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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Albion

29 Jun 1859

 

Anderson

18 Oct 1858

17 Aug 1875 to Boonville

Andersonia

26 Jul 1904

31 Aug 1906 M Moody

Arthur

19 Feb 1903

15 Dec 1905 M Ukiah

Bell Springs

08 Nov 1920

 

Bentley

17 Feb 1939

29 Jun 1940 M Spyrock

Boonville Fr Anderson

17 Aug 1875

 

Branscomb

05 Apr 1894

 

Bucknell

24 Aug 1922

30 Jun 1923 M Covelo

Cahto

22 Jul 1863

31 Dec 1901 M Laytonville

Calpella

26 Nov 1860

16 Jul 1868

 

17 Jan 1872

6 Feb 1920 to Redwood Valley

 

10 May 1920

 

Capehorn

18 Apr 1894

5 Sep 1894 M Potter Valley

Carey

25 Apr 1891

23 Sep 1896 to Jeram

Caspar

19 Jun 1874

 

Christine

26 Jan 1874

30 Apr 1910

 

12 May 1910

15 Oct 1912 M Philo

*Clairville

18 May 1858

Into Sonoma Co.

Cleone Fr Kanuck

26 Mar 1883

15 Jul 1908 M Fort Bragg

Comfort

25 Aug 1902

14 Dec 1911 M Boonville

Comptche

19 Mar 1877

15 Oct 1877

 

24 Jul 1879

 

Conways Landing

15 Apr 1870

10 Apr 1871 to Fish Rock

Covelo

02 Jun 1870

 

Cuffey's Cove

27 Jul 1870

25 Apr 1888 M Elk

Cummings

03 Apr 1888

30 Dec 1899

 

08 Feb 1900

 

Dos Rios Fr Two Rivers

27 Jul 1915

 

Duffey

14 Oct 1904

30 Apr 1912 M Northspur

Eden

13 Apr 1880

17 Jun 1881

Elk

26 Aug 1887

 

Fairbanks

08 Jun 1893

30 Nov 1910 M Boonville

Farley

15 Mar 1915

25 Feb 1942 M Willits

Fish Rock Fr Conways Landing

10 Apr 1871

10 Nov 1873

 

20 Nov 1885

30 Nov 1910 M Gualala

Fort Bragg

15 Feb 1858

30 Jun 1858

 

15 Jan 1861

9 Jun 1862

 

11 Nov 1885

 

French

25 Jan 1897

15 Oct 1901 M Scottsville

Glenblair

12 Nov 1903

15 Sep 1928 M Fort Bragg

Glenmark Fr Tomkiah

30 Jul 1873

23 Jul 1874

Gracy

06 May 1896

31 Jan 1908

Gualala

09 Sep 1862

 

Haran

06 Jun 1861

24 Mar 1862

Hardy

06 Jun 1902

15 Apr 1915 M Westfort

Hardyville

11 Feb 1897

Rescinded 15 Mar 1899

Hearst

25 Apr 1891

15 Aug 1953 M Willits

Hemlock

17 Apr 1890

31 Aug 1916 M Ukiah

Hermitage

12 May 1860

31 Oct 1902 M Yorkville

Hopland Fr Sanel

13 Dec 1875

27 Aug 1890 M Sanel

Fr Sanel

02 Sep 1891

 

Inglewood

07 Jun 1880

15 May 1919 M Fort Bragg

Irmulco

30 Dec 1911

14 May 1927 M Willits

Iverson

19 Mar 1890

14 May 1910 M Point Arena

Jeram Fr Carey

23 Sep 1896

5 Aug 1897 M Hearst

Kanuck

17 Jan 1883

26 Mar 1883 to Cleone

Kenny

20 Aug 1888

15 May 1903

 

19 Jan 1907

31 Mar 1924 M Westport

Kibesillah

24 Jun 1874

14 Nov 1889 M Westport

Largo

27 Apr 1889

31 Jul 1905 M Ukiah

Laughlin

11 Jun 1902

Rescinded 25 Nov 1902

 

09 Dec 1903

14 Feb 1911 M Calpella

Laytonville

17 Dec 1879

 

Leggett

16 Oct 1949

 

Little Lake

01 Mar 1861

7 Apr 1874 to Willits

Little River

20 Nov 1865

29 Jun 1929

(Littleriver)

11 Feb 1930

 

Longvale

15 Aug 1911

 

