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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
Allenton See Ashvale
Allport 1926 17-2S-7W Changed from Ryan, 1914; Was to be Gregor; Mail to Humnoke
Ashvale 1887 1905 17-2S-10W Was to be Allenton; Mail to Scott
Austin 1861 4-4N-9W From Prairie County, 1873
Belcher 1875 1883 26-1S-6W Named for T.M. Belcher, Postmaster; To Prairie County, 1875
Billeagle 1894 1909 32-1S-7W Mail to Jebb
Blakemore 1892 1913 5-2S-8W Named for William S. Blakemore; Mail to England
Brummitt 1912 1943 9-2S-6W Named for Albert S. Brummitt, Postmaster; Mail to Stuttgart
Butlerville 1877 1933 14-4N-8W Mail to Ward
Cabot 1873 18-4N-9W From Pulaski County, 1873
Carlisle 1873 22-2N-7W From Prairie County, 1873
Cobbs 1880 1916 17-1S-9W Named for Lafayette M. Cobb, Postmaster; Mail to Scott
Coy 1913 16-2S-8W
Cullor 1911 1913 24-1N-8W Named for Tison J. Cullor, Postmaster; Mail to Carlisle
Cumi See Furlow
England 15-2S-9W Changed from Groveland, 1888
Furlow 1898 1907 23-3N-9W Was to be Cumi; Mail to Lonoke
Geridge 1912 1930 13-2S-7W Mail to England
Glover 1885 1886 Named for Howell E. Glover, Postmaster; Mail to Cabot
Goodbars/Goodbar 1876 1887 5-2S-8W Mail to Pettus
Gregor See Allport
Groveland 1880 3-2S-9W Changed to England, 1888
Hamilton 1876 1904 22-1N-7W Mail to Melta
Humnoke 1912 15-2S-7W
Jacksonville 1871 From Pulaski County, 1873; Back to Pulaski County, 1875
Jebb 1903 1913 5-2S-8W Mail to England
Jewel 1898 1906 17-1N-9W Mail to Lonoke
Keo 1889 30-1N-9W
Kerr's/Kerrs 1876 1935 23-2N-10W From Pulaski County, 1876; Mail to Scott
Krupp 1901 1907 31-4N-8W Named for Joh Krupp, Postmaster; Mail to Austin
Larissa 1876 1878 28-4N-8W
Lonoke 1872 19-2N-8W From Prairie County, 1873
Lucia 1894 1895
Magness 1884 1884 30-5N-10W Mail to Austin
McCreanor 1900 1908 19-2N-7W Mail to Carlisle
Melta 1899 1904 10-1S-7W Was to be Piney; Mail to Carlisle
Meto/Meto City 1912 1922 20-2N-9W Mail to Kerrs
Nava See Panola
Needmore 1892 1903 31-3N-7W Was to be Wedon; Mail to Carlisle
Neill 1894 1904 35-2S-7W Mail to Humphrey
Newby 1901 1903 3-3N-9W Mail to Krupp
Oliver See Wilobel
Orlan 1882 27-5N-9W Changed to Ward, 1883
Otto See Parnell
Panola 1890 1904 1-2N-10W Was to be Nava; Mail to Furlow
Parnell 1891 1905 17-3N-9W Was to be Red Oak or Otto; Mail to Cabot
Pettus 1881 1944 19-1S-8W Mail to Lonoke
Piney See Melta
Prairie Centre 1866 1878 24-2N-7W From Prairie County, 1873
Red Oak See Parnell
Redoak 1895 1905 6-3N-9W Mail to Cabot
Ryan 1918 1927 12-2S-8W Mail to England
Ryan 1912 13-2S-8W Changed to Allport, 1914
Scott 1890 To Pulaski County, 1907
Seaton 1894 1895
Sylvania 1893 1916 13-4N-9W Mail to Austin
Tark 1875 1875 20-2N-9W
Toltec 1889 1932 2-1S-10W Mail to Scott
Tomberlins 1877 1915 28-2S-8W Mail to England
Walter Chapel 1877 1890 To Prairie County, 1884
Ward 27-5N-9W Changed from Orlan, 1883
Waterproof 1900 1905 5-3N-7W Mail to Wattensaw
Wattensaw 1887 1954 10-3N-8W Mail to Lonoke
Wedon See Needmore
Weedon 1877 1881 1-1S-9W
Wilobel 1894 1895 13-1S-10W Was to be Oliver; Mail to Toltec
Wooley 1900 1900