Dayton Post Office Sesquicentennial
February 24, 2022
DAYTON-March 15, 2022, will mark the 150th anniversary of the operation at the Dayton Post Office. Originally a post office by the name of Touchet was established in 1864. When city of Dayton was officially founded in 1872, the post office's name was changed from Touchet to Dayton.
Dayton was platted as a town by Jesse N. Day in March of 1872. After the name change for the post office, Jesse N. Day was appointed postmaster in September of 1872. The first postmaster of Dayton was George W. Miller, who served as postmaster of Touchet at the time of name change.
To mark the 150th-anniversary...