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1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

INYO COUNTY

Created 22 March 1866, from Tulare and Mono Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Aberdeen Fr Tibbots

14 Feb 1896

13 May 1898 M Alvord

 

03 Feb 1921

16 Jan 1934 M Bigpine

Alkali

27 Apr 1906

Rescinded 27 Apr 1906

Alvord

21 Jul 1890

14 Aug 1909

 

03 Mar 1910

30 Dec 1911 M Bigpine

Argus

14 May 1897

15 Jun 1899 M Freeman

Avena

04 Oct 1880

16 Jun 1885 M Bishop Creek

Ballarat

21 Jun 1897

29 Sep 1917 M Trona

Bartlett

26 Jun 1926

 

Beveridge

31 Oct 1881

5 Jun 1882 M Lone Pine

Big Pine (Bigpine)

19 Aug 1870

19 Jul 1877

 

15 Aug 1877

 

*Bishop Creek Fr Owensville

14 Feb 1870

21 Jan 1889 to Bishop

Bishop

21 Jan 1889

 

Bishop Creek

18 Feb 1935

31 Oct 1938 M Bishop

Cartago

01 Mar 1918

 

Cerro Gordo

04 Nov 1869

12 Jan 1887 M Keeler

 

14 Sep 1889

2 Mar 1895 M Keeler

Chrysopolis

28 May 1866

25 Mar 1867

Citrus

26 Mar 1888

31 May 1905

 

22 Apr 1907

30 Apr 1910 M Independence

Coso Junction Fr Dunmovin

30 Jan 1925

30 Sep 1930 M Little Lake

 

01 Nov 1941

 

Darwin

12 May 1875

15 Sep 1902

 

15 Nov 1902

 

Death Valley

14 Mar 1908

 

Deep Spring

02 Feb 1881

5 Feb 1883 M Big Pine

Deep Springs

09 Dec 1920

15 Nov 1953 M Big Pine

Donald

12 Oct 1907

Rescinded 1 May 1908

Dunmovin

15 Dec 1938

1 Nov 1941 to Coso Junction

Fish Springs

26 Mar 1868

30 Mar 1876

Francis

21 Jul 1911

31 Aug 1914 M Manzana

Furnace

26 Mar 1907

Rescinded 19 Feb 1908

George's Creek

2 Dec 1875

14 May 1879

Gilbert

31 May 1881

31 Jan 1882 M Oasis

Goldvalley

30 Apr 1908

Rescinded 12 Dec 1908

Greenwater

05 Oct 1906

31 May 1908 M Ryan

Haiwee

07 Feb 1906

Rescinded 30 Jul 1906

 

26 Dec 1906

15 Apr 1913 M Olancha

Hoveck

22 Oct 1906

7 Feb 1907 to Skidoo

†Independence

27 Feb 1866

 

Inyo

09 Jun 1876

29 Jan 1880

 

23 Jun 1891

31 Aug 1907

 

04 Feb 1915

Rescinded

Kasson

14 Jul 1879

11 Nov 1879

Keane Springs

05 Jun 1906

Rescinded 21 May 1907

Keane Wonder

12 Jun 1912

31 Aug 1914 M Beatty, Nev.

Keeler

08 Nov 1883

17 Feb 1898

 

28 Apr 1898

 

Lagunita

19 May 1873

25 Oct 1876

Laws

26 Feb 1887

 

Leadfield

25 Jun 1926

31 Dec 1926 M Beatty, Nevada

Lee

07 Mar 1907

1 Apr 1912 M Leeland, Nevada

Lida

17 Mar 1873

25 Apr 1873 into Esmeralda Co. Nevada

Little Lake

19 May 1909

15 Jul 1911 M Narka

Fr Narka

13 Jul 1913

 

Lone Pine

15 Apr 1870

 

Manzanar Fr Thebe

13 May 1911

31 Dec 1929 M Owenyo

Millspaugh

15 Mar 1902

30 Jul 1910 M Brown

Modock

06 Jun 1890

15 Jun 1903 M Darwin

Narka

17 Jul 1909

13 Jun 1913 to Little Lake

Neptune

26 Jul 1907

Rescinded 7 Oct 1907

Oasis

03 Nov 1873

Into Mono Co.

