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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
Adamsburg Changed from White Bluff, 1870; Changed back to White Bluff, 1877
Alfred Kings Place See White Bluff
Altheimer 1885 35-4S-8W Named for Louis Altheimer, Postmaster
Anrep 1918 1929 32-5S-5W Named for Herman Anrep, Postmaster; Was to be Ward's Ferry
Astor 1881 1883 35-5S-8W Mail to New Gascony
Bankhead 1877 1908 16-6S-7W Mail to Lake Farm
Bellville 1875 1879 16-5S-9W
Bird's Springs/Byrd Springs 1857 1872 32-3S-11W
Brook's 1859 1866
Brookside 1901 1904 21-6S-10W Was to be Sulphur Springs; Mail to Pine Bluff
Camp Creek 1850 1859
Carson 1868 1879 12-5S-9W Named for Anderson C. Carson, Postmaster
College Park See Meten
Cornerstone 1886 1930 30-5S-7W Mail to Altheimer
Cotton Center/Cotton Centre 1887 16-4S-8W Changed from Flat Bayou, 1878; Mail to Altheimer
Cottonwood 1849 Changed to Dugan's Landing, 1849
Darysaw 1848 1914 To Grant County, 1869
Dexter 1882 1912 32-4S-10W Mail to Pine Bluff
Diantha 1915 1929 4-4S-7W Was to be Warner
Doble Wells 1871 1930 10-7S-11W Mail to Pine Bluff
Doyletown 1914 1936 21-5S-11W Mail to Pine Bluff
Dugan's Landing 1850 Changed from Cottonwood, 1849
Eastwood 1903 1907 24-4S-11W Mail to Jefferson
Edwards 1878 1879 25-7S-10W
Egypt 1856 1859
Elerson 1892 1929 20-4S-8W Was to be Miller's; Mail to Altheimer
Eula See Nubia
Fair Bluff 1860 1860
Fairfield 1878 1931 10-6S-8W Mail to Pine Bluff
Faith 1888 1931 22-7S-10W Changed to Grace, 1908; Back in 1908; Mail to Pine Bluff
Fish Lake See Skinner
Fiveforks 1901 1902 7-5S-7W Mail to Altheimer
Flat Bayou 1881 1886 16-4S-8W Mail to Cotton Center
Flat Bayou 1857 32-4S-8W Changed to Cotton Center, 1878
Folsom See English
Garretson's Landing/Garretson 1921 Changed from Richland, 1866; To McKenzies, 1876; Back to Garretson's Landing, 1877; Mail to Moscow
Gethsemane 1898 1929 27-3S-8W See McGrew; Mail to Altheimer
Grace Changed from Faith 1908; Back to Faith, 1908; See Ruth
Greely 1881 14-7S-8W Changed to Ladd, 1897
Greenback 1892 24-6S-7W Changed from New Gascony, 1868; Local name, Lewis Landing
Hannaberry 1896 1921 33-7S-5W Local name, Lake Place; Mail to Reydel
Hastings Changed from Macon, 1892; Changed back, 1892
Hayes See Reed
Haywood 1910 1912 13-4S-9W Mail to Sherrill
Hockers 1877 1886 34-3S-8W Mail to Flat Bayou
Hoodsville 1850 1850 Named for Jonathan R. Hood, Postmaster
Hudgions 1837 1842 Named for Ambrose Hudgions, Postmaster
Humphrey 1884 To Arkansas County, 1891
Hunn See Sleeth
Jefferson 1881 17-4S-11W
Kearney 1888 1912 35-3S-11W Mail to Jefferson
Kings Place, Alfred See White Bluff
Ladd 1907 4-7S-8W Changed from Greely, 1897; Mail to Pine Bluff
Lake Dick 1900 1945 26-5S-8W Mail to Altheimer
Lake Farm 1889 1918 31-5S-6W Mail to Swan Lake
Lake Place See Hannaberry
Langford 1902 1920 18-6S-5W Mail to English
Lehi 1883 Changed from Taladega, 1850; To Cleveland County, 1873
Linwood 1874 1905 33-6S-7W Mail to Moscow
Locust Cottage 1855 1924 26-7S-11W To Cleveland County 1905; Back to Jefferson County, 1907; Mail to Kedron
Loomis 1891 33-7S-10W Changed to Tyrone, 1892
Louis Landing See Greenback
Luzon 1899 1900 5-3S-10W Mail to Plum Bayou
