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The Grand Old Post Office
Est. 1912, Re-Est. 2020

Our vision is to be a vital asset to the community by supporting the ongoing preservation and advancement of the city of Darlington.

GOPO EVENTS
THE CAROLINA HAYRIDE

Mr. Hank Futch will be on stage for our monthly Carolina Hayride! Featuring....SPECIAL GUESTS

May 16, 2021

Jazz Night Starring After dark

Music, drinks, and a whole lotta fun! Admission is free for members, $20 for nonmembers and guests

May 27, 2021

Southeastern Bluegrass Association Show

The South Eastern Blue Grass Association hosts its monthly Bluegrass concerts at The Grand Old Post Office. Doors open at 4:00 PM, featured bands go on at 6:00 PM Admission is $10 for nonmembers, $7 for members, $5 for students, FREE for kids

June 5, 2021

If interested in becoming a member please email us at info@thegrandoldpostoffice.com.
BECOME A MEMBER

Your commitment as a member will also help defray expenses necessary to maintain and operate The Grand Old Post Office for generations to come. Membership allows you & your immediate family access.

History

As Darlington and the needs of its people grew dramatically in the late 1800s to early 1900, the town needed a more substantial post office that would better serve the size of the town.

Once the government approved the project of a new post office, advertisements for land sites were sent out in the local newsletters. Ida Jeffords wrote a letter to the U.S. Treasury Department in June of 1908 proposing her plot of land on pearl street for $2,500.

The government purchased the plot in November of 1909 from her for $1,500. Plans for the new building arrived in June of 1911 and were approved by the Darlington Postmaster S.C. King. The U.S. Government called for bids for the construction of the building in February of 1912.

In May of 1912 construction started on the new building for a price of $50,000. The people of Darlington were overjoyed about the construction of the new building.

The Post Office opened its doors in 1912. During this year the mail delivery service began. The building served the Darlington community from 1912 to 2001. Since then the building has sat vacant for most years.

In an effort to save this building, we purchased it in 2019. The Grand Old Post Office will now be a fully restored building that will allow future generations to appreciate the rich history of the City of Darlington.