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Map of Wilson County, North Carolina, showing rural delivery service 

The U.S. Postal Service published maps of its rural free delivery routes like this one of Wilson County, North Carolina, from the 1910s.

From UNC: "Shows cities and towns, roads, railroads, postal routes, houses, schools, and churches. Includes explanation of postal routes and symbols. Blue line print."

A map depicting rural delivery routes.
Citation (Chicago Style): 

United States Post Office Department. Map of Wilson County, North Carolina, showing rural delivery service. Map. Circa 1910s. Washington, D.C.: United States Post Office Department. (accessed May 17, 2022).

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