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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

PART II

 

THE FIRST DECADE

 

Twenty-one LISTS

 

Official and Unofficial of

Post Offices Established in the Period

1848 to 1859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDEX to PART II

 

LISTS OF CALIFORNIA POST OFFICES

1848-1859

 

Lists 1 to 21

 

 

 

*Post Office

*County

List Numbers

Acelanus

Contra Costa

1, 13,14

Agua Frio (a)

Mariposa

1, 7 to 21

Alameda

Alameda

1, 11 to 21

Alamo

Contra Costa

1, 9 to 21

Albion

Mendocino

1

Alleghany

Sierra

1, 19 to 21

Alpha

Nevada

1, 13 to 21

Alvarado

Alameda

1, 9, 11 to 21

Alviso

Santa Clara

1, 11 to 13

American Ranch (e)

Shasta

1, 15 to 21

Anderson

Mendocino

1, 20, 21

Angel's (Camp)

Calaveras

1, 9 to 21

Antelope

Yolo

1, 17 to 21

Antioch

Contra Costa

1, 6 to 9, 13 to 21

Aqueduct City

Amador

1, 15

Ashland

Butte

1, 9, 10

Auburn

Placer

1, 6, 8 to 21

Aurum City (see Hurum, etc.)

El Dorado

1, 8 to 10

Bangor

Butte

1, 17 to 21

Barton's Store

Solano

1, 17, 18

Bath

Placer

1, 20, 21

Bear Valley

Mariposa

1, 19 to 21

Belmont

San Francisco, San Mateo

1, 11 to 21

Benicia

Solano

1, 2, 4 to 21

Bidwell's Bar

Butte

1, 5 to 21

Big Bar

Trinity

1, 6 to 21

Big Oak Flat

Tuolumne

1, 8 to 21

Big Valley

Napa

1, 20, 21

Bloomfield

Sonoma

1, 17 to 21

Bodega

Sonoma

1, 8 to 21

Bondville

Mariposa

1, 15a to 21

Bo (a) ttle Hill

El Dorado

1, 13 to 21

Brick (Post Office)

Sacramento

1, 16 to 19

Brooklyn

Alameda

1, 15 to 21

Brush Creek

Butte

1, 15a to 21

Buckeye

Yolo

1, 13 to 21

Buckner

Sacramento

1, 11 to 18

Bucksport

Humboldt

1,8,11,12,15 to 21

Burnt Ranch

Trinity

1,20,21

Burwood

San Joaquin

1

Butte City

Amador

1,19

Butte Mills

Butte

1,19 to 21

Cache Creek (see Chaco Creek)

Yolo

1,8,10 to 21

Callahan's Ranch

Siskiyou

1,19 to 21

Campo Seco

Calaveras

1,11 to 16,18 to 20

Camp (o) Seco

Tuolumne

1,9,10,17,21

Camptonville

Yuba

1,11 to 21

Canon City

Trinity

1,15a to 19

Carson's Creek

Calaveras

1,8, 9

Cascade City

Yuba

1,20

Cedarville

El Dorado

1,11 to 21

Central

9

Central House

Butte

1

Cenre(er)ville

Nevada

1,5,7 to 9,17,21

Centreville (Curtisville)

Tuolumne

17

Centre(er)ville

Alameda, Contra Costa

1,13 to 16, 18 to 20

Chaco Creek (Cache Creek)

Yolo

9

Charleston

Yolo

1,20,21

Charley's Ranch(o)

Butte

1,8 to 19

Cherokee

Butte

1, 11a to 21

Chico

Butte

1,6 to 21

Chili

Calaveras

1,19 to 21

Chinese Camp

Tuolumne

1,11 to 21

Chip's Flat

Sierra

1,18

Clairville

Mendocino, Sonoma

1,19 to 21

Clarksville

El Dorado

1,15 to 21

Clinton

Nevada

1,13 to 17

Cloverdale

Sonoma

1,19 to 21

Cold Spring(s)

