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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
Aldisson 1893 1894 29-20N-22W Was to be Webb; Mail to Eureka Springs
Allen 1886 1888 21-19N-31W Mail to Mason Valley
Apple Orchard 1858 1860 1862
Avoca 1872 16-20N-29W
Beaties Prairie 1840 Changed to Maysville, 1850
Beaty 1888 1937 31-21N-33W Was to be named Denton; Mail to Gravette
Bella Vista 1921 1-20N-31W
Bentonville 30-20N-30W Changed from Osage, 1841
Best 1907 1957 7-18N-27W Was to be East or Midway; Mail to Rogers
Bestwater 1939 10-20N-29W Was to be Brightwater; Changed from Stunner, 1917; Mail Rogers
Big Spring See Dickson
Blanset 1881 32-21N-28W Changed to Corwell, 1881
Bloomfield 1904 31-19N-33W Changed from Double Springs, 1875; Mail to Siloam Springs
Bloomington 7-18N-29W Changed from Robinson's Cross Roads, 1858; To Lowell, 1881
Boudyville 1868 28-21N-34W Changed to Boudinot in Cherokee Nation, 1868
Brightwater/Bright Water 1882 10-20N-29W Changed to Stunner, 1882; See Bestwater
Burdett 1879 1880 10-20N-28W
Buttry 1890 1905 28-21N-29W Was to be Cedar; Mail to Garfield
Calis 1897 1905 30-20N-31W Mail to Bentonville
Cannon 1888 1906 1-18N-31W Mail to Rogers
Cave Springs 1908 1-18N-31W
Cedar See Buttry
Centerton 1900 33-20N-31W
Cherokee City 1871 1953 26-19N-34W Mail to Gentry
Clementine 1891 1906 31-20N-32W Was to be Ware; Named for Clementine McLaughlin, Postmistress; Mail to Decatur
Collville/Colville 1879 1904 32-19N-30W Mail to Rogers
Conable 1903 1904 22-19N-28W Named for Edgar W. Conable, Postmaster; Mail to Rogers
Corwell 32-21N-28W Changed from Blanset, 1881; Changed to Garfield, 1887
Creach See Creech
Creech 1885 1905 13-18N-29W Was to be Creach; Mail to Lowell
Cross Hollows 1843 1881 31-19N-29W
Crump 1886 1894 20-21N-33W Mail to Sulphur Springs
Denton See Beaty
Dickson 1871 1-20N-32W Was to be Big Springs; Changed to Hiwasse, 1899
Diven 1915 1917 5-20N-27W Mail to Eureka Springs
Double Springs 1851 31-19N-33W Changed to Bloomfield, 1875
East See Best
Eldorado Springs See Pactolus
Elk 1912 1912 32-20N-28W Mail to Rogers
Elkhorn/Elk Horn 1886 1896 5-20N-29W Mail to Garfield
Equality 1857 1866
Esculapia 1880 1880 16-19N-29W Mail to Rogers
Fisher 1882 1884 33-17N-33W Mail to Siloam Springs
Flint 1890 1894 23-18N-33W Mail to Siloam Springs
Gallatin 1890 1904 1-17N-33W Mail to Gentry
Garfield 32-21N-28W Changed from Corwell, 1887
Gateway 1939 14-21N-28W
Gentry/Gentry City 1896 3-18N-33W Changed to Orchard, 1897; Back to Gentry, 1900
Glade 1903 1945 36-20N-28W Mail to Garfield
Gravette/Gravett 12-20N-33W Changed from Nebo, 1894
Harmony Springs 1859 1867 East of Maysville
Healing Springs 1907 1951 9-18N-31W Mail to Bentonville
Herd 1890 1910 22-21N-28W Was to be Switch; Mail to Garfield
Hickory 1856 Name changed to Springtown, 1874
Hico 1885 1894 32-18N-33W Mail to Siloam Springs
Hico 1855 Name changed to Siloam Spring, 1882
Highfill 1907 1943 2-18N-32W Changed from Mason Valley, 1907; Mail to Springtown
Hiwasse 12-20N-32W Changed from Dickson, 1899
Hoover 1892 1905 12-18N-32W Mail to Springtown
