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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
Albertha/Alberton 1880 1907 13-20N-1E
Allen See Minorca
Armstrong See Skaggs
Attica 1889 1954 29-20N-1E Mail to Pocahontas
Baptist Fork 1858 1860
Biggers 1902 36-20N-2E Named for Thomas Biggers, Postmaster
Birdell 1890 1936 4-18N-1W Mail to Pocahontas
Black Ferry 1852 1866 19-17N-1W Named for William Black, Postmaster
Blunt 1902 1906 20-20N-3E Was to be named Dixie Ferry or Sherrell; Local name, Ponca
Brockett 1889 1939 35-20N-1E Named for Annie S. Brockett, Postmistress; Mail to Pocahontas
Brooksville See Sharum
Cavenas 1911 27-20N-1W Changed to Elevenpoint, 1915
Cedar Grove 1909 1912 13-21N-4W Was to be Wirth; Mail to Wirth in Sharp County
Centeroak 1915 1919 13-19N-2E Was to be Shavers Eddy; Mail to Biggers
Columbia 1878 1879 24-20N-1E
Cook See Minorca
Crosson's Store 1853 1868 22-21N-3E Named for James W. Crosson, Postmaster
Dallas/Dalas 1912 1914 33-21N-2W Mail to Dalton
Dalton/Dalton's Mill 1871 36-21N-2W Named for William Dalton, Postmaster
Dickson's Ferry See Blunt; Alternate local name for Blunt
Dixie Ferry See Blunt
Downey Springs 1870 1873 29-21N-2E Named for Dennis C. Downey, Postmaster
Eleven 1880 1880 4-18N-1W Was to be named Jasper
Elevenpoint 1949 28-20N-1W Changed from Cavenas, 1915; Mail to Pocahontas
Elm Store 1868 1930 3-21N-2W Mail to Myrtle
Elnora 1911 1933 27-18N-1E Mail to Pocahontas
Engelberg/Ingleberg 1954 30-20N-2E Changed from Debow, 1924; Mail to Pocahontas
Eusaka (?) Was to have been named for Paynes Store
Evergreen 1860 1866
Foster 1898 1914 16-20N-1E Mail to Attica
Fourche Dumas/Dmas 1836 1866 20-20N-1E
Gray's Station 1872 1875 To Greene County, 1875
Hallie See Ravenden
Hamil 1895 1936 3-20N-1W Was to be named Liberty; Mail to Ravenden Springs
Havaner's Store 1846 1857 Named for Daniel Havaner, Postmaster
Hecht City 1873 To Clay County, 1873; Changed to Corning, 1873
Hecht Mill See Peru
Hixe's Ferry/Hix's Ferry 1819 1867 6-21N-3E From Lawrence County 1835; Was to be Pitmans Ferry
Holmes 1893 1915 18-18N-2E Mail to Walnut Ridge
Homer 1910 1911 21-19N-2W Was to be Oma; Mail to Ravenden
Ingleberg See Engelberg
Ingram 1887 1954 33-21N-1E Mail to Pocahontas
Jackson 1829 1884 2-18N-2W From Lawrence County, 1867; Mail to Imboden
Janes Store Name changed from Jaynes Store, 1878; Changed to Kingsville
Janeses Store Was to be name of Jaynes Store
Jasper See Eleven
Jaynes Store 18-19N-2W Changed from Paynes Store, 1867; To Janes Store, 1878
Kingsville 1907 18-19N-2W Changed from Janes Store, 1888; Local name, Walnut Hill
Kirkpatrick 1867 1869 15-21N-2W
Lesterville See Rockroad
Liberty See Hamil and Serene
Lima 1854 1908 28-20N-1W Mail to Loone
Lorine 1903 1914 21-19N-1W Mail to Pocahontas
Manna 1803 10-18N-1E Name changed to Shannon, 1911
Manson 1896 1940 22-18N-1E Mail to Pocahontas
Maynard 1885 31-21N-2E
McCanley 1893 1902 3-21N-2E Mail to Supply
Mccoy 1856 1859 24-19N-2E
McMullin 1890 1890 Named for Joseph McMullin, Postmaster
Middlebrook 1954 23-21N-1E Name changed from Siloam, 1882
Minorca 1903 1945 3-21N-2E Was to be Cooker Allen; Mail to Maynard
Mock 1907 1920 28-27N-1E Named for Wellington L. Mock, Postmaster; Mail to Warm Springs
Mudcreek 1838 1842
Nectie 1900 12-20N-1W Was to be Tiner; Changed to Swartz, 1900
Nema 1911 1912 29-18N-1W Was to be Noland; Mail to Black Rock
Noland 1888 1957 23-18N-1W See Nema; Mail to Pocahontas
O'Kean/Okean 1875 25-18N-2E
Oconee 1895 1914 13-20N-2W Was to be Ricetown; Mail to Dalton
Oma See Homer
Oma See Homer
Paynes Store 1867 18-19N-2W Changed to Jaynes Store, 1867; Named for James Payne, Postmaster
Peach Orchard 1873 To Clay County, 1873
Peru 1878 1911 15-19N-2E Local name, Hecht Mill; Mail to Biggers
Pitman 1868 1954 5-21N-3E To Clay County, 1873; From Clay County, 1895; Mail to Maynard
Pitmans Ferry See Hixe's Ferry
Pocahontas 1836 27-19N-1E
Ponca See Blunt
Ravenden 1881 1-18N-3W Was to be named Hallie; To Lawrence County, 1883
Ravenden Springs 1883 7-19N-2W Was to be Ravenden
Ray See Yadkin
Reyno 33-20N-3E Changed from Cherokee Bay, 1886
Rhodes 1898 1902 31-21N-1W Mail to Dalton
Ricetown See Oconee
Ring 1893 1914 32-21N-3W Mail to Wirth
Rockroad 1921 1933 34-18N-1E Was to be Lesterville; Mail to Pocahontas
Ruff and Ready 1878 22-21N-2E Named for J. G. Ruff, Postmaster; Changed to Supply, 1880
Running Lake 1907 1940 8-19N-2E See Keller; Mail to Biggers
Serene 1880 1881 10-18N-2E Was to be Liberty
Shannon 1918 10-18N-1E Changed from Manna, 1918; Mail to Manson
Sharum 1908 1918 10-18N-2E Was to be Brooksville; Mail to Delaplaine
Shavers Eddy See Centeroak
Sherrel See Blunt
Siloam 1879 13-21N-1E Changed to Middlebrook, 1882
Skaggs 1914 1917 31-19N-2E Was to be Armstrong; Mail to Pocahontas
Spikes 1882 1882 1-20N-1E Named for Samuel E. Spikes, Postmaster; Mail to Warm Springs
Spring Creek 1850 1868
Supply 1943 22-21N-2E Name changed from Ruff and Ready, 1880; Mail to Maynard
Swartz 1916 12-20N-1W Changed from Nectie, 1900; Mail to Ingram
Tiner See Nectie
Vallonia 1860 1866
Walnut Hill Local name for Jaynes Store and Kingsville
Warm Springs 1878 1991 11-21N-1W Mail to Pocahontas
Watervalley/Water Valley 1872 1954 6-19N-1W Mail to Imboden
Wirth See Cedar Grove
Yadkin 1898 1920 13-20N-3W Was to be Ray; Mail to Ravenden Springs