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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONO COUNTY

Created 1861 from Calaveras and Fresno Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Bennettville

13 Mar 1882

19 Nov 1884 M Lundy

Benton

11 Jan 1866

 

Bishop Creek Fr Ownesville

14 Feb 1870

Into Inyo Co.

Bodie

13 Apr 1877

13 Nov 1942 M Bridgeport

Bridgeport

19 Apr 1864

 

Cameron

06 Aug 1887

7 Nov 1888 “No Papers”

Carsons Camp

05 Mar 1924

31 Oct 1928 M Bishop

Chalfant

09 May 1913

31 Oct 1928 M Laws

Chemung

04 May 1928

Rescinded

Clinton

13 Apr 1882

16 Mar 1894 M Sweetwater

Coleville

23 Nov 1868

 

Crater

18 Apr 1899

15 Sep 1911 M Mono Lake

*Esmeralda

09 Sep 1861

Into Esmeralda Co., Nev.

Fales

19 Jan 1881

24 Jun 1881

Fish Springs

12 Mar 1866

2 Oct 1866

Glen Mary Fr Owensville

16 Jun 1868

27 Jan 1869 to Owensville

Jordan

14 Apr 1891

25 Mar 1893

 

11 Nov 1896

31 Jul 1903 M Lundy

June Lake

01 Oct 1927

 

Lake Mary Fr Wildyrie

28 Nov 1944

 

Leevining (Lee Vining)

01 Mar 1928

 

Lorena

06 Dec 1905

19 Mar 1906 to Masonic

Lundy

26 Mar 1880

30 Jun 1914 M Mono Lake

Mammoth

21 Mar 1879

27 Jul 1881

 

02 Jul 1896

10 Sep 1898 M Round Valley

Mammoth Lakes

21 Jun 1923

 

Masonic Fr Lorena

19 Mar 1906

15 Sep 1912

 

15 May 1913

30 Nov 1927 M Bridgeport

Mineral Park

04 Jun 1912

31 Mar 1913 M Bishop

Mocalno

04 Feb 1915

31 Jul 1937 M Laws

Mockton

19 Dec 1870

26 Aug 1872

Mono

21 Mar 1882

9 Apr 1884 M Bodie

Mono Lake

05 Jun 1889

 

†Oasis

03 Nov 1873

31 Dec 1942 M Big Pine

Owensville

12 Mar 1866

16 Jun 1868 to Glen Mary

Fr Glen Mary

27 Jan 1869

14 Feb 1870 to Bishop Creek

Sweetwater

17 Mar 1925

30 Sep 1929 M Wellington, Nev.

Tioga

24 May 1880

24 Jun 1881

Topaz

20 Feb 1885

14 Oct 1922 M Coleville

 

05 Jun 1926

 

Wildyrie

05 Apr 1930

28 Nov 1944 to Lake Mary

 

*Established in Mono County, and transferred to Esmeralda County, Nev. The California records do not furnish the date of transfer, except that it apparently was after the appointment of David A. Baun as Postmaster, 23 January 1864.

†Reported established in Inyo County. If the record is correct,the change into Mono County must have been by change of site, before or at the time of appointment of James M. Caldwell as Postmaster 23 January 1878.

 

 

 

 

 

MONTEREY COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Agenda

11 Nov 1896

30 Sep 1907 M Salinas

Alisal

30 Jan 1866

8 Jan 1869 to Gabilan

Apricot

20 Jul 1887

31 May 1900 M Imusdale

Arbolado

31 Jan 1910

6 Mar 1915 to Big Sur

*Aromas

19 May 1894

Into and from San Benito Co.