Low Gap

19 Jun 1877

22 Oct 1878

 

18 May 1881

21 Feb 1893 M Ukiah

Manchester

01 Dec 1871

28 Jun 1876

 

05 Jan 1877

 

Manzanita Fr Salsig

09 Sep 1912

15 Jun 1915 M Elk

Melburne

28 Jun 1901

15 Oct 1918 M Comptche

Mendocino

01 Dec 1858

 

Miller

12 Dec 1873

27 Sep 1880

 

07 May 1883

29 Feb 1908 M Elk

Mina

26 Jun 1914

31 Aug 1938 M Lake Mountain

Monroe

26 Jun 1897

31 Jan 1912 M Hardy

Moody

04 Jan 1900

15 Oct 1912 M Kenny

Munckton

14 Dec 1870

26 Aug 1872

Nashmead

12 Nov 1915

 

Navarro Ridge

07 Aug 1867

23 Nov 1888 to Navarro

Navarro

23 Nov 1888

31 Mar 1902 M Albion

Fr Wendling

19 Mar 1914

 

Northspur

05 Mar 1910

15 May 1922 M Irmulco

Northwestern

17 Feb 1906

30 Jul 1927 M Willits

Noyo

20 May 1872

31 Jan 1918 M Fort Bragg

Noyo River

17 Nov 1859

3 Mar 1860

Ornbaum

16 Nov 1897

30 Apr 1926 M Yorkville

Orrs

20 Dec 1889

14 Oct 1911

 

14 Jan 1915

31 Aug 1933 M Ukiah

Outlet

23 Jun 1917

31 Mar 1933 M Willits

Persevere

04 May 1903

Rescinded 18 Sep 1903

Philo

28 Jun 1888

 

Piercy

10 Jun 1920

 

Pieta

13 Aug 1891

20 May 1897 M Hopland

Point Arena Fr Punta Arenas

09 Jan 1889

 

Pomo

07 Oct 1870

16 Feb 1871

 

10 Jun 1872

23 Nov 1881

 

14 Feb 1882

31 Aug 1911 M Potter Valley

Poonkiny

27 Apr 1896

15 Sep 1900 M Covelo

Potter Valley

14 Dec 1870

 

Punta Arenas

02 Jun 1858

9 Jan 1889 to Point Arena

Redwine

13 Jun 1904

1 Mar 1915 to Spyrock

Redwood Valley Fr Calpella

06 Feb 1920

 

Ridgewood

14 Oct 1904

15 Jan 1914 M Willits

Rockport

13 Feb 1888

31 Jan 1903

 

05 Feb 1926

31 Mar 1934 M Westport

 

04 Aug 1938

 

Rockway

05 Sep 1896

Revoked 11 Dec 1896

*Russian River

01 Nov 1854

Into Sonoma Co.

Salsig

28 Nov 1904

9 Sep 1912 to Manzanita

Sanel

25 Sep 1860

29 Jan 1869

 

10 Aug 1869

13 Dec 1875 to Hopland

 

13 Jul 1889

2 Sep 1891 to Hopland

Sawyers

02 Dec 1898

14 Dec 1903 M Hearst

Scottsville

06 Sep 1899

31 Jan 1903 M Kenny

Sherwood

28 Nov 1882

17 Nov 1898

 

02 May 1900

31 Jan 1920 M Willits

Sherwood Valley

29 May 1867

18 May 1881

Signal

27 Apr 1882

11 Dec 1882 M Gualala

Signal Port

13 Sep 1888

24 May 1890 M Point Arena

Spyrock

28 Apr 1910

15 May 1911 M Redwine

Fr Redwine

01 Mar 1915

 

Sylvandale

29 Apr 1911

30 Sep 1918 M Sherwood

Talmage

26 May 1891

 

Tilly

22 Oct 1883

1 Feb 1887 M Cahto

Tolson

15 Feb 1906

30 Apr 1907 M Monroe

Tomki

20 Apr 1912

31 Oct 1912 M Potter Valley

Tomkiah

01 Mar 1872

30 Jul 1873 to Glenmark

Two Rivers

23 Jul 1912

27 Jul 1915 to Dos Rios

Ukiah

31 Dec 1858

 

