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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIERRA COUNTY

Created 1852 from the eastern part of Yuba County

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Alleghany Fr Chips Flat

19 Nov 1857

 

Beverly

30 Jan 1900

30 Nov 1901 M Johnsville

Brandy City

26 Nov 1909

30 Jun 1926 M Camptonville

Calpine

29 Nov 1921

31 Dec 1942 M Sattley

Chips Flat

18 Mar 1857

19 Nov 1857 to Alleghany

*Downieville

07 Oct 1851

 

Etta

16 Apr 1883

5 Sep 1895 M Sierra Valley

Eureka North

19 Nov 1857

20 Dec 1861

Fir Cap

17 Jan 1869

3 Nov 1886 M Downieville

Forest City

16 Nov 1854

17 Jan 1895 to Forest

Forest

17 Jan 1895

15 Mar 1947 M Alleghany

Gibsonville

18 Jun 1855

25 Oct 1869

 

16 Dec 1869

30 Jul 1910 M La Porte

Goodyear's Bar

07 Oct 1851

11 Apr 1888

 

10 Aug 1888

 

La Porte Fr Rabbittown

19 Nov 1857

Into Plumas Co.

Loyalton

08 Jan 1864

 

Mountain House

24 Jun 1874

15 Sep 1911 M Goodyears Bar

Oneida

17 Jun 1882

17 Feb 1885 M Loyalton

Pike City Fr Plum Valley

13 Dec 1877

17 Jan 1895 to Pike

Pike

17 Jan 1895

31 Mar 1954 M Camptonville

Plum Valley

31 Jul 1855

13 Dec 1877 to Pike City

Port Wine

19 Aug 1861

6 Apr 1865

 

18 May 1870

15 Jan 1918 M La Porte

Purdys

06 Jun 1889

4 Mar 1911 Into Washoe Co., Nev.

Rabbitt Town

13 Sep 1855

19 Nov 1857 to La Porte

Rocky Point (Rockypoint)

09 May 1876

9 Sep 1897 M Sattley

Saint Louis

15 Jan 1855

11 Jul 1895

 

04 May 1898

15 Jan 1915 M Port Wine

Sattley

05 May 1884

31 Dec 1918

 

29 Apr 1919

 

Scales

12 Feb 1880

31 May 1923 M Strawberry Valley

Scales Diggings

15 Jun 1871

26 Jan 1875

Sierra

18 Apr 1855

4 Jan 1856

Sierra City

23 Jun 1864

4 Jan 1856

 

19 Mar 1867

 

Sierra Valley

25 Jul 1862

6 Apr 1899 to Sierraville

Sierraville

06 Apr 1899

 

Table Rock

17 Apr 1857

30 Sep 1922 M La Porte

 

*Established in Yuba County; into Sierra County when created. The earliest official spelling was “Downerville”, but the present form was soon adopted without formal change of name.

 

 

 

 

 

SISKIYOU COUNTY

Created 1852 from parts of Shasta and Klamath Counties.

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Ager Fr Willow Creek

03 Feb 1888

31 Jan 1940 M Beswick

Aidenville

13 Apr 1871

Into Modoc Co.

Algomah

09 Aug 1902

31 Dec 1909 M Bartle

Ball

15 Sep 1880

29 Dec 1881

 

06 Jul 1894

15 Aug 1906 M Mount Hebron

Ball's Ranch

06 Apr 1888

26 Apr 1894 M Mount Hebron

Bartle Fr Glazier

26 Oct 1906

15 Mar 1911

 

18 Mar 1915

31 Jul 1924 M McCloud

Bend

02 Feb 1889

31 Jul 1890 “No papers”

Berryvale

15 Apr 1870

29 Oct 1888 to Sisson

Beswick

18 Apr 1882

15 May 1947 M Montague

§Big Flat

04 May 1935

15 Oct 1941 M Trinity Center

*Black Bear (Blackbear)

15 Jun 1869

30 Aug 1941 M Sawyers Bar

Blue Nose

01 Jun 1917

31 Aug 1927 M Somesbar

Bogus

22 Sep 1876

31 Dec 1913 M Ager

Bradnack

27 Jun 1913

30 Jan 1915 M Merrill, Ore.

Bray

07 Jun 1907

 

Brownell

15 Jan 1892

15 Jun 1912 M Dorris

Cadillac

23 Aug 1889

27 Apr 1891 to Hornbrook

†Callahan's Ranch

15 Feb 1858

10 Mar 1892 to Callahan Ranch

Callahan Ranch

10 Mar 1892

1 Jun 1892 to Callahan

Callahan

01 Jun 1892

 

Calor

05 Jun 1918

31 Dec 1930 M Dorris

Cantara

22 Sep 1902

15 Feb 1916 M Shasta Springs

Cataract

06 Sep 1899

14 Oct 1903 M Beswick

Cecilville

25 Jun 1879

 

Cedarville

22 Dec 1869

Into Modoc Co.