Macon 1884 1892 15-7S-10W Changed to Hastings, 1892; Changed back, 1892
Madding 1888 1929 35-5S-8W Mail to Altheimer
McGrew 1908 1911 23-4S-7W Named for Washington McGrew, Sr.; Was to be Gethsemane
McKenzies Changed from Garretson's Landing, 1876; Changed back, 1877
Melton 1868 1877 13-7S-9W
Meltonville 1904 1904
Miller's See Elerson
Monday 1855 1859
Moscow 3-7S-7W Changed from Linwood, 1905
Moten 1918 1934 23-5S-10W Was to be College Park; Mail to Pine Bluff
Mulberry Grove 1868 17-6S-7W Changed from New Gascony, 1866
Natick 1887 1888 16-5S-9W Mail to Pine Bluff
New Gascony 1832 Changed to Mulberry Grove, 1866
New Gascony 1869 1929 Mail to Altheimer
New Gascony 1868 33-5S-7W Changed to Greenback, 1868
Noble Lake/Noble's Lake 1873 1919 24-6S-8W Mail to Pine Bluff
Nubia 1885 1896 31-5S-10W Was to be Eula; Mail to Pine Bluff
Oakland See Oakville
Oakville 1869 1881 21-6S-7W Was to be Oakland
Pastoria 1854 1917 24-4S-10W Mail to Sherrill
Peach Grove 1855 1859
Pearl 1899 1901 32-7S-9W
Pine Bluff 1833 22-5S-9W
Piney Grove 1873 1877 3-7S-10W
Plum Bayou 1843 1949 10-3S-10W Mail to Wright
Rainey 1881 3-4S-9W For William. O. Rainey, Postmaster; Changed to Tucker, 1886; Changed back to Rainey, 1889; Changed back to Tucker, 1892
Randall 1868 1915 19-8S-9W From Bradley County, 1868; To Cleveland County, 1873
Red Bluff 1869 1892 17-3S-11W Mail to Redfied; See Windom
Red Field 1880 22-3S-11W
Reed 1877 1878 5-5S-10W Named for Lydia S. Reed, Postmaster; Was to be Hayes
Reform 1870 1877 4-3S-12W
Reydel/Reydell 1899 21-6S-5W
Richland 1839 23-6S-7W Changed to Garretson's Landing, 1866
Richland 1866 1869 27-6S-7W
Rob Roy/Robroy 1850 1926 33-8S-4W
Ruth 1882 1885 13-5S-11W Was to be Grace; Mail to Pine Bluff
Rutledge 1873 1874 24-7S-10W
Sherrill 1890 11-4S-9W
Skinner 1901 1914 2-5S-7W For John A. Skinner; Was to be Fish Lake; Mail to Altheimer
Sleeth 1889 1899 24-4S-11W Was to be Hunn; Mail to Jefferson
Smart 1881 1884 36-5S-10W
St. Marys 1839 1843
Straw Hat 1852 1853
Sulpher Springs See Brookside
Swan Lake 1851 1923 18-6S-6W From Arkansas County, 1887
Sweden 1900 1925 12-6S-7W Mail to Cornerstone
Taladega 1848 Changed to Lehi, 1850
Tamo 1900 1967 13-7S-7W Mail to Grady
Toronto 1871 1899 13-7S-7W Mail to Linwood
Tucker 23-3S-9W Changed from Rainey, 1886; Back to Rainey, 1889; Back to Tucker, 1892; Named for John W. Tucker, Postmaster
Tyrone 1900 Changed from Loomis, 1892; Mail to Faith
Victoria 1868 1873 33-5S-8W
Wabbaseka 1883 17-4S-7W
Waldstein 1912 1927 Mail to Reydel
Ward's Ferry See Anrep
Warner See Diantha
Waterseky 1858 1860
Watts 1886 1888 4-3S-9W Named for Thomas H. Watts, Postmaster; Mail to Groveland
West End Station 1913 9-6S-9W
White Bluff 1854 34-3S-10W Local name, Alfred Kings Place; Changed to Adamsburgh, 1870; Changed back, 1877; Changed to Greer, 1884
White Oak 1848 1906 6-8S-11W To Cleveland County, 1873
White Sulphur Springs 1855 1878 21-6S-10W
Wightmans Mills 1867 1867 27-4S-10W Named for William A. Wightman, Postmaster
Wikins 1890 1891
Williamette 1872 1904 30-6S-5W From Arkansas County, 1885; Mail to English
Windom 1893 1895 1-3S-11W Was to be Red Bluff; Mail to Red Field
Wright 1938 22-3S-10W