Asilomar

02 Jul 1914

15 Jul 1935 M Pacific Grove

Big Sur Fr Arbolado

08 Mar 1915

 

Blanco

18 Feb 1873

23 Apr 1878

 

14 May 1878

31 Aug 1917

 

23 Jan 1930

28 Nov 1941 M Salinas

Bradley

16 Dec 1886

 

Bryson

09 Nov 1887

15 Nov 1937 M Bradley

Cahill

26 Mar 1894

Rescinded 1 May 1894

Calera

26 Aug 1898

Rescinded

Camp McCallum

04 Jan 1943

 

Carmel

30 Oct 1889

9 Apr 1890 “No papers”

 

27 Sep 1893

26 Sep 1903 to Tularcito

 

05 Dec 1903

 

Carmel Valley Fr Robles del Rio

01 Jun 1952

 

Castroville

14 Mar 1867

 

Chualar

05 Apr 1871

2 Oct 1873

 

19 Jun 1874

 

Corral de Tierra

06 May 1912

29 May 1931 M Monterey

Cruessville

13 Apr 1888

10 Jul 1891 M San Miguel

Delmonte

07 Jul 1882

28 May 1883 M Monterey

Del Monte

23 Feb 1901

30 Nov 1911

 

30 Dec 1911

31 May 1952 M Monterey

Dunbarton

22 Nov 1900

31 Mar 1909 M Watsonville

Dunneville

24 Feb 1874

7 Jan 1875

Emmett

10 Aug 1873

Into San Benito Co.

Gabilan Fr Alisal

08 Jan 1869

16 Oct 1883 M Natividad

 

16 Sep 1898

31 Mar 1900 M Chualar

Gem

03 Aug 1894

31 Aug 1899 M Bryson

Gonzales

01 Dec 1873

 

Gorda

25 Mar 1893

28 Feb 1923 M Jolon

Greenfield

30 Jun 1905

 

Griswold

12 Jun 1884

4 Jan 1887 to San Lucas

Hames

13 Jul 1889

31 Jan 1914 M Bradley

Hollister

15 Jan 1869

Into San Benito Co.

Imusdale

22 Sep 1875

15 Aug 1902 M Parkfield

Jamesburgh

22 Dec 1886

8 Jun 1894

Jamesburg

08 Jun 1894

10 Apr 1935 M Monterey

Jolon

18 Jan 1872

 

King City

18 Feb 1887

 

Lockwood

23 Jul 1888

 

*Lonoak

23 Nov 1885

Into San Benito Co.

Lucia

08 Mar 1900

2 Mar 1933

 

05 Nov 1936

15 Nov 1938 M Big Sur

Malone

02 Mar 1901

Rescinded 29 Mar 1901

Mansfield

14 Sep 1889

2 Aug 1897 M Gorda

Marina

13 Mar 1916

 

Metz

12 Mar 1888

5 Jul 1933 M Soledad

Monterey

21 Nov 1848

 

Moss

09 Feb 1895

30 Mar 1917 to Moss Landing

Moss Landing

30 Mar 1917

 

Mungo

24 May 1895

10 Sep 1898 M Sur

Nasimento

03 Dec 1887

7 Nov 1888 to Veratina

Natividad

31 Aug 1855

31 Jul 1908 M Salinas

†New Idria

22 Mar 1869

Into Fresno Co.

New Republic

20 Jan 1870

3 Jun 1874 to Santa Rita

Pacific Grove

05 Feb 1886

16 Jul 1886

 

06 Jan 1887

 

Pajaro

28 Aug 1872

6 Oct 1873

 

01 Feb 1882

2 Mar 1888 M Watsonville

Paloma

16 May 1923

30 Dec 1933 M Soledad

Paraiso Springs

16 Jan 1877

3 Jul 1899

 

25 Jul 1899

14 Jan 1939 M Soledad

Parkfield

29 Jan 1884

28 Feb 1954 M San Miguel

*Peach Tree

20 Jan 1873

14 Jul 1873

 

23 Jul 1873

15 Jun 1909 M Lonoak Into & from San Benito Co.

Pebble Beach

14 Oct 1909

 

Picacho

24 Mar 1869

Into San Benito Co.

