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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINGS COUNTY

Created 22 March 1893, from Tulare County Area

 

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

*Armona

22 Mar 1887

 

Avenal

21 Oct 1929

 

*Barcelona

09 May 1892

17 Oct 1894 M Pixley

Cloud

25 Jun 1913

15 Sep 1921 M Lemoore

Corcoran

07 May 1901

 

*Dudley

28 Apr 1887

Into Kern Co.

*Esperanza

29 May 1889

30 Apr 1901 M Dudley

*Grangeville

14 Sep 1874

15 Jan 1920 M Hanford

Guernsey

17 Nov 1898

9 Oct 1918 M Hanford

*Hanford

16 Feb 1877

 

Hardwick

25 Mar 1909

31 Dec 1942 M Hanford

Kettleman City

29 Oct 1929

 

*Lemoore

21 Sep 1875

 

Murray

11 Mar 1920

31 Jul 1929 M Stratford

 

26 May 1938

15 Nov 1944 M Kettleman City

Stratford

31 Jan 1910

 

Waukena

04 Jun 1889

From and into Tulare Co.

Wheatville

31 Jan 1891

From and into Fresno Co.

 

 

*Established in Tulare County, into Kings County when created.

†Established in Tulare County. The record indicates that it went into Kings County in 1893 and was returned to Tulare in February 1894. Whether the brief placement in Kings was due to error or to a change of site, is not apparent.

‡Established in Fresno County, reported temporarily in Kings. See Wheatville under Fresno County listing.

 

 

 

 

 

KLAMATH COUNTY

*Created 25 April 1851

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Albeeville

05 Mar 1862

2 Apr 1863

Bald Hills

25 Nov 1867

Into Humboldt Co.

Bed Rock

15 Apr 1870

12 Dec 1872

Black Bear

15 Jun 1869

Into Siskiyou Co.

Cottage Grove

18 Nov 1857

7 Feb 1872

 

21 Jan 1875

Into Siskiyou Co.

Crescent City

12 Oct 1853

Into Del Norte Co.

Elk Camp

31 Jan 1859

19 Dec 1862

Forks of Salmon

30 Sep 1858

16 Oct 1871

 

28 Aug 1872

Into Siskiyou Co.

Hoopa Valley

25 Jul 1861

Into Humboldt Co.

Martins Ferry

19 Jun 1861

12 Nov 1862

 

22 May 1865

Into Humboldt Co.

Orleans

02 Dec 1857

Into Humboldt Co.

Petersburgh

15 Jun 1869

Into Siskiyou Co.

Sawyers Bar

15 Jun 1858

Into Siskiyou Co.

†Trinidad

28 Jul 1851

Into Humboldt Co.

Weitchpec

16 Dec 1858

14 Jan 1860

Yocumville

15 Jun 1869

Into Siskiyou Co.

 

 

*Created 25 April 1851, from Trinity County area; dissolved 28 March 1874. Its area as then constituted was divided between Humboldt and Siskiyou counties in 1875.

†Recorded as established in Trinity County, although Klamath had been created three months earlier. It may have operated by authority of the Special Agent of the Post Office Department while still in Trinity.

 

 

 

 

 

LAKE COUNTY

Created 1861 from Napa County Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Adams

26 Oct 1908

 

Allen Springs

10 Sep 1874

24 Feb 1885

 

14 Jul 1885

14 Jul 1906

Arabella

13 Sep 1888

30 Jun 1920 M Lower Lake

Bachelor

31 Jan 1882

15 Jan 1919

 

21 Aug 1920

30 Apr 1940 M Upper Lake

Bartlett Springs

28 May 1873

31 Aug 1935 M Williams

Bertha

27 Feb 1879

24 Aug 1900 to Laurel Dell

*Big Valley

17 Jul 1858

12 Nov 1861 to Lakeport

Blue Lake

27 Feb 1871

20 Jul 1871

Bottle Rock

29 Sep 1876

13 Nov 1877

Castle Springs

16 Nov 1911

31 Dec 1917 M Middletown

Clearlake

21 May 1923

1 Jul 1937 to Clearlake Park

Clearlake Park

01 Jul 1937

 

Clearlake Highlands Fr Knocti

01 Nov 1925

 

Clearlake Oaks

01 Jun 1935

 

Cobb Fr Glenbrook

29 Dec 1911

 

Deerlodge

22 Jun 1898

Rescinded 14 Sep 1898

Eastlake

13 Apr 1877

30 Apr 1884 M Lakeport

Ely's

08 Mar 1887

24 Feb 1890 M Kelseyville

Finley

25 Oct 1907

 

Glenbrook

13 Jun 1871

29 Dec 1911 to Cobb

Gravelly Valley

06 Jan 1874

31 Dec 1889 to Hullville

Guenoc

25 Mar 1867

31 Aug 1880

Highland

28 Jun 1880

7 May 1884 to Highland Springs

Highland Springs

12 Mar 1875

7 Jan 1880

Fr Highland

07 May 1884

30 Apr 1921 M Kelseyville

High Valley

30 Jul 1872

5 Feb 1875

Hobergs

22 Oct 1929

 

Hough Springs

10 May 1882

3 Nov 1886

 

07 Feb 1887

22 Dec 1892 M Bartlett Springs

Hullville Fr Gravelly Valley

31 Dec 1889

15 Nov 1935 M Potter Valley

Ina

31 Jul 1907

Rescinded 4 May 1908

Kelseyville Fr Uncle Sam

04 Oct 1882

 

Knocti

29 Jun 1925

1 Nov 1925 to Clearlake Highlands

Knoxville

30 Nov 1863

Into Napa Co.