El Dorado

1,8 to 21

Coloma, Culloma, etc

El Dorado

1,2,4 to 21

Colorado

Mariposa

1,19 to 21

Columbia

Tuolumne

1,9 to 21

Colusi(a)

Colusi(a)

1,6,8 to 21

Contra Costa

Contra Costa, Alameda

1,8 to 13, 17, 21

Coon (Cook) (Corn) Creek

Placer

1,15a to 21

Cordelia

Solano

1,11 to 19, 21

Cosumne(s)

Sacramento

1,8 to 21

Cottage Grove

Klamath

1,19 to 21

Cottonwood

Shasta

1,8 to 21

Crescent City

Klamath, Del Norte

1,11 to 21

Curtisville

Tuolumne

1,9 to 16

Damascus

Placer

1,17 to 21

Denverton

Solano

1,19 to 21

Diamond Spring(s)

El Dorado

1,11 to 21

Dobbin's Ranch(o)

Yuba

1,6 to 10

Don Pedro's Bar

Tuolumne

1,11 to 21

Double Spring(s)

Calaveras

1,5 to 21

Douglas City

Trinity

1

Downieville (Downerville)

Yuba, Sierra

1,6 to 21

Dry Creek

Yuba

1,13 to 18

Dry Town

Calaveras, Amador

1,8 to 21

Duroc

El Dorado

1,20,21

Dutch Flat

Placer

1,17 to 21

Eel River

Humboldt

1,19 to 21

El Dorado

El Dorado

1,15a to 17, 19 to 21

El Dorado Ranch

El Dorado

1,18,19,21

Eliza

Yuba

7

Elizabethtown

Plumas

1,13 to 15a

Elk Camp

Klamath

1,20,21

Elk Grove

Sacramento

1,11 to 13,19 to 21

Elk Horn

Contra Costa

1,8 to 10

Elliott's (Ranch)

Sacramento

1,11 to 19

Emery's Crossing

Yuba

1,13 to 19,21

Empire

Tuolumne

1,7

Empire Ranch

Yuba

1,13 to 21

Eureka

Trinity, Humboldt

1,9 to 21

Eureka North

Sierra, Humboldt

1,19 to 21

Fairfield

Solano

1,20,21

Ferry Point

Del Norte

1,19 to 21

Fiddletown

El Dorado

1,11 to 21

Folsom City

Sacramento

1,15a to 21

Forbestown

Butte

1,11 to 21

Foreman's Ranch

San Joaquin, Calaveras

1,11a to 21

Forest City

Sierra

1,11a to 21

Forest Hill

Placer

1

Forks of Salmon

Klamath

1,20,21

Forlorn Hope

Mariposa, Merced

1,13 to 19,21

Fort Bragg

Mendocino

1,19

Fort Goff

Siskiyou

1,19 to 21

Fort Tejon

Los Angeles

1,20

Foster's Bar

Yuba

1,6,8 to 11, 13 to 21

Fourteen Mile House

San Joaquin

1,17 to 21

Fourth Crossing

Calaveras

1,13 to 21

Franklin

Sacramento

1,16 to 19, 21

Fremont

Yolo

1,2,4 to 13, 15 to 21

French Camp

San Joaquin

1,11 to 21

French Corral

Nevada

1

French Gulch

Shasta

1,15a to 21

Frenchtown

Butte

1,18,19,21

Fugitt

San Joaquin

1,18 to 21

Garden Valley

El Dorado

1,9 to 21

Garrotte

Tuolumne

1,8,9,11 to 21

Georgetown

El Dorado

1,6 to 21

Georgiana

Sacramento

1,11a to 19, 21

Gibsonville

Sierra

1,14 to 21

Gilroy

Santa Clara

1,7 to 21

Goodyear's Bar

Yuba, Sierra

1,6 to 21

Grafton

Yolo

1,11 to 21

Grand Island

Colusi(a)

1,11 to 21

Grass Valley

Nevada

1,9 to 21

Graysonville

Tuolumne

1,2,7

Green Springs

El Dorado

1,2

Green Spring(s)

