Old Latta Post Office – Latta, South Carolina
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This old post office in Latta is also called Bethea Store. Like many rural general stores, it once served both purposes. Typically the Post Master owned the store and kept mailboxes behind the counter for local residents. Latta’s post office was established in 1888, and the store that eventually housed it (shown here) was built in 1900.
Post Master Robert Bethea was a local African-American merchant appointed to the postion by President Grover Cleveland in 1890. He began operating mail services from his general store once it was built ten years later. Today the building sits in a park downtown, along with the Old Vidalia Academy, another historic building.
Old Latta Post Office Info
Address: West Main Street, Latta, SC 29565
GPS Coordinates: 34.338769,-79.434080
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