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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

Alpine County

 

Created 16 March 1864 from El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne County Area.

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Bullionae

12 Feb 1869

15 May 1872

*Carey's Mills

28 Dec 1863

1 Apr 1869 to Woodfords

Fredericksburg

7 Sep 1898

31 May 1911 M Woodfords

Hope Valley

10 Oct 1864

10 Feb 1868

*Konigsberg

12 May 1863

 4 Jun 1864

 

10 Aug 1864

 28 Mar 1865 To Silver Mountain

Lake Alpine

05 Jul 1927

 

Loope

29 Apr 1898

31 Aug 1908 M Markleville

*Markleville

21 Oct 1863

 

*Monitor

30 Nov 1863

12 Oct 1888 M Markleville

Silver Creek

28 Apr 1879

25 Aug 1879

 

17May 1882

18 Oct 1888

 

30 Nov 1888

11 Nov 1890 M Markleville

Silver King

11 Oct 1864

17 Apr 1866

Silver Mountain Fr Konigsberg

28 Mar 1865

24 Jul 1883 M Silver Creek

Tamarack

10 Jul 1900

15 Feb 1905 M Woodfords

Woodfords Fr Carey's Mills

01 Apr 1869

31 Aug 1914 M Sheridan

 

 

*Established in Amador, into Alpine when created. The “Records” for California report the Konigsberg was established earlier in Douglas Co., Nevada, but give no further information; and that Carey's Mills was at first in Nevada, county not stated.

 

 

Amador County

 

Created 10 May 1854 from Calaveras County Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Amador City

19 Aug 1863

 

Aqueduct City

03 Jul 1855

17 Nov 1855

Baville

14 May 1886

10 Mar 1894 M Amador City

Buena Vista

24 Apr 1866

4 Oct 1878

Butte City

12 Oct 1857

1 Dec 1858

Caminettis

24 Jul 1916

31 Aug 1920 M Sheridan

Carbondale

18 Nov 1922

31 Jan 1955 M Ione

*Carey's Mills

28 Dec 1863

Into Alpine Co.

Defender

29 Jun 1900

15 Jan 1915 M Volcano

Drytown

21 Jan 1852

 

Electra

24 Nov 1900

31 May 1923 M Jackson

Fagan

27 Jul 1891

29 Jan 1895 M Roundtop

†Fiddletown

31 Dec 1853

24 May 1878 To Oleta

Fr Oleta

01 Jul 1932

 

Figtree

23 Aug 1917

15 Oct 1918 M Plymouth

Forest Home

08 Oct 1862

15 Apr 1905 M Plymouth

Hardenburg

16 Jun 1893

27 Mar 1896 M Jackson

†Ione City Fr Ione City

16 Feb 1857

2 Dec 1861 To Ione Valley

Ione Valley

02 Dec 1861

23 Mar 1880 To Ione

Ione

23 Mar 1880

 

†Jackson

10 Jul 1851

 

Kit Carson

16 Jun 1951

 

*Konigsberg

12 May 1863

Into Alpine Co.

Lancha Plana

02 May 1859

15 Nov 1912

 

11 Jun 1913

31 Jan 1919 M Camanche

*Markleville

21 Oct 1863

Into Alpine Co.

Martell

21 Nov 1905

 

May

05 Sep 1881

15 Jun 1920 M Clay

*Monitor

30 Nov 1863

Into Alpine Co.

Oleta Fr Fiddletown

24 May 1878

31 May 1910 M Plymouth

 

15 Aug 1911 to 1 Jul 1932

Fiddletown

Pine Grove

12 Jul 1856

 

Pioneer

01 Jun 1947

 

Plasse

07 Aug 1929

Rescinded 4 Jan 1930

Plymouth

08 Sep 1871

 

Pomegranate

20 Jan 1888

19 Jul 1890 M Lancha Plana

Ranlett

27 Jul 1895

 30 Sep 1905 M Ione

Ritchey

30 Jun 1900

30 Nov 1914 M Ione

River Pines

16 Jun 1948

 

Roundtop

25 Jan 1887

31 Aug 1907 M Sheridan

Sarahville

10 May 1856

16 Nov 1859

Shake Ridge

19 May 1875

19 Nov 1878

Silver Lake

22 Jun 1880

3 Nov 1890 M Baville

 

03 Jul 1936

 

†Sutter Creek

21 Jan 1852

 

Tarrs

04 Aug 1880

4 Aug 1881

Vogans

05 Jul 1888

30 Jan 1889 M Jackson

†Volcano

07 Oct 1851

 

Waterman

17 Sep 1895

 

Wieland

23 Apr 1892

13 Oct 1893 M Pine Grove

Wiley

03 May 1883

7 Feb 1887 M Baville

 

 

*Into Alpine County when created 16 March 1864. Carey's Mills and Konigsberg were earlier in Nevada Territory, the latter in Douglas County.

 

†Established in Calaveras County, into Amador when created. Ione City was carried as Jone Valley in Calaveras until 1857, when changed to Jone City. Apparently the errors of spelling and county were discovered and corrected shortly thereafter.

 

‡Established in El Dorado County, into Amador when boundary was changed in 1855, though carried in El Dorado records until after appointment of Samuel R. Miller as postmaster 6 Feb 1864.

 

 

 

BRANCIFORTE COUNTY

 

Created 18 February 1850. Name changed to Santa Cruz in March 1850.

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Santa Cruz

9 Apr 1850

Into Santa Cruz Co.

 

 

Note: Although the appointment of the Postmaster of Santa Cruz by the Department in Washington occurred on 9 April 1850, time of transit and other factors indicates that the recommendation by the Special Agent in San Francisco must have been made before the county name was changed by the Legislature late in March. Also, the office probably opened for business some time before the March date, under authority of the Special Agent.

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 4-7. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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