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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTRA COSTRA COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Acelanus

30 May 1854

3 Jul 1855

Alamo

18 May 1852

 

Antioch

21 Oct 1851

15 Sep 1852 to March's Landing

 

18 Jan 1855

21 Oct 1862

 

5 Mar 1863

 

Associated Fr Marsh

28 Apr 1913

 

Atchison

3 Feb 1903

31 Jul 1912 M Richmond

Baypoint

10 May 1901

1 Nov 1931 to Port Chicago

Bethell

27 Dec 1897

31 Oct 1902 M Knightsen

Bethel Island

16 Aug 1947

 

Black Diamon

1 Dec 1868

25 May 1911 to Pittsburg

Brentwood

30 Sep 1878

 

Byron

30 Oct 1878

 

Byron Hot Springs

17 Aug 1889

31 Dec 1930 M Byron

Canyon Fr Sequoya

16 Jun 1927

 

Clayburn Fr Ladrillo

7 Mar 1907

7 May 1910 to Winehaven

Clayton

4 Oct 1861

 

Concord

28 Mar 1872

 

Contra Costa

6 Nov 1851

Into Alameda County

Cornwall Station

15 Jun 1881

13 Aug 1888 M Black Diamond

Cornwall

26 Apr 1890

15 Mar 1911 M Black Diamond

Cowell

14 Mar 1908

Rescinded 13 Oct 1908

 

12 Aug 1922

 

Crockettville

12 Mar 1883

9 Apr 1883 “no papers”

Crocket

9 Apr 1883

 

Danville

31 Aug 1860

 

Diablo

8 Dec 1916

 

Eastyard

16 Apr 1901

25 Jun 1902 to Point Richmond

El Cerrito Fr Rust

26 Aug 1916

31 Aug 1935 Br Richmond

Elk Horn

7 May 1852

17 Dec 1853

Frazerville

2 Dec 1898

22 May 1899 M Martinez

Giant

10 Sep 1895

31 Mar 1936 M Richmond

Glen Frazer

20 Jun 1906

31 Mar 1919 M Martinez

Hartley

27 Apr 1893

Rescinded 12 Dec 1893

Hercules

19 Mar 1914

 

Jersey

20 Sep 1898

15 Jan 1935 M Antioch

Jersey Landing

17 Jun 1878

21 Mar 1879

 

7 Apr 1879

19 Mar 1891 M Brentwood

Judsonville

18 Apr 1878

2 Oct 1879

 

24 Oct 1879

26 Feb 1883 M Antioch

Junction

9 Apr 1850

20 Dec 1853

Knightsen

22 Nov 1900

 

Ladrillo

3 Aug 1906

7 Mar 1907 to Clayburn

La Fayette (Lafayette)

2 Mar 1857

 

Livermore Ranch

28 Jul 1851

6 Jan 1853

Marsh

13 Dec 1912

28 Apr 1913 to Associated

Marsh's Landing Fr Antioch

15 Sep 1852

3 May 1854

Martinez

28 Jul 1851

 

Moraga

5 May 1886

21 Jul 1887

 

16 Dec 1915

 

Nortonville

2 Feb 1874

19 Mar 1887

 

21 Apr 1887

31 Dec 1890 M Somersville

 

7 Feb 1891

15 Dec 1910 M Clayton

Oakley

7 Oct 1898

 

Oleum

9 Jun 1910

30 Apr 1951 M Rodeo

Olinda

31 Jul 1889

29 Jan 1890 “no papers”

Orinda Park

13 Mar 1888

10 May 1895 to Orinda

Orinda

10 May 1895

10 Sep 1903

 

16 Nov 1945

 

Orwood Fr Woodward

4 Dec 1913

30 Nov 1921 M Middle River

Pacheco

16 Aug 1859

30 Nov 1913 M Martinez

Pinole

29 Aug 1878

 

Pittsburg Fr Black Diamond

25 May 1911

 

Point of Timber

5 Nov 1869

7 Jun 1871

 

