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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
Allfriend 1927 1955 22-17N-23W Named for Mrs. Ora E. Allred, Postmistress; Mail to George
Ames See Tarlton
Arbaugh 1928 1954 14-13N-24W Named for Mrs. Rebecca Arbaugh, Postmistress; Was to be Buckhorn
Atkinson 1915 1920 10-15N-20W Named for Elisha G. Atkinson, Postmaster; Local name, Smith or Haff
Bass 1902 4-14N-19W Was to be Olie
Beacher See Wayton
Beech Woods 1867 1881 36-16N-23W
Ben Hur 1908 1975 35-13N-19W From Pope County, 1930
Big Creek/Bigcreek See Mount Judea and Red Rock
Borland 1849 1867 11-15N-19W
Boston Mountain 1875 1877 5-13N-22W
Boxley 1883 1955 3-15N-23W Mail to Kingston
Buckhom See Arbaugh
Buffalo Bridge See Pruitt
Callville 1868 1910 36-14N-23W Mail to Swain
Capark 1886 1902 20-14N-23W
Carver 1913 1929 6-15N-19W Was to be Floyd; Local name, Mouth of Big Creek; Mail to Hasty
Cave Creek/Cavecreek 1855 1873 27-15N-19W
Chancel 1892 1931 22-13N-21W Was to be Parker; Mail to Limestone
Cold Mountain 1879 1881 1-14N-22W
Compton 1887 27-17N-22W Named for John T. Compton, Postmaster
Cowell 1902 1955 36-14N-21W Named for Joab Cowell, Postmaster; Was to be Fox; Local name, Pleasant Hill
Cross Roads See Stoverville
Denton 1851 1853
Dinsmore 1883 1948 30-17N-23W Mail to Huntsville
Dogpatch Changed from Marble Falls, 1968
Eago 1900 1917 25-14N-194 Mail to Moore
Elvic 1917
Erbie 1915 1957 32-17N-21W Local name, Villines Chapel; Mail to Marble Falls
Essex 1892 1892
Fallsville 1883 1955 9-13N-23W Mail to Salus
Flag See Lurton
Floyd See Delve and Carver
Forest Home 1851 1856 11-15N-20W
Fox See Cowell
Gault City 1883 1883 24-16N-23W Mail to Osage
George 1907 1961 35-17N-23W Was to be Hopewell; Mail to Osage
Haff See Atkinson
Hasty 1902 30-16N-19W
Hohact See Tarlton
Holt 1913 1931 27-14N-20W Mail to Mount Judea
Hopewell See George
Hudson's Store See Mount Parthenon
Iceledo 1916 1950 23-14N-19W Was to be Karo; Local name, Lowgap; Mail to Bass
Jasper 1843 27-10N-21W
Judea 1890 1911 From Madison County, 1895; To Madison County, 1898
Karo See Iceledo
Killgore 1891 1898 Named for Jackson Killgore, Postmaster; Mail to Jasper
Lanson 1900 Changed to Townsley, 1913
Limestone/Limestone Valley 1876 1981 14-13N-22W
Littlebuffalo 1917 1928 17-16N-20W Was to be Stringtown; Mail to Pruitt
Longview See Nail
Lowgap See Iceledo
Lowgap/Low Gap 1898 1970 33-16N-22W Mail to Jasper
Lurton 1916 1969 14-13N-20W Was to be Flag
Marble City See Marble Falls
Marble Falls 20-17N-20W Changed from Willcockson, 1934; Local name, Marble City; changed to Dogpatch, 1968
Marshall Prairie 1854 25-17N-19W To Searcy County, 1857; From Searcy County, 1867; Changed to Western Grove, 1886
McCall See Tarlton
Moonhull 1877 1879 37-13N-23W
Moore 1910 1957 23-13N-19W Mail to Ben Hur
Mossville 1889 1981 2-14N-23W
Mount Hersey 1877 1919 25-16N-19W Mail to Pindall
Mount Judea 1856 31-16N-19W Local name, Big Creek
Mount Parthenon 1851 18-15N-21W Local name, Hudson's Store; Changed to Parthenon, 1895
Mount Sherman 1955 11-16N-22W Changed from Plumlee 1934; Mail to Jasper
Mouth of Big Creek See Carver
Murray 1884 1961 28-15N-22W Named for William F. Murray, Postmaster; Was to be Spider
Nail 1915 c1905 35-14N-22W Was to be Longview
Noah 1883 1899 4-16N-23W Mail to Dinsmore
Norton City See Swain
Olie See Bass
Parker See Chancel
Parthenon 18-15N-21W Changed from Mount Parthenon, 1895
Pierce Town/Piercetown 1846 1955 11-15N-20W Mail to Jasper
Pleasant Hill See Cowell
Plumlee 1912 13-16N-22W Changed to Mount Sherman, 1934
Polo See Summit
Ponca 1903 24-16N-23W
Ponders 1895 1899 35-14N-22W Was to be Sams; Mail to Swain
Pruitt 1925 7-16N-20W Was to be Buffalo Bridge
Quincy 1882 1910 15-13N-19W Mail to Moore
Red Rock/Redrock 1875 1955 32-15N-20W Local name, Big Creek; Mail to Jasper
Ryker 1891 1937 12-14N-24W Named for Jacob A. Ryker, Postmaster; Mail to Red Star
Sams See Ponders
Shilo See Summit
Smith See Atkinson
Snow 1892 1903 6-13N-20W Named for Calvin H. Snow, Postmaster; Mail to Cowell
Spence/Spance 1892 1911 34-13N-20W Mail to Tarlton
Spider See Murray
Stoverville 1911 1932 22-16N-23W Named for Abraham L. Stover, Postmaster; Was to be Cross Roads
Stringtown See Littlebuffalo
Summit 1892 1903 27-14N-21W Was to be Polo or Shilo; Mail to Cowell
Swain 1886 1968 20-14N-22W Was to be Norton City; Mail to Salus
Tarlton 1900 1916 7-13N-19W Was to be Ames, Hobact(?), or McCall; Mail to Moore
Townsley 1923 Changed from Lanson, 1913; To Madison County, 1915
Vendor 1890 c1978 14-15N-20W
Villines 1895 1896 32-17N-21W Named for George Villines, Postmaster; Mail to Gaither
Villines Chapel See Erbie
Walnut 1883 1955
Walnut Fork 1849 1866
Walnut Fork Valley See Walnut
Watkinsville 1857 1866 14-13N-19W
Wayton 1892 1984 18-14N-21W Named for Louis A.Way, Postmaster; Was to be Beacher(?)
Wellscreek 1878 1904 14-16N-20W Mail to Hasty
Western Grove 24-17N-19W Changed from Marshall Prairie, 1886
White's Hill 1860 1867
Whiteleys 1851 1866
Wilcockson/Willcockson 1883 20-17N-20W Named for Amanda J. Willcockson, Postmistress; Changed Marble Falls, 1934
Yardelle 1882 1955 4-16N-19W Mail to Pruitt