Cherryhill

04 Apr 1902

31 Oct 1902 M Yreka

Clear Creek

22 May 1934

 

Coles

30 Mar 1888

6 Jul 1903 to Hilts

Copco

08 Jul 1914

15 May 1954 M Hornbrook

Copper

05 Jun 1914

15 Nov 1924 into Jackson Co., Ore.

Corbett Fr Otey's Ranch

06 Oct 1892

28 Jul 1896 M Picard

*Cottage Grove

18 Nov 1857

7 Feb 1872

 

21 Jan 1875

28 Oct 1898 M Teneyck

Croy

26 Jan 1907

15 Sep 1913 M Hornbrook

Crystal Creek

31 Jan 1871

30 Sep 1873

Daggett

31 Mar 1881

28 Feb 1883 to Jordan

Dorris Fr Picard

19 Jul 1907

 

Dorris Bridge

01 Dec 1871

Into Modoc Co.

Dunsmuir Fr Mannon

28 Nov 1887

 

Eagleville

10 Jul 1868

Into Modoc Co.

Edgwood

15 Apr 1870

28 Aug 1902 to Edgewood

Edgewood

28 Aug 1902

 

Eileen

31 Jul 1907

30 Oct 1909 M Hutton

Elklawn

31 May 1888

16 Dec 1897 M Warmcastle

Etna Mills

10 Jan 1861

1 Oct 1924 to Etna

Etna

01 Oct 1924

 

Forestvale

15 Sep 1880

25 Mar 1881

*Forks of Salmon

30 Sep 1858

16 Oct 1871

 

28 Aug 1872

 

Fort Bidwell

14 Apr 1868

Into Modoc Co.

Fort Goff

15 Feb 1858

24 Mar 1862

Fort Jones Fr Ottitiewa

19 Nov 1860

 

Gazelle

15 Apr 1870

22 Jan 1872

 

25 Apr 1872

 

Gilta

18 Oct 1892

15 Apr 1915 M Forks of Salmon

Glazier

20 Aug 1888

26 Oct 1906 to Bartle

Gottville

09 Aug 1887

2 Jul 1934 to Klamath River

Grass Lake

01 Aug 1906

30 Nov 1906 M Weed

Greenview

02 Jul 1900

 

Grenada

27 Apr 1917

 

Hamburgh Bar

05 Apr 1878

22 Mar 1886 to Hamburgh

Hamburgh (burg)

22 Mar 1886

15 Jun 1954 M Horse Creek

‡Happy Camp

19 Mar 1858

 

Hawkinsville

02 Oct 1888

31 Jul 1890

 

18 Jun 1895

30 Jun 1913 M Yreka

Henley

03 Jan 1856

31 Oct 1912 M Hornbrook

Hilts Fr Coles

06 Jul 1903

 

Honolulu

02 Dec 1881

26 Jun 1885 M Yreka

Hornbrook Fr Cadillac

27 Apr 1891

 

Horsecreek (Horse Creek)

26 Jan 1907

14 Oct 1911

 

21 Apr 1924

 

Hot Springs

28 Dec 1871

Into Modoc Co.

Humbug Creek

29 Jan 1861

18 Dec 1862

Hutton

26 May 1906

31 Jan 1914 M Watkins

Igerna

09 Jul 1888

31 Dec 1912 M Weed

Joebar

04 Jan 1904

30 Apr 1904 Rescinded

Jordan Fr Daggett

28 Feb 1883

8 Oct 1888 M Cecilville

Kinyon Fr White Horse, Modoc Co.

01 Aug 1952

 

Klamath

26 Dec 1866

28 Feb 1872

Klamath Mill

01 Apr 1875

18 Dec 1882 M Sawyers Bar

Klamathon Fr Pokegama

04 Jun 1897

30 Mar 1918 M Hornbrook

Klamath River Fr Gottville

02 Jul 1934

 

Lake City

26 Aug 1868

Into Modoc Co.

