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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
Alma See Peters
Arnold 1901 1901 29-3N-6E Mail to Peters
Ashleys Point 1871 1874 22-2N-6E From Phillips County, 1873
Askew 1856 1926 23-2N-5E From Phillips County, 1873; Mail to Brickeys
Aubrey 1909 4-1N-2E
Bailey 1881 9-3N-3E Changed to Haynes, 1883
Beck 1924 1933 7-2N-5E Was to be Jimmie; Mail to Brickeys
Blackfish See St. Francis
Bledsoe/Bledsoes Landing 1869 1909 3-3N-5E From Crittenden County, 1873; Local name, Council Bend
Blue Point From Crittenden County, 1879; Back in 1884
Brickeys 1914 20-3N-5E
Bryes 1916 1920 22-2N-4E Mail to Marianna
Canaan 1880 1885 21-3N-3E Mail to Haynes
Clifton 1873 32-3N-3E Changed to Felton, 1925
Council 1903 1922 20-3N-6E Mail to Hoodland
Council Bend 1874 1882 3-2N-6E Local name, Cut Off or Peters Landing; See Bledsoe
Cut Off See Council Bend
Dansby 1899 Named for Jack H. Dansby, Postmaster; To St. Francis County after 1913
Due West 1860 1875 20-3N-1E From Monroe County, 1873
Dunns Landing See St. Francis
Felton 1931 9-2N-3E Changed from Clifton, 1925; Named for John R. Felton, Postmaster
Fitzpatrick 1890 1895 22-1N-5E Named for Lewis A. Fitzpatrick, Postmaster; Mail to Helena
Fortune 1879 1883 28-2N-5E Mail to Park Place
Gill 1897 1917 17-3N-2E Mail to Palestine
Gossett Station See Hoodland
Hale 1914 1915 3-1N-4E Local name, Jeffersonville; Mail to Marianna
Hales Landing See Haleside
Haleside/Hale Side 1879 1884 2-1N-4E Named for Robert E. Hale, Postmaster; Local name, Hales Landing
Happy 1897 1916 20-3N-7E From Crittenden County, 1897; Mail to Bruins
Haynes 9-3N-3E Changed from Bailey, 1883
Hoodland 1920 1928 11-3N-5E Named for James B. Hood; Was to be Kokoma; Local name, Gossett Station; Mail to Brickeys
Hope Store See Walnut Bend
James 1881 1884 11-1N-1E Mail to Lee
Jeffersonville See Hale
Jimmie See Beck
Key 1877 1885 17-1N-3E Local name, Preston; Mail to La Grange
Kokomo See Hoodland
La Grange 1852 31-1N-4E From Phillips County, 1873; Local name, Village La Grange
Lee 1876 1914 29-1N-2E Mail to Marvel
Linwood See St. Francis
Marianna 22-2N-3E Changed from Walnut Ridge, 1852; From Phillips County, 1873
Moro 1855 15-2N-1E From Monroe County, 1873
Musadine See Reese
Oak Forest 1877 1906 9-2N-2E Mail to Marianna
P.D. See Pedee
Park Place 1875 1916 31-3N-5E Was to be Raggio City; Mail to Brickeys
Pedee 1903 1906 25-3N-2E Was to be P.D. or Texas; Mail to Clifton
Peters Landing See Council Bend
Peters/Peters Landing 1884 1926 3-2N-6E Named for Wm. M. Peters, Postmaster; Was to be Alma; Mail to Brickeys
Pharr/Pharr's Landing 1897 1898 32-3N-4E Mail to Marianna
Philips Bayou/Philips 1868 1909 36-1N-4E From Phillips County, 1879; Mail to Southland
Preston See Key
Progress 1902 1907 17-3N-4E Mail to Haynes
Raggio City See Park Place
Reese 1909 1912 3-3N-6E Was to be Muscadine; Mail to Happy
Ringville 1894 1896 14-3N-2E Mail to Clifton
Rondo 1909 1959 3-1N-3E
Seelig 1890 1913 33-2N-2E Mail to Aubrey
Shiloh See Vernon
Soudan 1914 1931 35-3N-4E Mail to Marianna
Springcreek/Spring Creek 1871 1911 26-1N-2E From Phillips County 1873; Mail to Aubrey
St. Francis 1870 31-3N-5E From Crittenden County, 1873; Was to be Blackfish; Local names, Linwood and Dunns Landing
Sylarsville 1867 1904 31-2N-2E From Monroe County, 1873; Mail to Seelig
Texas See Pedee
Thomasville 1911 1922 30-2N-2E Mail to Marianna
Vernon 1898 1902 24-2N-1W Was to be Shiloh; Mail to Moro
Village La Grange See La Grange
Vineyard 1914 35-1N-2E From Phillips County, 1885; Mail to Rondo
Walnut Bend 1838 1906 1-2N-5E From Phillips County, 1873; Local name, Hope Star; Mail to Askew
Walnut Ridge 1848 4-2N-3E Changed to Marianna, 1852
Wolf 1898 1899 10-1N-1E Mail to Lee