Eliot
York County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
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(updated 9 March 2019)


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



Postmarks from the town of Eliot include:
East Eliot
Eliot (1)
Eliot (2)
Eliot Depot
South Eliot



Eliot (1)

1824 November 15:
   Eliot (1) post office opened, as Elliot. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1854 January 31:
   Eliot (1) post office was renamed as South Elliot post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1854 December 16:
   South Eliot post office was renamed as Elliot (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1870 September 19:
   Eliot (1) post office was renamed as South Eliot post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1939 December 1:
   South Eliot post office was renamed as Elliot (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1948 September 23 through 1949 September 20:
   The circular postmark is 29–30 mm in diameter.
         

1952 January 21:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.
      

today:
   Eliot (1) post office is still in operation.





Eliot (2)

1854 Janury 31:
   The former East Elliot post office was renamed as Eliot (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1854 December 16:
   Eliot (2) post office was renamed as Eliot Depot post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1870 Septeber 19:
   The former Eliot Depot post office was renamed as Eliot (2) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1935 May 18:
   The circular postmark is approximately 32 mm in diameter.
      

1935 May 31:
   Eliot (2) post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)


South Eliot

1854 Janury 31:
   The former Elliot (1) post office was renamed as South Eliot post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1854 December 16:
   South Eliot post office was renamed as Eliot (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1870 Septeber 19:
   Eliot (1) post office was renamed as South Eliot post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

1936 March 25:
   The circular postmark is 32–34 mm in diameter. The four horizontal bars to the right of the circle are approximately 6 mm apart on center.
      

1939 December 1:
   South Eliot post office was renamed as Eliot (1) post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)