Lava Bed

31 May 1880

5 Feb 1883

 

03 Oct 1884

18 Jun 1886 M Plevna

Little Shasta Fr Mount Shasta

07 Mar 1888

30 Sep 1920 M Montague

Macdoel

07 Aug 1907

 

Mannon

10 Nov 1886

28 Nov 1887 to Dunsmuir

Marsyllo

16 Mar 1907

Rescinded 9 Dec 1907

Matthews

04 Apr 1899

30 Nov 1900 M Cecilville

Mayten

18 May 1887

30 Jun 1919 M Montague

McAdams

28 Mar 1881

11 May 1882 M Fort Jones

McCloud

24 May 1898

 

McCook

19 Apr 1892

11 Sep 1894 M Yreka

 

19 Jun 1899

Rescinded 6 Sep 1899

Montague

15 Jun 1887

 

Mott

03 Aug 1887

31 Aug 1910 M Shasta Springs

Mount Dome

25 Jun 1910

15 Sep 1927 M Dorris

Mount Hebron

14 Apr 1887

28 Feb 1918

 

07 Jun 1918

30 Sep 1919

 

28 Feb 1921

 

Mount Shasta

14 Jul 1870

7 Mar 1888 to Little Shasta

Mount Shasta Fr Sisson

01 May 1924

 

Nolton

06 Feb 1896

15 Nov 1912 M Happy Camp

Novelty

13 Sep 1888

29 Sep 1893 M Forks of Salmon

Oak Bar

10 Aug 1874

6 Aug 1928 M Walker

Oro Fino

02 Feb 1861

29 May 1873

 

01 Sep 1873

14 Dec 1903 M Fort Jones

Otey's Ranch

06 Apr 1888

6 Oct 1892 to Corbett

Ottitiewa

29 Dec 1854

19 Nov 1860 to Fort Jones

Pebble

21 Jun 1889

18 Dec 1890

 

04 Oct 1893

9 Sep 1895 M Elkhorn

*Petersburgh

15 Jun 1869

3 Jul 1876

Picard

03 Apr 1888

19 Jul 1907 to Dorris

Pokegama

08 Feb 1892

4 Jun 1897 to Klamathon

Pondosa

18 Sep 1925

14 May 1932

 

09 Dec 1938

 

Quartz Valley

03 Jul 1861

27 Jun 1862

Retreat

26 Jun 1903

30 Sep 1931 M Dunsmuir

Rollin

17 Nov 1898

28 Feb 1927 M Sawyers Bar

Roselawn

02 May 1902

30 Dec 1905

 

12 Apr 1906

15 Jun 1918 M Montague

Ruby

12 Dec 1891

15 Oct 1913 M Dorris

Rumburg

14 Dec 1870

4 Sep 1871

*Sawyers Bar

15 Jun 1858

 

Schneider

07 Mar 1902

31 Oct 1902 M Callahan

Scott River

03 Mar 1856

17 Jul 1906 to Scott Bar

Scott Bar

17 Jul 1906

10 Feb 1944 M Horse Creek

 

01 Sep 1947

 

Seiad Valley

19 Mar 1858

 

Shasta Springs

22 Nov 1892

30 Apr 1935 M Dunsmuir

Shawmut

18 May 1881

31 Aug 1881

Sisson Fr Berryvale

29 Oct 1888

1 May 1924 to Mount Shasta

Snowden

26 Aug 1904

15 Aug 1913

 

15 Jul 1914

15 Mar 1915 M Sawyers Bar

Somes Bar (Somesbar)

06 Apr 1875

 

Spangle

06 Aug 1888

6 Sep 1888 “No papers”

Tecnor

18 Feb 1908

15 Jun 1920

 

14 Dec 1920

15 Sep 1928

 

18 Feb 1930

31 Jan 1935 M Mount Hebron

Teneyck

12 Oct 1897

31 May 1900 M Orleans

Tennant

28 Jul 1922

 

Thrall

11 Apr 1904

15 Oct 1904

 

17 Feb 1905

30 Apr 1914 M Ager

Tomar

16 May 1892

14 Sep 1894 M Orleans

Tulelake

19 Dec 1931

 

Upton

11 Nov 1897

31 Jul 1907 M Sisson

Virginia Ranch

09 Jan 1871

18 Dec 1871

Walker

10 Jul 1890

31 Oct 1942 M Klamath River

Warmcastle

20 Jul 1896

31 Dec 1902 M McCloud

Weed

11 Mar 1901

 

Willow Creek

22 Sep 1876

3 Feb 1888 to Ager

Willow Ranch

03 Jul 1871

Into Modoc Co.