Tuolumne

1,8 to 21

Green Valley

El Dorado

1,11 to 13

Greenville

Yuba

1,18 to 21

Greenwood

El Dorado

1,9 to 21

Grizzly Bear House

Placer

1,20,21

Grizzly Flat

El Dorado

1,15 to 21

Grove City

Tehama

1,20,21

Gwin

Mariposa, Merced

1,15 to 21

Half Way House

San Joaquin, Calaveras

1,17 to 21

Hall's Ranch

Colusi

1,7

Hamilton

Butte

1,5 to 21

Hansonville

Butte

1,17 to 21

Happy Camp

Del Norte

1,19 to 21

Haskell's Ranch

Sutter

1,11 to 14

Haydensville

Mariposa

1,2,4,5,7,9

Healdsburgh

Sonoma

1,18,20,21

Henley

Siskiyou

1,16 to 21

Hill's Ferry

Stanislaus

1,15,17

Holden's Ferry

Stanislaus

1,19,21

Honcut

Yuba

1,15a, 16 to 21

Hornitos(as)

Mariposa

1,16 to 21

Horr's (How's) Ranch

Tuolumne, Stanislaus

1,6 to 21

Horse Town

Shasta

1,9 to 21

Hurum (Aurum) City

El Dorado

9,13

Illinoistown

Placer

1,11 to 21

Indian Diggings

El Dorado

1,11 to 21

Indian Gulch

Mariposa

1,15 to 21

Indian Spring(s)

Nevada

1,19 to 21

Ione Valley, City (see Jone)

Calaveras, Amador

1,10 to 12,15,17 to 20

Iowa City(Hill)

Placer

1,11 to 21

Jacinto

Colusa

1,19 to 21

Jackson

Calaveras, Amador

1,5 to 21

Jacksonville

Tuolumne

1,7 to 21

Jamestown

Tuolumne

1,9,11 to 21

Jenny Lind

Calaveras

1,19 to 21

Johnson's Ranch

Sutter

1,11, 21

Jonesville

Plumas

1,19

Jone Valley, City(see Ione)

Calaveras

1,9,13,14,16,21

Junction

Contra Costa, Yuba

1,2,4,5,7,9 to 12

Kayote

Napa

1

Keeneysburgh

Tulare

1,20

Kelsey

El Dorado

1,15a to 21

Kerrick's Ranch

San Joaquin

1,19

Keysville

Tulare

1,17 to 21

Kilna

Shasta

1,9 to 12

King's River

Tulare

1,15a,16 to 21

Kingston

Fresno

1

Knight's Ferry

San Joaquin

1,6 to 21

La Fayette

Contra Costa

1,18 to 21

La Grange

Stanislaus

1,11a to 21

Laguna Seca(o)

Santa Clara

1,11 to 13

Lakeville

Sonoma

1,20,21

Lancha Plana

Amador

1,21

La Porte

Sierra

1,19 to 21

Lassen's(s)

Butte

1,6 to 21

Leach's Store

Mariposa

1,15 to 19,21

Lewiston

Trinity

1,11 to 21

Lisbon

Placer

1,13 to 21

Little York

Nevada

1,13,14,16 to 21

Livermore Ranch

Contra Costa

1,7,9

Long Bar

Yuba

1,19 to 21

Los Angeles(os)

Los Angeles(os)

1,2,4 to 21

Louisville

El Dorado

1,6 to 9

Lovings Ferry

San Joaquin

1,15 to 19,21

Lower Lake

Napa

1,20,21

Macksville

El Dorado

8

Marietta

San Joaquin

1,20,21

Mariposa

Mariposa

1,6 to 21

Marsh's Landing

Contra Costa

1,9,10

Martinez

Contra Costa

1,6 to 21

Marysville

Yuba

1,6 to 21

Maxwell's Creek

Mariposa

1,9 to 21

Mayfield

Santa Clara

1,13 to 21

McCartysville

Santa Clara

1,15 to 21

McDermott's Bridge

San Joaquin

1,11 to 17

Meadow Valley

Plumas

1,16 to 21

Mendocino

Trinity

1,9,10

Mendocino

Mendocino

1,20,21

Merced Falls

Merced

1,17 to 21

Meritt

Yolo

1

Merry Oaks

San Joaquin

1,9,10,13

Michigan Bar

Sacramento

1,13 to 21

Michigan Bluff(s)

