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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Adelaida Fr Josephine

16 Mar 1877

31 Dec 1936 M Paso Robles

Akmi

29 Apr 1892

29 Oct 1894 “Never in operation”

Arroyo Grande

15 Jan 1869

 

Ascension

09 Dec 1879

17 Jan 1881

Atascadero

26 Jun 1914

 

Avenal

08 Apr 1887

15 May 1905 M Pozo

Avila

21 Nov 1907

 

Bern

06 Apr 1904

29 Feb 1932 M San Miguel

Berros Fr Los Berros

13 Jul 1901

30 Nov 1920

 

03 Aug 1921

15 May 1940 M Arroyo Grande

Berros Creek

08 Feb 1870

6 May 1872

Cambria Fr San Simeon

10 Jan 1870

 

Camp Atascadero

22 Jul 1904

Rescinded 13 Jun 1905

Carisa

29 Jul 1882

29 Dec 1888 to Painted Rock

Carissa Plains

29 Feb 1916

30 Dec 1916 M Maricopa

Cayucas Fr Old Creek

08 Jan 1879

28 Feb 1883 to Cayucos

Cayucos

28 Feb 1883

 

Cholame

14 May 1873

31 Mar 1908

 

02 Oct 1911

 

Creston

26 Jan 1885

 

Cuesta

23 Dec 1893

Rescinded 19 Jan 1894

Dove

17 Jun 1889

15 Sep 1915 M Atascadero

Edna

07 Jun 1887

30 Sep 1920 M San Luis Obispo

Estrella

08 Jul 1886

15 Aug 1918 M San Miguel

Gibbons

15 Feb 1894

30 Sep 1909 M Adelaida

Goodwin

27 Jul 1889

9 Dec 1891

 

08 Feb 1892

14 Jul 1899 M Pattiway

Grover City

16 Mar 1947

 

Guadaloupe

08 Mar 1873

Into Santa Barbara Co.

Halcyon

02 Jun 1908

 

Harmony

20 Apr 1915

 

Hot Springs

14 Jun 1867

21 Nov 1867

 

07 Feb 1868

2 May 1870 to Paso Robles

Huasna

19 Oct 1889

30 Apr 1914 M Arroyo Grande

Josephine

28 Mar 1873

16 Mar 1877 to Adelaida

 

18 Sep 1877

5 Feb 1883 M Adelaida

Juhl

28 May 1915

1 Oct 1915 “Never opened”

Klau

09 Jul 1901

31 Oct 1924 M Adelaida

La Panza

04 Nov 1879

15 Jun 1908

 

29 Apr 1911

20 Apr 1935 M Pozo

La Plaza

17 May 1876

12 Jun 1876 to La Playa

La Playa

12 Jun 1876

27 Dec 1878

Linne

22 Jan 1889

14 Nov 1925 M Paso Robles

Los Berros

30 Mar 1888

13 Jul 1901 to Berros

Lynch

23 Apr 1894

31 Dec 1912 M Pleyto

Minneola

14 Jun 1887

14 Oct 1887 “No papers”

Morro

14 Dec 1870

15 Sep 1923 to Morro Bay

Morro Bay

15 Sep 1923

 

Musick

14 Dec 1880

15 Mar 1921 M Arroyo Grande

Nances Station

21 Dec 1875

7 Sep 1876

Nipoma

01 Feb 1883

18 Jun 1885

 

13 Nov 1886

1 Jun 1887 to Nipomo

Nipomo

01 Jun 1887

 

Oceano

09 Apr 1895

 

Oilport

27 Mar 1907

29 Feb 1908 M San Luis Obispo

Old Creek

01 Dec 1868

8 Jan 1879 to Cayucas

Ovila

See Avila

 

Painted Rock Fr Carisa

29 Dec 1888

16 Oct 1895 M Goodwin

Palo Prieto

29 Jun 1888

19 Mar 1889 M Cholame

Paso Robles Fr Hot Springs

02 May 1870

 

