Ochopee Post Office - Standing Room Only

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Real Estate Agent with Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL 676419

Ochopee Post OfficeIsn't it cute!?!

The Ochopee Post Office is the smallest post office in the United States.  I stopped and snapped a few pictures of it on my way to Clyde Butchers Gallery in Big Cypress.  This closet-sized, 7x8-foot building used to be an irrigation pipe shed for a tomato farm.  It was turned into a postal service building after a fire destroyed the Ochopee General Store.  The General Store housed the original post office - in 1953.  The building has an airconditioner, light and a computer.  If nature calls, there's the Skunk Ape Research Headquarters is a mile east.  Yes, I asked about the bathroom and no I didn't see the Skunk Ape. 

The town of Ochopee sits on the edge of the Everglades.  The population of Ochopee is 11.  Ochopee is 60 Miles East of Bonita Springs Florida.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ochopee Post Office

 

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Rainmaker
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
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I wonder what the largest package that was ever shipped or received from this post office?

Ochopee Post Office

Sep 02, 2007 06:31 AM #1
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Jason Sardi
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You used package and snapped in the same blog........................

In all seriousness, that is quite cool.  There are certain things about history that I love, this would be one of them.

Sep 02, 2007 06:47 AM #2
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Chris Griffith
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LOL, I think I just found the village idiot of Ochopee.
Sep 02, 2007 06:51 AM #3
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Jason Sardi
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Right train, wrong tracks.  I'm a Clarion, Pa sort of idiot:-)
Sep 02, 2007 07:11 AM #4
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Sarah Cooper
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Jason -- your Word of the Day is "Predictable".

Chris -- very cute post office.  How 'bout those T-shirts? 

Sep 02, 2007 07:22 AM #5
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Debi Wright
nwRealty.com - Seattle, WA
Love the lead in line... I was hooked... it is the cutest post office I've ever seen.... so quaint!
Sep 02, 2007 08:17 AM #6
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John Occhi
Mason Real Estate - Temecula, CA
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And please tell me again why this is so relevant and worthy of a monument?

OK, 11 people in the town, I guess there really isn't much else to do, now is there?

Now Have a Blessed Day,

John Occhi, Hemet CA REALTOR®
Real Estate - Hemet CA
Mission Grove Realty

Sep 02, 2007 08:53 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent
You have to love a town like this. It is my second favorite. It takes a close 2nd to Cleator, AZ.
Sep 02, 2007 08:58 AM #8
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Sharon Simms
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It;s cute - but you need to do a post about Clyde Butcher's gallery out there in the Everglades.
Sep 02, 2007 11:45 AM #9
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Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
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I'm working my way toward that Sharon.  I have a pile of digital images to get thru, but I did snap photos of Clyde, the gallery and the swamp.  It's coming. I swear.
Sep 02, 2007 12:00 PM #10
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Rita Taylor
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Chris,

We ought to have a contest with unusual local town names.  There are some neat ones like Ochopee out there! 

Sep 02, 2007 03:36 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Chris, with a population of 11 I guess they don't have to worry about standing in line in the hot Florida sun.  I'm assuming clients have to wait outside the building?  You're right, it is cute.
Sep 02, 2007 08:27 PM #12
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I was there with my 'x' and his sister from Germany a few years ago...imagine their surprise that the building is actually a post office! Great shot!!
Sep 03, 2007 02:50 AM #13
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