*Yocumville

15 Jun 1869

2 Mar 1891 M Forks of Salmon

Yreka

19 Aug 1853

 

 

*Established in Klamath County, assigned to Siskiyou County when Klamath was dismembered in 1875.

 

†The establishment of Callahan's Ranch and Fort Goff appear also in the record for Sierra County, obviously by clerical error.

 

‡Happy Camp was established in Del Norte County, but with surrounding area was transferred to Siskiyou County by Legislative action in 1887.

 

§Big Flat was established in Trinity County, and moved to Siskiyou. The change was reported in the Postal Bulletin of 10 Sept 1937.

 

 

 

 

 

SOLANO COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Allendale

06 Jan 1876

13 Nov 1884

Barton's Store Fr Suisun

03 Feb 1857

18 Jan 1858

Batavia

10 Mar 1870

28 Feb 1913 M Dixon

Benicia

08 Nov 1849

 

Binghamton

25 Jul 1864

27 Sep 1874

 

16 Oct 1874

29 Sep 1906 M Dixon

Birds Landing

15 May 1876

 

Cement

23 Jan 1903

31 Mar 1928 M Fairfield

Collinsville

26 Jun 1862

6 Oct 1862

 

26 Feb 1864

22 Aug 1867 to Newport

 

05 Apr 1871

3 Jul 1876

 

07 Aug 1876

 

Cordelia

14 Jul 1854

1 Jul 1858 to Rockville

 

16 Feb 1869

15 Nov 1943 M Suisun City

Cygnus

20 Dec 1902

31 Dec 1907 M Goodyear

Davisville Fr Solano

12 Mar 1868

Into Yolo Co.

Denverton

02 Mar 1858

15 Sep 1911 M Suisun City

Dixon

26 Jan 1869

 

Duttons Landing

20 Jul 1887

31 Mar 1926 M Birds Landing

Elmira Fr Vaca

21 Feb 1873

 

Fairfield

31 Dec 1858

2 Feb 1861

 

26 Dec 1879

 

Goodyear

09 May 1907

31 Jul 1912 M Benicia

Liberty Farms

01 Mar 1952

 

Maine Prairie

21 Nov 1861

15 Apr 1913 M Dixon

Manka

13 Jul 1895

31 Jan 1902 M Suisun City

Newport Fr Collinsville

22 Aug 1867

10 Nov 1868

Oak Grove Farm

31 Jul 1855

19 May 1856

Putah

17 Jun 1854

2 Dec 1856

 

15 Jul 1858

25 Jul 1864 to Silveyville

*Rio Vista Fr Georgiana

18 Aug 1858

 

Rockville Fr Cordelia

01 Jul 1858

30 Mar 1870

 

04 May 1898

31 Jan 1902 M Suisun City

Silveyville Fr Putah

25 Jul 1864

29 Jun 1871

Solano

12 Nov 1862

12 Mar 1868 to Davisville

South Vallejo

08 Aug 1870

4 Dec 1872

Suisun

18 Apr 1854

3 Feb 1857 to Barton's Store

Suisun City

03 Feb 1857

 

Thomasson

10 Apr 1907

30 Sep 1913 M Cordelia

Tolenas

20 May 1872

23 Dec 1872

 

20 Jun 1913

15 Apr 1914 M Fairfield

Tremont

07 Dec 1876

14 May 1878

 

28 May 1889

17 Jun 1891

 

21 Oct 1891

24 Mar 1896 M Davisville

Vaca Fr Valta

16 Feb 1870

21 Feb 1873 to Elmira

Vacaville

01 Jun 1854

 

Vallejo

28 Jul 1851

3 Sep 1853

 

19 Jan 1855

 

Valta

18 May 1868

16 Feb 1870 to Vaca

Vanden

12 Aug 1897

15 Jun 1899 M Suisun City

 

*Changed from Georgiana in Sacramento County to Rio Vista in Solano County, apparently on the date of the appointment of Charles A. Kirkpatrick as Postmaster. The Sacramento River being the county boundary, it would appear that the post office site was moved across the river at that time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 184-193. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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