- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WINSLOW, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana post office that began handling local residents’ mail in the late 1830s is celebrating its 175th anniversary.

Winslow Postmaster Amanda Potts tells the Princeton Daily Clarion (http://bit.ly/1vkdJio ) that even though the post office eventually moved from its original building it remains “an important part of the town of Winslow.”

Winslow’s post office opened on Dec. 23, 1839, in the town located about 30 miles northeast of Evansville.

The Pike County town with about 900 residents was named after William Winslow Hathaway, the youngest son of John Hathaway who founded Winslow in 1837.

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Information from: Princeton Daily Clarion, http://www.tristate-media.com/pdclarion

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