Piney

18 Sep 1897

31 Jan 1905 M Paraiso Springs

Pleito

14 Dec 1870

26 Aug 1872

 

06 Nov 1874

12 Sep 1876

 

03 Oct 1884

8 Dec 1884 to Pleyto

Pleyto Fr Pleito

08 Dec 1884

14 Feb 1925 M Bradley

Point Sur

24 Jan 1883

15 Oct 1883 M Monterey

Posts

30 Oct 1889

31 Jan 1910 M Arbolado

Presidio of Monterey

21 Apr 1915

15 Mar 1919 Br Monterey

*Priest Valley

14 Dec 1882

30 Oct 1909

 

09 Feb 1910

31 Mar 1934 M Lonoak

Prunedale

05 Mar 1894

31 Jul 1908 M Salinas

Rainbow Lodge

19 Jun 1922

30 Apr 1925 M Big Sur

Reliz

11 Dec 1899

14 Oct 1903 M Soledad

Robles del Rio

15 Jan 1941

1 Jun 1952 to Carmel Valley

Romie

07 Apr 1898

31 Mar 1900 M Soledad

Salinas

31 Mar 1854

 

San Antonio

16 Dec 1858

28 Sep 1887 M King City

San Ardo

18 Feb 1887

28 Feb 1887 “No papers”

Fr San Bernardo

13 May 1887

 

San Benito

05 Nov 1869

Into San Benito Co.

San Bernardo

13 Nov 1886

13 May 1887 to San Ardo

San Juan

28 Jul 1851

Into San Benito Co.

San Lucas Fr Griswold

04 Jan 1887

 

Santa Rita Fr New Republic

03 Jun 1874

31 Jul 1908 M Salinas

Seaside

12 Nov 1890

 

‡Slack Canyon

10 Feb 1873

31 Oct 1902 M Valleton

Soledad

17 Mar 1869

 

Spreckels

22 Jun 1898

 

Stone Canon

28 Nov 1900

30 Apr 1932 M San Miguel

Sur

30 Oct 1889

30 Jun 1913 M Monterey

Tassajara

21 Mar 1892

6 Feb 1894 M Jamesburg

Tassajara Hot Springs

11 May 1912

29 Feb 1944 M Salinas

Tres Pinos

24 Jan 1871

Into San Benito Co.

Tularcito Fr Carmel

26 Sep 1903

”Never in operation”

Valleton

07 Feb 1887

15 Jun 1918 M San Miguel

Veratina Fr Nasimento

07 Nov 1888

11 Jul 1895 M Bradley

 

*Aromas, Lonoak, Peach Tree and Priest Valley are or were near the Monterey-San Benito County boundary. They are reported in both counties, due to changes of site or uncertain location of the boundary line.

 

Aromas was established in Monterey County; was apparently transferred to San Benito County on or about 23 Dec 1897, and there remained for about 27 years, when returned to Monterey Co. The appointment of Lesbia M. Cause, 20 Dec 1894, is the last entry on the San Benito record and the first for the second period in Monterey County.

 

Lonoak was established in Monterey County. The last Postmaster appointment in that county was made 14 Jun 1820 and the first in San Benito County 17 Nov 1922. It has been in San Benito County since.

 

Peach Tree was established in Monterey County, and probably went into San Benito County when created a year later. The record shows it back in Monterey County in time for the appointment of a Postmaster 19 Oct 1877.

 

Priest Valley is recorded as established in San Benito County 14 Dec 1882; but after the appointment of the next Postmaster 23 Oct 1883 appears the notation “Now in Monterey Co.” The latter appointment opens the record in Monterey County, where it remains until the office was discontinued.

 

†New Idria is reported to have been established in Monterey County and shortly transferred to Fresno County. See Note under latter county. It seems likely that New Idria was never in Monterey

 

‡Slack Canyon is reported established in San Benito County 10 Feb 1873, and soon transferred to Monterey, but San Benito County was not created until 12 Feb 1874, a year later and never included the Slack Canyon area. Therefore, Slack Canyon was established and always in Monterey County.

 

 

 

 

 

NAPA COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Adelante

03 Feb 1869

2 Mar 1871

Aetna Springs Fr Lidell

16 Mar 1915

30 Jun 1945 M Pope Valley

Albany Fr Knights Valley

25 Feb 1862

Into Sonoma Co.

Angwin

08 Nov 1883

31 Jan 1910

Fr La Jota

01 Apr 1925

 

Atlas

05 Dec 1893

28 Feb 1934 M Napa

Big Valley

17 Jul 1858

Into Lake Co.

