My friend Mr.Tony Mion and Madame Dorothy Mion visited Flag Pond in October 8, 2011 and made it a point to get a post mark from the 'Flag Pond Post Office' which is now fighting for its own survival along with another 3700 post offices in the US on the nationwide chopping list.
Madame Dorothy Mion in Flag Pond Post office on October 8, 2011.talking to postal worker, Cathy Shelton, who was very kind and accommodating.
The Flagpond post office is located at the beginning of Rice Creek Road, where Dorothy Mion was born and raised, about a mile up the road from there but, the community of Flagpond is a very rustic, rural, small hamlet tucked in the Appalachian mountains of northeastern Tennessee, on the border of the state of North Carolina. There is not much industry there and the populace mainly makes it's living with their fruit orchards and other agricultural means.
Below are some News paper reports and articles on Flag Pond Post Office collected and sent by Mr Tony Mion, a senior citizen of Columbia Station, Ohio.