Blue Gap Post Office
Winters - 16 mi. E on FM 1773 off road
First post office in Runnels County. Named for Gap in Table Mountain. Established Feb. 14, 1878; used until transferred in 1882 to the town of Content 2 miles north. Last postmaster was A. A. Hanscomb. The one-room structure has hand-hewn cedar rafters, hand-made shingle roof and walls of roughly-hewn logs. Also served as a stop on the Round Rock to Buffalo Gap stage route. Cabin was recently restored.
1962
Postmasters at Blue Gap
James K. Paulk
February 14, 1878
B.F. Sullivan
September 16, 1878
J.J. Craig
April 15, 1879
James K. Paulk
June 2, 1879
Alfred A. Hanscomb
January 26, 1880
Discontinued in March 1881
The Blue Gap post office was attached to Coleman County as Runnels County hadn't been organized when it was opened.
This historical site was restored  and a marker was placed in 1962, at a time when marking historical places was a popular thing to do. It was one of the first markers placed in the county. Thirty eight years later, the photos below show the deteriorated state of the old log cabin.
Blue Gap Pass
Contributed by Jerry Willis
How it looked  in the 1970s.
Blue Gap Post Office 2000 (pictures taken by Terry Jenkins)
Structure has been dismantled and is in storage in Winters,
with hopes to one day reconstruct it near the Z.I. Hale Museum.
Runnels County

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