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A Century of

California Post Offices

1848-1954

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEHAMA COUNTY

Created from Colusa, Butte, and Shasta Areas

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Battle Creek

14 Sep 1865

25 May 1877 M Ball's Ferry

*Beegum

06 Dec 1895

31 Dec 1917 M Knob

Bend

13 Jan 1897

15 May 1935 M Red Bluff

Bingen

04 Mar 1886

19 Apr 1887 M Cottonwood

Blossom

03 Feb 1896

15 Aug 1907 M Red Bluff

Butte Meadows

07 Jun 1878

Into Butte Co.

Cold Fork

12 Jan 1915

15 Jul 1920 M Hunters

Colyear

23 Oct 1905

31 Aug 1910 M Lowrey

Colyer

22 Jul 1889

23 Apr 1894 to Eby

Comosa

04 Aug 1880

5 Sep 1882

 

29 May 1884

20 Oct 1885 M Tehama

Corning Fr Riceville

23 Nov 1882

 

*Cottonwood

20 Feb 1852

From and into Shasta Co.

Dobson

03 Feb 1896

31 May 1897 M Blossom

Eby Fr Colyer

24 Apr 1894

23 Jun 1904 to Redbank

Elder Creek

04 Jan 1878

23 Oct 1882 M Red Bluff

Farquhar

07 Aug 1891

13 Jun 1893 M Cottonwood

Flournoy

14 Aug 1908

 

Gerber

12 Aug 1916

 

Gleasonville Fr Henleyville

05 Dec 1878

10 Sep 1880 to Henleyville

Grove City

30 Jun 1858

25 Aug 1864

Henleyville

20 May 1873

5 Dec 1878 to Gleasonville

Fr Gleasonville

10 Sep 1880

30 Nov 1936 M Corning

Hooker

20 Nov 1885

2 Apr 1887

 

31 May 1889

31 Oct 1928 M Red Bluff

Hunters

02 Oct 1888

15 Oct 1930 M Red Bluff

Jelly

29 Apr 1901

28 Feb 1934 M Red Bluff

Kirkwood

06 Jan 1886

31 Aug 1953 M Corning

Las Flores

13 Apr 1921

31 Dec 1924 M Gerber

Lassen

15 Apr 1870

26 Aug 1872

Lena

02 Jul 1896

26 May 1897 M Lyonsville

Los Molinos

27 Dec 1905

 

Lowerys

13 Sep 1888

5 Apr 1898 to Lowrey

Lowrey

05 Apr 1898

25 Oct 1917 M Redbank

Lyonsville

15 Jan 1883

31 Dec 1937 M Paynes Creek

Macum

02 Jul 1895

15 May 1905 M Paynescreek

*Manton

19 Oct 1889

 

Manzanita

27 May 1892

11 May 1896

Mill Creek

11 May 1936

 

Mineral

04 Jun 1894

 

†Moon's Ranch

21 Oct 1851

7 Nov 1887 M Tehama

Morgan Springs

13 Jul 1915

Rescinded

Paskenta

03 Sep 1872

 

Paynes Creek

07 Jan 1890

 

Proberta

12 Mar 1888

 

Redbank Fr Eby

23 Jun 1904

31 May 1918 M Red Bluff

†Red Bluff

17 Oct 1853

 

Riceville

05 Apr 1881

23 Nov 1882 to Corning

Richfield

18 Aug 1912

 

Riley

23 Sep 1891

28 Dec 1892 M Hunters

Rosewood

06 Jul 1898

31 May 1909 M Hunters

Simmons

13 Dec 1880

11 Feb 1884 M Butte Meadowns

Southey

30 Jun 1882

5 Feb 1883 M Cottonwood

†Tehama

29 Nov 1851

8 Apr 1870

 

02 May 1879

 

Tuscan

15 Oct 1895

15 May 1919 M Red Bluff

Vina Fr Pine Creek

04 Apr 1871

 

Whittington

22 Aug 1884

9 Mar 1885 M Cottonwood

 

*Beegum, Cottonwood and Manton are near the Tehama-Shasta line and have been in both counties, probably by change of site.

