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GRANGERLAND POST OFFICE TO REMAIN OPEN

post office will not closeWord spread like wildfire last month when it was announced the Grangerland Post Office would close. Don Granger, 87, wasn’t about to take that sitting down. He immediately posted a sign on his store, Grangerland Hardware the the post office would not close. He started a petition drive, he called and met with postal officials and even started searching for a qualified person who could run the post office. He told the over 150 post office box holders not to worry it won’t close.
Well his words came to light on Thursday when he met with a retired postal worker and the decision to have her run the Grangerland Post Office.
Jackie Mansito, who retired from the postal service after more than 20-years will take over operations starting January 1, 2016. For the first week or so a mobile post office will be set up as the old combination boxes will be removed and the space remodeled. Then close to 500 new boxes will be installed. Since the facility will not be directly run by the post office Mansito hopes to also ship and receive Federal Express and UPS at the location.
Don E. Granger has helped the community for years. In 1949 they donated the land for the First Baptist Church, and donated land for the former Grangerland, now Caney Creek Fire Department to build their fire station on FM 2090. He was one of their board members. Granger, a former Coach for Cleveland ISD.
Dr. Edwin Granger moved to the area in 1907 with his family. Then in the early 1930’s as the first oil well camp in near Conroe which turned into the Conroe Oilfields. Dr. Grangers son Don D. Granger, (Don E. Granger’s father) and brother Wyn Granger built thirty-two homes to serve the oilfield workers coming to the area. It was called Granger’s Camp. In the 40’s and 50’s a community center, a store and several churches started up. The area was then named Grangerland.
Don E.Granger who said it was his grandfathers dream to form a community has kept that dream a reality.
The hardware store located at Gulf Coast Road and FM 3083 serves as the unofficial meeting place for Grangerland. Inside Don E. Granger displays an archive of the area history. Photos of the old camps, oilfields and photos of the many politicians that have visited the area including Presidents, Congressmen and Governors.
Without Don E. Granger’s dedication, the Post Office in Grangerland may have been a thing of the past.

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