Oakfield Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine
a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine 04653
(updated 30 May 2020)
Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson.
During the history of the town of Oakfield, there have been two post offices.
Briefly, the history of these two is as follows:
1. Burleigh post office was established on 12 February 1894. It was renamed on 2 December 1912 as Oakfield (2) and is still operating.
2. Oakfield (1) post office opened on 14 June 1872, closed on 22 December 1894, re-opened on 16 October 1897, and closed on 30 April 1909.
In 1914 there was one post office in Oakfield: Oakfield (2). (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
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Postmarks from the town of Oakfield include:
1894 February 12:
Burleigh post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)
1908 August 12:
The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
1912 December 2:
Burleigh post office was renamed as Oakfield (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)