CAFFEY

Mackinac County MI

1909 Postcard contributed by Paul Petosky
Couple in the Postcard probably Wm Caffey & wife

Postmark Caffey Michigan 13 Jun 1908

HISTORY OF THE CAFFEY, MI POST OFFICE
by Paul E. Petosky Caffey

Located in Mackinac County, Hendricks Township began as a lumber settlement with a station on the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad. It was originally named Lewis in 1891, so the post office couldn't be named this, as there was another town in MI that had a post office named Lewis, it was located in Genesee County that had operated from (1899-1902).

Actually there was another town in MI that was named Lewis (Calhoun County) that had a post office and operated from 1836 to 1837. Caffey was named after Pennsylvania-born Civil War vereran William N. Caffey. The Caffey Post Office was established on November 23, 1899 with William N. Caffey as its first postmaster.

Postmasters that served at the Caffey, MI Post Office are listed as follows:
  William N. Caffey................November 23, 1899
  Allen Parcels........................December 11, 1908
  Post Office moved 2.5 miles Southeast....
  January 11, 1909 Discontinued operation.. September 30, 1909
  Re-established........................June 9, 1913
  William N. Caffey.................June 9, 1913 to December 30, 1916
  Discontinued operation.........December 30, 1916; mail service to Rexton

All that remains today is the old Caffey Cemetery and a railroad siding marked Caffey.



Map of Caffey Michigan in Mackinac County in 1911

Contributed by Paul Petosky
Postmarks of the Past