Calistoga

17 Mar 1865

 

Capell

21 Jan 1873

30 Apr 1901

 

27 Sep 1901

31 Aug 1914 M Napa

Carneros

06 Sep 1867

11 Apr 1868

Childs

15 Sep 1888

26 Oct 1888 to Chiles

Chiles Fr Childs

26 Oct 1888

30 Apr 1924 M Saint Helena

Imola

27 Jul 1920

30 Sep 1953 M Napa

Kayote

15 Jul 1859

20 Sep 1862

Knights Valley

07 Jun 1860

25 Feb 1862 to Albany

*Knoxville

30 Nov 1863

30 Apr 1912 M Reiff

La Jota

13 Mar 1923

1 Apr 1925 to Angwin

Lidell

26 Jul 1880

16 Mar 1915 to Aetna Springs

Lokoya Fr Solid Comfort

21 May 1925

31 Mar 1951 M Napa

Lomitas

12 Jun 1894

31 Jul 1908 M Chiles

Lower Lake

31 Jul 1858

Into Lake Co.

Monticello

08 Jul 1867

 

Napa (Nappa) City

09 Apr 1850

6 Aug 1890 to Napa

Napa

06 Aug 1890

 

Napa Junction

06 Oct 1875

12 Aug 1880

 

14 Oct 1880

15 Aug 1933 M Vallejo

Napa Soda Springs

15 Feb 1882

10 May 1929 M Napa

Oakville

15 Jan 1857

30 Mar 1859

 

04 Nov 1867

 

Oat Hill (Oathill)

02 Jan 1891

30 Jun 1910 M Calistoga

Phoenix Mine

23 Jun 1873

4 Oct 1880

Pope Valley

25 Nov 1863

 

Rector

05 Dec 1896

30 Jun 1932 M Napa

Rutherford

25 Sep 1871

 

Saint (St.) Helena

15 Dec 1856

 

Sanitarium

26 Jun 1901

 

Sebastopol

19 May 1856

15 Jan 1857

 

30 Sep 1858

14 May 1867 to Yountville

Solid Comfort

12 Nov 1918

21 May 1925 to Lokoya

Soscol

12 Jan 1872

1 Feb 1886 M Napa City

Spruce Hill

24 Jun 1874

6 Apr 1875

Stags Leap

12 May 1927

30 Jun 1944 M Napa

Suscol

26 May 1868

1 Feb 1869

Trubody

08 Apr 1896

30 Nov 1906 M Napa

Uncle Sam

01 Nov 1858

Into Lake Co.

Upper Clear Lake

15 Jun 1858

Into Lake Co.

Veterans Home

21 Mar 1892

 

Wooden

08 Jun 1893

Rescinded 11 Jun 1893

Yountville Fr Sebastopol

14 May 1867

 

Zem Zem

14 Dec 1869

24 Oct 1890 M Monticello

 

*Knoxville was acquired from Lake County by change of boundary in 1872.

 

Zem Zem was established in Lake County. The time and reason for transfer is not furnished by the record, but the last Postmaster appointment in Lake County, and the first in Napa, was dated 9 Sept 1881.

 

 

 

 

 

NEVADA COUNTY

Created 25 Apr 1851 from Yuba Area

 

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Alpha

12 Apr 1855

4 Sep 1862 to Washington

Anthony House

18 Jun 1862

22 Mar 1866

 

22 Feb 1867

30 Jan 1877

 

19 Mar 1877

30 Nov 1906 M Smartville

Blue Tent

21 Mar 1878

26 Jul 1889 M Nevada City

Boca

20 Jun 1872

31 Dec 1945 M Truckee

Boston Ravine

14 Feb 1889

3 Apr 1890 M Grass Valley

*Bronco

11 Nov 1872

20 Jul 1891 to Floriston

Burkhalter

05 Jun 1891

11 Feb 1896 M Boca

Cedar Ridge

01 Oct 1948

 

Centreville

10 Jul 1851

20 Aug 1852 to Grass Valley

Chicago Park

24 Mar 1888

 

Clinton

03 May 1854

17 Jan 1857 to Moores Flat

Donner Lake

07 Jun 1866

18 Feb 1868

Elida

08 May 1882

22 Jun 1883 M Rough and Ready

English

10 Mar 1895

Rescinded 21 Mar 1895

Fernley

04 May 1898

31 May 1913 M Smartville

Flood

10 Nov 1900

30 Sep 1903 M Grass Valley

Foriston Fr Bronco

20 Jul 1891

 

