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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRESNO COUNTY

Created 19 April 1856 from Merced and Mariposa Area

 

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Academy

08 May 1876

6 Jul 1877

 

22 Apr 1892

30 Jun 1903

 

15 Jul 1905

29 Nov 1951 M Clovis

Ahwahnee

1 Feb 1893

Into Madera Co.

Alcalde

29 Oct 1888

15 Jan 1904 M Coalinga

Auberry

12 Jun 1884

 

Ballsville

01 Aug 1881

10 Oct 1883 M Coarse Gold Gulch

Basin

08 Oct 1913

17 Mar 1916 to Huntington Lake

Bates

23 Nov 1883

Into Madera Co.

Berendo

12 Feb 1873

25 May 1881

 

11 Nov 1881

Into Madera Co.

Bethel

04 Jan 1881

23 Jan 1885 M Fresno Flats

Big Creek

17 Jun 1912

 

Big Dry Creek

25 Mar 1870

10 Aug 1893 M Academy

Biola

02 Feb 1915

31 Jul 1918

 

20 Oct 1920

 

Borden

17 Mar 1873

Into Madera Co.

Bowles

21 Mar 1904

30 Jun 1943 M Fresno

Bridge

07 Mar 1902

14 Sep 1907 M Fresno

Buchanan

19 Sep 1873

Into Madera Co.

Burrel

04 Jun 1912

 

Burrough

02 Oct 1889

15 Jul 1917 M Tollhouse

Cadogan

06 Jan 1894

22 Apr 1895 M Mendota

Calwa City

26 Aug 1913

31 Dec 1849 Br Fresno

Camden

02 Jan 1903

15 Dec 1904 M Laton

Camp Sierra Fr Sierra Chautaqua

18 Dec 1924

31 Oct 1935 M Shaver Lake

Canejo See Canejo

 

 

Cantua

07 Mar 1888

15 Jun 1888

 

19 Mar 1890

25 Jan 1892 M Huron

Cantua Creek

04 Oct 1941

 

Carlile

10 Apr 1894

31 May 1905 M Caruthers

Carmelita

05 Jan 1899

15 Jul 1900 M Sanger

Caruthers

06 Oct 1891

 

Cascadel

25 Aug 1892

Into Madera Co.

Cedar Crest

26 Feb 1923

 

Clifton

28 Jan 1885

31 Oct 1898 to Del Ray

Clovis

01 Feb 1895

 

Coalinga

22 Jul 1889

 

Coarse Gold Gulch

06 Aug 1878

Into Madera Co.

Collis

01 Nov 1894

3 Jan 1899 M Rolinda

 

17 Sep 1904

19 Mar 1906 to Kerman

Conejo Fr Wildflower

21 Jun 1898

30 Sep 1920 M Selma

Delhi

03 Feb 1892

Rescinded 21 Mar 1892

Delpiedra

02 Sep 1920

30 Jan 1943 M Sanger

Del Rey Fr Clifton

31 Oct 1898

 

Deseret

07 Oct 1887

25 Apr 1890 M Fresno

Dinkey Creek

14 Jul 1925

 

Dunlap

13 Nov 1882

17 Jul 1885 M Squaw Valley

 

11 Nov 1885

 

Easton

02 Feb 1881

3 Aug 1883

 

22 Oct 1883

26 May 1902 M Oleander

Elbow

02 Oct 1866

29 Apr 1868

Figarden

11 May 1925

15 Dec 1944 M Fresno

Fine Gold

04 Apr 1881

20 Jan 1882

Firebaugh

19 May 1865

 

Firebaugh's Ferry

13 Mar 1860

21 Aug 1862

Five Points

28 Jul 1944

 

Flume

09 Jun 1888

25 Mar 1893

Fort Miller Fr Millerton

23 Dec 1874

5 Apr 1876

Fowler

24 Apr 1882

 

Fresno City

04 Jan 1860

8 Jun 1863

Fresno

01 Mar 1872

26 Aug 1872

Fresno City

28 Aug 1872

31 Jan 1889 to Fresno

Fresno

31 Jan 1889

 

Fresno Flats

18 Aug 1873

Into Madera Co.

