Smyrna Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

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

(updated 3 January 2021)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson.



During the history of the town of Smyrna, there have been five post offices.

Briefly, the history of these five is as follows:
1. Dudley post office opened on 15 February 1901 and closed on 15 June 1903..
2. Hemore post office opened on 16 October 1896 and closed on 6 January 1897.
3. Hillman post office opened on 8 February 1908 and closed on 13 July 1914.
4. Smyrna post office opened on 15 August 1840, closed on 31 October 1853, re-opened on 28 April 1856, and closed on 31 August 1908.
5. Smyrna Mills post office opened on 12 February 1858 and is still operating.


In 1914, there were two post offices in Smyrna: Hillman and Smurna Mills. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from Smyrna include:
Dudley
Hemore
Hillman
Smyrna Smyrna Mills



Smyrna


1840 August 15:
   Smyrna post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1853 October 31:
   Smyrna post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1856 April 28:
   Smyrna post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

189x October 11:
   The circular postmark is approximately 27 mm in diameter.
      
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1908 August 31:
   Smyrna post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)


Smyrna Mills


1858 February 12:
   Smyrna Mills post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1899 December 6:
   The circular postmark is approxximately 28 mm in diameter.
      
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date?:
   Smyrna Mills post office.
      
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1937 February 18:
   The circular postmark is approxximately 34 mm in diameter.
      
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2020:
   Smyrna Mills post office. 3391 U.S. Route 2; Smyrna Mills, Maine  04780. Lat./Long.: N 46°07′52″ x W 68°09′41″
      
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today:
   Smyrna Mills post office is still in operation.