Mechanic Falls Postal History
Androscoggin County, Maine

a service of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 18 April 2019)

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

During the history of the town of Mechanic Falls, there has been only one post office.

Its history is as follows:
1. Mechanic Falls post office was established on 27 October 1841 and is still operating.

In 1914, there one post offices in Mechanic Falls: Mechanic Falls. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
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Postmarks from the town of Mechanic Falls include:
Mechanic Falls

Mechanic Falls

1841 October 27:
   Mechanic Falls post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide.)

   Postmaster: Samuel Carr (source: Maine Register and State Reference Book. 1852.)

1882 March 4 through 1883 April 4:
   The circular postmark is approximately 24 mm in diameter.

1890 November 4 through 1894 December 10:
   The circular postmark is 26–27 mm in diameter.

1911 February 10:
   The circular postmark is approximately 30 mm in diameter.

1950 December 1:
   The circular postmark is 22 mm in diameter. The lines to the right of the circle are 52 mm long.

   The Mechanic Falls post office is currently in operation.