Friant Fr Pollasky

17 Sep 1909

 

Fruitvale

14 May 1883

1 Jun 1888 M Fresno City

 

15 Aug 1888

25 Mar 1892

Garfield

08 Jun 1891

9 Sep 1897 M Clovis

Gertrude

28 Sep 1881

25 Mar 1893 M Ahwahnee

Grabners

19 Jan 1914

15 Jul 1933 M Clovis

 

09 Jan 1939

30 Jun 1951 M Prather

Grahamton

16 Apr 1913

18 Apr 1913 to San Joaquin

Grubgulch

02 Apr 1883

Into Madera Co.

Hamptonville

15 Jul 1881

16 Dec 1891 to Pollasky

Hardwick

06 Dec 1895

30 Jun 1904 M Armona

Hayes

25 Mar 1893

31 Dec 1902 M Mendota

Helm

17 Oct 1913

 

Herndon

14 Jan 1887

14 Nov 1893 M Fresno

 

21 Nov 1907

 

Hildreth

16 Apr 1886

Into Madera Co.

Hoxie

13 Apr 1899

Rescinded 15 Sep 1899

Hume

15 Dec 1908

30 Apr 1924 M Dunlap

 

1 Jun 1938

 

Huntington Lake Fr Basin

17 Mar 1916

 

*Huron

18 Jun 1877

8 Jan 1883 M Lemoore

 

28 Apr 1886

 

Jamison

27 May 1893

8 Jul 1911 to Jamesen

Jamesen

08 Jul 1911

30 Jun 1912 M Kerman

Kanawyer

18 Nov 1908

15 Mar 1914 M Hume

Kearney Park

10 Jul 1901

15 Nov 1935 M Fresno

Kelso

11 May 1891

7 Jan 1893 M Fresno

Kenyon

21 Aug 1890

19 Apr 1892 to Pine Ridge

Kerman Fr Collis

19 Mar 1906

 

*Kingsburg (h) Fr Wheatville

16 Nov 1875

 

Kings River Fr Smiths

04 Dec 1866

20 Feb 1895

Kingriver Ferry

20 Feb 1895

30 Apr 1905 M Sanger

Kingston

17 Nov 1859

12 Mar 1862

 

10 Apr 1866

30 Jun 1890 to Sans Tache

Lakeshore

13 Jun 1924

 

Lanare

11 Oct 1912

15 Oct 1925 M Riverdale

Las Palmas Fr Womack

21 Mar 1910

15 Nov 1913 M Fresno

Last

21 Aug 1890

25 Apr 1895 M Huron

Laton Fr Lillis

05 Mar 1900

 

La Vina

07 Feb 1891

Into Madera Co.

Letcher

08 Jul 1886

15 Jan 1915 M Academy

Lillis

25 Oct 1886

30 Nov 1886 “no papers”

 

05 Jun 1889

17 Feb 1890 “no papers”

Fr Sans Tache

03 Oct 1891

5 Mar 1900 to Laton

Lodge

14 Jun 1888

10 Apr 1899

 

08 Apr 1902

30 Sep 1904 M Auberry

Lonestar

16 Jan 1891

11 Feb 1895 M Malaga

 

04 Apr 1900

15 Jan 1910 M Fresno R D

Loyd

27 Nov 1889

9 Apr 1890 “no papers”

Madera

26 Apr 1877

Into Madera Co.

