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Montpelier Foundation, former box holders want answers on post office closure

August 25, 2022
2022 08 15 at 5.53 PM


ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – The Montpelier Station Post Office closed back in June with no warning and no reason as to why.

A few weeks later, USPS said it closed the location because the post office shares a building with a segregation exhibit.

Many in the Orange County community are puzzled by this decision. The post office was opened in 1912, and the exhibit was opened in 2010, and there have seemingly been no issues for the past 12 years.

“This is not just a post office, it’s a social setting where our neighbors all run into each other,” longtime box holder Steven Brooks said.

Brooks says he reached out to Orange County’s local postmaster for an explanation, but never received a response.

Weeks later, in a statement from Washington, the Postal Service blamed the segregation exhibit that shares the building, but not the space of the post office itself.

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