Minot
Androscoggin County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 15 February 2019)




During the history of the town of Minot, there have been four post offices.


Briefly, the history o the four is as follows:
1. East Minot (1) was established on 23 December 1817 and was renamed Centre Minot post office (in Auburn) on 3 December 1825.
2. East Minot (2) post office opened on 14 March 1825, closed on 9 April 1835; re-opened on 7 September 1839, and closed on 13 Apil 1842.
3. Poland (1) post office (in Poland) was renamed Minot post office on 1 January 1801 and is still operating.
4. West Minot post office was established on 9 February 1825 and is still operating.


In 1914, there were two post offices in Minot: Minot and West Minot. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Minto include:
East Minot (1)
East Minot (2)
Minot
West Minot



Minot

1801 January 1:
   Minot post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 July 11:
   The circular postmark is 32–33 mm in diameter. The lines to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

today:
   The Minot post office is currently in operation.



West Minot

1825 February 9:
   West Minot post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1933? January 16:
   The circular postmark is 33–34 mm in diameter. The lines to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

today:
   West Minot post office is currently in operation.