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Huntsville Post Office

In 1862 Huntsville, a stage route was located three miles north of current day Larkspur and was the second Douglas County post office established by Daniel Oakes postmaster for district 6. Mail was delivered by pony express to Hunt Mountain. This post office was discontinued in 1867 and then re-established in 1869. In 1871 the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad came to Larkspur and the post office was moved from Huntsville to Larkspur and located in the Denver and Rio Grande depot there.

The town of Larkspur was so named by Governor Hunt's wife Elizabeth after the flower which grows abundantly in the area. Larkspur then became a real railroad town with freight of gypsum, clay, lumber, creamery products and a passenger line.

It is interesting to note that the Larkspur Post Office has been continuously in use since 1869. When the Greenland Post Office closed in 1959 it was replaced by a rural route from Larkspur.

This 2008 photo shows the Greenland Post Office. The original building has gone through changes, such as additions and being used as a residence. Today the building is in a dilapidated state, but it is the hope of the LHS that it will be saved.