Coastal Georgia History

St. Simons Postal History


La Posta Releases Third in
New Monograph Series 

The Postal History of Saint Simons Island, Georgia is another venture into a new field offering a look into one aspect of Georgia postal history, a state with very few published resources.

Author Steve Swain is a life-long resident of Georgia and the editor of Georgia Post Roads, the journal of the Georgia Postal History Society. He is well versed in his subject and relates the full story with tales dating back to the formation of the United States.

Presenting not only the documented postal history of the best known of the barrier islands, Swain dug deep into the history of the island and its people and brings it alive in his extensive narrative. With more than 140 supporting images, you'll learn all about the St. Simons Island post offices, postmasters, postal markings, and the people that have supported this popular island community.

The 8.5 x 11-inch, full color, 68-page monograph can be ordered from La Posta Publications, POB 6074 Fredericksburg, VA 22403, or from the La Posta website: www.lapostapub.com. 

La Posta Monograph Series 2 started with the groundbreaking Independent State Mail and Confederate Use of U.S. Postage, How Secession Occurred; Correcting the Record by Patricia A. Kaufmann and was followed by 19th Century American Genre Paintings: Reading Newspapers in Tavern Post Offices by Diane DeBlois and Robert Dalton Harris. 

La Posta: The Journal of American Postal History is published four times per year. In its 53rd year of publication, it is the leading journal devoted to American postal history. Subscriptions are $36 per year. For more information contact: La Posta Publications, POB 6074 Fredericksburg, VA 22403 or visit the La Posta website at www.lapostapub.com.


1916 First St. Simons Post Office

Next Post Office Location- Next to Everett Grocery