Beegum was established in Shasta County, and transferred to Tehama 18 Jan 1900.

Cottonwood was established in Shasta County, moved to Tehama 28 March 1860, and back to Shasta 20 September 1872.

Manton was established in Tehama County, moved to Shasta 11 August 1897, and back to Tehama 29 April 1898.

 

†Transferred into Tehama County when created: Moon's Ranch from Colusa Co., Red Bluff from Shasta Co., Tehama from Colusa Co.

 

‡The record reports Pine Creek, Butte County, changed to Vina, Tehama County, 4 April 1871. Apparently there must have been change of site, as the Butte-Tehama boundary is reported to have been fixed in 1859.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRINITY COUNTY

Created 18 February 1850

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Abrams

12 Feb 1895

16 Dec 1895

 

18 Aug 1896

9 Oct 1902 to Dorleska

Altoona

10 Jan 1876

4 Oct 1876

 

20 Oct 1876

2 Sep 1880

Anada

03 Mar 1898

30 Nov 1907 M Ruth

Auto Rest

13 Sep 1917

9 Mar 1920 to Forest Glen

Big Bar

07 Oct 1851

16 Aug 1872

 

19 Jun 1874

27 Oct 1942 M Helena

 

01 Apr 1948

 

Big Flat

04 May 1935

Into Siskiyou County

Bragdon

03 May 1898

15 Sep 1903 M Trinity Center

Burnt Ranch (Burntranch)

18 Oct 1858

18 Nov 1863

 

27 Jul 1870

 

Burris

20 Dec 1904

7 Mar 1907 to Quinby

Canon City

05 Apr 1856

6 Nov 1857

Carrville

31 Jan 1882

28 Feb 1943 M Trinity Center

Caution

31 Aug 1901

31 Jul 1913

 

08 Jan 1915

15 Jul 1938 M Lake Mountain

Cedar Flat

19 Jun 1879

17 Sep 1883 M Weaverville

Cinnabar

13 May 1895

24 Oct 1901to Integral

Coeur

26 Jan 1885

20 Oct 1896 M Denny

Coffee

31 Jan 1882

26 Feb 1887

 

24 Jun 1891

10 Jun 1895

 

16 Feb 1901

15 Feb 1937 M Carrville

Coleridge

22 Jul 1889

15 May 1907 M Helena

Deadwood

07 Jan 1886

15 May 1915 M French Gulch

Dedrick

04 May 1891

31 Dec 1941 M Junction City

Del Loma

01 Mar 1928

31 Jul 1953 M Big Bar

Denny

03 Oct 1890

 

Dodge

05 Oct 1895

31 May 1908 M Carrville

Dorleska Fr Abrams

09 Oct 1902

30 Sep 1916 M Coffee

 

17 Mar 1930

Rescinded

Douglas City

23 Dec 1859

 

Eureka

21 Jun 1853

Into Humboldt Co.

Fawn Lodge

21 Nov 1931

15 Jun 1937 M Weaverville

Five Pines

24 Nov 1914

15 Apr 1924 M Trinity Center

Forest Glen Fr Auto Rest

09 Mar 1920

 

Francis

15 Feb 1881

11 Aug 1887

 

05 Nov 1887

22 Nov 1897 M Denny

Grouse

25 May 1905

2 Jan 1907 M Zenia

Hawkinsbar

11 Mar 1899

31 May 1902 M Burnt Ranch

Hay Fork (Hayfork)

13 Feb 1861

20 Apr 1863

 

27 Jan 1873

 

Helena

14 Sep 1891

 

Hetten

28 Jul 1890

31 Jan 1900 M Anada

Hoaglin

21 Sep 1893

1 Sep 1936 to Lake Mountain

Hoboken

19 Mar 1892

14 Apr 1893 M Francis

Hyampom

22 Oct 1890

 

