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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
Ada 1907 1907
Alco 1878 33-15N-13W
Allison 1972 14-15N-11W Changed from Sylamore, 1920
Angora 1906 1913 5-13N-13W Was to be Pine or Atlee; Mail to Arlberg
Anita 1908 1908
Anvil 1888 1919 22-14N-10W Mail to Mountain View
Arbama See Blue Tip
Arlberg 1908 1955 29-13N-13W Mail to Botkinburg
Arnold See Lydalisk
Atlee See Angora
Bathersome 1916 15-13N-9W Changed to Blue Tip, 1920
Belle See Dollie
Bellmore 1895 1911 21-13N-8W See Melrose; Mail to Oneal
Ben 1955 32-13N-9W Changed from Coras, 1906; Mail to Drasco
Berdett See Mozart
Bickles Cove 1883 27-14N--10W Changed from Coon Creek, 1880; Mail to Mountain View
Billie See Oga
Blue Mountain 1837 1886 7-14N-12W From Izard County, 1873
Blue Tip 10-13N-9W Changed from Bathersome, 1920; Local name, Arbama
Bon Air 1890 1891 17-13N-9W Mail to Marcella
Boyle 1909 1918 6-16N-11W Named for Alfred H. Boyle; Mail to Calico Rock
Branscum 1908 1909 16-14N-13W Was to be Jimmie Creek; Mail to Alco
Brewer 1901 1903 18-15N-11W Mail to Mountain View
Buck Horn 1853 1882 14-14N-9W From Independence County, 1883; Mail to Marcella; see St. James
Calico Rock 1878 To Izard County, 1878
City Rock 1881 Changed from Table Rock, 1878
Clark See Onia
Coon Creek 1879 24-13N-10W Changed to Bickles Cove, 1880
Cooper Hill 1871 1873 34-15N-12W From Izard County, 1873
Cooperville 1895 1895
Coras 1891 16-12N-9W From Cleburne County, 1900; Changed to Ben, 1906
Ditto See Newnata
Dollie 1894 1908 2-15N-13W Was to be Belle; Mail to Timbo
Dugan 1907 1907 See Jud
East Sylamore 1911 Changed to Riddell in Izard County, 1911
Edwin 1915 1915 29-14N-11W
Everage 1915 1916 11-14N-12W Mail to Mountain View
Fell See Kahoka
Fifty-six 1918 11-15N-12W
Flag 1887 1957 19-14N-13W Mail to Calico Rock
Flanery 1910 1911 21-17N-11W Mail to Calico Rock
Fox 6-13N-12W Changed from Smart, 1905
Gayler 1920 1941 21-15N-11W Named for Leonidas M. Gayler, Postmaster; Was to be Denlon or Thomas
Gladstone See Optmus
Hanover 1892 1990 2-13N-11W Local name, Richwoods
Harness 1922 1957 19-14N-13W Name for Thomas G. Harness, Postmaster
Hedges 1910 1918 34-16N-12W Named for Sarah E. Hedges, Postmistress; Mail to Calico Rock
Herpel 1907 1957 26-15N-10W Mail to Mountain View
Hoyden 1900 1909 To Izard County, 1902
Ison 1910 1914 24-14N-12W Mail to Mountian View
Jimmie Creek See Branscum
Jud 1910 1911 7-14N-9W Was to be Dugan; Mail to Anvil
Kahoka 1898 1955 36-14N-10W Was to be Sansom or Fell; Mail to Mountain View
Kimsey 1908 1908
Lena See Luber
Lexington 1887 1928 36-13N-14W From Van Buren County, 1899; Mail to Shelley
Livingston 1888 1903 36-16N-11W Mail to Sylamore
Locus Point See Rushing
Luber 1906 1976 8-13N-10W Was to be Lena
Lydalisk 1915 1937 23-13N-13W Was to be Arnold; Mail to Arlberg
Mackerville(?) See Melrose
Marcella 1880 6-13N-8W Was to be Wallace
May 1911 1914 6-15N-13W Mail to Landis
Melrose 1910 1957 31-13N-8W Was to be Mackerville; Local name, Bellmore; Mail to Batesville
Mountain View 1874 12-14N-11W
Mozart 1926 1959 24-14N-13W Was to be Berdett
Newnata 1900 1963 34-15N-12W Was to be Ditto; Mail to Mountain View
Oga 1922 1932 8-15N-12W Was to be Billie; Mail to Fifty-six
Onia 1908 23-15N-13W Was to be Clark
Optimus 1888 1955 3-16N-11W Was to be Gladstone; Mail to Calico Rock
Parma 1895 1955 17-13N-11W Mail to Brewer
Pine See Angora
Pleasant Grove 26-14N-9W Changed from Red Strip, 1930
Red Strip 1912 26-14N-9W Changed to Pleasant Grove, 1930
Richwoods See Hanover
Riggsville 1860 1876 18-14N-10W From Izard County, 1873
Rushing 1882 1971 32-13N-12W Named for Ephraim O. Rushing, Postmaster; Was to be Locus Point
Saint James 1883 1967 23-14N-9W Local name, Buckhorn
Sansom See Kahoka
Signal Hill 1916 1923 27-13N-10W Mail to Luber
Smart 1901 6-13N-12W Changed to Fox, 1905
Sylamore 1851 1965 11-15N-11W From Izard County, 1873; Changed to Allison, 1926
Table Rock 1854 From Baxter County, 1877; Changed to City Rock, 1878
Thomas See Gaylor
Timbo 1886 12-14N-13W
Turkey Creek 1879 1881
Wallace See Marcella