Placer

1,11 to 21

Middletown

Shasta

1,16 to 18

Millerton

Tulare, Mariposa, Fresno

1,11,12,14 to 18,21

Mill Valley

Calaveras

1,16 to 21

Milpitas

Santa Clara

1,16 to 21

Minersville

Trinity

1, 16 to 21

Mission San Jose

Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa

1,2,4 to 21

Mokelumne Hill

Calaveras

1,5 to 21

Monroeville

Colusi(a)

1,6 to 9,11 to 21

Monte

Los Angeles

1,11 to 21

Monterey

Monterey

1 to 21

Montevideo

San Joaquin

1,17,19

Montezuma

Tuolumne

1,11 to 21

Moon's Ranch

Colusi(a), Tehama

1,6 to 8,11,12,14 to 16,18 to 21

Moore's Flat

Nevada

1,17 to 21

Moore's Ranch (see Moon's Ranch)

Colusi(a)

9,10,13,17

Mormon Island

Sacramento

1,6 to 21

Mountain Inn

Tuolumne

1,7

Mountain Ranch

Calaveras

1,20,21

Mountain Spring(s)

Placer

1,13 to 21

Mountain View

Santa Clara

1,11 to 21

Mountain Well(s)

Nevada

1,19 to 21

Mount Ophir

Mariposa

1,8,9,11,12,15,17 to 21

Mud Spring(s)

El Dorado

1,8 to 15a

Murphy's(s)

Calaveras

1,8 to 21

Musquito

Calaveras

1,19 to 21

Nap(p)a (City)

Nap(p)a

1,2,4 to 21

Nashville

El Dorado

1,8 to 12

Natividad

Monterey

1,15 to 21

Neilsburg

Placer

1,15 to 21

Nelson('s) Creek

Plumas, Sierra

1,13 to 21

Nevada (City)

Nevada

1,2,4 to 21

New Potosi

Mariposa

16,20

New Town (Newton)

El Dorado

1,11 to 21

Nicolaus

Sutter

1,6 to 21

North Bloomfield

Nevada

1,18 to 21

North Branch (Rancho)

Calaveras

1,8 to 21

North San Juan

Nevada

1,18 to 21

Novate(o), etc.

Marin

1,15a to 21

Noyo River

Mendocino

1

Oak Grove Farm

Solano

1,15

Oakland

Alameda

1,13 to 20

Oak Point (in Oregon!)

Lewis

9,13

Oak Point

San Joaquin

1

Oak Spring(s)

Tuolumne

1,6 to 10,13,17

Oakville

Napa

1,17 to 19,21

O'Byrne's (Ferry)

Calaveras, Stanislaus

1,11a,12,14 to 21

Olema

Marin

1,20,21

Omega

Nevada

1,18 to 21

Onion Valley

Plumas

1,16,18 to 21

Onisbo

Sacramento

1,11 to 21

Ophir

Mariposa

1,9,10,13,14,16,17,20

Ophirville

Placer

1,8 to 21

Oregon House

Yuba

1,12 to 21

Orleans

Klamath

1,19 to 21

Oro City

Placer

1,9,10,13 to 21

Oroville

Butte

1,11 to 21

Orr's Ranch

San Joaquin

1,20,21

Ottitiewa(y)

Siskiyou

1,11a to 21

Owsley's Bar (House)

Yuba

1,15 to 21

Pacheco

Contra Costa

1

Pacific Home

Sonoma

1,19,20

Park's Bar

Yuba

1,6 to 19,21

Patterson

Nevada

1,14 to 21

Pea Vine

Butte

1,15a to 21

Petaluma

Sonoma

1,8 to 21

Petersburg(h)

