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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORANGE COUNTY

Created 11 March 1889 from Los Angeles Area

 

 

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

*Anaheim

19 Jun 1861

 

*Arch Beach

21 Jun 1889

26 May 1894 M El Toro

Atwood

06 Nov 1924

 

Balboa

29 May 1907

30 Sep 1954 M Newport Beach

Balboa Island Fr Balisle

16 Nov 1928

 

Balisle

08 Jan 1927

16 Nov 1928 to Balboa Island

Bay City

0 Aug 1904

24 Jan 1914 to Seal Beach

*Bolsa

26 Feb 1886

28 Oct 1891

 

11 Feb 1895

31 Mar 1904 M Santa Ana

Brea

26 Oct 1912

 

*Buena Park

22 Aug 1887

 

*Capistrano

05 Jun 1867

23 Oct 1905 to San Juan Capistrano

Capistrano Beach

01 Oct 1925

1 Mar 1931 to Doheny Park

Fr Doheny Park

01 Jan 1948

 

Clair

12 Jun 1895

29 Sep 1900 M Anaheim

Corona Del Mar

16 Jul 1926

1 Apr 1950 to Corona del Mar

Corona del Mar

01 Apr 1950

 

Costa Mesa Fr Harper

11 May 1920

 

Cypress

02 Nov 1927

 

Dana Point

21 Mar 1929

 

Doheny Park Fr Capistrano Beach

01 Mar 1931

1 Jan 1948 to Capistrano Beach

*El Modena

25 Jan 1888

25 Feb 1910 to El Modeno

El Modeno

25 Feb 1910

 

*El Toro

29 May 1888

 

*Fairview

03 Apr 1888

15 May 1903 M Santa Ana

*Forster

08 Dec 1888

4 Dec 1891 M Capistrano

*Fullerton

24 Mar 1888

 

*Garden Grove

16 Mar 1877

 

Gloryetta Fr Harbor

24 Jun 1915

14 Apr 1936 M Santa Ana

Harbor

25 Apr 1914

24 Jun 1915 to Gloryetta

Harper

25 Mar 1909

11 May 1920 to Costa Mesa

Huntington Beach

22 Jun 1903

 

Irvine Fr Myford

17 Mar 1914

 

Lagona Beach

15 May 1891

3 Oct 1893

Lagona

26 May 1894

17 Sep 1904 to Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

17 Sep 1903

 

La Habra

22 Nov 1895

15 May 1903

 

29 Jan 1912

 

Loara

27 Jul 1900

28 Feb 1907 M Anaheim

Los Alamitos

08 Feb 1897

 

*McPherson

02 Jun 1886

15 Dec 1900 M El Modina

Midway City

27 Sep 1929

 

Myford

20 May 1899

17 Mar 1914 to Irvine

*Newport

16 Oct 1875

14 Sep 1901 M Fairview

Newport Beach

11 Aug 1891

 

*Olive

02 Feb 1887

29 Sep 1900

 

28 Dec 1900

 

*Orange

01 Sep 1873

 

Placentia

05 Dec 1893

15 May 1903

 

17 Feb 1911

 

San Clemente

08 Dec 1926

 

San Juan Capistrano Fr Capistrano

23 Oct 1905

 

*Santa Ana

05 Jul 1870

 

Seal Beach Fr Bay City

24 Jan 1914

 

Silverado

31 Oct 1906

Rescinded 21 May 1907

 

17 Dec 1931

 

Smeltzer

23 Mar 1900

15 Sep 1900 M Santa Ana

South Laguna Fr Three Arches

01 Dec 1934

 

Stanton

11 Apr 1912

15 Feb 1921 M Anaheim

 

29 Jun 1921

 

Sunset Beach

02 Oct 1905

30 Aug 1924

 

18 Sep 1925

 

Surfside

05 Apr 1943

 

Talbert

15 Nov 1899

15 Aug 1907 M Santa Ana

Talega

12 Feb 1895

24 Feb 1896 M Capistrano

Three Arches

22 Dec 1933

1 Dec 1934 to South Laguna

Trabuco Canyon

20 Oct 1938

 

*Tustin City

28 Oct 1872

26 Jul 1894 to Tustin

Tustin

26 Jul 1894

 

*Villa Park

20 Mar 1888

29 Sep 1900

 

28 Dec 1900

2 Apr 1906 M El Modena

*Westminster

22 Oct 1874

 

*Yorba

30 Jun 1880

7 Jun 1881

 

03 Feb 1888

29 Sep 1901

 

05 Jul 1902

31 Jan 1905 M Olive

Yorba Linda

19 Jul 1912

 

 

*Established in Los Angeles County, into Orange County when created.

