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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
Adassville See Ella
Aggie Station/Ark.Tech Campus 4-7N-20W
Allegan 1890 1891 24-8N-20W Mail to Rossville
Appleton 1879 1968 22-9N-18W Mail to Atkins
Atkins 1873 20-7N-18W See Pulaski
Augsburg 1884 1905 19-19N-21W Mail to London
Avondale 1888 Changed from Hector, 1888
Bayliss 1895 1905 36-9N-22W Mail to London
Bell See Smyrna
Ben Hur 1908 1975 35-13N-19W To Newton County, 1930
Bertha 1895 1911 Mail to Fort Douglas
Bolesville 1880 23-8 N-22W Changed from Georgetown, 1871; To Johnson County, 1876; Local name, Piney
Brown Town See Tilly
Cagels Mills 1877 25-19N-20W Changed to Caglesville, 1879
Caglesville 1953 25-9N-19W Changed from Cagles Mills, 1879; Mail to Russellville
Cannon 1860 1866
Chickalah 1953 Changed from Howell, 1838; To Yell County, 1838
Chopin 1899 1903 7-11N-19W Was to be Cloud, Wren or Lott; Mail to Freeman
Cloud See Chopin
Corot 1895 1905 16-8N-18W Was to be Hudson; Mail to Adkins
Cross Plains See Moreland
Dardanelle 1833 To Yell County, 1840
David See Sandgap
Dayton 1859 1867
Diamond 1906 1910 21-11N-17W Mail to Dabney
Dill See Freeman
Dover 27-9N-20W Changed from Logans Stone, 1842
Dull See Freeman
Economy 1890 1906 34-8N-18W Mail to Atkins
Ella 1892 1926 9-12W-28W Was to be Adassville; From Van Buren County, 1895; Mail to Una
Falerno 1898 1905 11-9N-21W Was to be Hays; Mail to Dover
Famous 1897 1905 22-9N-21W Mail to Dover
Fort Douglas 1875 1961 From Johnson County, 1876; Back to Johnson County, 1880
Freeman 1880 1911 25-12N-20W Was to be Igo, Dill, or Dull; Named for Mose W. Freeman, Postmaster; See Freeman Springs; Mail to Laurel
Freeman Springs 1923 1929 26-12N-20W See Freeman
Gabriel 1901 1929 17-11N-18W Was to be Wade; Mail to Solo
Galley/Galla/Gally Rock 1837 17-7N-19W Changed to Holla Bend, 1890
Garlandsville 1874 1875 26-8N-21W
Geesville 1854 1883 23-12N-19W Named for William Gee, Postmaster; Mail to Freeman
Georgetown 1858 19-8N-21W Changed to Bolesville, 1871
Gip 1902 1905 5-8N-19W Mail to Gumlog
Glass Village 1840 1882 22-7N-18W From Conway County, 1848; Back to Conway County, 1879
Griffin 1885 1887 2-8N-18W Mail to Appleton
Gumlog/Gum Log 1858 1937 17-7N-18W Mail to Russellville
Hays See Falerno
Hebron 1858 1861
Hector 1888 Changed to Avondale, 1888
Hector 1888 35-10N-19W
Hogan 1894 1895 12-6N-18W Was to be Hogin; Mail to Atkins
Hogin See Hogan
Holla Bend 1907 18-6N-12W Changed from Galley Rock, 1890; Mail to Pottsville
Howell 1860 1866
Howell 1837 24-6N-22W Changed to Chickalah, 1838
Hubbard See Sigsbee
Huckaby 1901 1902
Hudson See Corot
Huffs 1899 1907 28-12N-19W Named for William H. Huff, Postmaster; Was to be Decator; Mail to Tag
Hurley See Volney
Igo See Freeman
Isabella 1874 1880 17-8N-18W
Isbel 1899 1908 3-8N-18W Mail to Moreland
Isbel Creek See Moreland
Laurel 1883 1912 29-11N-19W Mail to Scottsville
Leta 1901 1906 5-9N-18W Mail to Appleton
Liberty 1840 1842