French Corral

03 Dec 1859

15 Feb 1945 M North San Juan

Galbraith

25 Mar 1896

31 Jan 1899 M Nevada City

Gaston

13 Apr 1899

15 Jul 1913 M Washington

Gelatt

09 Feb 1923

30 Sep 1935 M Truckee

Globe Ranch

25 Jul 1861

20 Jan 1864

Graniteville

26 Aug 1867

 

Grass Valley Fr Centreville

20 Aug 1852

 

Hobart Mills

27 Oct 1900

30 Dec 1938 M Truckee

Hopkins

20 Oct 1885

2 Dec 1886 M Cisco

Iceland

05 Aug 1897

30 Apr 1923 M Floriston

Indian Springs

19 Mar 1858

6 Mar 1871

 

22 Apr 1892

2 Sep 1893 M Rough and Ready

Little York

16 Mar 1855

16 Nov 1855

 

03 May 1856

7 Apr 1886 M You Bet

Lowell Hill

03 Jul 1878

15 May 1918 M Dutch Flat

Maybert

20 Jan 1886

31 Dec 1905

 

20 Jul 1907

15 Jan 1910 M Washington

Meadow Lake

25 Jun 1866

20 Sep 1869

Melrose Fr Patterson

27 Aug 1909

3 Oct 1910 to Tyler

Moore's Flat Fr Clinton

17 Jan 1857

30 Jun 1903

 

10 Sep 1903

15 Oct 1914 M North Bloomington

Mountain Well

30 Mar 1858

26 Jul 1866

Nevada City

12 Dec 1850

 

Norden Fr Donner

24 Aug 1926

15 Jan 1943

 

16 Mar 1947

 

North Bloomfield

01 Jun 1857

25 Nov 1942 M Nevada City

North Columbia

29 May 1860

8 Apr 1931 M Nevada City

North San Juan

21 May 1857

 

Ohm

07 Feb 1913

31 Dec 1913 M Emigrant Gap

Omerga

19 Jun 1857

25 Nov 1891 M Washington

Painsville

08 Jan 1864

29 Sep 1869

Patterson

18 Jun 1855

6 Aug 1895

 

20 Sep 1905

27 Aug 1909 to Melrose

Peardale

11 May 1916

14 Jan 1927 M Chicago Park

Polaris

25 Nov 1901

15 Oct 1923 M Truckee

Red Dog

17 Nov 1855

17 Nov 1869

Relief

09 Jun 1894

14 May 1921 M North Bloomfield

Rough and Ready

28 Jul 1851

30 Mar 1855

 

14 Jun 1855

15 Feb 1913

 

01 Mar 1913

15 Oct 1942 M Grass Valley

 

16 Jun 1948

 

‡Round Tent

21 Jun 1853

Into Yuba Co.

Soda Springs Fr Summit Valley

08 Mar 1875

15 Jun 1881

 

01 Aug 1929

 

Spenceville

25 Apr 1872

19 Mar 1878

 

25 Aug 1879

20 Feb 1932 M Wheatland

Summit Valley

09 Sep 1870

8 Mar 1875 to Soda Springs

Sweetland

06 Jul 1857

15 Mar 1905 M North San Juan

Truckee

23 Jan 1868

 

Tyler Fr Melrose

03 Oct 1910

15 Dec 1924 M North Columbia

Washington Fr Alpha

04 Sep 1862

 

Washington South Yuba

15 Sep 1852

18 Apr 1854

Wolf

23 Apr 1888

 

You Bet

11 May 1868

15 Oct 1903 M Dutchflat

 

*The record shows as to Bronco, “Late in Washoe Co., Nev.”

 

†Donner in Placer County was changed to Norden in Nevada County, 24 Aug 1926.

 

‡Round Tent appears to have been established in Nevada County and moved into Yuba County about 1855. The change was due to change of site, or confusion as to the boundary line when the office was established. No official change of the Yuba-Nevada County boundary can explain the shift.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 104-115. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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