Piedra Blanca

25 Aug 1870

5 Sep 1871

Piedras Blancas

05 Apr 1875

6 Jul 1875

Pines

01 May 1893

2 Aug 1893 M Santa Margarita

Pismo

29 Jun 1894

1 Jul 1923 to Pismo Beach

Pismo Beach

01 Jul 1923

 

Port Harford

26 Dec 1882

10 Sep 1907 to Port San Luis

Port San Luis Fr Port Harford

10 Sep 1907

31 Dec 1932 M Avila

Pozo

18 Jun 1878

30 Sep 1942 M Santa Margarita

Root

02 Jan 1883

15 Sep 1894 M Port Harford

San Luis Obispo

28 Jul 1851

 

San Marcos

29 Aug 1864

16 May 1865

 

29 Jan 1869

2 Sep 1881 to San Miguel

San Miguel

04 Jan 1860

9 Nov 1860

 

17 Aug 1861

30 Jan 1862

Fr San Marcos

02 Sep 1881

 

San Simeon

23 Apr 1864

22 May 1865

 

02 Oct 1867

10 Jan 1870 to Cambria

 

29 Dec 1873

5 Apr 1876

 

09 Aug 1878

 

Santa Margarita

09 Apr 1867

7 Jun 1881

 

31 Jan 1889

 

Serrano

25 Jun 1907

15 Jun 1908 M San Luis Obispo

Shandon Fr Starkey

30 Jun 1891

 

Shell Beach

14 Jun 1939

 

Simmler

21 Jul 1887

30 Sep 1930 M La Panza

Springs

18 May 1900

15 Nov 1900 M Port Harford

Starkey

14 Dec 1885

30 Jun 1891 to Shandon

Suey

13 Mar 1873

19 Apr 1875

Templeton

13 Dec 1886

 

Union

14 Jun 1900

15 Oct 1924 M Paso Robles

Villa Creek

06 Jan 1879

25 Sep 1879

Wellsona

07 Feb 1898

22 Aug 1898 “Never in operation”

 

 

 

 

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY

Created 1855 from San Francisco Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Baden Fr South San Francisco

07 Mar 1895

14 Dec 1897 to South San Francisco

Barzilla

05 Apr 1897

15 Jan 1892 M Harrison

Bellvale

24 Apr 1897

30 Sep 1922 M La Honda

Belmae Park

07 Jul 1927

1 Aug 1933 to Lomita Park

*Belmont

18 Jul 1854

4 Sep 1856

 

15 Apr 1857

 

Blenheim Fr Colony

02 Dec 1895

15 Mar 1901 M Colma

Brisbane

12 Mar 1931

 

Burlingame

25 Aug 1894

 

Colma Station Fr Schoolhouse Station

13 Jul 1888

16 Oct 1895 to Colma

Colma Fr Colma Station

16 Oct 1895

31 Jan 1943 Br San Francisco

Colony

02 Jul 1894

2 Dec 1895 to Blenheim

Daly City Fr Vista Grande

03 Apr 1913

30 Sep 1917 Sta San Francisco

 

30 Apr 1954

 

Easton

26 Nov 1909

29 Apr 1916 M Burlingame

El Granada

21 Jan 1909

31 Aug 1945

 

16 Nov 1948

 

Fair Oaks

08 Apr 1867

6 Jul 1871

Farallone

16 Oct 1909

5 Oct 1918 to Montara

Gazos

01 May 1882

28 May 1883 M Pescadero

Gray

12 May 1902

Rescinded 25 Nov 1902

Half Moon Bay

06 Jun 1861

20 Sep 1862

 

29 Nov 1862

 

Harrison

26 Jul 1889

15 Aug 1916

 

31 Oct 1917

31 Jul 1919 M Pescadero

La Honda (Lahonda)

27 May 1873

 

Loma Mar

07 Oct 1931

 

