Friday, August 12, 2011

Tolu Post Office

Another piece of Crittenden County history will be lost come August 31, 2011.  The familiar little post office at Tolu will close.  It has been in operation for 154 years, at different locations and different buildings.  It is now forced out of use in a downsizing by the U. S. Postal service.  It has been one of the smallest post offices still in operation for several years.  Tolu only has a population of about 90 or so residents, but losing their post office is still part of their town's history that will be no more.

It is sad to hear the Post Office has to close, for it was the last public building that was still being used, after their general store closed several years ago.  They still have their active Methodist Church and also their Community Center, which was once the Tolu Elementary School.  They are a hardy lot of Crittenden County citizens and they love and support their town.

Crittenden County will still have Post Offices at Crayne and Dycusburg, hopefully, for many more years to come.

In order to preserve for myself a piece of Tolu's last history, I had a friend mail me a letter mailed from the Tolu post office so I would have a post mark of the little historical post office.

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