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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
Albany 1855 1867
Arcadia 1888 1903 18-10S-23W Local name, Arcadia Station
Arcadia Station See Arcadia
Barker 1884 31-10S-26W Name changed to Yancy, 1900
Bell/Belle 1901 1907 9-10S-26W Mail to Clow
Bellview See Belton
Bellville ?-14S-25W On 1865 County map
Belton 1900 1936 20-9S-25W Was to be named Bonnie or Bellview; Mail to Nashville
Bingen 1965 16-9S-26W Name changed from Ozan, 1881
Blevins 1901 16-10S-24W
Bonnie See Belton
Buckville 1871 To Nevada County, 1871
Center See Dotson
Centreville ?-13S-23W On 1865 County map
Clarks Mills/Clark's Mills 1841 1867 Named for William Clark, Postmaster
Clayton 1869 1890 To Nevada County 1879; Back from Nevada County, 1890; Mail to Hope
Clow 1890 1914 16-10S-26W Mail to Ozan
Coler 1903 1909 4-14S-24W Mail to Patmos
Columbus 1834 19-11S-26W
Conway 1828 Named for James H. Conway, Postmaster; To Lafayette County, 1928
Cossotat 1828 To Sevier County
Crackers Neck 1868 1868
De Ann 1879 1907 22-11S-24W Mail to Emmett
Dixon 1908 34-9S-25W Name changed to McCaskill, 1912
Dotson 1896 1915 6-10S-24W Was to be named Center; Mail to McCaskill
Doyle 1890 1917 22-9S-26W Mail to Bingen
Drab 1900 1927 25-10S-24W Mail to Blevins
Dura See Patmos
Edgar 1910 1914 31-12S-25W Was to be named Gilbert; Mail to Fulton
Eleyville 22-9S-25W Name changed from Hickory Creek, 1890; Changed to Westbrook, 1900
Fay 1899 1906 29-14S-25W Mail to Patmos
Fay 1887 29-14S-25W Located ' vicinity of Dooley's Ferry'; Changed to Dooley in Miller County, 1899
Fontaine 1880 1882 4-10S-26W Mail to Goodlett
Fulton 20-13S-26W Name changed from Fulton on Red River, 1840
Fulton on Red River Name changed from Red River, 1838; Changed to Fulton, 1840
Garlandville 1879 1906 16-11S-23W Was to be named Deann; Mail to Prescott
Gilbert See Edgar
Goodlett 1880 27-10S-26W Name changed to Ozan, 1884
Graves 1844 1866 Named for Philip T. Graves, Postmaster
Guernsey 1875 1918 3-13S-25W Mail to Hope
Hempstead 1879 1880 14-14S-24W Was to be named Sandersville
Hempstead Courthouse 1820 Name changed to Washington, 1839
Hickory Creek 1859 27-9S-25W Name changed to Eleyville, 1890
Hicksville ?-13S-22W On 1865 County Map
Hope 1873 22-12S-24W
Jakajones 1892 1909 31-10S-14W Mail to Washington
Justus' Mills 1851 1866 Named for John Justus, Postmaster; See Mineral Springs
Kilgore 1906 1910 5-10S-24W Mail to Dotson
Lively 1888 1905 5-14S-24W Mail to Patmos
Lost Prairie 1828 1833
Luzon See Patmos
Lynnville 1881 1885 25-14S-25W Named for John Thomas Lynn, Postmaster; Mail to Hope
Marlbrook 1847 1866
McCaskill 35-9S-25W Name changed from Dixon, 1912
McNab 1903 31-12S-26W
Mine Creek 1848 Name changed to Nashville, 1856
Mine Creek 1872 1876
Mineral Springs 11-9S-27W "Late Saline"; Name changed from Justus Mills; To Howard County, 1873
Moscow 1858 1867 ?-11S-22W
Mount Moria/Mt. Moriah 1844 ?-13S-21W To "Washita" County, 1852
Nashville 23-9S-27W Name changed from Mine Creek, 1856; To Howard County, 1873
Niphon 1883 1883 18-10S-23W Mail to Prescott
Oak Grove 1852 To Columbia County, 1852
Ozan 30-10S-25W Name changed from Goodlett, 1884
Ozan 1852 16-9S-26W Local name, Pine Grove; Name changed to Bingen, 1881
Patmos 1903 1976 23-14S-24W Was to be named Luzon or Dura
Pine Grove See Ozan
Red Land 1848 1849
Red River 1838 Name changed to Fulton on Red River, 1839
Register 1890 1894 33-13S-23W Mail to Shover Springs
Saline See Mineral Springs
Sandersville See Hempstead
Sardis 1884 1906 11-14S-24W Mail to Patmos
Shelton 1892 1908 4-13S-23W Mail to Azor, Nevada County, 1908
Sheppard 1910 1920 18-12S-25W
Shover Springs 1890 1910 13-13S-24W Mail to Hope
Spring Hill 1835 1906 25-13S-25W Mail to Hope
Tokie/Tokio 1852 35-8S-26W From Pike County 1909; Mail to Nashville
Virginius 1894 1896 17-12S-25W Mail to Washington
Wallaceburgh 1870 1907 10-10S-24W Mail to Blevins
Washington 22-11S-25W Name chnaged from Hempstead Courthouse, 1839
Wellsville 1868 1868 10-10S-24W
Westbrook 1911 26-9S-25W Name changed from Eleyville, 1890; Mail to Belton
Wilson Cross Roads 1869 1879 25-14S-25W Named for J.A.C. Wilson, Postmaster; "No village, but a store house"
Yancy 1924 31-10S-26W Name changed from Barker, 1900; Mail to Blevins