Lomita Park Fr Belmae Park

01 Aug 1933

30 Jun 1951 Br San Bruno

Menlo Park

02 Jun 1870

 

Millbrae

08 Mar 1866

16 Jul 1874

 

29 Oct 1875

 

Montara

26 May 1908

14 Sep 1918

Fr Farallone

05 Oct 1918

 

Moss Beach

30 Mar 1910

 

Pedro Valley Fr Tobin

26 May 1915

15 Jun 1918 M Pescadero

 

06 Oct 1937

 

Pescadero

15 Jun 1859

 

Pigeon Point

19 Mar 1874

23 Sep 1875

Point New Year

02 Aug 1872

25 May 1874

Portola

01 Nov 1894

31 Jul 1901 M Woodside

Purissama

26 May 1868

27 Aug 1869

 

28 Aug 1872

14 Feb 1901 M Half Moon Bay

Redwood City Fr Steinbergers

16 Sep 1856

 

Redwood Park

14 Nov 1940

15 Jan 1942 M Redwood City

Rockaway

25 May 1908

3 Oct 1908 to Rockaway Beach

Rockaway Beach

03 Oct 1908

30 Sep 1922

 

26 Jun 1923

 

Salada Beach

07 Oct 1907

15 Aug 1935 to Sharp Park

San Bruno

06 Sep 1875

19 May 1890

 

28 Jul 1890

16 Apr 1891

 

12 Dec 1891

25 Jul 1893

 

26 Apr 1898

 

San Carlos

06 Apr 1895

 

San Gregorio

03 Oct 1870

 

San Mateo

12 Oct 1857

19 Oct 1858

 

16 Oct 1861

 

Schoolhouse Station

10 Feb 1869

13 Jul 1888 to Colma Station

Searsville

15 Jan 1858

5 Aug 1893 M Woodside

Sharp Park Fr Salada Beach

15 Aug 1935

 

South San Francisco

01 Mar 1892

7 Mar 1895 to Baden

Fr Baden

14 Dec 1897

 

*Steinbergers

06 Jan 1853

16 Sep 1856 to Redwood City

Tobin

02 Jul 1894

15 Mar 1901 M Colma

 

15 Aug 1908

26 May 1915 to Pedro Valley

Torquay

10 Oct 1908

31 Aug 1911 M Swanton

Visitacion

03 Oct 1908

31 Jan 1914 M South San Francisco

Vista Grande

20 Feb 1908

3 Apr 1913 to Daly City

*Woodside

18 Apr 1854

31 Mar 1915 M Redwood City

 

*Established in San Francisco, into San Mateo when created.

Pescadero is reported to have been established in Santa Clara County 15 June 1859 and transferred to Santa Cruz County at or near the time of the appointment of a new Postmaster 16 Nov 1860; and later transferred to San Mateo County. The latter change doubtless occurred in the spring of 1868, when the Legislature transferred as large area of Santa Cruz County to San Mateo. But, Pescadero must have been established in Santa Cruz County, and not in Santa Clara, unless the original site was far from the present location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Adkins

18 Aug 1896

Rescinded 12 Jan 1897

Alcatraz Landing

17 Dec 1898

24 Sep 1901 to Gaviota

Arguello

24 Aug 1908

Rescinded 25 Feb 1909

Arlight

29 Jan 1917

25 Aug 1951 M Surf

Asphaltea

11 Nov 1897

31 Aug 1898 to Sisquoc

Ballard

13 Jan 1881

31 Oct 1918 M Los Olivos

Ballards

14 Dec 1870

19 Mar 1872

Betteravia

25 Sep 1900

 

Bicknell

09 Nov 1909

29 Feb 1940 M Orcutt

Buell

21 Aug 1897

31 Aug 1900 M Ballard

Buellton

16 Nov 1920

 

Careaga

12 May 1902

Rescinded 23 May 1903

 