Olancha

23 Sep 1870

 

Owenyo

20 Mar 1902

30 Nov 1905

 

17 Jun 1916

31 Aug 1941 M Lone Pine

Panamint

16 Sep 1874

28 Nov 1877

 

19 Jun 1882

22 Mar 1883

 

23 May 1887

19 Jun 1895 M Darwin

Panamint Springs

10 Jun 1940

30 Nov 1946 M Lone Pine

Poleta

17 Sep 1895

30 Nov 1923 M Laws

Reilly

22 Jan 1883

15 Oct 1883 M Darwin

Reward

06 Dec 1900

14 Apr 1906 M Independence

Round Valley

24 Jun 1874

15 Mar 1919 M Bishop

Ryan

15 Oct 1907

15 Jan 1930 M Death Valley

Schwab

18 Mar 1907

15 Aug 1907 M Rhyolite, Nev.

Scotty's Castle

16 Apr 1947

15 May 1953 M Goldfield, Nev.

Shoshone

23 Feb 1915

31 Jul 1920

 

09 Oct 1920

 

Skidoo Fr Hoveck

07 Feb 1907

31 Oct 1917 M Trona

Snows

07 Mar 1899

Rescinded 21 Jun 1899

Sylvania

24 Jun 1874

5 Aug 1875

 

01 Oct 1890

7 Jun 1895

Taboose

27 Jun 1876

5 Aug 1878

Tecopa

24 May 1877

Into San Bernardino Co.

 

28 Jun 1881

28 Sep 1881

 

18 Jul 1907

21 Aug 1931 M Shoshone

 

23 Mar 1932

 

Thebe

04 Jan 1896

13 May 1911 to Manzanar

Tibbotts

24 May 1895

14 Feb 1896 to Aberdeen

Tinemaha

24 Jan 1895

30 Sep 1910 M Bigpine

Zabriskie

20 Aug 1907

15 Nov 1918 M Tecopa

 

*Established in Mono County, into Inyo County probably when boundary was changed in 1870.

†Established in Tulare County, into Inyo County when created.

Tecopa was established in San Bernardino County, reported “into Inyo Co.” 11 June 1880; and back into San Bernardino 19 June 1880, where it was discontinued 23 May 1881. The change was either a change of site or an error. Tecopa was re-established in Inyo County 28 June 1881, and is since reported in that county when operating.

 

 

 

 

 

KERN COUNTY

Created 1866 from Tulare and Los Angeles Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Allen's Camp

28 Apr 1875

28 May 1875

Amalie

28 Dec 1894

31 May 1908 M Paris

Annette

21 Jun 1889

31 Jul 1930 M Cholame

Aqueduct

19 Oct 1908

28 Apr 1910 To Monolith

Arvin

02 Jul 1914

 

Asphalto

30 Oct 1893

25 Sep 1894

 

31 Aug 1898

Rescinded 6 May 1899

Bakersfield

28 Aug 1868

 

Beale

31 Oct 1879

8 Jul 1881

Benita

13 Mar 1888

19 Mar 1889 M Delano

Bodfish

30 Jun 1892

26 Jun 1895

Fr Vaughn

16 Mar 1906

 

Borel

09 Mar 1904

15 Jan 1908 M Bodfish

Boron

11 Jun 1938

 

Brown

30 Mar 1909

15 May 1948 To Mount Owen

Buttonwillow

06 Dec 1895

 

Caliente

19 May 1875

24 Oct 1883

 

13 Sep 1890

 

Cameron

11 Oct 1899

15 Sep 1922

 

28 Apr 1923

15 Oct 1923 M Monolith

Cantil

05 Aug 1916

 

Chanz

06 Apr 1906

31 Aug 1909 M Mojave

China Lake

16 Jan 1948

 

Claraville

15 Jun 1940

30 Jun 1941 M Weldon

 

01 Jan 1949

 

Clarkson

17 Apr 1890

14 Sep 1891 M Bakersfield

Craft

14 Jan 1909

14 Jan 1911 M Mojave

Cuttens

07 Oct 1911

13 Dec 1913 To Lost Hills

Delano

21 Oct 1874

 

Devils Den

15 May 1946

31 Oct 1948 M Avenal

Deweyville

18 Oct 1899

2 Jun 1900 to Wasco

Di Giorgio

26 May 1944

 

Domino

09 Aug 1913

15 Aug 1929 M Rosamond

*Dudley

28 Apr 1887

31 Oct 1918 M Cloud

Edison

18 Apr 1903

28 Feb 1929 M Bakersfield

 

16 Aug 1946

 

