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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SONOMA COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Agua Caliente

23 Jul 1886

31 Dec 1951 M Fetters Hot Springs

*Albany Fr Knights Valley

25 Feb 1862

13 Apr 1864

Alexander

23 Jun 1879

2 Aug 1880

Alexander Valley Fr Soda Rock

15 Dec 1892

31 Dec 1903 M Geyserville

Alexanderville

13 Jun 1871

5 Mar 1872

Altruria

23 Apr 1895

30 Mar 1903 to Burke

America

07 Nov 1881

7 Feb 1887

 

02 Apr 1887

31 Dec 1903 M Santa Rosa

Analy

07 Aug 1860

13 Feb 1861

 

12 Nov 1866

14 Apr 1870 to Freestone

Annadel

22 Sep 1892

25 Jul 1893

Annapolis

27 Sep 1901

 

Asti

24 Mar 1888

 

Austin

05 Aug 1881

23 Jun 1886 to Ingrams

Bay

04 Oct 1895

1 Aug 1941 to Bodega Bay

Bellevue

11 Jan 1899

Rescinded 4 Jan 1900

Beryl

03 Apr 1895

Rescinded 11 Jun 1895

Bloomfield

12 Jul 1856

 

Bodega

20 Feb 1852

2 Oct 1867 to Sebastopol

Bodega

09 Oct 1882

23 Jun 1887 M Valley Ford

Bodega Fr Smiths Ranch

17 Dec 1901

 

Bodega Bay Fr Bay

01 Aug 1941

 

Boyes Springs

08 Jul 1911

1 Jun 1938 to Boyes Hot Springs

Boyes Hot Springs

01 Jun 1938

 

Burke Fr Altruria

30 Mar 1903

30 Sep 1925 M Santa Rosa

Camp Meeker

01 May 1900

 

Carillo

13 Apr 1897

20 May 1899 M Sebastopol

Cave Dale

12 Aug 1913

15 Oct 1925 M Caliente

Cazadero Fr Ingrams

24 Apr 1889

 

Clairville

18 May 1858

3 Mar 1887 to Guyserville

Cloverdale

15 Aug 1857

 

Cotati

13 Feb 1894

 

Cozzens

05 Aug 1881

15 Apr 1910 M Geyserville

Dodgeville

24 Feb 1874

19 May 1874 to Pine Flat

Donahue Fr Lakeville

14 Dec 1874

5 May 1875 to Lakeville

Duncans Mills

20 Dec 1862

 

Eaglenest

26 May 1908

23 May 1910 to Rionido

Eldridge

07 Nov 1894

 

El Verano

19 Apr 1889

 

Excelsior

15 May 1875

26 Sep 1877

Fetters Springs

10 May 1913

1 Jan 1939 to Fetters Hot Springs

Fetters Hot Springs

01 Jan 1939

 

Fisherman's Bay

10 Jul 1863

31 Mar 1902

Fisk's Mill

13 Jan 1871

29 Dec 1894 to Fisk

Fisk

29 Dec 1894

19 Nov 1902 to Plantation

Forestville

30 Jan 1872

9 Jun 1876

 

29 Jun 1876

 

Fort Ross

23 May 1877

30 Nov 1928 M Duncan Mills

Freestone Fr Analy

14 Apr 1870

30 Jun 1951 M Sebastopol

Fulton Fr Mark West

05 Oct 1871

29 Jan 1872 to Mark West

Fr Mark West

22 Dec 1873

1 Jul 1874 to Mark West

 

21 Dec 1874

 

Geyser Springs

19 Jun 1874

19 Nov 1887 M Cloverdale

Geyserville Fr Guyserville

18 Feb 1888

 

Glen Ellen

19 Jul 1871

 

Grandville

25 Jun 1907

24 Mar 1921 to Villa Grande

Graton

11 Aug 1906

 

Groves

26 Oct 1912

15 Feb 1914 M Skaggs

Guerneville

28 Jul 1870

 

Guernewood Park

17 Jul 1925

31 Jul 1946 M Guerneville

Guyserville Fr Clairville

03 Mar 1887

18 Feb 1888 to Geyserville

Healdsburg (h) Fr Russian River

14 Apr 1857

 

