File Under: Little Post Office – West Virginia

When I’m cruising around, little post offices or post offices in interestingly-named towns catch my eye.

Don’t tell anyone this but, when I was a kid… I collected stamps. I was fascinated by them – their age, their history, the images within. They themselves were like little postcards. Looking stamps up in the philatelic catalog was like a treasure hunt. I know. A bit nerdy. But I loved it. Perhaps my penchant for the little post offices is a spillover from that.

Here are a few West Virginia post offices I stopped for last weekend:

North Matewan, WV:

Fanrock, WV:

This one caught my eye because I didn’t recall ever seeing a post office in what appears to be someone’s house before.

Panther, WV:

I liked the town name. Also, it put me on a jag of singing “Kool Thing” by Sonic Youth to myself for the next few hours. Kool thing, walkin’ like a panther…

Cucumber, WV:

Cucumber! It’s demented how much I love this as a town name.

War, WV:


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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12 Responses

  1. Steve says:

    You’ll have to go back for Smoot WV, which I snagged as a wild card bonus in the Rock n Ride (977 points!). It’s in a trailer. 🙂

  2. Ah, you are making me homesick. I love those tiny little towns and the people that populate them. It looks like you’re not far from Big Ugly State Park and Man, WV.

  3. Ry Austin says:

    From another former philatelist, your secret is safe here.

  4. Warren says:

    As a native of West “By God” Virginia (which is the correct pronunciation) I love this!

  5. Curvyroads says:

    I love the little post offices too, and WV doesn’t have a lock on trailer post offices, TN, AL, and probably GA have them too.

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