Union Parish Has Had 68 Post Offices

The Gazette
October 5, 1939

Farmerville and Enterprise Were First Post Offices to Be Established in This Parish

Parish Seat Had Mail Service As Early as May 2, 1840; Enterprise Office Was Given Service on Same Day; Development Told in Records

The establishment and development of the post offices in a section is one of the greatest sources of that particular section’s progress.

The following list of Union Parish post offices, the dates of their establishment and discontinuance, together with the names of the first postmasters, was furnished by the United State Post Office Department in Washington, D. C. from its records.

Farmerville Established  May 2, 1840, with James H. Seale as postmaster. The name of the office was changed to Farmerville, September 25, 1886. That office is still in operation.

Enterprise Established, May 2, 1840, with Wilson C. Eubank as postmaster. That office was discontinued, March 18, 1842.

Colvins Established in Wachita Parish, March 24, 1838, with Jeptha Colvin as postmaster. That office was changed into Union parish between November 1844 and December 1846, and into Jackson Parish between December 1846 and November 1847. The name of that office was changed to Vienna, April 9, 1850. That office was changed into Lincoln Parish between July 1874 and May 1875. That office is still in operation.

Ouachita Established, March 13, 1846, with Vallen I. Bird as postmaster. The name of that office was changed to Hamilton, Wachita Parish, July 11, 1851. That office was discontinued, August 30, 1856.

Marion Established, March 18, 1846, with Samuel Traylor as postmaster. That office was discontinued, June 26, 1867, and re-established, October 4, 1869. That office is still in operation.

Cherry Ridge Established, January 20, 1848, with William C. Carr as postmaster. The name of that office was changed to Mt. Olive, January 22, 1861. That office was discontinued, June 28, 1866.

Spears Store Established April, 1818 with Alexander Spears as postmaster. The name of that office was changed to Spearsville, March 13, 1860. That office was discontinued June 28, 1866, and re-established June 3, 1872 and finally discontinued May 31, 1908. Mail was ordered sent to Lillie.

Mooresville Established November 2? 1850 with Thomas T. Moore as postmaster. That  office was discontinued Sept 5, 1851.

Shiloh Established April 16, 1854 with William A. Milner as postmaster. That office was discontinued June 18, 1866, reestablished June 17, 1867, discontinued December 21, 1873 and finally discontinued, October 31, 1906. Mail was ordered sent to Bernice.

Downsville Established June 9, 1851, with Philemon Wilhite as postmaster. That office is still in operation.

Lindville Established September 8, 1851, with John S. Barr as postmaster. That office was discontinued, May 1, 1855, re-established, November 22, 1858, and finally discontinued, July 20, 1860.

Ouachita City Established, November 3, 1851, with James L. Jones as postmaster. That office was discontinued, June 28, 1866, re-established, November 6, 1867, discontinued, November 24, 1869, re-established, November 13, 1871, discontinued, December 7, 1871 and re-established, May 2, 1872. The name of that office was changed to Ouachita, March 6, 1894. That office was discontinued, September 15, 1928. Mail was ordered sent to Sterlington.

D’Arbonne Established, March 8, 1852, with John B. Wallis as postmaster. The name of that office was changed to Griffin, Claiborne Parish, April 17, 1860. That office was discontinued, June 22, 1866.

Spring Hill Established, May 1, 1852, with James M. Turner as postmaster. That office was discontinued, July 13, 1855, re-established, August 28, 1855 and finally discontinued, May 8, 1857.

Union Cross Roads Established, May 7, 1852, with George Everett as postmaster. That office was discontinued, June 26, 1867, re-established, March 10, 1868. The name of that office was changed to Oakland, April 6, 1874. That office is still in operation.

Midway Established, February 13, 1860, with James T. White as postmaster. That office was discontinued, June 28, 1866.

Mineral Spring Established October 25, 1860, with John G. Wright as postmaster. That office was discontinued, June 28, 1866.

Lone Well Established, November 20, 1857 with John H. M. Broom as postmaster. That office was discontinued December ??????

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Mars Hill Established January 20, 1874 with Samual C. Stroz? as postmaster. That office was discontinued February 7, 1877.

Mosleys Bluff Established March 17, 1875 with Richard S. Ashcratt as postmaster. Discontinued August 30, 1883, re-established, September 28, 1883 and finally discontinued April 13, 1915. Mail was ordered sent to Downsville.

Bethel Springs Established, December 4, 1877, with James Huff as postmaster. The name of that office was changed to W?? Mills, Claiborne Parish, January 4, 1879. That office was discontinued August 22, 1898. Mail ordered sent to Junction, Union County, Arkansas.

Alabama Established January 3, 1878 with Lew G. ? as postmaster. That office discontinued, September 5, 188?. Mail was ordered sent to Marion.

D’Arbonne Established May 22, 1880, with E? Rugg as postmaster. That office was discontinued May 14, 1906. Mail ordered sent to Choudrant.

Walnut Lane Established ? 23, 1880 with Salhe C. ? as postmaster. That office was discontinued March 31, 1914. Mail was ordered sent to Downsville.

Port Union Established November 8, 1880 with Wilden ? Smith as postmaster. That office was discontinued. February 15,  1882. Mail was ordered sent to Ouachita City.

Conway Established April 19, 1881, with Elza B. Bilberry as postmaster. That office was discontinued November 19, 1924. Mail was ordered sent to Marion.

Raleigh Established, November 30, 1883, with Henry T. White as postmaster. That office was discontinued, February 20, 1885. Mail was ordered sent to Marion.

Clayton Established, November 23, 1885, with William H. Low as postmaster.

There was at least one long column of other post offices. Unfortunately none of it could be read. 

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