy Baillargeon appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1995 September 2:
   Robert G. Bissonnette appointed Postmaster.

1997 August 20:
   Carolyn S. Pike appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1998 March 26:
   Randy Hitchcock appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1998 August 15:
   Michael D. Wolfe appointed Postmaster.

2015 February 25:
   Phillip A. Jackson appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2015 May 16:
   Phillip A. Jackson appointed Postmaster.

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