Southwest Harbor
Hancock County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 15 February 2019)




during the history of the town of Southwest Harbor, there have een three post offices.

Briefly, the history of these three is as follows:
1. Manset post office was established on 19 June 1893. It was renamed on 11 March 1966 to Manset Rur. Br. Southwest Harbor, and at a date to be determined, it was renamed as Manset CPO Southwest Harbor. It closed on 20 May 1995.
2. East Tremont post office (in Tremont) was renamed on 26 June 1882 as Seawall post office. Seawall post office closed on 14 January 1928, re-opened on 24 January 1928, and closed on 15 October 1928.
3. Southwest Harbor post office was established on 12 January 1827 and is still operating.


In 1914, there were three post offices in Southwest Harbor: Manset, Seawall, and Southwest Harbor. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from the town of Southwest Harbor include:
Manset
Manset Rur. Br Southwest Harbor
Manset CPO
Seawall
Southwest Harbor



Manset


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

1937 February 10:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
      

1966 March 11:
   Manset post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Southwest Harbor


1827 January 12:
   Southwest Harbor post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1920 December 22:
   The circular postmark is approximately 29 mm in diameter.
      

1935 February 23 through 1935 April 29:
   The circular postmark is approximately 22 mm in diameter.
         

today:
   Southwest Harbor post office is still in operation.