USPS | Post Office Fun Facts

Post Office Fun Facts

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  • Highest – Alma, CO – 10,578 feet above sea level.
  • Lowest – Death Valley, CA – 282 feet below sea level.
  • Coldest – North Slope of Alaska: Barrow (99723) and Wainwright (99782).
  • Hottest – Death Valley, CA (92328).
  • Wettest – Mt.Waialeale, near the Kapaa Post Office (96746) in Hawaii.
  • Driest – Death Valley, CA (92328).
  • Westernmost – 48 contiguous – La Push, WA (98350).
  • Westernmost – 50 states – Adak, AK (99546).
  • Easternmost – 48 contiguous – Lubec, ME (04652).
  • Easternmost – 50 states – Same.
  • Southernmost – 48 contiguous – Key West, FL (33040).
  • Southernmost – 50 states – Naalehu, HI (96772).
  • Northernmost – 48 contiguous – Sumas, WA (98295).
  • Northernmost – 50 states – Barrow, AK (99723).
  • Most Centered (all 50) – closest to the geographical center of the 50 states – Belle Fourche, SD.
  • Most Centered (48) – closest to geographical center of the 48 contiguous states – Lebanon, KS.
  • Oldest in same building – Hinsdale, NH, since 1816.
  • 2nd oldest – Castine, ME, since 1833.
  • Largest – James A. Farley Post Office, New York, NY – 93,000 square feet.
  • Smallest – Ochopee Main Post Office, Ochopee, FL – 61.3 square feet.
  • Most Extraordinary – Peach Springs, AZ, Post Office has walk-in freezers for food destined for delivery to the bottom of the Grand Canyon by mule train.
  • Most Subterranean – Stamp Fulfillment Services, located in Kansas City, MO, is located in a limestone cave 150 feet underground. It is the Postal Service’s only facility located in an underground environment. The consistent, year-round temperatures and humidity levels in the caves allow the stamps to be maintained in mint-quality condition. The underground facility also keeps the inventory and employees safe from snow, flooding, winds and tornadic activity common in the Midwest.
  • Most Needing a Bridge – the Point Roberts, WA, Post Office can be reached by car only by driving through British Columbia, Canada. Only a boat or float plane can travel directly there.
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    • #2 by strahmautomation on March 14, 2014 - 11:38 am

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