Edwards Fr Muroc

01 Nov 1951

 

Elmer

23 May 1890

14 May 1892

 

06 Jun 1900

15 May 1914 M Bakersfield

Famosa Fr Spottiswood

01 Nov 1895

15 Mar 1919

 

19 Jun 1919

26 Jan 1946 M McFarland

Fellows

16 Mar 1910

 

Fort Tejon

06 Apr 1892

31 Dec 1892 M Gormans Station

Frazier Park

14 Sep 1927

 

Freeman

20 Sep 1889

30 Oct 1909 M Ricardo

Garlock

10 Apr 1896

31 Mar 1904

 

18 Oct 1923

30 Jun 1926 M Saltdale

Glenburn

20 Mar 1890

8 Jul 1891 M Bakersfield

Glenville Fr Linn's Valley

20 Nov 1872

11 Aug 1874

Glennville

11 Nov 1874

 

Granite

17 Dec 1875

24 Oct 1876

Grapevine

12 Jul 1923

 

Greenwich

02 Dec 1875

18 Apr 1893 To Tehachapi

Gyle

29 Feb 1888

23 Jul 1889 M Delano

Gypsite

19 Jun 1911

Rescinded 22 Mar 1912

Havilah

09 Jan 1866

30 Nov 1918 M Caliente

Highberg

08 Dec 1917

8 Jan 1918 to Runnington

Hispanolia

28 Aug 1888

7 Jan 1889 M Fairmont

Hobo Hot Springs

04 Feb 1932

1 Nov 1947 to Miracle Hot Springs

Inyokern

27 May 1910

 

Isabella

24 Jan 1896

 

Jasmine

01 May 1913

16 Aug 1923 M Richgrove

Jereslu

08 Jul 1914

Rescinded 30 Apr 1915

Jewetta

08 Aug 1893

29 Aug 1896

 

15 Dec 1898

28 Feb 1903 M Kern

Johannesburg

10 Feb 1897

 

Joyful

11 Jun 1883

3 Dec 1884 M Bakersfield

Keene

13 Feb 1879

31 Mar 1881

 

30 Dec 1885

 

Kelso

10 Jun 1903

Rescinded 25 Nov 1903

Kern Fr Sumner

12 Dec 1893

31 May 1905 Sta Bakersfield

‡Kernville Fr Keysville

23 Apr 1868

 

Kerto

05 Jun 1918

15 Feb 1923 M Maricopa

Keyes

21 Aug 1897

15 Oct 1902 M Isabella

‡Keysville

11 Mar 1857

23 Apr 1868 to Kernville

Koehn

22 Sep 1893

31 Dec 1898 M Garlock

Lamont

16 Sep 1947

 

Langdon

02 Nov 1898

31 Jul 1900 M Shafter

Lebec Fr Tejon

06 Sep 1895

 

Leliter

06 Jun 1910

15 Nov 1927 M Inyokern

Lerdo

09 Jun 1890

17 Mar 1894 M Jewetta

†Linn's Valley

19 Dec 1860

20 Nov 1872 to Glenville

Loraine Fr Paris

01 Apr 1912

31 Dec 1918 M Caliente

 

08 Nov 1922

12 Aug 1926 to Twin Oaks

Lost Hills

21 Dec 1911

15 Mar 1912 M Cuttens

Fr Cuttens

13 Dec 1913

 

Magnesite

15 May 1916

Rescinded 6 Apr 1917

Maricopa

30 Dec 1901

 

Martensdale

05 Nov 1909

30 Jun 1910 M Famosa

McFarland

04 May 1908

 

McKittrick

01 Jun 1900

 

Midland

27 Oct 1908

15 Oct 1914 M Fellows

Minneola

13 Dec 1887

26 May 1888 “No papers”

Miracle Hot Springs Fr Hobo Hot Springs

01 Nov 1947

 

Miramonte

21 Nov 1889

31 Oct 1902 M Semitropic

Mojave

13 Oct 1876

 

Monolith Fr Aqueduct

28 Apr 1910

 

Monterio

26 Mar 1895

15 Nov 1899 M Fairmount

Mount Owen Fr Brown

15 May 1948

31 Dec 1950 M Mojave

Muroc

17 Dec 1910

1 Nov 1951 to Edwards

Neuralia

05 Mar 1914

15 May 1916 M Mojave

Oilcenter

18 May 1901

30 Oct 1937 M Oildale

Oildale

05 Jun 1916

30 Sep 1954 M Bakersfield

Onyx

02 Dec 1889

 