Hubbards 1836 1844
Ionia 1892 1903 17-19N-33W Mail to Decatur
Jennings Ferry 1858 1866 See La Rue
Jewell 1875 1876 14-21N-29W
Kenneth 1907 1910 21-19N-28W Mail to Key
Key 1887 1914 24-19N-29W Mail to Rogers
La Rue/Larne 1867 2-19N-28W Local name, Jennings Ferry
Limedale 1904 1906 31-19N-29W Mail to Rogers
Limsprings Mill 1860 1866
Lincoln 1873 1873 2-18N-32W
Lindsey's Prairie 1842 1845
Line Store 1878 1879 14-21N-29W
Logan 1875 1906 27-18N-32W Mail to Gentry
Lowell 1-18N-29W Changed from Bloomington, 1881
Mason Valley 1875 25-19N-32W Changed to Highfill, 1907
Maysville 21-20N-34W Changed from Beaties Prairie, 1850
Midway See Best
Mitchell See Decatur
Monte Ne 1967 28-19N-29W Changed from Vinda, 1906; To Silver Springs, 1930; Changed back, 1931; See Pettigrew Mills
Mundell 1888 1955 From Carroll County, 1896; Back to Carroll County, 1898
Nebo 1878 11-20N-33W Changed to Gravett, 1894
Norwood See Trident
Oakly 1885 1886 21-21N-29W Mail to Pea Ridge
Orchard Changed from Gentry, 1897; Changed back, 1900
Osage 1836 Changed to Bentonville, 1841
Osagemills 1852 1906 27-19N-31W Mail to Bentonville
Pactolus 1880 1905 31-20N-33W Was to be named Eldorado Springs; Mail to Gravette
Pagemine/Page 1926 1927 9-19N-28W
Parn 1889 1904 12-19N-32W Mail to Centerville
Pea Ridge/Pearidge 1850 36-21N-30W Local name, Stroud's Store
Pedro 1906 1918 17-17N-32W Mail to Elm Springs
Pettigrew Mills 1884 28-19N-29W Changed to Silver Springs, 1888
Pippin 1898 1906 14-21N-29W Mail to Seligman, Missouri
Pond 1891 1904 28-20N-32W Named for Hiram Pond, Postmaster
Puckett 1886 1879 35-20N-29W
Rago 1897 1905 32-21N-30W Mail to Bentonville
Robinson 1881 1942 2-17N-32W Mail to Siloam Springs
Robinson's Cross Roads 1847 Changed to Bloomington, 1858
Rogers 1881 7-19N-29W
Roller's Bluff 1876 1881 17-20N-27W
Roller's Ridge 1858 1868 27-21N-28W
Round Top 1891 23-21N-33W Changed from Sulphur Springs, 1885; Mail to Sulphur Springs
Scranton 1903 18-19N-27W Changed to Sedalia, 1909
Seba 1884 1906 29-20N-31W Mail to Bentonville
Sedalia 1931 18-29N-27W Changed from Scranton, 1909; Mail to La Rue
Sherrod 1840 1841
Siloam Springs 6-17N-33W Changed from Hico, 1875
Silver Springs 28-19N-29W Changed from Pettigrew Mills, 1888; To Vinda, 1900; Changed to Monte Ne, 1906; Changed to Silver Springs, 1930; Back to Monte Ne
Spavinaw 1852 1882 21-20N-32W Mail to Dickson
Springtown 6-18N-32W Changed from Hickory, 1874
Stroud's Store See Pea Ridge
Stunner 1917 Changed to Bestwater, 1917; See Brightwater
Sugar Creek 1837 1881 27-21N-28W
Sulphur Springs 1878 22-21N-33W Changed to Round Top, 1885
Sulphur Springs 1885 23-21N-33W
Switch See Herd
Trident 1887 1906 35-17N-33W Was to be Norwood; Mail to Siloam Springs
Trott's Mill 1857 1866
Twin Springs 1858 1866
Two Mills 1858 1866
Vaughn 1905 1906 20-19N-31W Mail to Bentonville
Vinda 28-19N-29W Changed from Silver Springs, 1900; To Monte Ne, 1906
Wager 1880 1906 21-18N-31W Mail to Springtown
War Eagle Mills 1876 Changed to War Eagle, 1894
War Eagle/Wareagle 1972 34-19N-28W Changed from War Eagle Mills, 1894
Ware Clementine
Webb See Adisson