Wednesday
Mar222017

Channel

1886 May 4, 4th Class Post Office established as Channel, Butte, California located 3 1/2 miles north of Magalia and 3 1/2 miles south of Lovelock.

Jacob Patterson, First Postmaster.

1887 August 22, Thomas H. Wilson, Postmaster.

1890 January 7, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Lovelock.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Chaparral

1888 June 9, 4th Class Post Office established as Chaparral, Butte, California located 5 miles north of Inskip and 20 miles south of Longville. Named for the Chaparral growing in the area.

Andrew J. Hedges, Postmaster.

1894 November 15, Post Office disocntinued and the service moved to Inskip.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Chardon

1894 March 10, 4th Class Post Office established as Chardon, Butte, California located 8 miles southwest of Oroville. The name is a combination of "Charles Landon", pioneer settler.

Ina B. Langdon, First Postmaster.

1897 June 19, Post Office moved 2 miles southwest.

1900 October 9, Elizabeth Kennedy, Postmaster.

1907 December 31, Post Office discontiuned and the service moved to Biggs.

Tuesday
Jan282014

Charley's Rancho

1852 June 28 - Post Office established as Charley's Rancho, Butte County, California located 15 miles north of Marysville. Named for Charles Clark who owned the site and was the first postmaster. The stage stop was once known as Veazie (Veza), on the way to the Feather River mines and near the mouth of Honcut Creek and Feather River. 

Charles Clark, First Postmaster.

1853 May 27, Frederick Peaskes, Postmaster.

1854 September 30, Orrin M. Evans, Postmaster.

1855 January 26, Daily Democratic State Journal (Sacramento, California) - Postmasters/Offices as of the 15th Day April 1854:  Charley's Rancho, Butte, Fred Peakes.~

1856 May 31, John Lowery, Postmaster.

1857 Janaury 5, Daily Globe (San Francisco, California) - Post-Offices and Post-Masters in California:  Charley's Ranch, Butte County, J Evans.~

1858 August 28, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Marysville, Yuba County.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Cherokee

1854 August 17, 4th Class Post Office established as Cherokee, Butte, California located 12 miles north of Oroville. Named for a group of Cherokee Indians from the state of Georgia who came here to work in gold mining.

Thomas McDaniel, First Postmaster.

1858 March 19, E. J. Davis, Postmaster.

1858 October 4, Thomas McDaniel, Postmaster.

1862 April 30, Edward A. Pierson, Postmaster.

1865 November 24, Henry A. Moore, Postmaster.

1866, Diamonds found in the landscape of Cherokee.

1870 September 19, Horatio Wilson, Postmaster.

1875 January 25, Mrs. Ann I. Jones, Postmaster.

1879 January 7, Rowena E. Barber, Postmaster.

1881 January 19, Thomas P. Barber, Postmaster.

1882 January 4, Rowena E. Barber, Postmaster.

1882 February 10, John H. Rogers, Postmaster.

1883 March 12, Edward W. Wagner, Postmaster.

1884 May 5, John H. Rogers, Postmaster.

1886 February 5, John H. Sain, Postmaster.

1886 July 21, Lewis Glass, Postmaster.

1888 August 1, Nicholas O"Neill, Postmaster.

1889 May 18, Thomas Vinton, Postmaster.

1893 September 16, Henry F. Bader, Postmaster.

1897 August 5, Mrs. Maggie Herbert, Postmaster.

1901 January 2, May L. Vinton, Postmaster.

1912 March 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Oroville.

Tuesday
Jan282014

Chico

1851 July 29, Daily Alta California newspaper reports Post Office established in Chico, Butte, California.

1851 July, Butte County History states Post Office established.

1851 October 7, the date of the confirmation of Chico's first postmaster in Washington D.C.

First Classs Post Office established as Chico, Butte County, California located 50 miles north of Marysville. Named for the Arroyo Chico Rancho, Mexican Land Grant of 1844, "Chico" means "small."

Alexander H. Berber, First Postmaster.

1853 October 12, John Bidwell, Postmaster.

1861 July 5, Charles L. Pond, Postmaster.

1865 November 21, Thomas J. Bidwell, Postmaster.

1867 March 19, Thomas J. Bidwell, Postmaster.

1869 January 12, James B. Osborn, Postmaster.

1869 January 29, Wesley Lees, Postmaster.

1869 March 16, William Neill DeHaven, Postmaster.

1871 October 5, Louis A. Hildreth, Postmaster.

1873 September 29, San Francisco Bulletin - The Fair at Chico closed on Saturday. The fruits on exhibition were superior to any of former years. About 3,000 or 4,000 people were in attendance during the week, and everything passed off quietly.~

1874 December 17, Louis A. Hildreth, Postmaster.

1880 January 29, San Francisco Bulletin - C. N. White of Chico has received 10 dozen Eastern Quail which are to be distributed to different parts of the State.~

1883 January 29, John M. Ormsby, Postmaster.

1885 April 17, San Francisco Bulletin - A rose bush in Chico is between thirty and forty feet high and fifteen or twenty feet in diameter and the top is now a mass of white roses.~

1885 September 16, J. Henry Bowers, Postmaster.

1885 November 2, Jo D. Sproul, Postmaster.

1887 February 14, Robinson Jones, Postmaster.

1888 November 19, George L. McIntosh, Postmaster.

1889 July 18, Hiram T. Batchelder, Postmaster.

1894 March 7, John G. Lewis, Postmaster.

1898 May 11, William W. Wilson, Postmaster.

1902 May 19, John W. Magee, Postmaster.

1911 January 27, Harry S. Moir, Postmaster.

to be continued.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Clear Creek

1877 March 19, 4th Class Post Office established as Clear Creek, Butte, California located 3 miles southwest of Pentz and 13 miles north of Oroville at the junction of East Branch Clear Creek and West Branch Clear Creek.

Elisha D. Clark, First Postmaster.

1886 April 27, George Hayes, Postmaster.

1901 July 3, Robert Graham, Postmaster.

1906 January 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Pentz.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Clipper Mills

1861 August 13, 4th Class Post Office established as Clipper Mills, Butte, California located  5 1/2 miles east of Forbestown and 6 1/2 miles southwest of Strawberry Valley. Lumber mills located at site and reason for name.

Enoch Pratt, First Postmaster.

1877 November 13, Harvey F. Clark, Postmaster.

1881 January 3, Thomas J. Parsons, Postmaster.

1881 August 22, Gaylord S. W. Twogood, Postmaster.

1891 August 4, Post Office moved 2 1/2 miles northeast.

1896 September 12, William J. Schultz, Postmaster.

1927 February 3, Mrs. Agnes B. Schultz, Postmaster.

1927 October 26, John W. Johnston, Poastmaster.

1929 June 5, John E. Johnson, Postmaster.

1935 January 15, Reginald E. Hauser, Postmaster.

1940 January 12, Mrs. Alice M. Edwards, Postmaster.

1943 September 8, Mrs Ethel Pauline Cooper, Postmaster.

1945 November 26, Miss Betty Jane York, Postmaster.

1946 February 18, Miss Betty Jane York, Postmaster.

1946 September 30, Mrs. Jessie Connally, Postmaster.

1947 December 31, John W. Jaques, Postmaster.

1951 December 31, Mrs. Adeline E. Klopf, Postmaster.

1953 January 15, Catherine E. Thrash, Postmaster.

1958 March 24, Margaret H. Orley, Postmaster.

1959 February 16, Esther A. Gipe, Postmaster.

1971 July 31, John J. McInerney, Postmaster.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Cohasset

AKA:  North Point (no Post Office)

1888 February 20, