Queen’s Mine is a village 34 miles (55-km) NE of Bulawayo that grew up around the now closed Queen’s Mine. It derived its name from the nearby Ndebele queen’s kraal.
The gold mine was pegged on the site of ancient diggings in 1893 just prior to the Matabele Rebellion. There are several smaller mines in this predominantly ranching area.
The Post Office that was originally at Inyati Mine was destroyed on 13 June 1896 and there is no known early opening for Queens Mine.
- 1911.10.02 – Opened as a postal agency under Bulawayo. Mail service by coach/mail cart to Bulawayo.
- 1912.04.11 – Regraded to Money and Telegraph Office.
- 1914.09.07 – Mail service by motor car.
- 1916.04.30 – Mail service by coach resumes.
- 1924.02.11 – Regraded to Post and Telegraph Agency
- 1925.09.22 – Daily mail service by motor car.