Winter Harbor Postal History
Hancock County, Maine

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

(updated !# Deecember 2020)

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

During the history of the town of Winter Harbor, there has been only one post office.

Briefly, the history of this one is as follows:
1. Winter Harbor post office was established on 18 January 1851 and is still operating.

In 1914 there was one post office in Winter Harbor: Winter Harbor. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
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Postmarks from the town of Winter Harbor include:
Winter Harbor

Winter Harbor

1851 January 18:
   Winter Harbor post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1950 May 1 through 1954 August 18:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
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   Winter Harbor post office. 267 Main Street; Winter Harbor, Maine  04693. Lat./Long.: N 44°23′38″ x W 68°05′06″
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   Winter Harbor post office is still in operation.