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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
Alicia 1873 34-15N-1W
Annieville 1890 1920 36-18N-3W Named for Annie C. Dent, Postmistress; Mail to Imboden
Ash Flat 1856 To Sharp County, 1869
Barry 1852 Changed from Reed's Creek, 1850
Berry See Jesup
Bessie 1912 1926 15-15N-5W Mail to Alicia
Black Rock 1884 21-17N-1W
Bradys See Surprise
Broom 1909 1915 30-15N-1W Mail to Alicia
Buncombe Ridge 1874 1876 6-17N-1E
Bush 1886 1886
Calamine 1857 1867 27-16N-4W To Sharp County, 1869
Caney Valley See Valley
Canton 1840 1873
Casper See Litha
Claimanda 1875 1877 35-17N-1W
Clements 1899 1911 5-17N-3W Named for Marshall C. Clements; Mail to Annieville
Clinton See Portia
Clover Bend 1848 1919 30-16N-1W Mail to Alicia
Columbia 1829 Changed to Fourche Toma/Dumas, 1833
Comanche/Commanche 1856 1866 35-17N-5W
Concord 1880 1881 5-17N-2W
County Line 1833 To Greene County
Crowly's 1832 Named for Benjamin (or John) Crowly; To Greene County
Cuba 1857 1859
Davisville See Denton
Denton 1894 1954 21-17N-2W Was to be Davisville; Mail to Powhatan
Dosy 1886 1890 4-15N-1W Mail to Minturn
Driftwood 1905 1935 1-15N-3W Mail to Strawberry
Eaganville See Saffel
Eaton 1900 1954 4-16N-2W Was to be Kimberly, 1907; Mail to Powhatan
Egypt 1888 36-15N-1E To Craighead County, 1900
Ethel See Zincville
Evening Shade 1847 ?-16N-6W To Sharp County, 1869
Evergreen 1885 1886 Mail to Imboden
Faith See Zincville
Fourche Toma/Dumas Changed from Columbia, 1835; To Randolph County
Frisbee 1906 1919 29-18N-3W For Robert L. Frisbee; Mail to Ravenden
Gum Springs 1860 1866
Havana 1876 1877 1-18N-3W
Hazel Grove 1851 To Independence County, 1881
Hendersonburg/Henderson See Jesup
Hixes Ferry 1832 To Randolph County
Hope See Zincville
Houghton 1854 1860 17-16N-1W There is a store there and two or three families
Houghton 1896 1898 15-17N-2W Mail to Black Rock
Hoxie 1884 3-16N-1E
Imboden 1883 15-18N-2W
Jackson 1832 2-18N-2W Changed to Spring River, 1851; Back to Spring River, 1852; To Randolph County, 1868
Jesup 1894 1954 18-16N-3W Was to be Berry, Henderson, or Hendersonburgh; Mail Smithville
Kimberly See Eaton
Laura Town/Lauratown 1860 1954 16-16N-1W Mail to Hoxie
Lindsey 1900 Changed from Uno, 1886; Mail to Minturn
Linwood 1855 1873 8-16N-2W
Litha 1891 1891 6-16N-2W Was to be Casper; Mail to Lynn
Lynn 1891 8-16N-2W
Martins Creek 1870 5-19N-3W Changed from Red Bank, 1855
Minturn 1873 31-16N-1E
Mount Silvan 1851 1866
Murta 1878 1905 17-17N-2E Mail to Walnut Ridge
Myatt 1846 1866 20-20N-5W
Oasis 1860 1866
Opposition 1870 1904 10-18N-3W Mail to Ravenden
Osborn's Creek 1858 1859 2-17N-4W
Pa Paw See Walnut Ridge
Parsonville 1888 1893 15-15N-1E For Francis M. Parson, Postmaster; Mail to Egypt
Paw Paw 1858
Pearl See Zincville
Poplar Hall 1878 1886 7-17N-1E Mail to Walnut Ridge
Portia 1882 36-17N-1W Was to be Clinton
Powhatan 1843 29-17N-1W
Progress 1912 1912 23-17N-2E Mail to Walnut Ridge
Ravenden 1883 1-18N-3W
Red Bank 1846 29-19N-3W Changed to Martins Creek, 1855
Reed's Creek 1838 Changed to Barry 1850; Re-established 1850; Sharp County, 1869
Rhea 1870 1872 26-17N-2W
Richwoods 1903 1913 6-17N-1E Mail to Walnut Ridge
Riply See Zincville
Saffel/Saffell 1901 27-15N-3W Named for John A. Saffell, Postmaster; Was to be Eagonville
Scottsville 1872 1873 6-17N-1E For Thomas J. Scott, Postmaster
Sedgwick 1883 34-16N-2E
Sidney 1858 1866 20-16N-6W
Sloan 1905 1921 25-18N-2W For Robert F. Sloan, Postmaster; Mail to Imboden
Smithville 33-17N-3W Changed from Strawberry River, 1837
Spring River Changed from Jackson, 1851; To Spring River, 1852; Back, 1852
Stranger's Home/Strangers 1858 1908 19-15N-1W
Strawberry 1854 2-15N-3W Was to be Strawberry Point
Strawberry Point See Strawberry
Strawberry River 1832 5-16N-3W Changed to Smithville, 1837
Stuart 1905 c1908 18-16N-1W To Sharp County
Sugar Grove 1851 1866 18-19N-4W
Surprise 1904 1906 28-15N-2W Was to be Bradys; Mail to Driftwood
Taylor 1887 1891 27-16N-3W Mail to Smithville
Uno 1884 30-16N-1E Changed to Lindsey, 1886
Valley 1911 1912 30-15N-3W Was to be Caney Valley; Mail to Strawberry
Walnut Ridge 1870 29-17N-1E Was to be Paw Paw
Zincville 1900 1902 22-17N-3W Was to be Faith, Hope, Peark, Riply, or Ethel; Mail to Smithville