Oldest Post Office in the World

Family Research, a site dedicated to Scottish, Irish, and English genealogy, came across an interesting article by Iain Lundy on Scotsman.com, about the world’s oldest post office.
Excerpt from the article:

Sanquhar people are proud of their town’s history. The post office has been operating continuously since 1712, eight years longer than its closest rival, in the Swedish capital Stockholm. The third oldest, in Santiago, Chile, opened a full 60 years after the office in Sanquhar.

That’s impressive. A lot of history has passed through that post office.

Leave a Comment