STRICKLER
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No Post Office


The post office at Strickler was established in 1878 and closed in 1943. Actually a post office called Greenville was opened in 1854 in the same community now known as Strickler, and closed about 1874. The first community in the area was known as Fall Creek, started in 1830. A number of Strickler family members are known from the area by names in the Fall Creek Cemetery, south of Strickler. Benjamin and Mary (Newman) Strickler of Tennessee, settled there in 1837, built a store and likely a blacksmith shop.

A Flashback article, in February 1955, tells of a pottery in Strickler operated by William S Crawley. The pottery produced whiskey jugs, crocks, vases and grease lamps. The pottery operation closed apparently around 1875.

Strickler was a flag stop on the Butterfield Stage Line from 1857 to 1861, meaning the stage stopped if there was mail to deliver or pick up.

Bibliography:
Washington County Postoffices and Postmasters 1829-1976 by Deane Carter, published 1976 by Washington Co Historical Society



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