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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Agnew

09 May 1884

25 Feb 1890

 

19 Apr 1890

 

Alma Fr Lexington

02 Dec 1873

31 Aug 1952 M Los Gatos

Almaden

04 Jan 1934

1 Dec 1953 to New Almaden

Alviso

14 Jul 1854

27 Jan 1855

 

17 Aug 1859

 

Bank Mills Fr McCartysville

22 Dec 1863

13 Mar 1865 to Saratoga

Bell's Station

10 Apr 1873

28 Feb 1914 M Gilroy

Berryessa

31 May 1889

31 Oct 1904 M San Jose

Bethlehem

09 Jan 1890

19 May 1890

Burnett

30 Apr 1862

13 Mar 1882 to Coyote

Campbell

11 Nov 1885

 

College Park

24 Apr 1888

1 Jul 1899 M San Jose

Coyote Fr Burnett

13 Mar 1882

 

Cupertino

10 May 1882

20 Jun 1894

Fr Westside

19 Jul 1900

 

De Forest

06 May 1892

31 Jan 1909

Eden Vale

14 Jul 1893

30 Dec 1916 M San Jose

Encinal

04 Dec 1897

7 Jan 1901 to Sunnyvale

Evergreen

24 Aug 1870

31 Jan 1913

 

25 May 1932

31 Mar 1935 M San Jose

Frohm

10 Mar 1887

30 Jun 1902 M Los Gatos

Gilbert

21 Jul 1887

15 Feb 1889 M San Jose

Gilroy

21 Oct 1851

 

Gilroy Hot Springs

28 Mar 1873

30 Apr 1934 M Gilroy

Gubserville

05 Jul 1882

15 Apr 1899 M Santa Clara

Hillsdale

04 Mar 1887

23 Jun 1899 M Eden

Holy City

04 May 1927

 

Kensington

14 Jan 1893

14 Jan 1895 to Willowglen

La Brea

11 Sep 1874

17 Jan 1876 to Sargent

Laguna Seca

12 Oct 1853

13 Jan 1855

Lawrence

18 Jan 1887

30 Apr 1935 M Santa Clara

Lexington

06 Jun 1861

2 Dec 1873 to Alma

Llagas

22 Apr 1892

31 Jul 1911 M Morgan Hill

Los Altos

19 Nov 1908

 

Los Gatos

08 Dec 1864

16 Apr 1867

 

07 Aug 1867

 

Madrone Fr Sherman

13 Mar 1882

 

Madrone Springs

07 May 1883

23 Jan 1885 M Madrone

Mayfield

02 Jun 1855

31 Mar 1930 M Palo Alto

McCartysville

02 Nov 1855

22 Dec 1863 to Bank Mills

Milpitas

31 May 1856

 

Mission San Jose

09 Apr 1850

Into Alameda Co.

Moffett Field Fr Naval Air Station

01 Sep 1933

 

Morgan Hill

09 Jan 1893

 

Mountain View

18 Jan 1854

 

Mt. Hamilton

01 Dec 1884

18 Jun 1886

Mount Hamilton

07 Jan 1890

 

Naval Air Station

31 May 1933

1 Sep 1933 to Moffett Field

New Almaden

05 Jul 1861

31 Dec 1861

 

23 Dec 1873

15 Apr 1921 M Los Gatos

Fr Almaden

01 Dec 1953

 

Palo Alto

31 May 1892

 

Patchin

28 Mar 1872

26 Nov 1895

 

29 Apr 1897

30 Nov 1925 M Alma

*Pescadero

15 Jul 1859

Into Santa Cruz Co.