 

 

 

 

 

PLACER COUNTY

Created 1851 from Yuba and Sutter Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Ackerman

28 Nov 1896

31 Aug 1899 M Westville

Alta

16 Aug 1871

 

Applegate

08 Nov 1875

 

Auburn

21 Jul 1853

 

Auburn Station Fr Secret Ravine

25 Mar 1863

31 Jul 1863 to Secret Ravine

Bath

19 Apr 1858

27 Jun 1859 to Forest Hill

 

17 Aug 1861

3 Mar 1890

 

15 Dec 1891

24 Apr 1899 M Foresthill

Baxter Fr Towle

01 Apr 1935

 

Blue Canyon

24 Sep 1867

31 Mar 1927 M Emigrant Gap

 

17 Jun 1936

31 Aug 1942

 

01 Apr 1948

 

Bowman

30 Apr 1893

 

Brockway

16 Mar 1901

 

Bullion

09 Mar 1904

15 Nov 1915 M Foresthill

Butcher Ranch Fr Grizzly Bear House

06 Jul 1871

15 May 1935 M McKeon

Cairns

19 Jun 1906

30 Mar 1907 M Lincoln

Carnelian Bay

22 Dec 1908

 

Chambers Lodge Fr McKinneys

01 Nov 1928

 

Cisco

03 Oct 1866

24 Sep 1941 M Soda Springs

Clipper Gap (Clippergap)

30 Nov 1866

 

Colfax Fr Illinoistown

14 Feb 1866

 

Coon Creek

03 Jan 1856

13 Jun 1860

Cornelian

22 Jun 1883

21 Jul 1887

 

30 Sep 1891

16 Oct 1893 M Tahoe

Crystal Lake

07 Jun 1866

4 May 1868

Damascus

15 Nov 1856

17 May 1860 to Forks House

Fr Forks House

25 Jul 1861

25 Mar 1867

 

21 Jun 1888

15 Jan 1908 M Bullion

Deerpark

18 Apr 1900

31 Mar 1929 M Tahoe

Donner

13 Mar 1882

24 Aug 1926 to Norden

Drum

25 Apr 1913

30 Jun 1915 M Towle

Dutch Flat

18 Nov 1856

 

East Auburn

22 Dec 1902

30 Dec 1919 M Auburn

Emigrant Gap Fr Wilsons Ranch

23 Mar 1868

 

Forest Hill (Foresthill)

27 Jun 1859

 

Forks House Fr Damacus

17 May 1860

25 Jul 1861 to Damacus

Fulda

05 Oct 1906

31 Aug 1912 M Emigrant Gap

Gold Run Fr Mountain Springs

15 Jul 1863

 

Grizzly Bear House

01 Nov 1858

6 Jul 1871 to Butcher Ranch

Homewood

31 Jul 1909

 

Hotaling

23 Aug 1881

20 Nov 1886 M Clipper Gap

Hot Springs

22 Oct 1888

8 Jul 1891 M Tahoe

Illinoistown

22 Nov 1853

14 Feb 1866 to Colfax

Iowa City

16 Jun 1854

19 Apr 1901 to Iowa Hill

Iowa Hill

19 Apr 1901

 

Kings Beach

25 Mar 1937

31 Dec 1942 M Brockway

 

01 Jun 1945

 

Lake Forest

16 Apr 1947

1 Dec 1953 M Tahoe City

Last Chance

13 Oct 1865

29 Jan 1869

 

12 Apr 1909

15 Nov 1919 M Michigan Bluff

Lincoln

05 Feb 1862

 

Lisbon

2 Jun 1855

30 Nov 1866

Lone Star

07 Oct 1861

7 Mar 1863

Loomis Fr Pino

28 May 1890

 

McKeon

07 Jan 1920

30 Jun 1953 M Auburn

McKinney

26 Jun 1884

1 Nov 1928 to Chambers Lodge

Michigan Bluff

11 Feb 1854

15 Mar 1943 M Foresthill

Mountain Springs

04 Feb 1854

15 Jul 1863 to Gold Run

Neilsburgh

30 Jul 1855

30 Nov 1866

Newcastle

20 Jun 1864

 

Norden Fr Donner

24 Aug 1926

Into Nevada Co.

