Argyle Township Postal History
Penobscot County, Maine

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

(updated 1 December 2021)


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



During the history of Argyle Township, there have been four post offices: Argyle (2), Riverton, South Argyle, and West Argyle.

Briefly, the history of these four is as follows:
1. Argyle (2) post office opened on 18 February 1846 and closed on 30 April 1917.
2. Riverton post office opened on 1 June 1901 and closed on 31 May 1909.
3. South Argyle post office opened on 26 February 1873 and closed on 14 May 1873.
4. West Argyle was established on 29 September 1835 and was renamed on 30 January 1846 as Alton post office.


In 1914, there was only one post office in what is now Argyle Township: Argyle (2). (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)

      
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Postmarks from Argyle Township include:
Argyle (2)
Riverton
South Argyle
West Argyle



Argyle (2)

1846 February 18:
   Argyle (2) post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1912 December 23:
   The circular postmark is approximately 31 mm.
      
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1917 April 30:
   Argyle (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


Riverton

1901 June 1:
   Riverton post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1907 December 14:
   The circular postmark is 29.5 mm.
      
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1909 May 31:
   Riverton post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)