Broome County, New York Postal History

Flowers: March 11, 1886 - July 31, 1895

The Flowers Post Office was established in Broome County on March 11, 1886.  The first postmaster of
Flowers was Nancy A. Williams.  The Flowers Post Office was discontinued on July 31, 1895 and began
receiving service as a Rural Route (#1) of Great Bend, PA.  Sometime in the early 1950's, service began
to be provided from the Windsor, NY Post Office.

Nancy A. Williams

Location of the Flowers Post Office

Photo and location information courtesy of Ron Williams, great grandson of Nancy A. Williams.

Flowers - 1889

FLOWERS/NOV/9/1889/N.Y. Black 27mm CDS, cork killer on 2 cent green (# 213).
                        Black CDS "WINDSOR,N.Y./NOV/9/11AM/1889/REC'D" on rear. 

Flowers - 1892

FLOWERS/DEC 21 1892/N.Y. Black 31mm narrow margin double CDS, barred killer on
                         1 cent dull blue small banknote (# 219).  Unsealed flap indicates
                         3rd class usage, which cost 1 cent per the Act of March 3, 1879. 


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