Monday, October 10, 2011

Silver Lake, West Virginia; Smallest Mailing Office


Here's the first thing you need to know: The smallest church in 48 states is right next to the smallest mailing office, just off Route 219 in West Virginia near the Maryland border.

The second: After plenty of looking around, it's tough to tell what town the structures are in. The church is said to be in Horse Show Run, while the mailing office next door bills itself on the front wall as being in Silver Lake.

Whatever. Let's focus on the mailing office, which is different than a post office. Basically, people leave mail there, and someone sends it on its way in the U.S. Postal Service. There is not anyone working there.

But someone sure has a sense of humor. Check out the sign that greets you when you walk in the door. I was tempted to mail a post card to myself from there, just to see how long it would take to get home.

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