US Post Office--Caldwell, KS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 37° 01.972 W 097° 36.411
14S E 623907 N 4099425
Quick Description: Caldwell was founded in 1871 astride the then new Chisholm Trail as an economic adventure of a group of Wichita entrepreneurs
Location: Kansas, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2015 7:36:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMNHP1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

County of P.O.: Sumner County
Location of P.O.: 14 North Main St., Caldwell
Phone: 620-845-2525

Retail Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 12:00pm
1:30pm - 4:30pm Saturday 8:30am - 10:30am
Sunday Closed

Lobby Hours
Monday-Sunday 12:01am - 11:59pm

"The Post Office is a gracious Depression-era brick building. Inside, there's a mural entitled Cowboys Driving Cattle by Kenneth Evett." ~ Caldwell Historical Society

"Caldwell was founded in 1871. It is named for Senator Alexander Caldwell. Caldwell was incorporated as a city in 1879. The first post office in Caldwell was established in May 1871. The Chisholm Trail ran along the east side of the community from 1867 to 1871" ~ Wikipedia

"Located just north of the Oklahoma border, the town was established in 1871 and named in honor of United States Senator Alexander T. Caldwell, of Leavenworth, Kansas. The first building was erected by Captain C. H. Stone, one of the founders of the town site, who built a log house which was used as a store and the first post office. Stone became the fledgling city’s first postmaster. Other buildings soon followed including a hotel, other businesses, and the Red Light Saloon, which thrived with both Indian and cowboy customers.

"Afterwards, Caldwell continued to prosper until other towns were established in the new territory to supply the settlers' needs. The town survived as a railroad junction and agricultural community. Today, it supports a population of about 1,300." ~ Legends of America

Street address:
14 North Main St
Caldwell, KS USA
67022


County / Borough / Parish: Sumner County

Year listed: 1989

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Government

Current function: Government

Privately owned?: no

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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