Malaga Fr Tokay

14 Jul 1886

30 Jun 1943 Sta Fresno

Maltermoro

10 Mar 1894

15 Nov 1913 M Fresno

Meadow Lakes

25 Jun 1930

30 Jan 1932

 

28 May 1932

14 Oct 1933 M Auberry

Mendota

21 Jul 1892

 

Miami

07 Aug 1884

17 Feb 1887 M Raymond

Miley

15 Jul 1897

14 Jul 1902 M Del Rey

†Millerton

11 Oct 1853

7 Oct 1863

 

06 Oct 1864

23 Dec 1874 to Fort Miller

Millwood

22 Jun 1894

15 May 1909 M Dunlap

Minturn

14 Feb 1884

Into Madera Co.

Miramonte

31 Jul 1909

31 Dec 1912 M Badger

 

18 May 1923

 

Monmouth

24 Aug 1908

15 Mar 1919 M Fresno

Mono Hot Springs

11 May 1945

 

Mountain Rest

29 Jun 1945

Rescinded 15 Apr 1947

 

01 May 1948

31 Oct 1953 M Auberry

Narbo

18 Sep 1884

10 Dec 1887 M Coarse Gold Gulch

Navelencia

30 Sep 1915

31 Aug 1931 M Reedley

‡New Idria

22 Mar 1869

Into San Benito Co.

Noble

30 Jun 1892

15 Mar 1902 M Dunlap

North Fork

18 Dec 1888

Into Madera Co.

Ockenden

24 Jul 1893

14 Sep 1918 M Pine Ridge

Oilfields

19 Feb 1908

30 Jun 1951 M Coalinga

Oleander

10 Jan 1881

31 Oct 1935 M Fresno

O'Neals

04 Oct 1887

Into Madera Co.

Orange Cove

04 Apr 1914

 

Oren

06 Sep 1899

31 Mar 1905 M Pineridge

Oro Loma

20 Oct 1914

15 Mar 1928

 

07 Jun 1928

29 Jun 1929 M South Dos Palos

Palo Blanco

03 Sep 1872

4 Sep 1873

Panoche

17 Jan 1870

Into San Benito Co.

Parlier

25 Jan 1898

 

Piedra

16 Oct 1949

 

Pinedale

12 Jul 1923

 

Pine Ridge (Pineridge) Fr Kenyon

19 Apr 1892

31 Aug 1944 M Auberry

Polasky Fr Hamptonville

16 Dec 1891

17 Sep 1909 to Friant

Prather

10 Oct 1914

29 Jun 1935 M Clovis

 

24 Jul 1936

 

Pulvadera

05 Apr 1880

9 Oct 1882 M Le Moor

Raisin

17 Sep 1907

 

Raymond

09 Jul 1886

Into Madera Co.

Reedley Fr Wahtoka

31 Oct 1888

 

Riverdale

01 Jul 1875

 

Rogers

28 Aug 1897

14 Aug 1909 M Coalinga

Rolinda

01 Feb 1895

30 Aug 1902 M Fresno

Sanders

15 Oct 1879

3 May 1894 M Selma

Sanger

26 Jun 1888

 

San Joaquin Fr Grahamton

18 Apr 1913

 

Sans Tache Fr Kingston

30 Jun 1890

3 Oct 1891 to Lillis

Scottsburgh

03 Dec 1856

1 Dec 1858

 

30 Jun 1859

19 Jan 1864

Selma

12 Aug 1880

 

Sentinel

07 Apr 1880

31 Jul 1883

 

03 Feb 1888

30 Mar 1897

 

15 Jul 1905

15 Oct 1910 M Letcher

Shaver

01 Aug 1896

31 Oct 1925 M Big Creek

Shaver Lake

03 Feb 1928

 

Sierra Chautauqua

01 Mar 1918

18 Dec 1924 to Camp Sierra

Smith's Ferry

07 Apr 1865

4 Dec 1866 to King's River

Squaw Valley (Squawvalley)

07 Nov 1879

29 Jun 1918 M Sanger

 