Lakeport Fr Big Valley

12 Nov 1861

 

Laurel Dell Fr Bertha

24 Jan 1900

31 Oct 1922

 

15 Aug 1925

30 Sep 1926 M Bachelor

*Lower Lake

31 Jul 1858

 

Lucerne

02 Jul 1926

 

Middleton

05 Apr 1871

2 Aug 1875 to Middletown

Middletown

02 Aug 1875

 

Midlake

01 May 1900

15 Aug 1945 M Ukiah

Mirabel

16 Apr 1892

2 Aug 1893 M Middletown

Morgan

19 Jun 1868

3 Oct 1872

Nice

05 Feb 1930

 

Nita

19 Jul 1893

7 Jul 1898 M Arabella

Pences

11 Apr 1895

1 Nov 1895 M Bartlett Springs

Putah

16 May 1892

28 Feb 1900 M Lower Lake

‡Quicksilver

28 Dec 1900

31 Oct 1910 M Middletown

Reiff

18 May 1881

15 May 1918

 

10 Jul 1923

31 Oct 1941 M Lower Lake

Sanhedrin

05 May 1896

15 Aug 1907 M Hullville

Siegler

10 Aug 1904

15 Jun 1907

 

05 Apr 1909

31 Jan 1911 M Middletown

Siegler Springs

23 Nov 1915

 

†Stanton

05 May 1879

14 Jun 1880

 

08 Jul 1880

11 Oct 1880

Stubbs

14 Jun 1926

1 Jun 1935 to Clearlake Oaks

*Uncle Sam

01 Nov 1858

4 Oct 1882 to Kelseyville

*Upper Clear Lake

15 Jun 1858

19 Jul 1875 to Upper Lake

Upper Lake (Upperlake)

19 Jul 1875

 

Whispering Pines

08 Jul 1935

 

Witter

07 Jun 1901

5 May 1913 to Witter Springs

Witter Springs

05 May 1913

 

Witter's Sprngs

07 Mar 1873

10 May 1880

Zem Zem

14 Dec 1869

Into Napa Co.

 

 

*Established in Napa County; into Lake County when created.

†Stanton is reported to have been established in Colusa County 5 May 1879, and being in Lake County 7 Jul the same year. Inasmuch as the Lake-Colusa line appears to have been fixed in 1867, it seems unlikely that Stanton was ever in Colusa County.

‡The moving of the site of Quicksilver into Sonoma County, and the appointment of a new Postmaster, were authorized to be effective 14 Nov 1910. On 31 October, however, the office was discontinued. Apparently the move was not made, and Quicksilver never was in Sonoma County.

 

 

 

 

 

LASSEN COUNTY

Created 1 April 1864 from Plumas and Shasta Areas

 

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Addington

25 Nov 1890

26 Apr 1894

 

12 Mar 1908

15 Dec 1910 M Merrillville

Amedee

31 Dec 1890

29 Feb 1924 M Wendel

Argusville

30 Jul 1873

22 Mar 1878

Ashton

12 Jun 1889

30 Nov 1900 M Madeline

Bieber

15 Oct 1877

 

Big Valley

20 May 1873

5 Aug 1875

 

07 Dec 1876

8 Mar 1877

Brockman

29 Apr 1911

15 Sep 1919 M Madeline

Buntingville

08 Jan 1883

28 May 1884

 

27 Apr 1899

15 Mar 1907

 

26 Jan 1915

31 Aug 1920 M Lassen

Calneva

08 Jul 1911

15 Apr 1919

 

20 Feb 1920

30 Nov 1933 M Flanigan, Nev.

Chat

05 Jan 1885

31 Dec 1900 M Cuba

Clinton

06 Apr 1896

30 Jan 1915 M Leavitt

Constantia Fr Long Valley

05 Apr 1912

30 Jun 1927 M Doyle

Copper Vale

24 May 1864

28 Oct 1867

(Coppervale)

13 Jul 1868

2 Oct 1886

 

21 Jun 1890

30 Jun 1914 M Westwood

Cromwell

04 Sep 1912

15 Aug 1913 M Calneva

Cuba

08 Feb 1897

29 Jun 1907 M Chilcoat

Datura

11 May 1895

21 Apr 1899 to Standish

Dayton

27 Jan 1873

18 Jan 1875

Dewitt

01 Jun 1903

30 Nov 1927 M Wendel

Dixie

31 Jul 1907

15 May 1912 M Pittville

Doyle

29 Jan 1908

 