Indeek

29 Nov 1882

15 Oct 1883 M Weaverville

Integral

03 Mar 1893

13 May 1895

Fr Cinnabar

24 Oct 1901

31 Dec 1903 M Castella

*Irma

07 Aug 1907

15 Aug 1915 to Island Mountain

Island Mountain Fr Irma

16 Aug 1915

 

Junction City Fr Messerville

19 Aug 1861

 

Kuntz

03 Oct 1906

15 Jul 1913 M Ruth

Lake Mountain

18 Apr 1878

24 May 1878

 

03 Aug 1909

31 Aug 1917

 

28 Apr 1920

15 Feb 1923 M Hoaglin

Fr Hoaglin

01 Sep 1936

31 Jul 1953 M Covelo

Lewiston

24 May 1854

28 Dec 1854

 

19 Feb 1855

 

Limestairs

27 Oct 1916

31 May 1928 M Salyer

Lowden's Ranch

10 Aug 1874

29 Feb 1908 M Lewiston

Mad River

08 Jan 1932

31 Mar 1943

 

01 Nov 1952

 

Mendocino

19 Oct 1852

20 Dec 1853

Messerville

02 Apr 1860

19 Aug 1861 to Junction City

Minersville

23 Apr 1856

12 Dec 1864

 

24 Jun 1874

30 Apr 1954 M Lewiston

Oriole

29 Dec 1905

14 Dec 1907 M Douglas City

Papoose

10 Dec 1904

31 Jul 1909 M Minersville

Peanut

20 Jan 1900

15 Aug 1933 M Hayfork

Quinby Fr Burris

07 Mar 1907

15 Sep 1915 M Burntranch

Rose Lodge

21 Aug 1930

Rescinded 28 Oct 1931

Ruth

03 Jun 1902

 

Salyer

16 Apr 1918

 

Seven Cedars

16 May 1912

31 May 1916 M Alderpoint

Spruce

01 Apr 1907

Rescinded 30 Sep 1907

Taylors Flat

06 Jan 1874

5 Jan 1876

Trinidad

28 Jul 1851

Into Klamath Co.

Trinity

24 May 1854

7 Nov 1878

Trinity Alps

28 Apr 1928

30 Apr 1954 M Lewiston

Trinity Centre

31 Jul 1855

30 Dec 1872

 

03 Feb 1873

15 Jan 1894 to Trinity Center

Trinity Center

15 Jan 1894

 

Union Town

19 Oct 1852

Into Humboldt Co.

†Weaverville

09 Apr 1850

 

Wildwood

02 Oct 1888

25 Nov 1893 M Hay Fork

Wilson

05 Jan 1880

12 Oct 1881

Zenia

24 Apr 1899

 

 

*Irma was established in Humboldt County but was moved into Trinity County 12 Sept 1910.

 

†The records of appointments in “California Territory” show Weaverville established in El Dorado County, which is obviously an error.

 

 

 

 

 

TULARE COUNTY

Created 1852 from Mariposa County Area

 

Office

Established

Discontinued

Advance

17 May 1890

22 Dec 1890 to Kaweah

Alila

11 Nov 1885

15 Nov 1893

 

20 Nov 1896

16 Sep 1899 M Pixley

Allenworth

25 Sep 1909

11 Apr 1933 M Earlimart

Alpaugh

16 Feb 1906

 

Angiola

03 Feb 1898

14 May 1927 M Corcoran

Armona

22 Mar 1887

Into Kings Co.

Auckland

24 Aug 1889

19 Nov 1912 M Orosi

Badger Fr Camp Badger

13 Dec 1894

 

Balance Rock

18 Oct 1935

31 Oct 1950 M Mojave

Barcelona

09 May 1892

Into Kings Co.