Ulco

16 Jun 1931

30 Jul 1932 M Fort Bragg

Usal

19 Mar 1890

15 Jan 1903 M Monroe

Vichy Springs

26 May 1893

30 Jun 1936 M Ukiah

Weltmer

24 Nov 1908

14 Feb 1911 M Sherwood

Wendling

02 Dec 1902

19 Mar 1914 to Navarro

Westport

02 Jul 1879

 

Whitehall

08 Feb 1875

1 Aug 1876

Whitesboro

11 Oct 1881

30 Dec 1899 M Albion

Willits Fr Little Lake

07 Apr 1874

 

Woodman

23 Nov 1922

30 Jul 1925 M Dos Rios

Yorkville

14 Jul 1868

 

 

 

*Clairville and Russian River are reported to have been established in Mendocino County. The sites were taken into Sonoma County by a boundary change in 1855, therefore the record is in error as to Clairville, which was in Sonoma from its beginning.

 

 

 

 

MERCED COUNTY

Created 19 April 1855 from Mariposa Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Aladdin

08 Jul 1914

31 Jul 1919 M Cressey

Alexandria

04 Oct 1869

12 Oct 1871

Amsterdam

27 Mar 1893

16 Jul 1895

 

16 Nov 1900

31 Jan 1906

 

11 Jul 1906

15 Mar 1910

 

24 Apr 1912

30 Jun 1925 M Merced

Athlone

03 May 1881

31 Aug 1901

 

20 Nov 1901

15 Jun 1905

 

01 May 1906

30 Nov 1909

 

02 Jul 1914

15 Oct 1937 M Le Grand

Atwater

10 May 1880

 

Ballico

01 Aug 1924

 

Bear Creek

11 Sep 1871

5 Mar 1872 to Merced

Bonanza

14 Jul 1906

31 Dec 1914 M Three Pines

Brickville

02 Jun 1879

17 Nov 1871

Central Point

10 Jul 1876

15 Jan 1890 M Los Banos

Charleston Fr Wyruck

15 Apr 1878

20 Nov 1884 M Central Point

Chester

12 Feb 1880

11 Nov 1886 M Merced

*Cleveland

05 Dec 1893

30 Apr 1912 M Hollister

Colony Center

27 Feb 1905

31 Jul 1906 to Dos Palos

Cressey Fr Livingston

01 May 1882

13 Dec 1883 to Livingston

Cressy

10 Dec 1909

2 Mar 1912 to Cressey

Cressey Fr Cressy

02 Mar 1912

 

Delhi

01 Feb 1912

31 Jan 1918 M Turlock

 

06 Oct 1920

 

Dos Palos

27 Oct 1891

8 Jun 1906 to South Dos Palos

Fr Colony Center

31 Jul 1906

 

Dover

18 Apr 1870

19 May 1874

Elgin

16 Nov 1896

6 Sep 1900 M Dos Palos

El Nido

27 May 1920

 

†Forlorn Hope

17 Aug 1854

29 Jan 1859

 

25 Apr 1860

14 Feb 1861

Geneva

17 Nov 1896

16 Dec 1897

 

15 Jul 1898

18 Jan 1911 to Planada

Gustine

17 May 1907

 

Gwin

13 Jul 1855

28 Jan 1864

Hilmar

31 Mar 1920

 

Hopeton

02 Oct 1866

5 May 1894

 

23 Jun 1911

31 Jan 1914 M Snelling

Ingomar

28 Feb 1890

31 Jan 1921 M Gustine

Irwin

08 Feb 1911

 

Lambert

10 Jun 1872

19 May 1874

Le Grande

11 Nov 1896

 

Livingston

03 Jan 1873

1 May 1882 to Cressey

Fr Cressey

13 Dec 1883

 

Los Banos

10 Nov 1873

 

Merced

20 Dec 1870

4 Mar 1872

Fr Bear Creek

05 Mar 1872

 

Merced Falls

04 Sep 1856

 

Ortigalito

14 Mar 1876

17 Jul 1877

 

16 Jan 1879

1 Feb 1881

Plainsberg

06 Jul 1869

15 Dec 1907 M Le Grand

Planada Fr Geneva

18 Jan 1911

 

San Luis Ranch

21 Jun 1871

26 May 1876

 

20 Dec 1889

5 Aug 1890 M Volta

Santa Rita Park

28 May 1940

 

Snellings Ranch

11 Oct 1853

13 Feb 1861

 

05 Jul 1861

16 Sep 1870 to Snelling

Snelling Fr Snelling Ranch

16 Sep 1870

 

