Creator

Date Original

1789-1971

Description

Postmaster appointment records contain dates of establishment and discontinuance of post offices, name changes, and postmaster names and appointment dates. Geographical site location reports include county and State; land description (range, township, and section); mail route number; distance from post office to nearest mail route; and closest rivers, creeks, canals, roads, and railroads.

Biographical/Historical Note

Article I of the U.S. Constitution, adopted in 1787, empowered the government "to establish post offices and post roads." Records were kept to document the establishment of each post office and the appointment of postmasters. The geographical site location reports were completed by postmasters for use by the Topographer's Office in compiling postal route maps.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MG.02089

Resource Type

Text

Collection

United States Postal Service records, MG.02089

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

United States Postal Service records, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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