The History of Genesee County, MI
Chapter IV
First Post Office Established

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Before that event the first post office had been established there. The name of the office was Flint River. the first postmaster was Lyman Stowe, appointed August 5, 1834. It is said that, like many another obliging public servant under similar circumstances, he at times carried the post office about the streets in his silk hat. When the office was at home it was situated on the north west corner of the present Saginaw and Kearsley streets, on the site of the First National Bank. Mr. Stowe was reappointed, September, 1836, but was succeeded by John Todd the following year, whose commission was dated October 2, 1837.


While Flint was still a village the following postmasters succeeded Mr. Todd:
William P. Crandall December 28, 1839
William P. Crandall October 12, 1844
William Moon June 16, 1841
Alvin T. Crosman April 28, 1849
Ephraim S. Williams May 7, 1853


History of Genesee County, Michigan, Her People, Industries and Institutions
by Edwin O. Wood, LL.D, President Michigan Historical Commission, 1916

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

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