Whiting Postal History
Washington County, Maine

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

(updated 5 December 2020)

Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson and from the Strout family collection.

During the history of the town of Whiting, there have been two post offices.

Briefly, the history of these two is as follows:
1. Halls Mills post office opened on 6 July 1915 and closed on 30 May 1918.
2. Plantation 12 post office [in ?] was renamed in 1818 as Orangetown post office, which was renamed in 1826 (18 April or 3 May?) as Whiting post office, which is still operatinng.
In 1914, there was only one post office in the town of Whiting: Whiting. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)

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Postmarks from the town of Whiting include:
Halls Mills


1826 (April 18 or May 3?):
   The former Orangetown post office was renamed as Whiting post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1830 September 27
   Manuscript postmark. (letter)
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1831 April 11
   Manuscript postmark. (notation; letter)
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1934 June 3
   The circular postmark is 31–32 mm in diameter.
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   Whiting post office. 240 U. S. Route 1; Whiting, Maine  04975. Lat./Long.: N 44°47′17″ x W 67°10′56″
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   Whiting post office is still in operation.