Pioneer

08 Nov 1875

3 Nov 1886 M San Jose

Redwood Estates

07 Jul 1927

 

Rucker

04 Sep 1894

31 Aug 1900 M Gilroy

San Felipe

10 Jul 1868

15 Oct 1902 M Gilroy

San Isidro

30 Jul 1866

26 Jun 1877

San Jose

08 Nov 1849

 

San Martin

10 Aug 1894

31 May 1900 M Rucker

 

10 Jan 1902

 

Santa Clara

28 Jul 1851

 

Saratoga Fr Bank Mills

13 Mar 1865

29 Jan 1869

 

01 Apr 1869

 

Sargent Fr La Brea

17 Jan 1876

6 Sep 1878

 

04 Oct 1878

15 Jul 1933 M Gilroy

Sherman

13 Dec 1867

17 Aug 1870

 

05 Apr 1871

13 Mar 1882 to Madrone

Skyland

27 May 1884

18 Jan 1886 M Wrights

Stanford

29 Jun 1886

17 Jun 1887 “No papers”

Stanford University

27 Apr 1893

31 May 1927 Br Palo Alto

Sunnyvale Fr Encinal

07 Jan 1901

 

Tennant

05 Apr 1871

29 Oct 1879

 

24 Nov 1879

10 Feb 1887 M Madrone

Union

06 Nov 1851

Into Alameda Co.

Uvas

14 Apr 1896

29 Feb 1908 M Morgan Hill

West Side

29 Jul 1892

19 Jul 1900 to Cupertino

Willowglen Fr Kensington

14 Jan 1895

15 Jan 1900 M San Jose

Wrights

14 Nov 1879

30 Nov 1938 M Los Gatos

 

*Established of Pescadero in Santa Clara County is doubtful. See note under San Mateo County.

 

 

 

 

 

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850 as Branciforte County; name changed to Santa Cruz in March 1850.

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Aptos

25 Feb 1870

 

Ben Lomond

26 Mar 1887

 

Big Basin Fr Redwood Park

01 Oct 1928

 

Bonny Doon

05 Nov 1887

30 Jun 1930 M Santa Cruz

Boulder Creek

12 Dec 1872

2 Nov 1875 to Lorenzo

Fr Lorenzo

17 Dec 1877

 

Brookdale

03 Apr 1902

30 Jun 1944

 

03 Jul 1945

 

Capitola

28 May 1889

 

Chittenden

13 Apr 1893

15 Jun 1923 M Aromas

Coast

06 Jun 1889

15 Feb 1905 M Santa Cruz

Corralitos

21 Nov 1861

6 Nov 1862

 

12 May 1876

15 Jun 1923 M Watsonville

Davenport

23 Dec 1874

2 Mar 1889

 

07 Feb 1906

 

De Redwood

03 Jun 1879

16 Oct 1882 M Wrights

Eccles

03 May 1893

10 Apr 1915 to Olympia

Felton

14 Dec 1870

 

Freedom

09 May 1940

 

Gibbs

28 Nov 1900

31 Oct 1906 M Eccles

 

05 Aug 1907

29 Jan 1916 to Zayante

Glen Arbor

12 Aug 1914

30 Nov 1915 M Ben Lomond

Glenecho

01 Nov 1894

27 Feb 1897

Glenwood

23 Aug 1880

30 Apr 1954 M Santa Cruz

Laurel

20 Nov 1882

15 Jul 1953 M Los Gatos

Leonard

03 Apr 1883

28 Aug 1883 M Watsonville

Loma Prieta

20 Mar 1884

27 Feb 1885

 

23 Apr 1887

31 Oct 1901 M Aptos

Lorenzo Fr Boulder Creek

02 Nov 1875

17 Dec 1877 to Boulder Creek

Lucas

08 Dec 1885

18 Jun 1886 M Santa Cruz

Morseville

07 Apr 1880

4 Aug 1880

Mount Hermon

28 May 1908

 

Olympia Fr Eccles

10 Apr 1915

30 Jan 1942 M Santa Cruz

*Pescadero

15 Jul 1859

Into San Mateo Co.

