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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
Acorn 1892 1915 33-1S-30W Was to be named Heath; Mail to Mena
Ascites 1896 16-5S-32W Name changed to Bog Springs, 1909
Baker 1883 6-6S-31W Local name, Leon Station; Changed to Grannis, 1897
Baker's Springs/Bakers Springs 1851 33-5S-30W Name changed to Stewart Springs, 1851
Bethesda 1882 1884 31-2S-30W Mail to Dallas
Big Bend 1853 1892 26-2S-29W Mail to Boardcamp
Big Fork 23-3S-28W From Montgomery County, 1860; Named for Big Fork Creek
Board Camp 1878 33-2S-29W
Bog Springs 1937 16-5S-32W Nam changed from Ascites, 1909; Mail to Grannis
Bulger 1891 1910 34-2S-32W Was to be named Cedar; Mail to Hatfield
Carper 1892 1898 22-4S-32W Mail to Cove
Cassatot/Casatot See Pontiac
Cedar See Bulgar
Cherry Hill 1966 9-2S-28W Name changed from Egger
Clarence 1895 1898 25-6S-32W Mail to Grannis
Cove/Cove Creek 1850 11-45-32 Name changed to Hatfield, 1897
Cove/Cove Station 3-4S-32W Was to be named Leroy; Changed from Venice, 1898
Dallas 1845 1901 32-2S-30W Changed to Panther, 1846; Back to Dallas, 1857; Mail to Mena
Duncan City 1923 Changed to Eagleton, 1923; Local name, "Duncan Lumber Company"
Eagle Gap See Rich Mountain
Eagle Hill 1870 Was to be Gravel Well; Changed to Grab, 1890
Eagleton 1899 1958 9-15-314 Changed from Duncan City, 1923; Mail to Black Fork
Eberson City See Shady
Edge Hill 1858 4-2S-29W Changed to Pilot Knob, 1873
Egger 1886 9-25-28W Named for John Jackson Egger, Postmaster; Changed to Cherry Hill, 1923
Fountain Springs See Hornidy
Gage See Vandervoort
Gann 1895 31-2S-31W Named for Mary Gann, Postmaster; From Grab, 1895; Mail to Potter
Gap Springs 1852 1866 22-4S-30W
Grab 36-2S-32W Changed from Eagle Hill, 1890; Changed to Gann, 1895
Grannis 18-6S-31W Was to be Hubbel; Changed from Baker, 1897
Gravel Well See Eagle Hill
Hartley 1886 1929 29-4S-29W Was to be Hilburn; Mail to Vandervoort
Hatfield 24-3S-32W Name changed from Cove, 1897
Hatton/Heatton 1882 1-5S-32W
Heath See Acorn
Hilburn See Hartley
Hornidy 1881 1882 12-4S-29W Was to be Fountain Springs; Named for Otho E. Hornidy, Postmaster
Howard 1896 Named for George J. Howard, Postmaster; To LeFlore County, Oklahoma, 1911
Hubbell See Grannis
Ink 1887 1967 7-2S-29W Was to be Melon; Mail to Mena
Janssen 1897 25-4S-32W Changed to Vandervoort, 1898
Keto See Quito
Lebow 1860 1866
Leon Station See Baker
Leroy See Cove
Liberty See Yocana
Line Road 1879 1881 18-2S-30W
Lost 1914 1916 19-1S-28W Mail to Mena
McKay 1889 1890 Named for Micheal McKay, Postmaster
Melon See Ink
Mena 18-2S-30W Changed from York, 1896
Mountain Fork 1858 1916 3-2S-32W Mail to Potter
Muscadine 1913 1913
New Tony 1878 1879 27-6S-31W
Next See Opal
Nichols 1887 1905 8-3S-32W For Arminda Nichols, Postmistress; Was to be Willow; Mail to Bulger
Nunley 1904 1917 25-2S-30W Mail to Mena
Opal 1909 1973 34-2S-28W Was to be called Next
Orr 1889 1890 27-5S-31W Mail to Duckett
Panther Changed from Dallas, 1846; Back to Dallas, 1857
Pilot Knob 1878 4-2S-29W Changed from Edge Hill, 1873
Pontiac 1887 1894 22-4S-30W Was to be Cossatot/Cosatot; Mail to Hartley
Posey 1906 1906
Potter 1882 1957 28-2S-31W Mail to Mena
Powells Creek See Rocky
Quito/Keto 1852 1914 2-2S-30W Mail to Mena
Ransom 1886 1897 15-2S-30W Mail to Dallas
Reardon 1859 1859
Reglub 1914 1916 1-3S-30W Was to be Standing Rock; Mail to Mena
Rhode 1880 1892 6-4S-29W Mail to Pontiac
Rich Mountain 1878 1941 35-1S-32W Local name, Eagle Gap; Mail to Eagleton
Rock See Shady
Rocky 1882 1908 6-2S-31W Was to be Powells Creek; Mail to Potter
Roff 1892 1912 31-4S-32W Named for Joseph T. Roff, Postmaster; Mail to Hatton
Saline Mills 1871 8-5S-28W To Howard County, 1873
Shady 1895 1922 32-3S-29W Was to be Rock or Eberson City; Mail to Mena
Sherwood 1897 20-5S-31W Changed to Wickes, 1897
Shetucket 1866 Changed from Stewart Springs, 1853
Standing Rock See Reglub
Stewart Springs Changed from Baker Springs, 1851; To Shetucke, 1853
Sydenham 1856 1858 ?-6S-28W
Vandervoort 25-4S-32W Changed to Janssen, 1897; Was to be Gage
Vego 1890 1891
Venice 1897 3-4S-32W Changed to Cove, 1898
Wake 1848 1848
White 1886 1889 25-4S-32W Mail toHatton
Wicks 20-5S-31W Changed from Sherwood, 1897
Willow See Nichols
Yocana 1913 1918 11-2S-29W Was to be Liberty
York 34-2S-31W Named for John A. York, Postmaster; Changed to Mena, 1896