Maury Island beginnings: Maury Post Office opens on October 13, 1888.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/12/1998
  • Essay 496
The opening of a post office is an important marker of the beginning of a community. Maury Post Office is established on October 13, 1888. Charles H. Davis is the first postmaster. The post office is located at the northeast tip of Maury Island, which is the island adjacent to Vashon Island in Puget Sound.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 613-614.

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