Post Offices & Post Masters of Owyhee County

OWYHEE COUNTY IDAHO

A PART OF THE IDGENWEB PROJECT

Owyhee County's
Post Offices & Post Masters

A listing of current & historical Post Offices and their Post Masters since 1864.

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BALLARD (1886-1887)

Location: Sect. 13, Twp. 6 S, Rng. 4 W
    8 miles south of Silver City
Established: 15 Nov 1886
Postmaster: Albert M. Smythe
Discontinued: 12 Sep 1887
    Mail Sent to Silver City

BLACK JACK

Location: Twp. 4 S, Rng. 4 W
    near Dewey on Florida Mountain

Researcher's Note: It's possible this is in or near where the "Black Jack Mines" established by the Dewey Family in the late 1890s.

BRUNEAU (1899-Present)

    formerly: BRUNEAU VALLEY
Location: Sect. 23, Twp. 6 S, Rng. 5 E
    on Bruneau River, 22 miles SW of Mountain Home
Established: 28 Jul 1875 (Bruneau Valley)
Renamed: 26 Oct 1899
Postmaster(s):
Lademan A. Hyde, Oct. 26, 1899
Marion F. Parish, July 9, 1903
William T. Bonham, May 21, 1906
John Clems, June 9, 1909
James C. Bartlett, Sept. 12, 1911
George R. Jones, Febr. 9, 1915 (declined)
Walter H. Becker, May 31, 1918
James H. Hines, Febr. 5, 1924
Norman W. Grant, June 7, 1928
Elizabeth H. Grant, Oct. 28, 1928

BRUNEAU VALLEY (1875-1899)

Established: 28 Jul 1875
Renamed: 26 Oct 1899 (Bruneau)
Postmaster(s):
Benjamin F. Hawes, Jul. 28, 1875
William C. Schenck, May 10, 1879
William L. Ramsdell, Jan. 11, 1884
Frank J. Hughes, Aug. 28, 1885
Jesse E. Neiss, Oct. 14, 1887
David B. Hyde, July 13, 1888
Jackson Ownbey, April 18, 1895
Leadima A. Hyde, June 19, 1899

BRUNZELL (1913-1920)

    First & Later REYNOLDS (and temporarily REYNOLDS CREEK)
Located: Sect. 30, Twp 2 S, Rng. 3 W
Established: 28 May 1884 Renamed: 12 Sep 1913 (as BRUNZELL)
Renamed: 12 Jun 1916 (as REYNOLDS CREEK, rescinded)
Renamed: 21 Feb 1920 (as REYNOLDS) Jan M. Brunzell, May 28, 1884 (as REYNOLDS)
Oscar F. Brunzell, May 13, 1904
Jan M. Brunzell, Sept. 12, 1913 (as BRUNZELL)
Charles P. Stoddard, March 11, 1918
Samuel E. Ross, June 12, 1919

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CASSIER CREEK (1878-1879)

Established: 14 Jan 1878
Discontinued: 10 Mar 1879
Post Master(s):
A. Rice, Jan. 14, 1878
C. Parke, Oct. 13, 1878
William Rice, Dec. 12, 1878

CASTLE CREEK (1876~1922)

    Also as Castlecreek
Established: 17 May 1876,
Discontinued: 31 May 1902
    Mail Sent to Oreana
Re-opened: 29 May 1907
Discontinued: 15 Apr 1922
  &nsp; Mail Sent to Oreana
Post Master(s):
Milton H. Presby, May 17, 1876
Mrs. Martha Henderson, Sept. 19, 1889
Etolia Spencer, Sept. 8, 1898
Urcilla McDonough, Mar. 8, 1901
John F. Hale, May 28, 1907
Robert W. Henderson, April 29, 1908
John F. A. Hale, Aug. 26, 1908
Martha Henderson, Oct. 27, 1908
Grace Malmberg, May 17, 1920

CATHERINE CREEK (1876-1877)

Located: Within Twp. 4 S, Rng. 1 E
    The exact location unknown, Catherine Creek flows into Castle Creek near crossing of the South alternative of the Oregon Trail. Established: 17 May 1876
Discontinued: 17 Aug 1877
Post Master: James N. Hart

CENTRAL (1888-1896)

    Also as Bernard Ferry
Located: Sect. 17, Twp. 1 N, Rng. 3 W
Established: 4 Apr 1888
Discontinued: 30 Oct 1896
Post Master: James C. Bernard     Mail Sent to Walters.

CLAYTONIA (1914-1918)

    Also as Erb Butte
Located: Sect 29, Twp. 3 N, Rng 4 W  :   Named in Honor of Benjamin Clay
Established: 17 Mar 1914
Discontinued: 14 Dec 1918
    Mail Sent to Homedale
Post Master(s):
, Samuel H. Clay, Mar. 17, 1914
Richard B. Faulds, July 15, 1915
George W. Flemmons, Aug. 25, 1917

CLIFFS (1907~1950)

Located: Sect. 11, Twp. 9 S, Rng. 6 W
    Alt. 5,200 ft., abt. 40 miles SW of Silver City & close to Oregon border.
Established: 28 Feb 1907
Closed: 30 Nov 1908
    Mail Sent to Lowry
Re-Opened: 7 June 1915
Discontinued: 31 Dec 1950
    Mail Sent to Jordan Valley, OR
    SE of Jordan Valley, OR, 40 miles
Post Master(s):
Frank M. Lockett, Feb. 26, 1907
Ora M. Woods, Jun. 7, 1915
Thomas Whitby, Oct. 26, 1926

COMET (1910-1913)

    formerly GARNET (see Elmore County)
Located: SE 1/4 of Twp. 5 S, Rng. 4 E
Established: 6 Oct 1896 (under Garnet, Elmore County, Idaho)
Relocated & Renamed: 7 Feb 1910 (Owyhee County, Idaho)
Discontinued: 31 Jan 1913
    Mail Sent to Bruneau
Post Master(s):
George P. Hall, Oct. 6 1898
Inez H. Davis, July 24, _____
John McVann, Feb. 7, 1910

COW CREEK (1887-1889)

    also as Cowcreek.
Located: NE of Jordan Valley, Oregon on Cow Creek (which flows NW into Soda Creek), 11 miles.
Established: 9 Mar 1887
Discontined: 18 May 1889
Post Master: M. Obendorfer

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