What is post road?

  • (noun): A road over which mail is carried.

Post Road

A post road is a road designated for the transportation of postal mail. In past centuries only major towns had a post house, and the roads used by post riders or mail coaches to carry mail among them were particularly important ones or, due to the special attention given them, became so. In various centuries and countries, post road became more or less equivalent to main road, royal road, or highway. The 20th century spread of postal service blurred the distinction.

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Maryland Route 22 - History
... MD 22 was one of the original state roads marked for improvement by the Maryland State Roads Commission in 1909 ... The highway was part of the original main road from Baltimore to Aberdeen and Havre de Grace that passed through Bel Air ... The Post Road, also known as the Philadelphia Road, did not become the main connection between Baltimore and Aberdeen until the 1920s ...
Chepiwanoxet Point
... the Amtrak railroad lines, which lie just east of Post Road ... Its boundaries are Neptune Street to the north, Alger Avenue to the south, Post Road to the west and Greenwich Bay to the east ... and shores, named this area between Post Road and Greenwich Bay "Chepiwanoxet." Settled as a colonial farm in early 18th century, it became a beach resort ...
Barker's Discount Department Stores - United States Locations
20 Bath, NY 330 West Washington Street Bedford Hills, NY 747 Bedford Road Binghamton, NY Northgate Plaza, 1250 Front Street Bronx, NY Canandaigua, NY. 146 and Vischer Ferry Road Cortland, NY RT. 281 and McLean Road Elmira, NY Diven Plaza, Lake Street Endwell, NY Park Manor Plaza, 840 Hooper Road Fishkill, NY RT ...
Maryland Route 132 - History
... MD 132 west of Paradise Road and MD 132B north of its southern terminus were constructed as macadam roads around 1911 ... Bel Air Avenue east of Paradise Road and Post Road south to Bel Air Avenue east of downtown Aberdeen were constructed as a concrete road in 1917 ... When the Maryland State Roads Commission first assigned route numbers in 1927, Bel Air Avenue was designated MD 22 and Post Road became part of US 40 ...
Notable Post Roads in Europe and Asia
... Jalan Raya Pos (English Great Post Road Dutch De Grote Postweg), from Anyer to Panarukan, Indonesia, which was built during the governancy of Herman Willem Daendels of Dutch East Indies from 1808 to ... Dutch Post Road, (German Niederländischer Postkurs) established in 1490, connected the Netherlands with coaching inns in Germany and Italy ... Antwerp-Venice Post Road, similar to the Dutch Post Road ...

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