see Rural Free Delivery.
an acronym for "Rural Free Delivery"
Rural Free Delivery. a service of the Post Office, begun as an experiment in rural West Virginia on October 1, 1896, that provided free mail delivery to homes, primarily farmers, outside of the urban areas
Rural Fire District. An organization established to provide fire protection to a designated geographic area outside of areas under municipal fire protection. Usually has some taxing authority and officials may be appointed or elected.
Rural Free Delivery. System for free home delivery of mail in rural areas of the United States, begun just prior to the turn of the 20th century.
Rural Free Delivery. Begun in 1896 as an experiment in West Virginia, RFD brought daily mail delivery to farmers and others living outside urban areas.