Redwood Park

14 May 1907

1 Oct 1928 to Big Basin

Rocky Ridge

14 Oct 1875

13 Aug 1877

†Santa Cruz

09 Apr 1850

 

Seabright

13 Apr 1899

28 Feb 1905 M Santa Cruz

Sea Side

15 May 1873

24 Jun 1881

Skyland

18 Apr 1893

31 Dec 1910 M Wrights

Soquel

05 Jul 1857

 

Swanton

28 May 1897

31 Dec 1930 M Davenport

Valencia

12 Apr 1893

14 Aug 1909 M Aptos

Waddell

15 Feb 1890

8 May 1891 M Bonny Doon

Watsonville

21 Nov 1853

 

Zayante Fr Gibbs

29 Jan 1916

30 Apr 1938 M Santa Cruz

 

*Pescadero is reported to have been established in Santa Clara County and transferred to Santa Cruz. This seems to be an error. See note under San Mateo County.

 

†Reported established in Branciforte County, which see.

 

 

 

 

 

SHASTA COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Agland

06 Jan 1894

12 Oct 1895 M Ono

Albertson

04 Jun 1883

22 Sep 1885 to Roberts

Alfa

14 Mar 1888

15 Jul 1895 M Dana

American Ranch

19 Jul 1855

15 Apr 1878 to Anderson

Anderson Fr American Ranch

15 Apr 1878

 

Antler Fr Gregory

05 Feb 1908

15 Jan 1914 M Bayles

Baird

08 Apr 1878

31 Jan 1920

 

16 Oct 1929

15 Aug 1933 M Ydalpom

Ball's Ferry Fr Parkville

04 Oct 1875

29 Feb 1916 M Cottonwood

Bayha

04 Jan 1900

31 May 1907 M Buckeye

Bayles

04 Dec 1884

1 May 1948 to Delta

Beegum

06 Dec 1895

Into Tehama Co.

Bella Vista

18 May 1893

30 Jun 1918

 

12 Aug 1920

 

Bell's Bridge

14 Dec 1870

5 Sep 1871

 

27 Jun 1873

3 Oct 1881

Big Bend Fr Henderson

22 Apr 1922

 

Blair

06 Jan 1881

22 Sep 1885 to Stella

Boralma

02 Aug 1901

31 Oct 1906 M Kennett

Brewster

17 Jan 1893

24 May 1895 M Castella

Brincard

29 Dec 1879

17 Jun 1881

Buckeye

12 Feb 1880

31 Jan 1918 M Keswick

 

30 Jul 1938

5 Apr 1943 M Redding

Burgess

25 Apr 1891

15 Aug 1903 M Wengler

Burgettville

13 Apr 1871

23 Oct 1876

 

02 Jan 1877

17 Jan 1888 to Swasey

Burney Valley

06 Dec 1872

17 Dec 1894 to Burney

Burney

17 Dec 1894

 

Carbon

14 Jul 1885

30 Nov 1923 M Cassel

Cassel Fr Hat Creek

16 Dec 1887

 

Castella Fr Leland

28 Dec 1892

 

Castle Crag

28 May 1892

31 Jan 1901 M Castella

Castle Crags

14 Aug 1908

13 May 1930 M Dunsmuir

Cayton

19 May 1884

 

Central Valley

12 Jul 1938

 

Churntown

12 Jan 1863

12 Dec 1866

Copley

20 Aug 1886

15 May 1913 M Keswick

Copper City

21 May 1878

10 May 1880

Coram

04 Aug 1906

29 Apr 1922 M Kennett

*Cottonwood

20 Feb 1852

Into and from Tehama Co.

