Limestone Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

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

(updated 29 March 2021)


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



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

Briefly, the history of these four is as follows:
1. Limestone post office opened on 21 Dece,ber 1858, closed on 3 April 1866, re-opened on 21 March 1870, and is still operating.
2. Limestone River post office operated from 16 August 1849 to 30 April 1853.
3. Loring Air Force Base post office opened on 25 October 1954 and closed on 20 September 1994..
4. Morris post office opened on 4 April 1898 and closed on 14 September 1903.


In 1914, there was only one post office in Limestone: Limestone. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
      (click on image to enlarge)




Postmarks from the town of Limestone include:
Limestone
Limestone River
Limestone Air Force Base Sta. Limestone
Morris



Limestone


1858 December 21:
   Limestone post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1858 December 21:
   Mark Trafton appointed Postmaster.

1861 December 19:
   Charles Stetson appointed Postmaster.

1862 December 24:
   Daniel Libby appointed Postmaster.

1866 April 3:
   Limestone post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1870 March 21:
   Limestone post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1870 March 21:
   Edward F. Jones appointed Postmaster.

1874 June 15:
   Daniel Libby appointed Postmaster.

1883 December 10:
   Chester W. Johnson appointed Postmaster.

1884 October 27:
   Nelson Getchell appointed Postmaster.

1885 November 13:
   Perez B. Sayward appointed Postmaster.

1887 March 30:
   Sophia Sayward appointed Postmaster.

1888 October 3:
   Lorenzo G. Morris appointed Postmaster.

1890 February 13:
   Roscoe B. Leavitt appointed Postmaster.

1894 January 26:
   Lorenzo G. Morris appointed Postmaster.

1896 June 9:
   Ida M. Libby appointed Postmaster.

1897 November 30:
   Decatur A. Getchell appointed Postmaster.

1904 July 1:
   Charles A. Perry appointed Postmaster.

1911 November 23:
   Ida E. Hatch appointed Postmaster.

1922 March 7:
   Harold S. Chase appointed Postmaster.

1925 May 26:
   Edna G. Chase appointed Acting Postmaster.

1925 December 14:
   Edna G. Chase appointed Postmaster.

1940 January 6:
   The circular postmark is 28–29 mm in diameter.
      

1961 April 30:
   Joseph B. Anderson appointed Acting Postmaster.

1965 September 29:
   Alvin G. Spicer appointed Postmaster.

1970 August 28:
   James L. Ballard appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1971 April 3:
   James L. Ballard appointed Postmaster.

1989 June 1:
   Manzer Belanger Jr. appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1989 September 12:
   Leland J. Bemis appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1989 October 21:
   Lloyd G. McLaughlin appointed Postmaster.

1996 January 6:
   Theodore L. Bell appointed Postmaster.

1996 July 30:
   Michael L. Jenkins appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1997 January 23:
   Clifford J. Pelletier appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1999 December 4:
   Clifford J. Pelletier appointed Postmaster.

2005 April 28:
   Jayne Shaw appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2005 October 1:
   Daniel L. Durepo appointed Postmaster.

2012 May 21:
   Linda M. Harvey appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2013 June 7:
   Shawn M. Rogers appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2013 October 21:
   Therron Nichols appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2014 October 18:
   Arthur L. Vick appointed Postmaster.

2019 August 3:
   Lisa L. Cantafio appointed Postmaster.

today:
   Limestone post office is still in operation.