15 Aug 1904

15 Oct 1909 M Los Alamos

Carpenteria

19 Mar 1867

28 May 1869

 

15 Aug 1870

9 Aug 1900 to Carpinteria

Carpinteria

09 Aug 1900

 

Casmalia

10 Nov 1896

 

Childs

15 Sep 1881

12 Jul 1888 M Ballard

Concepcion

30 Apr 1902

15 Dec 1953 M Lompoc

Cuyama

11 Jul 1916

Rescinded

 

08 Apr 1942

18 Jul 1953 to New Cuyama

Foxen Fr Sisquoc

09 Feb 1910

31 Mar 1914 M Los Alamos

Garey

11 Oct 1889

29 Nov 1902 M Santa Maria

Gaviota

23 Apr 1896

31 Jan 1901 M Alcatraz Landing

Fr Alcatraz Landing

24 Sep 1901

 

Goleta

17 May 1875

 

*Guadaloupe

28 Mar 1873

25 Feb 1915 to Guadalupe

Guadalupe

25 Feb 1915

 

Harriston Fr Orby

15 Oct 1924

15 Apr 1934 M Orcutt

Inez

04 Apr 1881

11 Oct 1881

Ionata

19 Oct 1874

26 Jun 1876

La Graciosa

28 Aug 1872

7 Jul 1889

Laplaya

25 Feb 1895

30 Jun 1903 M Santa Barbara

Las Cruces

22 Mar 1869

5 Aug 1887 M Nojoqui

Lompoc

05 Mar 1875

 

Los Alamos

03 Apr 1877

 

Los Alisos

27 Jan 1870

25 Jan 1871

Los Cruces

18 Sep 1889

11 Feb 1890 “No papers”

Los Olivos

22 Dec 1887

 

Montecito

13 Jul 1886

31 May 1914 M Santa Barbara

Morrito

15 Jun 1881

19 Feb 1884 M Lompoc

Naples

05 Feb 1890

31 May 1923 M Goleta

Neola

04 Sep 1901

Rescinded 1 Jul 1902

New Cuyama Fr Cuyama

18 Jul 1953

 

Nojoqui

06 Apr 1887

28 Nov 1898 M Gaviota

Orby

25 Sep 1909

15 Oct 1924 to Harriston

Orcutt

24 Oct 1904

 

Quatal

03 Feb 1896

30 Jan 1904 M Pattiway

San Buenaventura

24 Mar 1862

Into Ventura Co.

Santa Barbara

09 Apr 1850

 

Santa Maria

29 Jan 1869

5 Jan 1871

 

08 Jan 1875

 

Santa Rita

19 May 1909

31 Mar 1914 M Lompoc

Santa Ynez

13 Jun 1863

7 May 1868

 

02 Jul 1883

 

Serena

19 Oct 1889

15 Sep 1900 M Summerland

Sis Quoc

13 Jan 1881

11 May 1898 to Wickman

Sisquoc Fr Asphaltea

31 Aug 1898

9 Feb 1910 to Foxen

 

11 Sep 1911

30 Sep 1931 M Santa Maria

Solvang

07 Mar 1912

 

Stuart

20 Nov 1885

15 Nov 1902 M Lompoc

Sudden

18 Nov 1901

31 May 1908

 

21 Aug 1908

15 Apr 1914 M Concepcion

Suey

12 Oct 1870

28 Feb 1872

Summerland

14 Sep 1889

 

Surf

22 Jun 1897

 

Ventucopa

04 Feb 1935

15 Apr 1954 M Maricopa

Wasioja

02 Jun 1893

15 Feb 1933 M Maricopa

Wickman Fr Sis Quoc

11 May 1898

4 Apr 1899 M Alamos

 

*Established in San Luis Obispo County, into Santa Barbara by adjustment and definition of boundary in 1872. Contrary to the record, it appears that Guadaloupe was established after the site had been assigned to Santa Barbara County, unless the site of the office was changed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 163-172. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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