Dana

09 Mar 1888

30 Jun 1951 M Glenburn

Deerhaven

22 Mar 1918

14 Jun 1919 M Hazel Creek

Delta

10 Aug 1875

3 Jun 1880 to Slate Creek

Fr Bayles

01 May 1948

30 Jun 1954 M Dunsmuir

Dolde

03 Apr 1890

27 Mar 1893 M Redding

Eilers

18 Feb 1895

15 Jun 1899 M Round Mountain

Elderton

17 Oct 1860

20 Sep 1862

Elena

05 Feb 1890

31 Jan 1906 M Wengler

Eubanks

26 Apr 1905

30 Nov 1918 M Castella

Fall River Mills

29 Oct 1873

 

Fern

17 Apr 1898

31 Jul 1945 M Whitmore

Fielding

27 Aug 1897

15 Dec 1903 M Taylor

Flume

02 May 1903

31 Oct 1904

 

16 Dec 1907

30 Sep 1910 M Hazel Creek

French Gulch

18 Feb 1856

 

Gas Point

01 Feb 1875

19 Apr 1881 to Pinckney

 

26 May 1881

15 Jul 1933 M Cottonwood

Glenburn Fr Swasey

05 Mar 1892

 

Goering

28 Apr 1879

30 Jun 1879

Gregory

18 Sep 1900

5 Feb 1908 to Antler

Halcyon

28 Dec 1882

13 Aug 1883 to Smithson

Happy Valley

31 Oct 1881

9 Nov 1882 M Anderson

Hart

13 Apr 1891

29 Sep 1900 M Whitehouse

Hat Creek

28 May 1884

16 Dec 1887 to Cassel

 

19 Jan 1909

 

Hazel Creek Fr Portuguee

15 May 1877

30 Sep 1922

 

03 Nov 1922

30 Jun 1954 M Dunsmuir

Henderson

19 Jul 1906

22 Apr 1922 to Big Bend

Heroult

16 Nov 1907

15 May 1928 M Baird

Horse Town

12 Oct 1852

20 Oct 1853

 

20 Dec 1853

9 Jun 1876

Igo

14 Jul 1873

 

Ingot

13 May 1904

17 Aug 1940 M Bella Vista

Inwood

06 Jan 1887

30 Jun 1947 M Shingletown

Iron Mountain

07 Dec 1885

28 Aug 1886 M Shasta

Janesville

19 Dec 1861

19 Jan 1864

Kendon

12 Jul 1900

30 Nov 1900 M Redding

Kennett

18 Jun 1886

30 Sep 1942 M Summit City

Keswick

09 Jan 1896

15 Feb 1923 M Matheson

Kilna

10 Nov 1852

27 Oct 1853

Kimberly

18 Jun 1907

15 Dec 1913 M Kennett

Knob

05 Sep 1896

15 May 1944 M Platina

Lakehead

01 Nov 1950

 

La Moine Fr Slatonis

14 Feb 1902

30 Jun 1954 M Dunsmuir

Larkin

17 Mar 1899

31 Jan 1912 M Redding

Latson

29 May 1891

15 Aug 1895 M Burgess

Leighton

03 Jun 1889

5 Sep 1894 M Redding

Leland

22 Aug 1890

28 Dec 1892 to Castella

Lisbon

26 Jan 1886

3 Nov 1886 M Bayles

Loftus Fr Pollock

01 Jun 1944

20 Jun 1954 M Dunsmuir

Loomis

11 Apr 1878

14 May 1879

Mabel

05 Feb 1885

15 Jan 1903 M Kennett

Mammoth

20 Feb 1907

31 May 1921

 

24 Jul 1923

5 May 1925 M Kennett

*Manton

19 Oct 1889

From and into Tehama Co.

Manzanita Lake

22 May 1934

 

Matheson

20 Sep 1922

30 Apr 1954 M Redding

McArthur

25 Mar 1904

 

Middlefork

02 Oct 1888

26 Jan 1898 M Beegum

Middletown

18 Jun 1856

19 Mar 1858

Millville

27 Jan 1860

 

Montgomery Ferry

19 Nov 1877

9 Jan 1878 to Montgomery Creek

Montgomery Creek

09 Jan 1878

 

Oak

21 Aug 1897

15 Oct 1943 M Olinda

Oak Run

14 Sep 1877

 

