Carnarvon Post Office - 1897 to 1970

Geographic location: Lot 16, Conc 13, Minden

Current address: 9271 Hwy 118

Date range: Mar 1, 1897 to Jul 10, 1970

Interesting facts: The Peterson Road was on the dividing line between Minden and Stanhope Townships, and the post office during these years was on the Minden side of the road, located in the general store that had a number of owners over time.

Postmasters:

George Pearson Hart - Mar 1, 1897 to Oct 18, 1906 - He resigned and moved to Toronto.

Thomas Henry Rogers  - Jan 9, 1907 to Sep 6, 1943

Mrs. Christina Blanche Windsor - Nov 11, 1943 to Oct 10, 1949

Gordon Allcorn - Oct 27, 1949 to Jan 4, 1962

Philip Allcorn - Mar 1, 1962 to May 16, 1964

Mrs. Margaret Olive Barnes - Jun 17, 1964 to Jul 10, 1970

Ian Forbes Gray - Jul 11, 1970 to Feb 15, 1983

Mrs. Shirley Gray - Feb 15, 1983 -

During the years that Thomas Rogers and his son Clayton ran the store and post office,  a very stern-looking Queen Victoria stared down on all who came to the postal counter from a picture on the wall immediately above and behind the clerk. This picture is now in the possession of the Stanhope Museum 

Public access: No

Current use: Private residence

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