Amity Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
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(updated 10 March 2021)




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

Briefly, the history of these three is as follows:
1. Amity post office opened on 15 July 1837, closed on 19 February 1855, re-opened on 15 July 1855, and closed on 14 August 1909.
2. North Amity (1) post office opened on 22 June 1869 and closed on 9 October 1874.
3. The former Cary (1) post office was renamed on 11 September 1889 as North Amity (2) post office, which closed in May 1989.


In 1914, there was one post office in the town of Amity: North Amity (2). (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Amity include:
Amity
North Amity (1)
North Amity (2)



Amity


1837 July 15:
   Amity post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1855 February 19:
   Amity post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1855 July 15:
   Amity post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1909 August 14:
   Amity post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


North Amity (1)


1869 June 22:
   North Amity (1) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1874 October 9:
   North Amity (1) post office closes. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


North Amity (2)


1889 September 11:
   The former Cary (1) post office (in Cary Plantation) was renamed as North Amity (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1989 May:
   North Amity (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)