Ophir

27 May 1872

30 Sep 1910 M Newcastle

Ophirville

24 Mar 1852

11 May 1866

Oro City

06 Jan 1853

20 Dec 1853

 

02 Mar 1855

3 Jun 1858 to Virginia

Penryn

13 Jun 1873

 

Pino Fr Smithville

06 Dec 1869

28 May 1890 to Loomis

Placer

04 Oct 1861

2 Jan 1862 to Smithville

Ralston

06 Sep 1899

Rescinded 26 Dec 1899

Rattlesnake Bar

01 Nov 1854

4 Oct 1869

Rattlesnake

01 May 1882

26 Mar 1883 to Alabaster El Dorado Co.

Riego

03 Jul 1908

15 Mar 1919 M Pleasant Grove

Rocklin

24 Apr 1868

 

Roseville

09 Jul 1864

 

Secret Ravine

29 Aug 1854

25 Mar 1863 to Auburn Station

Fr Auburn Station

31 Jul 1863

15 May 1868

Shady Run

01 Mar 1872

20 Mar 1879

 

09 Sep 1903

31 Dec 1904

Sheridan

10 Jul 1868

2 May 1870

 

25 May 1870

 

Smithville Fr Placer

02 Jan 1862

6 Dec 1869 to Pino

Squaw Creek

10 Feb 1917

31 Jul 1918 M Truckee

Stonehill

13 Dec 1900

15 Jul 1901 M Westville

Tahoe

21 Jun 1871

24 Oct 1896

 

28 Nov 1896

1 Oct 1949 to Tahoe City

Tahoe City Fr Tahoe

01 Oct 1949

 

Tahoe Pines

21 Mar 1912

 

Tahoe Vista

18 Jul 1911

 

Tahoma

01 Sep 1946

 

Todd

13 Nov 1885

15 Jul 1901 M Foresthill

Todd's Valley

17 Jun 1856

8 Dec 1884 M Butcher Ranch

Towle

31 Dec 1891

1 Apr 1935 to Baxter

Trucky River

26 Apr 1864

1 Nov 1864

Vantrent

11 Oct 1904

15 Mar 1918 M Lincoln

Virginia Fr Oro City

03 Jun 1858

2 Apr 1866

Webster

13 Oct 1863

14 Jun 1867

Weimar

22 Mar 1886

 

Westville

26 Jun 1889

30 Jun 1919 M Forest Hill

Wilson's Ranch

23 Mar 1865

23 Mar 1868 to Emigrant Gap

Yankee Jim's

03 Sep 1852

31 Jan 1940 M Colfax

 

 

 

 

 

PLUMAS COUNTY

Created 1854 from Butte County Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Almanor

15 Jul 1932

 

Beckwith

24 Aug 1870

1 Jul 1932 to Beckwourth

Beckwourth

01 Jul 1932

 

Belden

08 Oct 1909

 

Big Meadows

13 Oct 1868

2 Mar 1874 to Prattville

Blairsden

06 Jan 1913

 

Box

10 Jun 1896

30 Mar 1901 M Buck

Bucks Lake

06 Aug 1940

30 Jun 1942 M Oroville

Buck's Ranch

11 Sep 1861

11 Jun 1868 to Buckeye Ranch

Buckeye Ranch

11 Jun 1868

28 Jan 1870

Bucks Ranch

10 Aug 1868

3 Aug 1894 to Buck

 

03 Aug 1894

30 Sep 1909

 

12 Sep 1910

15 Jul 1913

 

07 Jan 1927

30 Nov 1927 M Quincy

Butte Valley

10 Sep 1887

31 Jul 1912 M Seneca

Camp Rogers

16 May 1916

15 Feb 1936 M Belden

Canyondam

28 May 1940

14 Oct 1944 M Greenville

 

16 Jun 1952

 

Caribou

21 Sep 1922

 

Carner Place

25 May 1866

6 Aug 1867

Cedar Glen

17 Sep 1914

25 Feb 1921 to Tobin

Chester

26 Apr 1894

 

Chilcoot

13 Apr 1898

 

Clairville

20 Jul 1896

15 Oct 1910 M Clio

Clio Fr Wash

10 Aug 1904

 

Crescent Mills

14 Jul 1870

 

Cromberg

10 Mar 1880

30 Nov 1912

 

26 Sep 1919

30 Nov 1931 M Sloat

 

16 Feb 1950

 

Davies Mill

01 Jul 1918

20 May 1920 to Graeagle

Delleker

26 Sep 1927

30 Jun 1954 M Portola

Drake

18 Jun 1901

Rescinded 8 Sep 1902

Dutch Hill

30 Dec 1874

12 Apr 1877

Eclipse

5 Jan 1897

31 Dec 1912 M Quincy

Elizabethtown

2 Mar 1855

17 Dec 1855 to Quincy

Engelmine

22 Jul 1916

15 Oct 1930 M Crescent Mills

Eureka Mills

20 Oct 1875

14 Mar 1895 M Johnsville

Genesee

03 Jun 1880

31 Jan 1940 M Taylorsville

Geneseo

19 Sep 1865

12 Oct 1868

Graeagle Fr Davies Mill

20 May 1920

 

