Hobart Beginnings: Hobart Post Office opens on May 9, 1903.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 1/01/1998
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 579
On May 9, 1903, Hobart Post Office opens. Hobart is located in southeast King County north of Enumclaw and just northeast of Maple Valley.

William Sidebotham was appointed first postmaster. The mail was distributed from a company store operated by the town's sawmill.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 669-670.

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