Tulare

1,20,21

Phillip's Flat

Mariposa

1,19,21

Pilot Hill

El Dorado

1,11 to 21

Pine Grove

Amador

1,17 to 19,21

Placerville

El Dorado, Sutter

1,2,4 to 21

Pleasant Grove

Sacramento

8

Pleasant Springs

Calaveras

1,13 to 18

Pleasant Valley

Sierra

1,15a to 17

Plum Valley

Sierra

1,15 to 21

Poland

San Joaquin

1,20,21

Poverty Bar

Calaveras

1,19 to 21

Prairie

Yolo

1,18 to 21

Princeton

Colusi, Yuba

1,15 to 21

Punta Arenas

Mendocino

1,19,20

Punta de los Reyes

Mendocino, Marin

1,11 to 13

Putah

Solano

1,11 to 17,19 to 21

Quartzburg(h)

Mariposa

1,6 to 21

Quincy

Plumas

1,15a to 21

Rabbit Creek

Sierra

15

Rabbit Town

Sierra

1,16 to 18,21

Railroad Flat

Calaveras

1,17 to 19,21

Rattlesnake (Bar)

Placer

1,11a to 21

Red Bluff(s)

Shasta

1,11 to 21

Red Dog

Nevada

1,15a to 21

Redwood

San Francisco

1,9

Redwood City

San Mateo

1,17 to 21

Reynold's Ferry

Calaveras

1,17 to 21

Rich Gulch

Calaveras

1,19 to 21

Ringgold

El Dorado

1,8 to 12

Rio Seco(a)

Butte

1,17 to 21

Rio Vista

Solano

1,20,21

Rock Creek

Butte, Tehama

1,20,21

Rockville

Solano

1,19 to 21

Rough and Ready

Nevada

1,6 to 21

Round Tent

Nevada, Yuba

1,9 to 21

Russian River

Mendocino, Sonoma

1,11a to 17, 19

Russville

Sacramento

1,18

Sacramento (City)

Sacramento

1,2,4 to 21

Saint Helena

Napa

1,18 to 21

Saint Louis

Sierra

1,13 to 21

Salinas

Monterey

1,11 to 21

Salmon Falls

El Dorado

1,6 to 21

Salsbury

Sacramento

1,20,21

San Andreas

Calaveras

1,11a to 21

San Antonio

Monterey

1,8,20,21

San Bernardino

Los Angeles, San Bernardino

1,9 to 11,13 to 21

San Diego

San Diego

1,2,4 to 21

San Francisco

San Francisco

1,2,4 to 21

San Gabriel

Los Angeles

1,11a to 21

San Joaquin

San Joaquin

1,7,8

San Jose

Santa Clara

1,2,4 to 21

San Juan

Monterey

1,6 to 21

San Leandro

Alameda

1,13 to 21

San Lorenzo

Alameda

1,13 to 21

San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo

1,6 to 21

San Mateo

San Mateo

1,19,21

San Pablo

Contra Costa

1,11a to 21

San Padro(Pedro)

Los Angeles

1,13 to 21

San Quentin

Marin

1,20

San Rafael

Marin

1,8,10 to 21

San Ramon

Contra Costa

1,9 to 21

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

1,2,4 to 21

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

1,6 to 21

Santa Cruz

Branciforte, Santa Cruz

1,2,4 to 21

Santa Rosa

Sonoma

1,9 to 21

Sarahville

Amador

1,16 to 21

Sawyer's Bar

Klamath

1,19 to 21

Scott River

Siskiyou(n)

1,15a to 21

Scottsburgh

Fresno

1,17 to 21

Searsville

San Mateo

1,19 to 21

Sebastopol

Napa, Sonoma

1,16,17,19 to 21

Secret Ravine

Placer

1,11a to 21

Seiad Valley

Siskiyou

1,19 to 21

Shasta

Shasta

1,5 to 21

Shaw's Flat

Tuolumne

1,11 to 21

Shingle Springs

El Dorado

1,9 to 13

Sierra

Sierra

1,13 to 15a

Sink

Los Angeles

1

Six Mile Bar

Calaveras

1

Smith's Ranch

Sonoma

1,11a to 21

Snelling's (Ranch)