Gray

24 Jan 1906

Rescinded 23 May 1906

Greenville

14 Feb 1867

 

Hartwell

05 Apr 1910

28 Feb 1911 M Quincy

Humboldt

14 Aug 1900

31 Dec 1900 M Prattville

Indian Falls

12 Apr 1909

15 Dec 1916 M Paxton

International

26 Aug 1918

15 Aug 1923 M Portola

Jamison

12 Jun 1871

13 Sep 1877

 

05 Apr 1880

9 Oct 1882

Johnstown

30 Oct 1882

11 Dec 1882 M Eureka Mills

Johnsville

13 Nov 1882

30 Apr 1953 M Blairsden

Jonesville

28 Jul 1857

13 Sep 1858

Keddie

25 Jan 1910

 

Keep

05 Jan 1901

30 Apr 1902 M Spanish Ranch

Kettle

18 Apr 1899

15 Oct 1910 M Beckwith

*La Porte

19 Nov 1857

 

Lassen View

10 May 1937

31 Aug 1941 M Westwood

Longville

19 Jun 1861

30 Nov 1918 M Belden

Marston

17 Jul 1913

15 Nov 1913 M Quincy

Massack

03 Nov 1917

30 Jun 1939 M Quincy

Meadow Valley

03 Oct 1855

4 Oct 1861 to Spanish Ranch

 

23 Mar 1864

 

Mohawk Valley

24 Aug 1870

3 Nov 1881 to Mohawk

Mohawk

03 Nov 1881

15 May 1926 M Blairsdale

Nelson Point

12 Aug 1870

31 Jul 1912 M Eclipse

Nelson's Creek

30 Mar 1855

10 Oct 1859

Onion Valley

18 Aug 1855

3 Jun 1870 to Sawpit

 

26 Oct 1918

31 Mar 1923 M La Porte

Paxton

26 Jul 1917

15 Feb 1952 M Keddie

Penn

25 Aug 1906

Rescinded 7 Mar 1907

Portola

13 Sep 1909

 

Prattville Fr Big Meadows

02 Mar 1874

31 Mar 1914 M Greenville

Quincy Fr Elizabethtown

17 Dec 1855

 

Red Clover

08 Dec 1879

31 Jan 1882

 

09 Aug 1887

30 Nov 1899 M Beckwith

Rich

05 Dec 1913

1 Jun 1935 to Rich Bar

Rich Bar

01 Jun 1935

14 Oct 1942 M Belden

Rich Bar

23 Aug 1862

22 May 1863

Round Valley

03 Jun 1863

28 Jan 1870

 

02 May 1870

2 May 1873

Sawpit Fr Onion Valley

03 Jun 1870

27 Feb 1873

Seneca

15 Oct 1899

Rescinded 2 Jan 1900

 

20 Feb 1902

15 Nov 1918

 

05 Jan 1923

31 Mar 1943 M Greenville

Sierra

01 May 1925

1 Apr 1942 to Spanish Creek

Sloat

06 Jun 1914

 

Spanish Creek Fr Sierra

01 Apr 1942

30 Apr 1945

 

01 Jul 1947

 

Spanish Ranch Fr Meadow Valley

04 Oct 1861

31 Jul 1913 M Meadow Valley

Spring Garden

24 Sep 1910

 

Storrie

25 Mar 1926

 

Summit

24 May 1864

16 Feb 1897 to Vinton

†Susanville

16 Oct 1860

Into Lassen Co.

Taylor's Ranch

17 Sep 1861

7 Jan 1864 to Taylorsville

Taylorsville

07 Jan 1864

 

Tobin Fr Cedar Glen

25 Feb 1921

31 Dec 1931 M Storrie

Twain

23 Oct 1910

 

Vinton Fr Summit

16 Feb 1897

 

Virgilia

08 Jan 1929

 

Walkermine

13 Nov 1930

22 Dec 1941 M Portola

Wash

27 Aug 1875

10 Aug 1904 to Clio

Wonderland

18 Jan 1924

30 Sep 1946 M Chester

 

*Established in Sierra County, into Plumas in 1868 by boundary adjustment.

 

†As to Susanville, the record says, “Late in Lake Co., Nevada.”

The interstate boundary was in dispute in early days.

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 115-126. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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