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Mail delivery first began in North America during the seventeenth century. Prior to the availability of the telegraph, telephone, radio, television, or worldwide web, mail served as the only means of written communication between different locales. The United States’ early mail system proved to be primitive, slow, and often undependable. But as the nation grew, so did its postal system. As American settlers moved west and occupied new lands, their commerce and communication needs demanded dependable, affordable mail service. One of the new places served by the nation’s postal service was Arkansas.

Information about Arkansas post offices on this webpage includes the name of the post office, date of establishment, location, and county. Sources used in compiling this data include official postal service records, “Records of Appointments of Postmasters, Arkansas, 1832-1871” and “Geographic Site Location Reports, 1852-1945.” Also utilized were various editions of the Arkansas Gazette and Arkansas Democrat, several volumes of the Territorial Papers of the United States, and the Works Projects Administration’s “List of Post Offices in Arkansas 1817-1874, Inclusive.” The most comprehensive printed compilation of post office information is found in Arkansas History Commission Archival Manager Russell Baker’s Arkansas Post Offices from Memdag to Norsk: A Historical Directory, 1832-1990, published by the Arkansas Genealogical Society.

Post Office Est. Closed Location Comments
Bartholomew 1880 36-18S-5W Was to be Carneville; Changed to Wilmot, 1892
Beech Creek 1869 1891 5-18S-5W Mail to Parkdale
Berea 1880 1910 2-16S-6W Was to be named Central; Mail to Mist
Berlin/Berline 1856 7-19S-6W Name changed to Matoka, 1880
Bird Hill 1879 1880 29-18S-6W
Boydell 1974 5-16S-4W Name changed from Morrell, 1914
Brushey 1898 1909 1-18S-9W Mail to Crossett
Carneville See Bartholomew
Central See Berea
Chester 1855 1867 5-18S-5W
Crossett 1902 19-18S-8W
Cypress 1907 27-19S-5W Name changed from Line in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, 1890
Elon 1851 1910 20-19S-7W Mail to Gulledge
Ely 1899 1906 24-17S-6W Mail to Mist
Fountain Hill 1846 32-15S-7W From Drew County, 1849
Goldie 1902 1904 12-16S-7W Was to be named Ruby; Mail to Hamburg
Gulledge 1909 1934 7-19S-7W Mail to Hamburg
Hall See Peaberry
Hamburg/Hamburgh 1851 14-17S-7W
Hawkins 1894 1906 18-18S-5W Mail to Parkdale
Hawkins' Landing 1845 1867
Holly Point 1851 1874 30-17S-4W From Drew County, 1853
Lake Enterprise 1856 Name changed to Poplar Bluffs, 1860
Latona 1858 1867 6-18S-8W
Lightfoot 1906 1911 18-19S-5W Mail to Wilmot
Line 1901 1928 23-15S-5W Mail to Montrose
Long View/Longview 1846 1907 30-15S-8W From Bradley County, 1852; Mail to Milo
Marie Saline 1858 1866 14-18S-10W
Matoka 1918 7-19S-6W Name changed from Berline, 1880; Mail to Parkdale
Milo 1885 1942 Was to be named Nomo; Mail to Hamburg
Mist 1892 1943 35-16S-6W Mail to Hamburg
Montrose 1898 22-16S-4W
Morrell 5-16S-4W Name changed from Slemons, 1890; Changed to Boydell, 1914
Nabob 1897 1897
Nellie 1869 1871
Nomo See Milo
Normandy 1879 1880 1-18S-5W
Orion 1852 1866
Parkdale 19-18S-5W Name changed from Poplar Bluffs, 1890
Peaberry 1896 1908 8-17S-8W Was to be named Hall; Mail to Hamburg
Petersburg 1880 1904 3-19S-9W Mail to Crossett
Pine Hill 1870 1885 4-17S-8W Mail to Milo
Point Pleasant 1860 1869 26-17S-5W
Poplar Bluffs 19-18S-4W Changed from Lake Enterprise, 1860; Changed to Parkdale, 1890
Portland 1857 8-17S-4W
Pugh 1914 1925 Mail to Hamburg
Rawls 1898 1943 33-19S-8W Mail to Hamburg
Ripley 1880 1889 24-19S-9W
Rolfe 1909 1913 19-18S-7W Mail to Hamburg
Ruby See Goldie
Savage 1899 1904 21-19S-5W Mail to Wilmot
Selah 1891 1892 11-16S-7W Mail to Fountain Hill
Shiloh 1856 1867 11-16S-8W
Slemons 1878 Name changed to Morrell, 1890
Snyder 1872 1955 22-16S-5W Mail to Montrose
Stillions 1926 1936 9-17S-9W Mail to Hamburg
Sunshine 1887 1916 31-17S-4W Mail to Portland
Thebes 1900 1913 26-16S-5W Mail to Snyder
Tide 1900 1907 21-17S-5W Mail to Portland
Trafalgar 1888 1928 34-15S-5W Mail to Snyder
Wamble 1894 1897 14-18S-8W Mail to Hamburg
White 1902 1954 35-19S-9W Mail to Crossett
Whitlow 1908 1917 30-17S-8W Mail to Crossett
Wilmot 12-19S-5W Name changed from Bartholomew, 1892
Wood Hill 1860 1866
Woodville 1854 1855