Pampa

13 Jul 1889

11 Feb 1890

 

03 Jan 1901

15 Oct 1901 M Caliente

Panama

24 Jun 1874

16 Aug 1876

Paris

29 May 1903

1 Apr 1912 To Loraine

Pattiway

14 Jan 1891

15 Oct 1936 M Maricopa

Pioneer

14 Feb 1901

30 Apr 1909

Piute

12 May 1875

11 Jan 1876

 

17 Oct 1894

31 Oct 1918 M Caliente

Pond

05 Jan 1912

15 Sep 1954 M Wasco

Pozo Flat

25 Nov 1890

10 Jun 1891 M Elmer

Progress

23 Oct 1913

31 Dec 1915 M Bakersfield

Pusher

24 Aug 1888

30 Dec 1889 “No papers”

Pylema

16 Jan 1895

29 Apr 1905 M Bakersfield

Randsburg

16 Apr 1896

 

Reward

20 Jul 1909

30 Jun 1937 M McKittrick

Ricardo

05 Jan 1898

14 Sep 1907 M Mojave

 

18 Apr 1908

31 Jul 1912

 

27 Mar 1913

31 Dec 1917 M Cantil

Ridgecrest

27 Jun 1941

 

Rio Bravo

05 Apr 1912

31 Dec 1919 M Buttonwillow

Rosamond

23 Nov 1885

9 Aug 1887

 

11 Feb 1888

 

Rosedale

07 Jan 1891

15 Aug 1913 M Bakersfield

Rose's Station Fr Tejon

11 Sep 1877

23 May 1883 M Bakersfield

Rowen

02 Nov 1906

15 Apr 1908 M Keens

Runnington Fr Highberg

08 Jan 1918

15 Mar 1927 M Mojave

Saltdale

15 May 1916

30 Jun 1950 M Cantil

San Emigdio

07 Nov 1881

11 Nov 1886 M Bakersfield

Searles

20 Aug 1898

31 Jul 1914 M Johannesburg

 

12 Jul 1923

Rescinded 17 Jan 1924

Semitropic

08 Jul 1893

31 Oct 1913 M Wasco

Shafter

31 Oct 1898

14 Nov 1905

 

03 Jul 1914

 

Shale

05 Feb 1912

30 Jun 1923 M Fellows

Shamrock

15 Jun 1880

15 Apr 1881

Smyrna

07 Jun 1888

29 Oct 1889 M Delano

Spottiswood

17 Jul 1888

1 Nov 1895 To Famosa

Sumner

24 Jul 1876

12 Dec 1893 To Kern

Taft

22 Apr 1909

 

Tehichipa

29 Jan 1869

20 Oct 1885 M Greenwich

Tehachapi Fr Greenwich

18 Apr 1893

 

Tejon

02 Apr 1875

11 Sep 1877 to Rose's Station

 

14 Mar 1895

6 Sep 1895 to Lebec

 

19 Jun 1899

30 Nov 1899 M Bakersfield

Toolwass

06 Apr 1892

26 Jun 1899 M Langdon

Tupman

01 Sep 1921

 

Twin Oaks Fr Loraine

12 Aug 1926

14 Feb 1931 M Caliente

Unadilla

20 Aug 1892

26 Jul 1899 M Langdon

Vaughn

07 Oct 1897

16 Mar 1906 to Bodfish

Wasco Fr Deweyville

02 Jun 1900

 

Weldon

09 Jan 1871

 

Wheeler Ridge

23 Aug 1923

 

White Oak Lodge

15 Mar 1930

15 Nov 1932 M Lancaster

Willow Springs

29 Mar 1909

30 Apr 1918 M Rosamond

Wofford Heights (Wofford)

16 May 1953

 

Woody

11 Oct 1889

 

Workman

20 Oct 1911

30 Apr 1918 M Rosamond

Yerbal

06 Apr 1892

Rescinded 7 Jul 1892

 

 

*Established in Tulare County; into Kings when created. But after 23 Sept 1910, records carry Dudley in Kern County, which can be explained only by a change of site.

 

†Established in Tulare County; into Kern when created.

 

‡Keysville, established in Tulare County, is recorded as changed to Kernville in Kern County 23 April 1868. As Kern County was created in 1866, it must have contained Keysville for some two years, although not so shown in the postal records.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 50-60. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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