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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DAIRY (1887-1906)

    Also as Camp Three Forks
Located: 15 Miles S of Ballard and 25 miels S of Jordan Valley, Oregon
Established 15 Jan 1887
Discontinued: 30 Apr 1906
    Mail Sent to Lowry
Post Master(s):
Chauncey D. Bachelor, January 15, 1887
Jacob Deary, August 11, 1891
Charles M. Deakins, June 16, 1898
Arthur M. Drummond, October 21, 1903
William H. Flora, December 10, 1904

DE LAMAR (1889-1942)

Established: 6 Aug 1889
Discontinued: 15 Dec 1942
    Mail Sent to Silver City
Post Master(s):
James S. Napier, August 6, 1889,
Richard Eziler, November 19, 1889
Charles E. Knapp, January 26, 1892
Sarah F. Crosson, September 8, 1893
William J. Stoddard, October 5, 1897
William A. Jones, April 18, 1899
Laura E. Warren, March 13, 1901
Frank Crosson, November 30, 1901
William R. Helm, July 30, 1902
Benjamin A. Heazle, April 4, 1913
Evelyn M. Grigg, March 27, 1916
Franklin P. Bonnell, January 10, 1918
Herbert H. Bonnell, January 4, 1923
John Grigg, November 3, 1924
Benjamin A. Heazle, September 7, 1926
John Grigg, November 2, 1927

DELAINE (1899-1900)

    formerly SUCKER in Oregon
Located: NW part of the county near Homedale
Established: 13 Oct 1899
Discontinued: 29 Sep 1900
  &nbs; Mail Sent to Homedale
Post Master: Sarah McFarland

DEWEY (1896-1911)

    Also as Booneville
Located: Sect. 25 or 36, Twp. 4 S, Rng. 4 S
    its locality is at an elevation of 5,850 ft., 22 mile SE of Murphy; some claims this is the oldest settlement in the county.
Established: 25 Nov 1896 Discontinued: 15 Jun 1911
    Mail Sent to Sucker, Oregon, and Silver City, Idaho
Post Master(s):
James Gartland Nov. 25, 1896
Samuel D. McLain, April 26, 1900
William A. Holland, Sept. 24, 1903
Joseph W. Ballinger, April 27, 1914
Mark Collvin, Febr. 28, 1905
Luther Mitchell, March 13, 1906 (did not serve)
George R. Heazle, Sept. 11, 1907
Benjamin A. Heazle, Oct. 9, 1908

DRY CREEK (1873-1874)

The location, dates, and postmasters are unknown at this time. The stream named Dry Creek flows to the Northwest into Oregon and then into the Owyhee river.

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ENTERPRISE (1894-1917)

  &nsbp; renamed GIVENS SPRINGS
Located: Sect. 28, Twp. 1 N, Rng. 3 W
    on S. bank of Snake River, 13 miles SE of Marsing, 22 miles NW of Murphy
Established: 12 Mar 1894
Renamed: 12 Mar 1917 (as GIVENS SPRINGS)
Post Master(s):
David L. Williams, Mar. 12, 1894
Mattie S. Yanke, March 18, 1902
Isabel Simmons, January 18, 1912
Joseph A. Walker, June 8, 1915

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FAIRVIEW (1872-1878)

Located: Sect. 15, Twp. 5 S, Rng. 3 W
  &nbs; 2 miles E of Silver City. Settlement began 1863, destroyed by fire in 1875. It's now a Ghost Town.
Established: 27 Aug 1872
Discontinued 13 Sep 1878
Post Master: Charles Umber

FAIRYLAWN (1912-1933)

    formerly LOWRY
Located: Sect. 13, Twp. 10 S, Rng. 6 W
  &nsp; 76 miles SW of Bruneau
Originally Established: 17 Oct 1892 (as LOWRY) Renamed: 24 may 1912
Discontinued: 15 May 1933
    Mail Sent to Cliffs
Post Master: William D. Winter

FLINT (1892~1914)

Located: Sect. 27, Twp. 9 S, Rng. 4 W     at the elevation of 5,400 ft., 10 miles SW of Silver City
Established: 2 Mar 1892
Closed: 18 Apr 1892 (no papers)
Re-opened: 31 May 1913
Discontinued: 15 Aug 1914
    Mail Sent to De Lamer
Post Master(s):
Marcus White, Mar. 2, 1892
Croclia M. Rogers, May 31, 1913
Joe Bonomi, November 4, 1913

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