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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
Augusta 1850 36-8N-4W From Jackson County, 1862
Becton 1898 1911 7-5N-2W Named for Richard W. Becton, Postmaster; Mail to Howell
Bemis 1907 2-6N-1W Changed from Clare, 1904
Bissell 1895 1896 5-8N-2W Was to be Simmons; Mail to Riverside
Britton 1872 33-4N-1W Changed from Oakland, 1870; To Monroe County, 1870
Buffalo 1880 29-6N-2W Changed from Campbellsville, 1876
Campbellsville 1872 2-6N-2W Changed to Buffalo, 1876
Colona 1883 1901 32-7N-2W Mail to Grays
Cotton Plant 1852 31-5N-2W From St. Frances County, 1862
Cow Mound See Inman
Crockerville 1870 1873 29-6N-3W Named for Gabriella Crocker, Postmistress
Dixie 1918 1954 12-5N-4W Mail to Augusta
Fakes 1898 1908 1-7N-3W Mail to McCrory
Fitzhugh 1896 1954 5-8N-3W Named for Rufus K. Fitzhugh, Postmaster; Mail to Augusta
Flynn 1891 1892 15-6N-3W Was to be Latham; Local name, McLains Mill; Mail to Howell
George's Spur/George See Ruffwood
Georgesville See Jones Hill
Goodrich 1899 1901 8-8N-2W Mail to Riverside
Grays 1884 1955 17-7N-2W Mail to McCrory
Gregory 7-6N-3W Changed from Lone Grove, 1892
Gregory's Station See Lone Grove
Hillemann 1908 1959 22-6N-1W Mail to McCrory
Howell 1883 30-6N-2W Named for Joseph L. Howell, Postmaster
Hunter 1886 17-5N-1W
Inman 1912 1919 17-5N-3W Local name, Cow Mound; Mail to Dixie
Jelks 1902 6-7N-2W Was to be Martins; Changed to Patterson, 1919
Joberta 1891 1897 26-6N-2W Was to be York; Mail to Howell
Jones Hill 1858 1870 28-5N-3W From St. Frances County, 1862; Local name, Georgesville
Latham See Flynn
Lathan See Flynn
Lone Grove 1873 8-6N-3W Local name, Gregory's Station; Changed to Gregory, 1892
Maberry 1896 1911 28-5N-3W Mail to Cotton Plant
Markle 1894 1894 2-6N-1W Mail to Meredeth
Martins See Jelks
McClelland 1912 1957 34-6N-4W Mail to Augusta
McCrory 1887 3-7N-2W
McLains Mill See Flynn
Meredeth 1887 25-7N-1W Changed to Penrose, 1904
Morton 1888 1937 9-7N-1W Mail to McCrory
Newton 1904 1905 10-4N-3W Mail to Blakley
Oakland 1842 28-4N-1W From St. Frances County, 1862; Changed to Britton, 1870
Overcup 1929 1933 Local name, Simmons; Mail to Tupelo
Patterson 6-7N-2W Changed from Jelks, 1919
Penrose 1955 25-7N-1W Changed from Meredeth, 1904; Mail to Fair Oaks
Riverside 1884 1914 30-8N-2W Mail to Grays
Ruffwood 1917 1920 35-8N-4W Local name, George's Spur or George; Mail to Augusta
Seay 1891 1897 11-7N-1W Named for Mary M. Seay; Mail to Fair Oaks
Simmons See Overcup and Bissell
Snapp 1882 1908 23-9N-3W Mail to Tupelo
Taylorsville 1911 1914 19-8N-1W Named for Charley B. Taylor, Postmaster; Mail to McCrory
Tip 1898 1914 1-6N-2W Mail to McCrory
Wall 1904 1904
White 1872 1874 29-9N-3W
York See Joberta