O'Brien

20 Mar 1945

 

Old Diggings

24 Aug 1918

30 Nov 1927 M Redding

Old Station

13 May 1931

 

Olinda

06 Jun 1890

 

Ono

16 Apr 1883

 

Onward

06 Mar 1886

26 Jun 1889

Palo Cedro Fr Roberts

29 May 1893

 

Parkville

09 Jan 1871

4 Oct 1875 to Ball's Ferry

Pawnee

18 Aug 1894

30 Aug 1902 M Millville

Pinckney Fr Gas Point

19 Apr 1881

31 Dec 1890 M Cottonwood

Pineland

16 Apr 1901

14 Sep 1917 M Montgomery Creek

Pine View

27 Feb 1885

3 Nov 1886 M Ball's Ferry

Pitthree

29 Dec 1923

Rescinded 3 Mar 1924

Pittville

19 Sep 1873

4 Feb 1875

 

30 Sep 1878

Into Lassen Co.

Plateau

02 Aug 1889

30 Jun 1909 M Shingletown

Platina

30 Mar 1921

 

Pollock

05 Jan 1924

1 Jun 1944 to Loftus

Portuguee

15 Apr 1870

15 May 1877 to Hazel Creek

Project City

01 Nov 1939

 

Red Bluff

17 Oct 1853

Into Tehama Co.

Redding

23 Sep 1872

 

Roaring River

24 Feb 1874

3 May 1877

Roberts Fr Albertson

22 Sep 1885

29 May 1893 to Palo Cedro

Round Mountain

12 Jun 1872

 

Schilling

25 Apr 1917

30 Apr 1931

 

05 Oct 1931

1 Jul 1952 to Whiskeytown

Shasta

10 Jul 1851

 

Shasta Dam

13 Apr 1939

31 Jan 1945 M Summit City

Shingletown

24 Jun 1874

31 Oct 1919

 

23 Mar 1945

 

Slate Creek Fr Delta

03 Jun 1880

18 Jun 1885 M Bayles

Slatonis

13 Oct 1899

14 Feb 1902 to La Moine

Smithson Fr Halcyon

13 Aug 1883

12 Oct 1892 M Bayles

Stella Fr Blair

22 Sep 1885

31 Mar 1909 M Shasta

Stillwater

15 Apr 1870

2 Feb 1880

 

04 Oct 1880

15 Jun 1900 M Buckeye

Summit City

08 Aug 1939

 

Swasey Fr Burgettville

17 Jan 1888

5 Mar 1892 to Glenburn

Taylor

18 May 1897

15 Aug 1922 M Keswick

Viola

28 Apr 1898

30 Apr 1943

 

16 Sep 1948

31 Oct 1954 M Shingletown

Wanamina

29 Jun 1904

15 Aug 1913 M Manton

Waugh

05 Jan 1885

30 Jun 1906 M Redding

Wengler

31 May 1899

14 Feb 1942 M Montgomery Creek

Whiskey Creek

18 Feb 1856

28 Jun 1864

Whiskeytown Fr Schilling

01 Jul 1952

 

Whitehouse

11 Jan 1893

15 Nov 1906

 

07 Mar 1907

31 Mar 1913 M Georgetown

Whitmore

05 Jan 1885

 

Winthrop

06 Sep 1900

30 Apr 1932 M Ydalpom

Ydalpom

12 Jul 1888

31 Jul 1943 M Redding

Zinn

24 Aug 1889

25 Apr 1890 M Shingletown

 

*Cottowood and Manton are near the Shasta-Tehama Boundary, and have been in both counties, probably by change of site.

Cottonwood was established in Shasta County, moved to Tehama 8 March 1860, and back to Shasta 20 September 1872.

Manton was established in Tehama County, moved to Shasta 11 August 1897, and back to Tehama 29 Apr 1898.

Pittville has been in Shasta and Lassen Counties. See note under Lassen Co.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 172-183. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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