|Original Farmer Post Office desk|
It is said that Nathan Farmer settled in what is now named Farmer Township in the early 1830s. But it was about 1842 - 1843 before the post office was established in the village of Farmer.
Throughout the years, the site of the post office moved from private homes to grocery stores and even to a Grange building at the corner of Rt. 249 and Farmer- Mark Road.
Luckily, someone thought to save the original desk that was "the post office" - one that could be moved from place to place - and it is still preserved by a local family.
The official U.S. Appointments of Postmasters list gave the names of these earliest postmasters and their appointment dates:
1843 August 31 - Oney Rice, Jr.
1848 September 5 - Orley N. Foot
1850 July 8 - Samuel D. Knight
1851 March 15 - Samuel Ayres
1854 January 16 - Richard Knight
1855 April 4 - William M. Brown
1856 July 8 - Samuel D. Knight
1861 May 23 - John Norway
1863 April 28 - Noah E. Cory
1864 April 10 - Newell O. Foot
1885 August 21 - Emory E. Martin
1889 May 21 - Belle Bowker
1893 June 22 - Ora J. Martin
1897 June 16 - David C. Lord
1904 January 2 - Clyde R. Norway