Hilton

17 Oct 1894

30 Jun 1953 M Sebastopol

Ilamay

11 Oct 1899

Rescinded 5 Jun 1900

Ingrams Fr Austin

23 Jun 1886

24 Apr 1889 to Cazadero

Jenner

04 Apr 1904

 

Kellogg

11 May 1875

24 Nov 1876

 

14 Feb 1889

15 Oct 1935 M Calistoga

Kenwood Fr South Los Guilicos

26 May 1893

 

Korbel Mills

22 Jun 1876

25 Mar 1881

Lakeville

31 Jan 1859

14 Dec 1874 to Donahue

Fr Donahue

05 May 1875

30 Apr 1920 M Petaluma

Lambert

05 Jun 1897

14 Mar 1903 M Healdsburg

Las Lomas

20 Jan 1915

31 Aug 1916 M Skaggs

Letton Springs

13 Sep 1887

26 Oct 1888 “No papers”

Litton Springs

20 May 1889

27 Jan 1891 M Healdsburgh

Los Guilicos

20 Nov 1888

21 Mar 1889 to South Los Guilicos

Lytton

05 Mar 1895

31 Jul 1954 M Healdsburg

Markham

08 Nov 1883

14 Jun 1900

 

22 Dec 1903

15 Sep 1910 M Jenner

Mark West

25 Oct 1865

5 Oct 1871 to Fulton

Fr Fulton

29 Jan 1872

22 Dec 1873 to Fulton

Fr Fulton

01 Jul 1874

15 Aug 1917 M Santa Rosa

Melitta

11 Nov 1891

14 Apr 1900 M Santa Rosa

Mercury

05 Jul 1898

Rescinded 15 Sep 1898

 

06 Jan 1899

30 Apr 1909 M Guerneville

Mercuryville

21 Dec 1874

2 Oct 1876

 

27 Jun 1878

12 Dec 1879

Molina

20 Jul 1899

31 Jan 1902 M Sebastopol

Monti

28 May 1884

14 Dec 1888 M Fishermans Bay

Montrio

26 May 1902

1 Aug 1924 to Monte Rio

Monte Rio

01 Aug 1924

 

Mount Olivet

20 Dec 1890

31 Mar 1909 M Santa Rosa

Northwood

25 Jul 1929

31 Dec 1938 M Monte Rio

Occidental

07 Dec 1876

 

Ocean View

25 Mar 1870

30 Dec 1874

Pacific Home

15 Jun 1858

19 Apr 1860

Peachland

30 Jun 1891

15 Jan 1901 M Molino

Penn

30 Oct 1882

3 Aug 1883 to Penns Grove

Penns Grove

03 Aug 1883

22 Sep 1894 to Penngrove

Penngrove

22 Sep 1894

 

Petaluma

09 Feb 1852

 

Pine Flat Fr Dodgeville

19 May 1874

24 Aug 1876

 

15 Jul 1878

20 Jan 1880

Pineflat

12 Apr 1900

30 Nov 1932 M Healdsburg

Plantation Fr Fisk

19 Nov 1902

15 Jul 1933 M Cazadero

Preston

25 Feb 1890

14 Feb 1941 M Cloverdale

Quarries

29 Jan 1908

30 Jan 1926 M Sonoma

‡Quicksilver

 

 

Reclamation

03 Mar 1891

2 Jun 1903 to Sears Point

Rionido (Rio Nido) Fr Eaglenest

23 May 1910

 

†Russian River

01 Nov 1854

14 Apr 1857 to Healdsburgh

Santa Rosa

23 Apr 1852

 

Sear Point Fr Reclamation

02 Jun 1903

14 Jan 1911 M Quarries

Sea View Fr Timber Cove

02 Apr 1883

15 Jun 1914 M Cazadero

Sebastopol Fr Bodega

02 Oct 1867

 

Shellville

14 Nov 1888

16 Oct 1931 M Sonoma

Skaggs Springs

07 Jun 1878

18 Sep 1884

 

27 Jul 1889

28 Feb 1895 to Skaggs

Skaggs

28 Feb 1895

1 Jun 1927 to Skaggs Springs

Skaggs Springs

01 Jun 1927

24 Apr 1943 M Geyserville

Smith's Ranch

29 Sep 1854

17 Dec 1901 to Bodega

Soda Rock

14 Feb 1889

15 Dec 1892 to Alexander Valley

Sonoma

08 Nov 1849

 

