Dockton beginnings: Dockton Post Office opens on February 9, 1903.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/25/1998
  • Essay 578
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On February 9, 1903, the Dockton Post Office opens. Albert Nilsen is appointed the first postmaster. Mail is distributed from a small store located on a pier. In 1987 the post office closes. Dockton is located 18 miles south of Seattle on Maury Island (Puget Sound) near the east shore of Quartermaster Harbor.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 668-669.

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