30 Aug 1923

28 Feb 1945 M Orange Cove

Starville

26 Jun 1889

30 Mar 1891 M Fresno

Swamp

31 Jan 1889

19 Mar 1889 “no papers”

Tarpey

13 Jun 1892

31 Dec 1914 M Clovis

Temperance

21 Apr 1881

11 Nov 1886 M Fresno City

Terra Loma

18 Dec 1916

15 Nov 1917 M South Dos Palos

Thermal

15 Jul 1889

15 Jan 1900 M Auberry

Tokay

05 May 1886

14 Jul 1886 to Malaga

Toll House (Tollhouse)

08 May 1876

13 Nov 1884

 

02 Feb 1885

 

Tranquility

15 Nov 1910

 

Trimmer

27 Jul 1889

24 Oct 1890

 

06 May 1892

15 Jul 1919 M Sanger

Wahtoka

25 Jan 1887

31 Oct 1888 to Reedley

 

27 Jul 1905

25 Sep 1916 M Navelencia

Warthan

07 Mar 1880

31 Oct 1902 M Alcalde

Watertown

06 Jun 1896

14 Jul 1900 M Lemoore

Watt's Valley

21 May 1912

15 Oct 1919 M Tollhouse

Westhaven

14 Jan 1918

15 Jun 1954 M Hanford

Wheatville

24 Jun 1874

16 Nov 1875 to Kingsburgh

§Wheatville

31 Jan 1891

30 Apr 1920 M Burrel

Whites Bridge

09 Jan 1879

15 Nov 1893 M Mendota

Wild Flower

21 Jun 1878

21 Jun 1898 to Ca(o)nejo

Womack

11 Oct 1909

21 Mar 1910 to Las Palma

Zebra

29 Dec 1886

8 Aug 1888 M Bates

 

19 Mar 1890

Into Madera Co.

 

 

*Huron and Kingsburg are reported to have been established in Tulare County. As to the present site, however, Huron has always been in Fresno County. Also, the present site of Kingsburg appears to have been in Fresno County in 1875, but may have been acquired by a boundary adjustment of 1876. The name terminated in “h” from 18 Feb 1876 to 11 Jan 1894.

 

†The appointment of Edward P. Hart, the first Postmaster of Millerton, is recorded on a page headed “County Unknown.” A later notation says “Now in Tulare County.” This could not be, for the northern boundary of Tulare County was approximately thirty miles southerly of the San Joaquin River, upon which Millerton was located. It must have been in Mariposa County when established.

 

The appointment of the second Postmaster, Hugh A. Carroll, dated 30 June 1855, is recorded under Mariposa County, with notations “Into Merced County” (lined out) and “Into Frezno County.”

There can be no doubt that it was in Fresno County after that county was created 19 April 1856, taking all the surrounding area from Mariposa and Merced counties.

 

However, there is a possibility that it was in Merced County from 19 April 1855 to 19 April 1856. The answer depends upon the site of the office. The boundary between Mariposa and Merced counties, described in 1855, followed a road that crossed the San Joaquin at Converse's Ferry, known to be at or near Millerton.

 

If the Post Office was upstream, it remained in Mariposa; if down-stream, it went into Merced for a year until taken into Fresno, of which it was the county seat from 1856 to 1874. All of the historical references identify Millerton with Mariposa and Fresno counties only. It therefore seems apparent that Millerton should be recorded as established in Mariposa County in 1853 and transferred to Fresno County in 1856.

 

‡New Idria, according to the postal records, was established in Monterey County and soon transferred to Fresno County. The original Fresno-Monterey line was never legally altered. Therefore, the site of New Idria msut have been changed; or, more likely, the record was in error, promptly corrected, due to uncertainties as to the location of the boundary on the ground, or because the site had access solely from the Monterey side. In 1887, New Idria and Panoche were transferred from Fresno County to San Benito County by a boundary change.

 

§ Wheatville (the second of that name) is recorded “into Kings County 11 April 1907”, and back to Fresno County in 1914. The present site of Wheatville, near Burrel, has always been in Fresno County, although there was an abortive move to transfer it to Kings County in 1907.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 30-39. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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