A Photographic Study of All Things West Virginia

Abandoned 9

The tiny rural community of Uler in Roane County, West Virginia, once boasted a post office.  It is hard to imagine the need for postal service when you visit the area today, as there is clearly nowhere near enough local population to support it. 

But, years ago, when transportation was difficult and the population was more isolated and self-reliant, there were post offices all over the place.  Pretty much every little named farming community in West Virginia had its very own post office, including Uler.

Most of the old abandoned post offices have either been torn down or remodeled into oblivion, but the building at Uler still stands.  Its history is given away by remnants of the U.S. Mail postal label still stuck to the inside of a window.  You won’t find any stamps here though, as the building is now functioning as a hay barn.

Roane County, West Virginia


One response

  1. This one’s interesting and cool. 🙂

    May 20, 2011 at 8:07 pm

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