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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
Adams 1907 1910 25-18N-17W Named for Emma Adams, Postmistress; Was to be Lynn; Mail to Yellville
Ball 1881 1881 36-20N-16W
Bend 1907 1910 4-21N-17W Mail to Peel
Bendona 1924 1931 9-21N-17W
Big Pond 1858 1879 To Baxter County, 1873
Brodie 1910 1911 26-18N-16W Was to be named Melton; Mail to Yellville
Bruno 1885 9-17N-17W
Bubo See Rosslow
Buffalo City 1848 1866 27-18N-14W
Buffalo City/Buffalo 1955 33-18N-14W Changed from Toney, 1893; to Baxter County, 1928
Bull Shoals 1949
Burne's Store See Freck
Cedar Creek See Teagarden
Chigger Hill See Mount Perrian
Claffern 1916 1917 11-17N-15W Was to be named Coe; Mail to Rush
Clear Creek 1855 7-17N-18W To Boone County, 1869; To Marion County, 1883; To Powell, 1888
Coe See Claffern
Comal 1906 1918 34-19N-17W Mail to Turkey
Cowan 1900 1904 26-18N-16W Mail to Yellville
Desoto Springs See Mull
Dillard See Silver Run
Doddsville/Dodd City 1872 1931 4-19N-17W Named for Hiempsal S. Dodd, Postmaster; Mail to Monarch
Dubuque 1867 Changed from Worth, 1856
Dugger 1907 1918 14-17N-18W Mail to Overton
Duluth 1895 1897 36-21N-17W Mail to Peel
Edwards See Stone
Eros 1880 1928 36-18N-18W Was to be Sweet Water or Prairie House; Mail to Everton
Eudora See Pyatt
Exter 1888 11-17N-15W Changed to Rush, 1890
Fears 1908 1915 34-21N-15W For John M. Fears Postmaster; Was to be Grunsky; Local name, Hill Tot
Flippin 1882 17-19N-15W Was to be Jackson City
Flippin 1878 Changed to George's Creek, 1879
Freck 1906 1953 19-17N-16W Local name, Burnes' Store; Mail to St. Joe
George's Creek 1905 35-19N-17W Changed from Flippin, 1879; Mail to Flippin
Gould See Summit
Grunsky See Fears
Hampton Valley 1878 1880 3-17N-17W
Helva 1917 1918 26-17N-15W Mail to Rush
Hepsey 1891 1926 34-17N-14W Mail to Big Flat
Hill Top See Fears
Ina 1896 1896
Iolo 1908 1908
Jacfontan 1902 1903 22-17N-14W Mail to Buffalo
Jackson City See Flippin
Johnson 1836 1847 20-19N-15W
Keystone 1904 1911 13-17-15W Mail to Buffalo
Kingdom Springs 1902 1933 34-20N-16W "New Mining Camp"
Lead Hill 1857 To Boone County, 1869
Lionhill 1895 1902 20-18N-14W Mail to Buffalo
Lynn See Adams
Maryhattiana 1899 1902 7-17N-15W Mail to Rush
McBee Landing 1887 1906 23-19N-15W Named for William C. McBee, Postmaster; Mail to Flippin
McCarty See Mull
Melton See Brodie
Monarch 1887 1955 24-20N-18W Mail to Yellville
Mount Perrian 1921 1926 30-21N-17W Was to be Chiggar Hill; Mail to Proten, Missouri
Mountain Home 1870 To Baxter County, 1873
Mull 1919 1954 29-17N-15W Was to be McCarty; Local name, Desoto Springs; Mail to Yellville
Nod City See Pyatt
Noe's 1880 20-21N-15W Changed to Oakland, 1886
Noe's Ferry 1875 1879 18-20N-15W Local name, Pierson
Oakland 6-20N-15W Changed from Noe's, 1886
Oatesland 1878 1878
Olney 1872 1873
Onset 1884 1914 11-18N-15W Was to be named Reas; Mail to Flippin
Onwata 1916 1918 30-20N-16W Mail to Kingdom
Peel 1885 34-21N-17W
Pierson See Noe's Ferry
Powell 13-18N-18W Changed from Clear Creek in Boone County, 1888; To Pyatt, 1904
Prairie House See Eros
Pyatt Changed from Powell, 1904; Was to be Nod City or Eudora, 36-19N-18W
Pyleville 1880 1880 25-18N-17W Named for S. G. Pyle, Postmaster
Ralph 1894 1925 33-18N-16W Mail to Yellville
Rea Valley 1912 1953 11-18N-15W Mail to Flippin
Reas See Onset
Rogersville/Rogersville Flat See Verona
Rolling Prairie/Ruling Prairie 1843 1871 31-18N-18W To Carroll County; Then to Boone County
Rosslow 1880 1882 3-17N-17W Mail to Eros
Rush 1886 1888 36-18N-16W
Rush/Rush Creek 1954 10-17N-15W Changed from Exter 1890; Mail to Yellville
Salgado 1900 1911 31-17N-14W Mail to Buffalo
Sherman 1870 1871 11-19N-15W
Silver Run 1916 1917 30-17N-15W Was to be Dillard; Mail to Maumee
Speirston 1917 1917 Named for Albert C. Speirs, Postmaster
Stecher City See Toney
Stewartstown/Stewarts Town 1875 1876 25-20N-16W
Stone 1884 1913 3-20N-16W Was to be named Edwards; Mail to Kingdom Springs
Sugarloaf Mills 1872 1872 29-20N-17W
Summit 1905 33-19N-16W Was to be Gould
Sweet Water See Eros
Sylva 1883 1911 20-17N-15W Mail to Maumee
Teagarden 1916 1916 7-17N-14W Was to be named Cedar Creek; Mail to Buffalo
Tolberts Ferry 1860 1866
Toney 1884 27-18N-14W To be Stecher City; Named for Lorenzo D. Toney, Postmaster; Changed to Buffalo City, 1893
Turkey 1912 1953 34-18N-17W Mail to Yellville
Verona 1912 1951 19-17N-17W
Water Creek 1874 1878 17-17N-16W
Whiteville 1858 1879 To Baxter County, 1873
Wolley 1880 1880
Worth 1848 22-21N-18W Changed to Dubuque, 1854
Yellville 1836 4-18N-16W