Mariposa, Merced

1,11 to 21

Solidad

San Luis Obispo

8

Sonoma

Sonoma

1,2,4 to 21

Sonora

Tuolumne

1,6 to 21

Soquel

Santa Cruz

1,19 to 21

Spanish Flat

El Dorado

1,11 to 21

Split Rock

Mariposa

1,13 to 19,21

Springfield

Tuolumne

1,19 to 21

Springtown

21

Staple's Ranch(o)

Calaveras, San Joaquin

1,6 to 21

Star House

Sacramento

1

Steinbergers

San Francisco, San Mateo

1,9 to 17

Stockton

San Joaquin

1,2,4 to 21

Stony Point

Sonoma

1,18 to 21

Strawberry Valley

Yuba

1,15 to 21

Stringtown

Butte

1,11 to 13,19

Suisun

Solano, Sonoma

1,8,11 to 17,19

Suisun City

Solano

1,17,18,20,21

Sutter

Sacramento

1,13 to 21

Sutter Creek

Calaveras, Amador

1,8 to 21

Sweetland

Nevada

1,18 to 21

Table Rock

Sierra

1,17 to 21

Tarr's Ranch

Butte

1,17 to 19,21

Tehama

Colusi(a)

1,8 to 21

Tejon

Los Angeles

1,19 to 21

Temecula

San Diego

1

Texas Hill

Sacramento

1,8 to 15a,17

Third Crossing

Calaveras

1,9 to 13

Thompson's Flat

Butte

1,17 to 21

Timbuctoo

Yuba

1,20,21

Todd's Valley

Placer

1,16 to 21

Tomalles

Marin

1,13 to 21

Trinidad

Trinity, Klamath

1,6 to 21

Trinity

Trinity

1,11 to 21

Trinity Centre

Trinity

1,15 to 21

Tule

Tulare

1

Tuolumne City

Tuolumne

1,7

Tuttletown

Tuolumne

1,19

Two Mile Bar

Calaveras

1

Two Rocks

Sonoma

1,19

Ukiah

Mendocino

1,20,21

Uncle Sam

Napa

1,20,21

Union

Santa Clara, Alameda

1,8,9

Uniontown

Trinity, Humboldt

1,9 to 21

Upper Clear Lake

Napa

1,19 to 21

Vacaville

Solano

1,11 to 21

Vallejo

Solano

1,6 to 10,13 to 21

Vallicita

Calaveras

1,13 to 21

Vernon

Sutter

1,2,4 to 12

Virginia

Placer

1,19 to 21

Visalia

Tulare

1,13 to 21

Volcano

Calaveras, Amador

1,6 to 21

Walnut Grove

Sacramento

1,17 to 21

Warner's Ranch

San Diego

1

Washington

Yolo

1,11 to 16

Washington South Yuba

Nevada

1,9,10

Watsonville

Santa Cruz

1,11 to 21

Weaverville

Trinity

1,2,4 to 21

Weitchpec

Klamath

1,20,21

Western

Sacramento

1,13 to 15,19

West Point

Calaveras

1,17 to 21

Whiskey Creek

Shasta

1,15a to 21

Willow Point

Yolo

1,19,20

Windsor

Sonoma

1,15 to 21

Wood's Diggings

Tuolumne

1,6 to 9

Wood's Ferry

San Joaquin

1,18 to 21

Woodside

San Francisco, San Mateo

1,11 to 21

Woodville

Tulare

1,11 to 13, 17, 21

Woodville

Butte

1,16,18,19

Wyandotte

Butte

1,20

Wyatt's Store

Mariposa

1,19 to 21

Yankee Hill

Butte

1,20

Yankee Jim's

Placer

1,9,21

Yornet, Yeomet, etc.

El Dorado

1,11 to 21

Yolo

Yolo

1,9 to 21

Yreka

Siskiyou

1,11 to 21

Yuba

Yuba

1,7 to 9

Yuba City

Sutter, Yuba

1,6,7,9 to 21

 

 

*Odd and erroneous spellings are not here listed unless deemed necessary for identification; also, several doubtful county references are omitted as unnecessary for index purposes.

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 355-364. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


2012 Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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