Lloyd 1892 30-8N-20W Changed to Ouitaville
Logan 1832 1836 Named for James Logan, Postmaster; To Johnson County, 1833
Logans Store 1839 Named for Matthew S. Logan, Postmaster; Changed to Dover, 1842
London 1877 20-8N-21W
Lone Poplar 1872 1873 25-7N-18W
Lost Corner 1954 30-11N-17W Changed from Okay, 1929; Mail to Jerusalem
Lott See Chopin
Lotta 1898 1900 15-11N-19W Mail to Laurel
Lyman 1867 1874 23-7N-19W
Maine See Sigsbee
Maple See Allegan
Mill See Victor
Mill Creek/Millcreek 1908 Changed from Santos, 1892; Mail to Russellville
Moreland 1856 1976 3-8N-19W Local name, Cross Plains; Or Isbel Creek
Morning Shade See Victor
Morrison Bluff 1830 1852 To Johnson County, 1833
Morrovia 1837 Changed to Danville, 1842; To Yell County, 1842
Murphy 1904 1905 4-9N-20W Named for James F. Murphy, Postmaster
Neppy See Treat
Nogo 1896 1954 34-12N-18W Mail to Hector
Norristown 1840 1882 19-7N-20W Named for Joseph Norris, Postmaster; Mail to Russellville
Northwood 1889 1922 15-11N-18W Mail to Retta
Okay 1904 30-11N-17W Changed to Lost Corner, 1929
Old Hickory 1858 1906 From Conway County, 1884; To Conway County, 1887
Ouita/Ouitaville 1876 1877 31-8N-20W
Ouitaville 1903 31-8N20W Changed from Lloyd, 1899; Mail to Russellville; See Ouita
Pearl 1889 17-10N-18W Changed to Retta, 1898
Pelsor 1923 3-12N-20W Named for Mrs. Loretta Pelsor, Postmistress; Was to be Sand Gap
Perry Station 1872 1873 22-7N-18W Named for J.H. Perry, Postmaster
Piney Station See Bolesville
Potts Station/Pottsville 1874 17-7N-19W Named for John H. Potts, Postmaster
Prunce 1908 1908
Pryor 1896 1897
Pulaski 1874 1874 Same Atkins' Place as 20-7N-18W
Raspberry 1907 1954 25-12N-19W Mail to Witts Springs
Retta 1938 18-10N-18W Changed from Pearl, 1898; Mail to Hector
Rock Hill 1854 1867 28-10N-19W
Ross 1891 1905 5-9N-21W Mail to Silex
Russellville 1852 4-7N-20W
Sandgap 1898 1910 2-12N-20W Was to be David; Mail to Freeman; See Pelsor
Santos 1884 Changed to Mill Creek, 1892
Scotia 1832 1855 20-8N-21W
Scottsville 1874 1974 8-9N-19W
Sigsbee 1898 1901 20-9N-19W Was to be Maine or Huggard; Mail to Dover
Silex 1880 1916 22-10N-21W
Simpson 1912 1930 Mail to Dover
Smyrna 1888 1953 21-12N-18W Was to be Bell; Mail to Nogo
Solo 1898 1933 1-10N-19W Mail to Hector
Spadra Bluff 1831 1837 To Johnson County, 1833
Stinnetts 1840 1842 Named for Henry Stinnett, Postmaster
Sulphur Springs 1848 1851
Tag 1901 1935 15-11N-19W Mail to Scottsville
Taral 1895 1911 16-8N-20W Mail to Russellville
Teckatoka 1832 1833
Terrytown 1893 1895 16-7N-20W Mail to Russellville
Tilly 1922 31-13N-17W Was to be named Brown Town
Treat 1910 1952 13-11N-21W Was to be Neppy; Mail to Fort Douglas
Trickey See Volney
Turnerville 1896 1905 34-10N-20W Named for James P. Turner, Postmaster; Mail to Dover
Victor 1914 1928 3-11N-19W Local name, Morning Shade; Was to be Mill; Mail to Ben Hur
Vinnie See Volney
Volney 1900 1902 18-9N-18W Was to be Hurley, Trickey, or Vinne; Mail to Hector
Wade See Gabriel
Wren See Chopin