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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
Abilene 1891 1911 Mail to Blocher
Akin Farm 1886 1908 6-1S-18W From Garland County; Mail to Blocher; Named for David Akin, Postmaster
Akin's Store/Atkin's Store 1845 1870 From Montgomery and Hot Spring Counties; Named for Edward Akins/Atkins
Albany 1878 Name changed from Little Fourche, 1877
Althorp 1890 35-1S-13W Name changed to Germania, 1894
Alum 1902 1935 32-1S-16W Mail to Lonsdale
Alum Fork 1836 1837 Name changed to Owensville, 1837
Atkin's Store See Akin's Store
Avilla 1881 1911 3-1S-15W Mail to Alexander
Basdrop/Bosdrop 1900 1900 13-2S-15W Mail to Benton
Bauxite 1900 10-2S-14W Name changed to Perrysmith, 1903; Back to Bauxite, 1906
Belfast 1854 1866 32-3S-14W To Grant County, 1869
Benton 1836 14-2S-15W
Bitter Creek 1925 1929 Mail to Benton
Blands/Bland 1846 1928 1-1S-16W Mail to Benton; Named for Abel Blands, first Postmaster
Blocher 1880 1930 36-1N-18W Mail to Paron
Bob 1872 1875 25-2S-16W
Brazil 1853 1924 31-2N-16W Mail to Paron; Named for Moses Brazil, first Postmaster
Bryant 1873 34-1S-14W
Bucklin 1882 1886
Burks/Burk 1881 1911 18-2S-16W Mail to Slocomb; Named for Abner B. Burke, second Postmaster
Caldwelton/Caldweltown 1847 28-1S-15W Changed from New Kentucky, 1822; Named for Charles Caldwell, first Postmaster
Campbell 21-2S-11W From Pulaski County, 1873; Name changed to Woodson, 1881
Chalmers 1904 1909 7-2S-13W Mail to Bauxite; Was to have been named Cut
Cherry Grove 1851 34-6S-13W To Grant County, 1869
Collate 1883 1884 29-2S-15W Mail to Benton
Collegeville 1899 14-1S-14W Changed from Dogwood Springs, 1835; From Pulaski County, 1835; Mail to Alexander
Congo 1893 1929 8-1S-15W
Corwin 1890 1912 36-2S-14W Mail to Bauxite; Was to be called Mays
Craigs Mill/Craig Mill 1879 1916 17-2S-12W Mail to Hensley
Cream 1900 1905 10-1S-14W Mail to Alexander
Cut See Chalmers
Detonti 1906 1955 33-2S-14W
Dogwood Springs 1832 Changed to Collegeville, 1835; From Pulaski County, 1835
Electric 1900 1933 16-1N-18W Mail to Beaudry; Was to have been named Josie
Fairplay 1883 1912 2-3S-16W Mail to Slocomb
Flint 1888 1888
Friendship 1852 1855 2-2S-13W
Germania 28-1S-13W Name changed from Althorp, 1894; Changed to Vimy Ridge, 1918
Granville 1903 1903
Grape 1903 1929 25-1S-16W Mail to Benton
Grayhill 1908 1909 Mail to Tatumville
Haskell 1906 1973 32-2S-15W
Hendrix 1902 1906 Mail to Slocomb
Henslee's Springs 1860 1866 To Grant County, 1869; Named for Jesse Henslee
Hensley 1882 33-2S-11W To Pulaski County, 1913
Hickory Flat 1858 1860
Holt 1899 1899
Hungary 1866 Named changed from Hurrican Creek, 1854; To Grant County, 1869
Hurrican Creek 1849 Name changed to Hungary, 1854
Hurricane 1860 1908 17-2S-13W Mail to Mablevale
Isaac 1920 1926 15-2N-18W Mail to Reform(?); Was to be named Kirk
Josie See Electric
Juniel 1896 1898 Mail to Benton
Junior 1892 1894 Mail to Benton
Kentucky 1879 1880
Kirk 1888 1912 15-1N-18W Mail to Reform; See Isaac
La Belle/Labell 1884 1906 Mail to Bryant
Little Fourche 11-1S-13W From Pulaski County, 1876; Name changed to Albany, 1877
Lost Creek 1846 Name changed to Turin, 1859
Mays See Corwin
Merritt 1872 1874
Merry Green 1860 1866 To Grant County, 1869
New Kentucky 1832 25-1S-16W Changed to Caldwelton, 1833
Norman 1895 1899
Nuna 1882 1913 33-2S-13W Mail to Alexander
Nyra 1888 1890 Mail to Alexander
Olive Hill 1877 1878 23-1S-13W
Owensville 1930 15-1S-16W Changed from Alum Fork, 1837; Named for first Postmaster; James M. Owen; Mail to Lonsdale
Paron 1909 31-2N-16W
Perrysmith 1901 15-2S-14W Name changed to Bauxite, 1906
Prattsville 1857 31-4S-14W To Grant County, 1869; Named for John Pratt, first Postmaster
Reform 1888 1940 32-2N-17W Mail to Paron
Richland 1891 1892
Rodman 1910 1912 25-1S-16W Mail to Benton
Rubicon 1881 1929 19-1S-16W Mail to Benton
Saline Crossing 1831 1833 From Pulaski County, 1835
Shaw 1881 1914 6-3S-14W Mail to Detonti; Named for Shaw family
Shoppach 1888 1907 Mail to Abilene
Siddell 1883 1893 Mail to Benton; Named for Siddell Family
Silica 1901 1920 Mail to Benton
Slate 1888 1916 18-2S-12W Mail to Craig Mill
Slocomb 1900 1933 21-2S-16W Mail to Haskell
State Hospital 1949 25-2S-15W
Surl 1895 1906 15-3S-16W From Hot Spring County 1901; Mail to Hendrix
Surry 1894 1900 Mail to Owensville
Tatumville 1882 1911 26-1N-15W Mail to Alexanderk; Named for Dollie Tatum, 1st Postmistress
Threehouse 1908 1908
Traskwood 1874 36-2S-14W
Triplet 1899 1900 Mail to Benton
Turin 14-5S-14W Name changed from Lost Creek, 1859; To Grant County, 1869
Vimy Ridge 1968 28-1S-13W Name changed from Germania, 1918; Mail to Alexander
Whittington 25-1S-18W From Hot Spring County, 1857; To Hot Spring County, 1868
Woodson 28-2S-11W Name changed from Campbell ,1881; To Pulaski County, 1913
Zuber 1893 1929