Edgemont Fr Spoonville

20 Nov 1913

15 Aug 1918 M Buntingville

Evan's Ranch

28 May 1866

24 Jun 1868

Gest

21 Nov 1893

20 Mar 1895 M Long Valley

Glade

11 Aug 1908

29 Jun 1918 M Ravendale

Hackstaff Fr Rayl

28 Mar 1922

30 Dec 1922 M Doyle

Hansen

11 Nov 1885

16 Nov 1887

 

06 Oct 1890

28 Apr 1898 Into Washoe Co., Nev.

Hayden

13 Apr 1871

15 Oct 1875

Hayden Hill

12 Aug 1878

2 Apr 1887

(Haydenhill)

09 Mar 1888

30 Apr 1906

 

09 Jul 1906

20 Jun 1912

 

09 Feb 1915

31 Jul 1919 M Bieber

Hazel

14 May 1895

Rescinded 9 July 1895

Herlong

18 Nov 1942

 

Hillside

21 Oct 1880

26 Apr 1881

Janesville

15 Jun 1864

2 Jul 1914 to Lassen

Fr Lassen

22 Sep 1923

 

Johnstonville

15 Nov 1902

27 Oct 1943 M Susanville

Junction

15 Oct 1879

25 Mar 1881

 

04 Apr 1881

5 Oct 1882 M Summit

Junction House

26 Jul 1869

22 Jan 1874

 

06 Mar 1874

5 Jan 1876

Juniper

08 May 1888

15 Aug 1905

 

12 Nov 1924

30 Nov 1934 M Chester

Karlo

23 Aug 1911

14 Apr 1934 M Wendel

Lake Greeno

12 Feb 1892

31 Jul 1903 M Mildord

Lake Nokopen

28 May 1938

29 Jun 1940 M Westwood

Lapen

19 Jun 1874

14 Jul 1875

Lassen Fr Janesville

02 Jul 1914

22 Sep 1923 to Janesville

Leavitt

12 Oct 1914

31 Dec 1920 M Litchfield

Liegan

16 Jul 1890

9 Apr 1891 “No papers”

Litchfield

30 Jan 1914

 

Little Valley

01 Feb 1948

 

Long Valley

29 Dec 1869

5 Apr 1912 to Constantia

Madeline

16 Sep 1875

26 Aug 1878

 

02 May 1879

17 Oct 1882

 

14 May 1887

 

Merrillville

01 Apr 1875

30 Sep 1912

 

07 Jun 1913

30 Nov 1928 M Susanville

Milford

20 Jun 1864

8 Sep 1879

 

15 Oct 1879

 

Nubieber

20 Apr 1932

 

Omira

20 Apr 1910

31 Jan 1911

 

21 Jul 1915

29 Jun 1918 M Constantia

*Pittville

30 Sep 1878

 

Plumas Junction

26 May 1908

15 Jul 1909

 

03 Nov 1913

29 Jun 1918 M Chilcoot

Purser

27 Mar 1902

15 Jun 1903

 

30 Jun 1908

10 Feb 1915 to Wendel

Ravendale

02 Feb 1910

15 Nov 1920

 

19 May 1921

 

Rayl

24 Aug 1915

28 Mar 1922 to Hackstaff

Redrock

05 Oct 1888

2 May 1890 “No papers”

Red Rock

06 Oct 1890

15 Nov 1933 M Ravendale

Roscoe

14 Jul 1903

15 Mar 1905 M Madeline

Scotts

23 Aug 1912

29 Feb 1916 M Chilcoot

Secret

05 Sep 1892

22 Jun 1895

 

09 May 1896

14 Oct 1911 M Karlo

Shumway

13 May 1887

31 Oct 1913 M Ravendale

Soldier's Bridge

22 Aug 1864

24 Sep 1867

Spoonville

27 Jan 1903

20 Nov 1913 to Edgemont

Stacy

11 Jul 1912

30 Jun 1951 M Wendel

Standish Fr Datura

21 Apr 1899

 

†Susanville

16 Oct 1860

 

Termo

18 Sep 1900

Rescinded 23 Jan 1901

 

01 Aug 1908

 

Wendel Fr Purser

10 Feb 1915

15 May 1920 M Amedee

 

19 Nov 1921

 

 

*Pittville was established in Shasta County. The record shows transfer to Lassen in July 1905, and return to Shasta soon thereafter, certainly before 6 May 1910. Thereafter, the Postal Guide shows it in Shasta to 1922; Lassen 1923 to 1927; Shasta 1928 to 1937 and Lassen thereafter. The shifts were apparently due to change of site.

†The record shows Susanville established in Plumas County 16 Oct 1860, with remark “Late in Lake Co., Nev.” It went into Lassen County when created.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 60-69. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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