A few steps away from the village library is the East Blue Hill post office, likely the smallest post office you may ever encounter in your history of engagement with the USPS. But once you enter the post office you'll find good company, an historic feel of how things used to be, a wall mounted FBI most-wanted list from sometime in the 1980s, and neighbors carrying armloads of catalogs.
Rent a post office box, post a notice on our bulletin board, buy stamps, send and receive letters and packages - just about anything you can do at a big post office you can do here - and your business is appreciated at 04629.
Ask the postmistress about the time we moved the post office building to its current location using a pickup truck, steel beams, and ivory soap.
PO Boxes: Monday - Friday, 11am - 4pm and Saturdays, 10am - 12pm
Service Counter: Monday - Friday, 2pm - 4pm and Saturdays, 10am - 12pm
A Brief History of the East Blue Hill Post Office
George Long put up the building as a combination post office and store around 1885 when local mail distribution first reach the Blue Hill area. Gerald Long, in his 1993 autobiography, remembers the mail being brought each day from Surry by Samuel (Sandy) McGraw in a horse and wagon. The building was heated by a cast-iron wood stove; there was a woodshed to the left of the building. 26 glass-fronted boxes were built into the wall of the tiny lobby. Stamps were once dispensed through a little barred window, and a bigger hatch served for packages. The store inside the building used to sell penny candy, tobacco and cigars, embroidery floss, threads and needles, and newspapers.George Long was succeeded as postmaster by his brother Frank, then Annie (Ridley) Grindle, Earl Conary, and his brother Walter. Walter’s wife Veronica (Ronnie) Conary became postmaster at Walter’s death in 1966.