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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
Abbott 1899 c.1978 27-5N-30W Named for William R. Abbott, Postmaster
Barber 1878 1-5N-29W To Logan County, 1903
Bates 22-3N-32W Name changed to Gipson, 1902
Beauchamp 1901 1940 33-2N-31W Mail to Black Fork
Belva 1881 25-5N-29W Name changed to Ione; To Logan County, 1903
Black Fork 1877 8-1N-32W
Black Jack 1851 ?-5N-30W To Sebastian County about 1877
Blansett 1877 1942 31-2N-30W Mail to Black Fork
Blue Ball 1873 1955 36-4N-26W Mail to Waltreak
Boles 1870 35-2N-29W
Booneville 1837 6-5N-27W To Logan County, 1871
Boothe 1921 6-4N-29W For Addison T. Boothe, Postmaster; Changed from Tomlinson, 1889; Mail to Barber
Brawley 1860 1931 8-3N-31W Mail to Waldron
Bryan Spur 1915 1915 Mail to Hon
Buck Knob 1874 1924 28-1N-28W Mail to Chant
Cardiff 1889 1926 12-3N-28W Mail to Greenridge
Cauthron 1871 c1978 16-3N-31W
Cedar Creek 1852 1954 33-2N-27W
Chant 1906 1923 8-2N-29W or 10-1N-29W Mail to Boles
Cherry Grove 1840 Name changed to Springfield, 1847
Chismville 6-6N-27W For Stephen H. Chism, Postmaster; Changed from Cross Roads, 1857; To Logan County, 1871
Coaldale 1922 25-3N-33W Name changed from Godman, 1903; Mail to Heavener, Oklahoma
Cross Roads From Franklin County, 1850; Name changed to Chismville, 1857
Crow 1883 32-5N-29W Name changed to Lucas about 1901
Dentonmill 1877 1878 Named for William A. Denton, Postmaster
Echo 1886 18-5N29W Was to be Harpville; To Logan County, 1903
Farmer 1885 1900
Farrell 1905 Name changed to Newman, 1905
Forester 1930 1953 1-1N-27W Mail to Cedar Creek
French Prairie 1873 36-5N-29W Name changed to Long Ridge; To Logan County, 1877
Fuller 1880 1893 Named for Lawrence P. Fuller, Postmaster; Mail to Farmer
Gates/Gate 1888 1921
Gipson 1887 Named for James J. Gipson, Postmaster; Name changed to Bates, 1902
Girard 1896 1918 15-4N-28W Mail to Waldron
Godman 1902 Name changed to Coaldale, 1903
Green Ridge/Greenridge 1872 1938 7-3N-28W Mail to Waldron
Harpsville 1881 1883 Named for Martin M. Harp, Postmaster; Mail to Crow
Harpville See Echo
Harts 1837 1839 Named for Andrew J. Hart, Postmaster
Harvey 1893 8-2N-26W
Hayes 1905 c1978
Hon 9-3N-30W Named for John Hon, Postmaster; Name changed from Poteau, 1904
Kanzas 1854 1854
Kramer 1907 1907
Lady 1891 1892
Lafave 1880 1882
Long Ridge 22-5N-28W See French Prairie
Lucas 32-5N-29W Name changed from Crow about 1901; To Logan County, 1903
Magazine 1867 32-5N-26W To Logan County, 1871
Mansfield 36-5N-31W From Sebastian County, 1935
Mountain Glen 1848 1850 ?-4N-30W
Narrows 1846 1846
Nebraska 1854 1907 Mail to Harvey
Nella 1903 1953 4-1N-30W Mail to Eagleton
Newman 1905 1927 10-2N-27W Mail to Parks
Nola 1907 1959 25-3N-26W Mail to Gravelly
Olio 1858 1955 12-3N-27W Mail to Waldron
Oliver 1903 1932 11-3N-31W Mail to Cauthron
Parks 1838 27-2N-28W Named for Cyrus Parks, Postmaster
Petit Jean 1834 1836
Port Williams 1860 1867
Poteau 1877 Name changed to Hon, 1904
Potou Valley 1838 Name changed to Winfied, 1843
Prairie 1846 1859
Puryear 1915 1920 32-2N-32W Mail to Black Fork
Reville/Revilee 1848 1873 2-6N-26W To Logan County, 1871
Ritz 1914 1937 11-1N-31W Named for William H. Ritz; Mail to Eagleton
Ross Creek 1874 1877
Rowan 1892 1898
Senation 1916 1919 34-3N-31W Mail to Oliver
Spiller 1913 1915 3-2N-26W Mail to Gravelly
Springfield Name changed from Cherry Grove, 1847; To Yell County, 1847
Stringer 1896 1912 Mail to Waldron
Sugar Creek 1846 1847
Sugar Grove 1871 19-5N-26W To Logan County, 1871
Sullivan 1890 1915 11-1N-32W Named for James C. Sullivan, Postmaster; Mail to Black Fork
Tate 1892 8-4N-28W To Logan County, 1903
Texas 1846 1860
Tomlinson 1871 Name changed to Boothe, 1889
Trouble Mill 1851 1867 ?-6N-27W To Logan County, 1871
Tumlinsonville 1846 1860 ?-4N-29W Named for Joseph Tumlinson, Postmaster
Waldron 20-3N-29W Name changed from Winfield, 1846
Weeks 1902 1922 32-3N-32W Named for James E. Weeks, Postmaster; Mail to Heavener, Okalahoma
Winfield Name changed from Potou Valley, 1843; Changed to Waldron, 1846
Winfield 1882 1932 28-3N-30W Mail to Waldron
Zelkirk 1890 1891 Mail to Blansett