Battle Mound

13 Apr 1871

3 Aug 1871

Belleville

26 May 1882

19 Apr 1892

California Hot Springs Fr Hot Springs

16 Mar 1926

 

Camp Badger

14 Aug 1879

13 Dec 1894 to Badger

Camp Nelson

01 Aug 1935

 

Churchill

04 Jan 1881

14 Nov 1887 M Visalia

Cottage

27 Feb 1885

26 Nov 1886 M Visalia

Cramer

09 Jan 1882

17 Jun 1891 M Milo

Crocker

18 Feb 1880

9 Mar 1880

Cross Creek

10 Nov 1874

4 Dec 1876 to Grandview

Cutler

07 May 1910

 

Daunt

18 Feb 1886

24 Jan 1911 to Springville

Dinuba

09 Feb 1889

 

Dodge

25 Aug 1892

25 Mar 1893

Drum Valley

19 Nov 1877

14 Jan 1879

Ducor

21 Nov 1907

 

Dudley

28 Apr 1887

Into Kings Co.

Earlimart

06 Mar 1907

 

Esperanza

29 May 1889

Into Kings Co.

Exeter

17 Jun 1889

 

Farmersville

26 Aug 1868

1 Sep 1873

 

27 Oct 1873

 

Fountain Springs

24 Feb 1875

23 Apr 1878

 

10 Jun 1878

3 Apr 1879

 

14 Sep 1887

8 Oct 1888 M Plano

Frazier

20 Jan 1882

15 Nov 1904 M Portersville

Gains

11 Jan 1890

14 Sep 1891 M Visalia

General Grant National Park

03 Feb 1910

1 Jul 1940 to Kings Canyon National Park

Giant Forest Fr Ranger

04 Dec 1915

16 Apr 1927 to Sequoia National Park

Glenfalls

16 Nov 1896

Rescinded 8 Jan 1897

Globe

18 Dec 1890

15 Nov 1915 M Springville

Goshen

1 Apr 1880

23 Aug 1880

 

11 Jun 1886

 

Grandview Fr Cross Creek

04 Dec 1876

14 Apr 1884 to Traver

Grangeville

14 Sep 1874

Into Kings Co.

Hammond

29 Aug 1905

31 Oct 1928 M Three Rivers

Hanford

16 Feb 1877

Into Kings Co.

Havilah

09 Jan 1866

Into Kings Co.

Herrick's Cross

29 Aug 1878

18 Jul 1882

Hiko

13 Apr 1880

5 Aug 1881

Hot Springs

01 May 1900

16 Mar 1926 to California Hot Springs

Hunsaker

10 Jun 1872

10 Jul 1884 M Woodville

Huron

18 Jun 1877

Into Fresno Co.

Illinois Mills

07 Aug 1867

28 Sep 1868

Independence Fr San Carlos

27 Feb 1866

Into Inyo Co.

Ivanhoe

24 Jan 1895

2 Jun 1896 M Visalia

Fr Klink

17 Nov 1924

 

Johnsondale

26 Dec 1939

 

Joneso

17 Aug 1874

22 Jul 1879

Jordan

01 Jul 1951

31 Dec 1952 M Springville

Kaweah

09 Oct 1879

5 Mar 1880

Fr Advance

22 Dec 1890

30 Nov 1925 M Three Rivers

 

15 May 1926

 

Kenneysburgh

03 Mar 1859

1 Oct 1860

Keysville

11 Mar 1857

Into Kern Co.

*Kingsburgh Fr Wheatville

16 Nov 1875

Into Fresno Co.

Kings Canyon National Park Fr General Grant National Park

01 Jul 1940

 

Kings River

03 Jan 1856

1 Dec 1859

Klink

29 Oct 1910

17 Nov 1924 to Ivanhoe

Lakeside

12 May 1875

31 Jul 1877

Lemoncove Fr Lime Kiln

03 Nov 1898

 

Lemoore

21 Sep 1875

Into Kings Co.

Lime Kiln

14 Jul 1879

3 Nov 1898 to Lemoncove

Lindsay

31 Oct 1889

 

Linnell

27 Mar 1942

 

Linn's Valley

19 Dec 1860

Into Kern Co.