10 Jun 1872

27 Nov 1882 M Byron

Point Richmond Fr Eastyard

25 Jun 1902

31 Jul 1912 Sta. Richmond

Port Chicago Fr Baypoint

1 Nov 1931

 

Port Costa

15 Sep 1881

 

Richmond

29 Jun 1900

 

Rodeo

8 Apr 1892

 

Rust

26 Feb 1909

26 Aug 1916 to El Cerrito

Saint Mary's College

1 May 1928

 

Sand Mound

17 Feb 1888

19 Mar 1891 M Brentwood

San Pablo

15 Nov 1854

15 Jul 1943 Br Richmond

San Ramon

20 Jan 1852

16 Nov 1859

San Ramoon

4 Dec 1873

31 Dec 1883 to San Ramon

San Ramon

31 Dec 1883

 

Schmidtville

3 Jul 1900

10 Sep 1901 M Stege

Selby

18 Jun 1886

 

Sequoya

23 Aug 1922

16 Jun 1927 to Canyon

Somersville

19 Aug 1863

15 Nov 1910 M Clayton

Stege

27 Jul 1889

29 Jul 1935 M Richmond

Stewartville

12 Apr 1882

30 Aug 1902 M Somersville

Tassajara

24 Oct 1896

31 Oct 1922 M Pleasanton

Tormey

10 Jan 1891

5 Oct 1892 M Rodeo

Walnut Creek

1 Dec 1862

 

Webb's Landing

18 Mar 1873

19 May 1879

Winehaven Fr Clayburn

7 May 1910

14 Feb 1925 M to Point Richmond Sta.

Woodward

27 May 1901

4 Dec 1913 to Orwood

 

(Moved from San Joaquin County, probably 15 March 1913)

 

 

 

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Created 2 March 1857 from Klamath Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

*Crescent City

12 Oct 1853

 

Ferry Point

29 Apr 1858

5 Jul 1867

Fort Dick

31 Dec 1917

 

Gasquet

29 Nov 1878

15 Jul 1902 M Crescent City

 

01 Jul 1949

 

Happy Camp

19 Mar 1858

Into Siskiyou Co.

Klamath

03 Dec 1927

 

Monumental

29 Jul 1904

15 Sep 1911 M Crescent City

Requa

10 Apr 1878

11 Jan 1883

 

27 Feb 1883

28 Jun 1883

 

29 Feb 1888

 

Shakesville

12 Apr 1893

29 Oct 1894 M Crescent City

Smith River

12 Aug 1863

 

Terwah

21 Feb 1905

Rescinded 26 Aug 1905

Turwah

05 Dec 1898

31 Aug 1899 M Requa

Wakefield

06 Mar 1905

30 Mar 1918 M Fort Dick

 

*Established in Klamath County; into Del Norte County when created.

 

 

 

 

 

EL DORADO COUNTY

Originally El Dorado. Created 18 February 1850

 

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

*Alabaster Fr Rattlesnake

26 Mar 1883

29 Jul 1888 M Newcastle

Al Tahoe

11 Aug 1908

 

Aukum

23 Sep 1895

31 Aug 1914 M Uno

Fr Uno

09 Apr 1920

 

Aurum City

06 Jul 1852

22 Nov 1853

Bijou Fr Rowland

11 Sep 1888

 

Bottle Hill

28 May 1855

17 Aug 1859

Camino

22 Jun 1904

 

Camp Richardson Fr Tallac

16 Jun 1927

 

Camp Sacramento

17 Jun 1929

31 Oct 1940 M Kyburz

Canyon

27 Aug 1897

14 May 1906 M Shingle

Cedarville

22 Nov 1853

12 Nov 1863

Clarksville

14 Jul 1855

30 Aug 1924

 

24 Feb 1927

31 May 1934 M Folsom City

Cold Spring

21 Jan 1852

11 Jun 1874 to Granite Hill

Cool

20 Oct 1885

 

