Post Office: Wilson, New York 14172
The village of Wilson plays host to the post office for zip code 14172. Located in Niagara County, the village is located in the town of the same name, though they were named for two different people. The town was named for Reuben Wilson, who founded the settlement. His son Luther would go on to found the village, which incorporated on May 11, 1858.
It would be tough to talk about either the town or the village without mentioning them, as you’ll see the family name all over both. Luther built a cobblestone home in the village which is today called the “Wilson House”. Reuben Wilson built a shipyard in town, where he built a ship that he named for his son. It doesn’t take long to poke through the history of the town to see that both Wilson men not only laid the foundations of the area, but ensured they’re legacy would survive centuries.
Admittedly, there’s not too much to say about the Wilson Post Office though. This one was a happenstance passing, and was closed at the time, so there was no seeing inside. The outside of the building isn’t particularly noteworthy, and looks like it was a fairly recent build. It does however, have one of those cool bronze signs next to the door!