Franklin Post Office

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Old Log Post Office
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Old Log Post Office 12-17-2006
Franklin Post Office is located in Ohio
Franklin Post Office
Franklin Post Office is located in the US
Franklin Post Office
Location Franklin, Ohio
Coordinates 39°33′34″N 84°18′24″W / 39.55944°N 84.30667°W / 39.55944; -84.30667Coordinates: 39°33′34″N 84°18′24″W / 39.55944°N 84.30667°W / 39.55944; -84.30667
Built 1802
NRHP Reference # 76001541 [1]
Added to NRHP March 17, 1976

The Old Log Post Office, also known as the Franklin Post Office is an historic building located in Franklin, Ohio. Built in 1802, the two story log cabin is the oldest post office in the state and the oldest building in Franklin.

On April 1, 1805, President Thomas Jefferson appointed the first postmaster, John N. C. Schenck. The post office was his home. It was originally at 310 River Street but was moved to its present site near the corner of 5th and River streets in 1974. A portion of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail, a bicycle trail, now passes by the post office.

On March 17, 1976, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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