Serving Maysville, Alabama ۞ Ryland, Alabama ۞ Gurley Alabama ۞ Brownsboro Alabama ۞ Cooper Estates ۞ Maysville Estates ۞ The Flint River ۞ The Maysville Four-Way Stop ۞ Harris Hills ۞ Berry Hill Estates ۞ Riverton ۞ Big M Acres ۞ Moore's Mill Road ۞ Mt. Carmel ۞ Hurricane Creek ۞

Monday, May 5, 2008

Madison County Alabama Rural Free Delivery

Rural Delivery and Madison County
For those interested in stamp collecting the Huntsville Philatelic Club is a great local organization. This month they feature an unusual Huntsville cover postmarked 19 December 1907. The cover they feature originated in Madison County, but the card does not have a return address, which is typical of post cards mailed during that period. The rural delivery service used a network of rural routes traveled by carriers to deliver and pick up mail to and from roadside mailboxes.