Riverton beginnings: Riverton Post Office opens on February 10, 1904.

  • By Greg Lange
  • Posted 12/25/1998
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 585
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On February 10, 1904, the Riverton Post Office opens. Samuel D. Goff serves as the only postmaster. Mail is distrubuted from the corner of Goff's general store. On April 30, 1907, the post office closes. Riverton is located nine miles south of Seattle two miles south of Tukwila near the Duwamish River along the Tacoma Interurban line.

Sources: Guy Reed Ramsey, "Postmarked Washington, 1850-1960," Microfilm (Olympia: Washington State Library, February, 1966), 673-674.

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