POST MARK COLLECTORS CLUB - POST OFFICE PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION
Post Office: Opelika, AL 36801
Date of Photo: December 2002
Photographer: Jimmy S. Emerson
Post Office: Opelika, AL 36801 (Lee County)
Date of Photo: circa 1940s
Contributor: Paul E. Petosky, Postmarks from the Past
Comments: Originally established as OPELLIKAN in RUSSELL COUNTY on November 14, 1839 with Wesley Williams as its first postmaster. OPELLIKAN, AL Post Office stayed with this name through the 1840s, then the post office changed its name to OPELIKA. Lee County was named after General Robert E. Lee.