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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
Allensville 1900 1904 1-18S-2W Named for Addison E. Allen, Postmaster; Mail to Grand Lake
Arkansas City 4-13S-1W Name changed from Eunice, 1872; To Desha County after 1874
Ashton 1909 1921 18-16S-2W Mail to Lake Village
Bartholomew 1832 1873 To Drew County, 1846
Baudry 1900 1900
Ben 1871 1872 31-13S-3W
Bend 1875 Name changed to Dermott, 1877
Bernard Changed from Grand Lake, 1870; Changed back to Grand Lake, 1878
Boeuf River 1872 1873 25-18S-3W
Boueff 1905 1925 31-17S-2W Mail to Eudora
Bowie 1873 29-13S-2W Name changed to Tripper, 1879
Buck Ridge 1843 1844
Caney Bridge 1851 1854
Carmel 1888 36-18S-2W Name changed to Eudora, 1903
Carriola Name changed from Grand Lake, 1892; Changed back, 1893
Chapman 1903 1908 11-16S-2W Mail to Lake Village
Chicona 1870 9-12W-1W Name changed to Chicot, 1871
Chicot 1904 1955 22-17S-2W Mail to Eudora
Chicot 1877 22-12S-1W Name changed from Chicona, 1871
Clifford 1901 1907 10-19S-2W Mail to Eudora
Columbia Was Villemont, 1833; Luna, 1859; Columbia, 1859; Luna Ldg., 1870
Comfort 1897 1898 14-14S-1W Mail to Gaines Landing
Coopers Landing 1837 1838 Named for Joseph Cooper, Postmaster
Cosgrove 1919 15-16S-3W Name changed to Crooked Bayou, 1921
Crooked Bayou/Crook 1922 15-16S-3W Name changed from Cosgrove, 1921; Was to be named Lauren
Cypress Bend 1842 1855
De Bastrop 1842 1851 To Drew County, 1846
Dermott 32-13S-3W Name changed from Bend, 1877
Drewton 1897 30-15S-1E Named for George S. Drew, Postmaster; Changed to Leland, 1907
Edward See Scaife
Emmaville 1892 1892
Empire 1899 1913 20-18S-3W Mail to Portland
Eudora Named changed from Carmel, 1903
Eula 1893 1899 10-19S-2W Mail to Carmel
Eunice 1860 20-13S-1W Name changed to Arkansas City, 1872
Florida 1866 1867 16-12S-1W Local name, Florida Landing
Fulton 1834 Name changed to Gaines Landing, 1838
Gaines' Landing/Gaines Landing 1932 19-14S-1W Was Fulton 1838; Discontinued, 1841; Was Melton, 1849; Gasten Landing, 1856; Gaines Landing, 1856; Gasten Landing, 1857; Reestablished, 1867
Gasten Landing 1860 Was Gaines Landing, 1856; Changed back to Gasten Landing, 1857
Grand Lake 1834 1957 35-18S-1W Changed to Bernard, 1870; Back to Grand Lake, 1878; To Corriola, 1892; Back to Grand Lake, 1893; Mail to Eudora
Harwood Island/Harwood 1874 1926 1-18S-1W Mail to Grand Lake
Hawkins Landing 1845 1867 Named for John L. Hawkins, Postmaster
Hillville 1887 1897 14-17S-2W Mail to Lake Village
Holliday 14-17S-2W See Leland
Holly Glade 1879 Name changed to McGehee, 1879
Hudspeth 1890 1931 31-14S-3W Mail to Dermott
Indian 1912 1914 1916 Mail to Eudora
Jennie 1905 34-16S-2W
Kirkwood 1888 1888 2-19S-2W Mail to Lake Village
Lake Port/Lakeport 1832 1921 17-17S-1E Mail to Sunnyside
Lake Village 1857 13-16S-2W
Lakehill/Lake Hill 1921 36-15S-2W Name changed from Rossmere, 1895
Lauren See Crooked Bayou
Leland 1915 30-15S-1E Name changed from Drewton, 1907; Was to be named Holliday
Luna Changed from Columbia, 1859; Changed back to Columbia, 1859
Luna Landing 1925 16-15S-2W Name changed from Columbia, 1870; Mail to Lake Village
Macon Lake 1904 1918 32-14S-2W Mail to Lake Village
Masona 1858 1885 25-18S-2W See Pedro; Mail to Grand Lake
McGehee Name changed from Holly Glade, 1879; To Desha County, 1884
Melton 1846 Name changed to Gaines Landing, 1849
Moon See Scaife
Moore See Scaife
Nordman 1909 1909 16-15S-2W Mail to Lake Village
Parkwells 1899 1913 30-13S-3W Mail to Halley
Pedro 1902 1903 22-17S-2W Was to be named Masona; Mail to Lake Village
Readland 1903 1981 8-19S-1W
Redleaf 1907 1921 27-16S-2W Mail to Lake Village
Rossmere 1887 30-15S-1W Name changed to Lakehill, 1895
Scaife 1901 1915 10-18S-1W Was to be named Moore, Edward or Moon; Mail to Harwood
Sterling 1874 1920 23-19S-1W Mail to Readland
Sunnyside 1867 1893 19-16S-1E Mail to Lake Village
Vancluse 1888 1913 3-16S-1W Mail to Luna Landing
Villemont 1830 Name changed to Columbia, 1833