South Dos Palos Fr Dos Palos

08 Jun 1906

 

Staytonville

28 May 1877

16 Jul 1878

Stevinson

24 Apr 1907

 

Sturgeon

02 Jun 1884

28 Oct 1890 M Ingomar

Union

29 Sep 1864

28 Sep 1876

 

20 May 1878

18 Dec 1896 M Plainsberg

Volta

19 Apr 1890

 

Winton Fr Yam

13 Aug 1912

 

Wyruck

08 May 1876

15 Apr 1878 to Charleston

Yam

15 Feb 1911

13 Aug 1912 to Winton

 

*Records show Cleveland established in San Benito County, transferred to Merced in 1905. This could be by change of site only.

†Established in Mariposa County, into Merced when created.

 

 

 

 

 

MODOC COUNTY

Created 17 February 1874 from Siskiyou Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Adin Fr Aidenville

11 Dec 1876

 

*Aidenville

13 Apr 1871

11 Dec 1876 to Adin

Alturas Fr Dorris Bridge

06 Jun 1876

 

Canby

10 Aug 1874

 

*Cedarville

22 Dec 1869

 

Clear Lake

27 Oct 1875

11 Nov 1886

 

05 Jan 1887

9 Aug 1893 into Klamath Co., Ore.

Clover Swale Fr Hot Spring

30 Mar 1876

27 Feb 1878

Cornell

26 Jan 1884

10 Oct 1890

 

23 Dec 1890

31 Dec 1904 M Tule Lake

Craig

08 Jun 1886

31 Jul 1903 M Lookout

Davis Creek

26 Sep 1877

 

Day

29 Jun 1888

15 Oct 1925

 

22 Sep 1926

31 Aug 1953 M Pittville

*Dorris Bridge

01 Dec 1871

6 Jun 1876 to Alturas

*Eagleville

10 Jul 1868

 

Fairport

29 Jul 1912

29 Feb 1932 M New Pine Creek, Ore.

Fleener

31 Jan 1889

26 Feb 1889 “No papers”

Fr Mud Lake

28 Feb 1889

8 Jun 1893 M Craig

*Fort Bidwell

14 Apr 1868

 

Hackamore Fr Stobie

02 Jun 1903

31 Dec 1904 M Lookout

High Grade

21 May 1912

31 Jul 1913

 

23 Apr 1914

31 Mar 1916 M New Pine Creek, Ore.

Hoag

04 Feb 1909

31 Jan 1911 M Fort Bidwell

*Hot Spring

28 Dec 1871

30 Mar 1876 to Clover Swale

Ivy

11 Dec 1899

30 Oct 1920

 

01 Jun 1921

31 Jan 1922 M Likely

*Lake City

26 Aug 1868

 

Lapway

12 Oct 1914

Rescinded

Likely

13 Apr 1886

 

Lillian

09 Jun 1881

2 Aug 1882

Lindale

26 May 1876

27 Mar 1884 M Davis Creek

Lookout

20 Feb 1880

 

Mud Lake

09 Jul 1886

30 Nov 1888

 

14 Jan 1889

28 Feb 1889 to Fleener

Potter

27 Jul 1889

6 Jun 1896 M Lookout

South Fork

04 Oct 1878

3 Jul 1882 M Alturas

Steele Swamp

19 Jun 1888

31 Oct 1912

(Steelswamp)

24 Jan 1916

30 Nov 1926 M Marlin, Ore.

Stobie

21 Aug 1897

2 Jun 1903 to Hacksmore

 

19 Jan 1910

31 Jan 1912 M Lookout

Straw

06 Jun 1902

14 Jan 1928 M Malin, Ore.

Tionesta

18 Apr 1939

 

Triangle

17 Jul 1912

15 Jan 1919 M Alturas

†Tule Lake

08 Aug 1902

22 Dec 1904 Into Klamath Co., Ore.

Wade

21 Oct 1880

10 Feb 1881

White Horse

24 Jan 1930

1 Aug 1952 to Kinyon, Siskiyou Co.

Whittleys Ford

24 Aug 1874

22 Jun 1875

*Willow Ranch

03 Jul 1871

4 Dec 1882

(Willowranch)

24 Jan 1883

 

 

*Established in Siskiyou County; into Modoc County when created.

†Transferred from Klamath County, Oregon, apparently in August 1902; returned to Klamath County 22 December 1904.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 93-103. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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