Christmas, FL

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It is the holiday season, and no better time to remember the post office in Christmas, Florida, in all its glory. A frontier post during the Seminole Wars, Fort Christmas was so named because work on the stockade began on Christmas Day, 1837. After the wars, when the native Americans were driven away, the area was resettled mostly by U.S. soldiers who had served at Fort Christmas. It’s not quite certain when the town started calling itself Christmas, instead of Fort Christmas, but the post office, established in 1892, has always used Christmas as its name.

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