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ZIP CODE 34141

On the western edge of the Everglades, 400 postal customers are served by the nation’s smallest post office in Ochopee, Florida. It was originally built in 1934 as a tool shed for the Gaunt tomato farm. The first post office was in the general store but when it burned down in 1953, Postmaster Sid Brown began storing and sorting the mail in the tool shed. A short time later the shed became Ochopee’s official post office. The tiny post office measures only 10 feet 6 inches tall, 8 feet 4 inches wide, and 7 feet 3 inches in length. Local folks have resisted attempts by the Postal Service to replace their famous little post office; after all it’s the greatest attraction in town.

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