Lovell

05 Apr 1912

15 Nov 1913 M Orosi

Manzanita

20 Jan 1882

13 Feb 1882 M Cramer

Mayville

15 Jan 1878

18 Dec 1878

Milo

11 May 1888

30 Jun 1922 M Springville

Mineral King

15 Mar 1877

4 Oct 1882

 

01 May 1897

 

Monson

22 Jul 1889

31 Dec 1920 M Dinuba

Naranjo

07 Dec 1901

31 Jul 1913

 

15 Oct 1914

30 Apr 1918 M Woodlake

Noradell

19 May 1879

11 Oct 1881

North Tule

02 Sep 1874

20 Oct 1874

Orange Heights

11 Apr 1910

30 Apr 1912 M Klink

Orangehurst

04 May 1908

31 Jul 1916 M Exeter

Orosi

10 Dec 1888

 

Paige

10 Dec 1908

15 Mar 1914 M Tulare

Petersburgh

16 Apr 1858

25 Nov 1863

Pixley

03 Jun 1887

 

Plano

13 Jun 1871

15 Apr 1915 M Portersville

Poplar

15 Mar 1880

28 Feb 1907 M Portersville

Portersville Fr Tule

13 Feb 1871

17 Dec 1915 to Porterville

Porterville

17 Dec 1915

 

Posey

08 Jan 1915

 

Quail

06 Jul 1912

15 Jul 1914 M Tipton

Ranger

07 Mar 1907

4 Dec 1915 to Giant Forest

Redfield

12 Aug 1880

14 Feb 1881

Richgrove

04 Jan 1911

 

Roads End

20 May 1936

 

Rosedale

22 Jun 1883

16 Nov 1883 M Frazier

Roth

07 Oct 1896

14 Jan 1899

San Carlos

01 Jun 1864

27 Feb 1866 to Independence

Sequoia National Park Fr Giant Forest

16 Apr 1927

 

Seville

04 Sep 1915

15 Oct 1931 M Visalia

Short

14 Jul 1881

7 Aug 1882

Solo

23 May 1902

Rescinded 26 Nov 1902

Spa

23 Feb 1911

31 Jul 1920 M Angliola

Springville Fr Daunt

24 Jan 1911

 

Strathmore

26 Apr 1907

 

Success

04 Jun 1903

30 Nov 1912 M Portersville

Sultana

23 May 1900

 

Summerhome

25 Apr 1890

22 Oct 1890 M Cramer

Terrabella

20 May 1891

6 Oct 1891

 

09 Apr 1909

 

Three Rivers (Threerivers)

23 Dec 1879

 

Tipton

19 Sep 1873

 

Townsend

08 Oct 1879

24 Oct 1887 M Churchill

Traver Fr Grandview

14 Apr 1884

 

Tulare

31 Dec 1872

 

Tule

29 Apr 1859

13 Feb 1871 to Portersville

Velma

13 Sep 1911

15 Sep 1913 M Exeter

Visalia Fr Woodville

03 Jun 1855

 

Wambat

24 Jun 1874

10 Mar 1876

Waukena

04 Jun 1889

31 Jan 1901 M Tulare

 

13 Feb 1904

 

White River

10 Jun 1862

17 Jun 1864

 

10 Dec 1866

6 Jul 1868

 

18 Mar 1873

28 Feb 1833 (sic) M California Hot Springs

Woodlake

30 Jan 1908

 

Woodville

12 Oct 1853

2 Jun 1855 to Visalia

Woodville

15 Jun 1871

31 Jan 1908 M Portersville

Yettem

08 Mar 1905

 

Yokohl

12 Jan 1881

30 Aug 1883

 

08 Nov 1883

14 Mar 1898 M Exeter

 

*Kingsburg is reported in Tulare County, after its name was changed from Wheatville, until April 1881 or after. Its presence in Tulare County is doubtful, as indicated by note under Fresno County. The absence of mention of Wheatville, its predecessor, among the offices shown for Tulare County, supports that doubt.

 

Waukena is reported to have been in Kings County briefly in 1893-4.

See note under Kings County.

 

 

 

 

 

Transcribed by: Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

Source: Frickstad, Walter N.,  A Century of California Post Offices 1848-1954, Pages 203-214. Philatelic Research Society, Oakland, CA. 1955.


© 2012  Jeanne Sturgis Taylor.

 





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