The Paeonian Springs Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. The Washington Post recently featured our listing at 16999 Highland Circle, also on the National Register of Historic Places!
Paeonian Springs was established in 1890 and the current Paeonian Springs Post Office was constructed in 1930 as “Reed’s Store” and contained the original post office. The Reed family added the dwelling that is attached to the south in 1950 for use as their private home.
The railroad is infamous for bringing Washingtonians out to escape the city and heat of summer. The spring water of Paeonian soon became a respite in the area. The water from the springs was bottled and shipped daily to Washington for use by lawmakers in Congress. In 1901 there were three boarding houses (16999 Highland Circle was one of them!) and a village green. In 1912 a boardwalk was added, along with the post office, a confectionery store, a mill, a blacksmith shop, a wheelwright shop and a staples store.
The Paeonian Springs Post Office still exists as a fully functioning post office!
Paeonian Springs Post Office
16948 Simpson Circle, Paeonian Springs VA
Monday-Friday 8:30-noon, 1:00-5:00; Saturday 8:30-11:30am