South Los Guilicos Fr Los Guilicos

21 Mar 1889

26 May 1893 to Kenwood

Stewarts Point

30 Aug 1888

31 Oct 1945

 

16 Jul 1946

 

Stony Point

13 Apr 1857

15 Mar 1911 M Petaluma

The Geysers

02 Feb 1893

14 Nov 1905

 

23 Dec 1905

31 May 1935 M Cloverdale

Throop

16 Feb 1906

31 Oct 1911

 

18 Nov 1916

14 Sep 1918 M Cloverdale

Timber Cove

24 Feb 1863

2 Apr 1883 to Sea View

Trenton

08 Nov 1887

15 Mar 1914 M Santa Rosa

Triniti

11 Nov 1907

31 Jan 1935 M Glen Ellen

Two Rock

26 Mar 1914

31 Jul 1953 M Petaluma

Two Rocks

17 Jul 1857

17 Sep 1858

 

27 Mar 1863

22 Jun 1877

Tyrone

18 Jul 1877

30 Jun 1881

 

28 Nov 1882

15 Oct 1883 M Postal Inspector, San Francisco

Vacation

29 Jan 1904

30 Aug 1941 M Guerneville

Valley Ford

08 Feb 1876

 

Venado

07 May 1921

15 Nov 1941 M Healdsburg

Villa Grande Fr Grandville

24 Mar 1921

 

Vineburg

17 Nov 1897

29 Sep 1900 M Sonoma

 

02 Jul 1902

 

Windsor

31 Aug 1855

 

Yulupa

05 Sep 1892

16 Mar 1897 M Santa Rosa

 

*The record shows Knights Valley in Napa County was changed to Albany in Sonoma County. Apparently name and site changes occurred simultaneously.

 

†When Russian River was established the site was in Mendocino County. A radical boundary change transferred it to Sonoma County in 1855. The same change threw the future site of Clairville into Sonoma County. Therefore, Clairville when established in 1858 was in Sonoma County rather than Mendocino County as shown by the Post Office records.

 

‡See note under Lake County.

 

 

 

 

 

STANISLAUS COUNTY

Created 5 April 1854 from Tuolumne Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Byersville

14 Nov 1889

2 Aug 1894 M Crow's Landing

Ceres

14 Dec 1870

 

Clauston

27 Apr 1901

11 Aug 1902 to Claus

Claus

11 Aug 1902

30 Sep 1907 M Modesto

Cooperstown

27 Jul 1901

31 Aug 1932 M Oakdale

Crow's Landing Fr Oristembra

21 Jun 1870

 

Denair Fr Elmwood

24 Apr 1907

 

Elmdale

17 Jun 1898

14 Jul 1904 to Elmwood

Elmwood

14 Jul 1904

24 Apr 1907 to Denair

Empire

02 Dec 1910

 

Eugene Fr Twenty Six Mile House

08 Sep 1894

31 May 1930 M Farmington

Graysonville

18 Apr 1870

6 May 1874 to Grayson

Grayson

06 May 1874

15 Aug 1906 M Westley

Hickman

08 Jun 1891

 

Hill's Ferry

03 Jul 1855

19 May 1856

Hills Ferry

18 Apr 1870

9 Aug 1888 to Newman

*Holdens Ferry Fr Lovings Ferry

03 Jun 1858

18 Dec 1858 to Lovings Ferry

Horr's Ranch

28 Jul 1851

8 Mar 1895 to Horr

Horr

08 Mar 1895

16 Dec 1896 M Waterford

Hughson

21 Jan 1908

 

Keyes

22 Mar 1886

13 Apr 1888

‡Knights Ferry

28 Jul 1851

 

La Grange

02 Dec 1854

 

Langworth

14 Dec 1864

3 Oct 1871 to Oakdale

Leitch's Ferry

06 Oct 1864

14 May 1866

*Loving's Ferry Fr Holden's Ferry

18 Dec 1858

2 Jan 1862

McNeal

05 Mar 1902

14 Apr 1904 M Modesto

Modesto Fr Paradise

30 Nov 1870

 

Montpellier

19 May 1891

30 Jun 1937 M Hickman

Newman Fr Hills Ferry

09 Aug 1888

 

Oakdale Fr Langworth

03 Oct 1871

 

