By David R. Schleper
The first post office in Sha k’pay was established on Nov. 25, 1853.
The first postmaster was Thomas A. Holmes. This post office in the Territory of Minnesota existed until it closed on April 12, 1857. Once Minnesota became a state, the Shakopee Post Office was established on April 13, 1857.
As a side note: William Holmes, brother of Thomas A. Holmes, was postmaster in Sand Creek starting on March 29, 1856. It was changed to Jordan on Jan. 24, 1872.
The current post office is at 135 Sommerville Street South, in Shakopee. The ZIP code is 55379. Go write a letter today!