His name is Fredrick Wood III. But to the 150 or so people who live in the small community of Evinston, Florida, he’s simply Fred.
Everyone here knows Fred because he’s the caretaker of the Wood & Swink Post Office and Community Store. It’s the oldest continuously operating post office in the state of Florida and, most of Evinston’s residents would agree, the 130+-year-old building is the heart and soul of the community.
As Fred explains in this video, not much has changed at the Wood & Swink over the decades and that’s just how the people of Evinston like it.