As we travel across the USA (and later on we hope Central and South America and Europe) we come across tidbits of information we know you just must know. So here’s another nugget to stash away. Who knows, it might just be the Final jeopardy question one day!
Where can you find the smallest, fully operational post office in the USA?
You might guess in the middle of a desert in Utah? NO.
OK, it’s got to be in the wilds of Alaska then? NO.
On an island in Lake Superior? NO.
May we have the envelope, please?
It is zip code 34141 located on US 41 in Ochopee, Florida.
This building was an irrigation shed for a tomato farm. It was pressed into service in 1953 when a fire destroyed the Ochopee general store and post office. The structure has been in continuous service for portions of three counties (including delivery to Miccosukee and Seminole Indians) and as the ticket office for Trailways Bus Lines. It is one of the most photographed post offices and visitors from around the world mail themselves postcards for the Ochopee postmark.