"the post town named by Count Dracula"
Mail Coach, 1827
Public DomainMail Coach, 1827 - Credit: wikimedia commons

A post town was a town with a principal post office, at which the post-horses were kept. In Bram Stoker’s time, mail would have travelled by train or horse-drawn coach. The coaches made better speed than private stage-coaches, changing horses every ten to fifteen miles, with short stops only to collect and drop off mail at the post offices.