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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
Allison 1906 1906
Bay Village 1877 1911 Mail to Harrisburg
Bayspur/Bay Spur 1897 3-7N-4E Changed to Princedale, 1904
Bedford See Delta
Birdeye 1904 29-9N-4E
Brushy Lake 1876 1880 32-9N-2E
Buena See Stuart
Burr Place 1928 1929
Cherry Valley 1870 23-9N-3E
Cleburne 1867 35-8N-3E From Poinsett County, 1867; Changed to Vanndall, 1879
Coldwater/Cold Water 1854 1878 21-9N-4E From Poinsett County
Eureka 1853 27-7N-3E From St. Francis County; Changed to Mebaneville, 1881
Fairoaks/Fair Oaks 1894 1959 7-7N-1E Mail to Wynne
Gladden 1924 4-6N-5E Changed from Deasmond, 1922; Mail to Parkin
Hamlin 1889 1930 18-7N-2E Mail to Wynne
Hickory Ridge 1875 27-9N-1E Was to be Montague
Hughes Ferry See L'Angville
Hydricks 1884 1933 2-9N-3E Named for James H. Hydrick, Postmaster; To Poinsett County, about 1905
L'Angville/La Angville 1875 1882 12-8N-2E Mail to Vanndale
Langeal 1888 1892 16-7N-2E Mail to Hamlin
Leatons See Sharpsburgh
Leedsville 1892 1895 2-9N-2E Named for Wills E. Leeds, Postmaster; Mail to Cherry Valley
Levesque 1888 1924 7-7N-4E Mail to Wynne
Loveland 1881 1883 17-9N-5E Named for John A. Love, Postmaster; Mail to Wittsburgh
McDonald 1900 1908 31-8N-5E Mail to Parkin
Mebaneville 1891 33-7N-3E Changed from Eureka, 1881; For William T. Meban, Postmaster; Local name, Eureka; Mail to Wynne
Mirman 1908 1916 34-9N-3E Mail to Cherryville
Montague See Hickory Ridge
Nolton 1883 17-8N-1E Changed to Tilton, 1892
Parkin 1897 34-8N-5E
Poe 1880 1881 28-8N-1E Was to be Poe Rink
Poe Rink See Poe
Princedale 1920 3-7N-4E Changed from Bayspur, 1904; Mail to Levesque
Sharpsburgh 1870 1873 23-8N-3E Was to be Leatons
Siebley 1914 1914 4-6N-5E See Deasmond; Mail to Parkin
Smithdale 1922 2-7N-5E Changed from Tyronza, 1892; Mail to Earl
Stuart 1877 1886 33-7N-2E Was to be Buena; Mail to Wynne
Tilton 1974 17-8N-1E Changed from Noltin, 1892
Togo 1906 1914 10-8N-5E Mail to Parkin
Treiber 1900 1903 10-6N-4E To St.Francis County, 1903
Twist 1916 25-9N-5E Named for J. Frank Twist, Postmaster
Tyronza 1872 1-7N-5E Changed to Smithdale, 1892
Vandall 27-8N-3E Changed from Cleburne, 1879; Named for John M. Vann, Postmaster
Wittsburg/Wittsburgh 1848 1900 20-7N-4E From St. Francis County; Mail to Levesque
Wynne 1882 16-7N-3E