Culloma

08 Nov 1849

13 Jan 1851

Coloma

13 Jan 1851

 

Diamond Spring

17 Oct 1853

1 Jul 1950

Diamond Springs

01 Jul 1950

 

Duroc Fr El Dorado Ranch

14 Sep 1858

23 Nov 1864

Echo

16 Aug 1886

15 Dec 1910 M Meyers

 

28 Jan 1911

31 Oct 1913 M Kyburz

Echo Lake

11 Dec 1926

 

El Dorado Fr Mud Springs

15 Dec 1855

 

†Eldorado Mills

06 May 1891

29 Sep 1891

El Dorado Ranch

19 Jun 1857

14 Sep 1858 to Duroc

Emerald Bay

17 Dec 1888

 

Fair Play

13 Apr 1860

15 Feb 1944 M Youngs

Fallen Leaf

13 May 1908

 

Fiddletown

13 Dec 1853

Into Amador Co.

Fyffe

24 Jul 1882

31 Oct 1913 M Camino

Garden Valley

16 Dec 1852

20 Dec 1853

 

2 Dec 1854

4 Jun 1862

Fr Spanish Flat

22 Jan 1872

16 Oct 1895

 

27 Jan 1896

 

Georgetown

07 Oct 1851

 

Glen Alpine

23 Jun 1904

14 Sep 1918 M Tallac

 

13 Sep 1929

10 Sep 1947 M Camp Richardson

Goiden

13 Oct 1923

30 Apr 1926 M Placerville

Granite Hill Fr Cold Spring

11 Jun 1874

29 Feb 1908 M Coloma

Green Springs

28 Jul 1851

21 Jan 1852

Green Valley

04 Feb 1854

30 Mar 1855

Fr Hitchcock Ranch

12 Sep 1865

14 Oct 1911 M Rescue

Greenwood Fr Louisville

09 Oct 1852

 

Grizzly Flats

31 Aug 1855

 

Hitchcock Ranch

09 Oct 1860

12 Sep 1865 to Green Valley

Hulfish

05 Mar 1901

30 Jul 1904 M Georgetown

Indian Diggings

22 Nov 1853

15 Jun 1869 to Mendon

Indian Diggins Fr Mendon

23 Mar 1888

30 Nov 1935 M Omo Ranch

Jay Hawk

29 Aug 1860

26 Dec 1863

Josephine

12 Aug 1895

30 Oct 1915

 

11 Jul 1916

31 Oct 1917 M Georgetown

Jurgens

01 Jul 1903

31 Dec 1914 M Rescue

Kelsey

03 Mar 1856

15 Jan 1872

Fr St. Lawrenceburgh

01 Feb 1875

3 Mar 1903 to Slatington

Fr Slatington

23 Sep 1920

 

Kyburz Fr Slippery Ford

13 Jan 1911

 

Lake Kirkwood

11 Oct 1940

 

Lake Valley

17 Sep 1861

26 Dec 1863 to Taho

Fr Tallac

16 Feb 1871

4 Nov 1895 M Bijou

Latrobe

11 Oct 1864

31 May 1921 M Shingle

Lava

09 Sep 1880

11 Oct 1881

Lotus

06 Jan 1881

 

Louisville

28 Jul 1851

9 Oct 1852 to Greenwood

Lovers Leap

30 Oct 1919

31 Jul 1929

Meeks Bay

09 May 1929

 

Mendon

02 Dec 1867

15 Feb 1869

Fr Indian Diggings

15 Jun 1869

23 Mar 1888 to Indian Diggins

Meyers

06 Oct 1904

 

Mosquito

09 Sep 1880

11 Oct 1881

 

12 Nov 1892

12 Oct 1895 M Placerville

Mud Spring

06 Nov 1851

15 Dec 1855 to El Dorado

Nashville

05 Mar 1852

20 Jun 1854

 

25 May 1870

15 Mar 1907 M El Dorado

Newtown

17 Jun 1854

23 Sep 1875

 

