Madrid Township Postal History
Franklin County, Maine

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

(updated 14 May 2021)


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



During the history of Madrid Township, there have been three post offices.

Briefly, the history of these three is as follows:
1. East Madrid post office opened on 6 January 1890 and closed on 30 June 1908.
2. Madrid post office opened on 28 February 1849 and closed on 15 January 1935.
3. Reed’s Mill post office opened on 19 July 1893 and closed on 14 November 1903.


In 1914, there was one post office in Madrid Township: Madrid. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from Madrid Township include:
East Madrid Madrid
Reed’s Mill



Reed’s Mill

1893 July 19:
   Reed’s Mill post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1895 May 18:
   The circular postmark is 28 mm in diameter.
      

1903 November 14:
   Reed’s Mill post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)