Oristembra

18 Apr 1870

21 Jun 1870 to Crow's Landing

Paradise

25 Nov 1867

30 Nov 1870 to Modesto

Patterson

11 Dec 1909

 

Phoenix

15 Dec 1903

15 Jul 1904 M Deforest

Riverbank

17 Jun 1898

 

Salida

12 Mar 1875

10 Dec 1877

 

28 Dec 1877

 

Stanislaus

18 Sep 1874

7 Oct 1875

Thalheim

20 Aug 1903

8 Oct 1918 to Valley Home

Tuolumne City

05 Jun 1867

20 Mar 1871

 

02 Oct 1871

26 Sep 1872

Turlock

24 Jan 1871

 

Twenty Six Mile House

02 May 1870

8 Sep 1894 to Eugene

Valley Home Fr Thalheim

08 Oct 1918

 

Vernon

22 Jul 1889

25 Jan 1892 M Newman

Wanda

07 Oct 1896

31 Oct 1901 M Oakdale

Warnersville

05 Jan 1898

31 Dec 1909

Waterford

20 Jun 1872

 

Westley

22 Jul 1889

 

 

*Loving's Ferry was established in 1855 in San Joaquin County, on the north bank of the Stanislaus River, then the San Joaquin-Stanislaus County boundary. On 3 June 1858, Pleasant R. Feagins was displaced as Postmaster and L. J. Morrow was appointed, the name changed to Holden's Ferry, and about the same date the site was changed into Stanislaus County on the south bank of the river. On 18 Dec 1858, Feagins was re-appointed, the name changed back to Loving's Ferry, and the site moved to the north bank in San Joaquin County. On 30 March 1860, David B Gardner was appointed, but on or about that date the Legislature made a change in the county boundary, giving both banks of the river to Stanislaus County. This automatically placed Loving's Ferry in Stanislaus County but the record is silent as to any change of site that might be implied in the appointment of a new Postmaster.

 

†Established in Tuolumne County, into Stanislaus County when created.

 

‡Established in San Joaquin County, into Stanislaus by boundary change in 1860.

 

 

 

 

 

SUTTER COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Colegroves Point

12 Dec 1866

7 Feb 1871

Cranmore

18 Feb 1886

15 Jun 1928 M Grimes

East Nicolaus

22 May 1915

 

Haskell's Ranch

30 May 1854

9 May 1856

Johnson's Ranche

21 Nov 1853

Into Yuba Co.

Kent

23 Sep 1891

31 Jan 1911 M West Butte

Kirksville

13 Mar 1874

10 Jun 1878

Live Oak

10 Aug 1874

 

Marcuse

11 Mar 1891

15 Aug 1913 M Tudor

Meridian

21 Feb 1863

 

Nicolaus

28 Jul 1851

 

North Butte

24 Jun 1874

30 Mar 1875

Oswald

01 May 1914

15 Jan 1918 M Yuba City

Pennington

11 Jul 1881

30 Jun 1917 M Live Oak

Pleasant Grove Creek

15 Aug 1867

18 Oct 1875 to Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove

18 Oct 1875

 

Rio Oso

12 Oct 1920

 

Robbins

06 Aug 1926

 

Rome

23 Dec 1861

25 Nov 1864

South Butte

07 Aug 1871

17 Dec 1878

 

18 Feb 1879

20 Jan 1888 to Sutter Creek

Sunset City

03 Nov 1906

31 Jan 1913 M Live Oak

Sutter City Fr South Butte

20 Jan 1888

26 Jan 1895 to Sutter

Sutter

26 Jan 1895

 

Sutter Station

13 Jun 1871

3 Jul 1873

Terra Buena

31 Mar 1913

15 Nov 1918 M Yuba City

Trowbridge

12 Jul 1915

 

Tudor

12 Aug 1893

15 Aug 1942 M Yuba City

Vernon

08 Nov 1849

3 Nov 1853

 

12 Dec 1866

29 Apr 1868

 

26 Mar 1878

21 Nov 1878

Vernona

15 Jan 1897

14 Jun 1941 M Nicolaus

*West Butte

26 Jan 1863

31 Oct 1930 M Live Oak

Yuba City

21 Oct 1861

 

 

*Established in Butte County, into Sutter apparently in 1864 when the Butte-Sutter boundary was adjusted.

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 193-203. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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