18 Oct 1875

31 Dec 1912 M Smithflat

Omo Ranch

09 May 1888

 

Pacific

10 Mar 1880

4 Nov 1893 M Riverton

 

15 Sep 1894

 

Park

15 Oct 1891

15 Dec 1919 M Placerville

Pilot Hill

18 Apr 1854

 

Pino Grande (Pinogrande)

20 Oct 1892

20 Sep 1899 M Placerville

 

14 Oct 1902

31 May 1909 M Fyffe

Placerville

09 Apr 1850

 

Pleasant Valley

23 Mar 1864

31 Dec 1917 M Placerville

Pollock Pines

28 Apr 1936

 

Pomins

23 Jul 1915

30 Nov 1942 M Chambers Lodge

Quintette

07 Aug 1903

31 May 1912 M Virner

Randall

27 Mar 1917

14 Aug 1937 M Pacific

Rescue

12 Jun 1895

 

Ringgold

20 Feb 1852

22 Nov 1853

Riverton

02 Aug 1893

7 May 1898 M Slippery Ford

Rowland

26 Jun 1874

11 Sep 1888 to Bijou

Rubicon

04 May 1901

30 Apr 1906 M McKinneys

 

08 Mar 1909

30 Sep 1913 M Emerald Bay

Rubicon Lodge

15 Dec 1921

15 Aug 1924

 

09 Jul 1925

31 Oct 1931 M Meeks Bay

Saint Lawrence

15 Apr 1880

23 Aug 1882 M Placerville

Salmon Falls

07 Oct 1851

18 Jan 1875

 

15 Feb 1875

28 Oct 1893

 

17 Nov 1893

30 Nov 1912 M Folsom City

Shingle Spring

03 Feb 1853

30 Mar 1855

 

10 Oct 1865

11 May 1895 to Shingle

Shingle

11 May 1895

 

Slatington Fr Kelsey

03 Mar 1903

31 Oct 1912 M Placerville

 

03 Jul 1916

23 Sep 1920 to Kelsey

Slippery Ford

21 Nov 1861

13 Jan 1911 to Kyburz

Smith's Flat

31 Jan 1876

9 Jul 1895

Smithflat

09 Jul 1895

 

Somerset Fr Youngs

01 Aug 1950

 

Spanish Dry Diggings

12 Feb 1875

22 Dec 1875

Spanish Flat

21 Nov 1853

22 Jan 1872 to Garden Valley

 

31 May 1888

23 Oct 1888 M Kelsey

Sportsmans Hall

10 Oct 1865

28 May 1867

Stateline

12 Jun 1901

 

St. Lawrenceburgh

20 Jun 1872

1 Feb 1875 to Kelsey

Sunbeam

08 Apr 1888

21 Sep 1893 M McKinneys

Taho Fr Lake Valley

26 Dec 1863

20 Dec 1870 to Tallac

Tahoe Valley

12 Jun 1940

 

Tallac Fr Taho

20 Dec 1870

15 Feb 1871 to Lake Valley

 

12 Mar 1875

16 Jun 1927 to Camp Richardson

Twin Bridges

10 Oct 1947

 

Unionville

06 Mar 1861

2 Jan 1862

Uno

12 Feb 1892

9 Apr 1920 to Aukum

Urban

28 Aug 1909

29 Feb 1912 M Pleasant Valley

Vade

03 Sep 1912

 

Virner

11 Sep 1897

31 Mar 1913 M Georgetown

Valcanoville

08 Jul 1930

31 Jan 1953 M Georgetown

Yornet (Yeomet)

14 Jul 1854

8 Jun 1861

Youngs

07 Mar 1924

1 Aug 1950 to Somerset

Zodok

06 Aug 1887

14 Jun 1888 M Placerville

 

 

*Alabaster was established as Rattlesnake in Placer Co.; apparently name and site were changed simultaneously.

†Postmaster declined appointment. Probably the office never was opened.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 21-30. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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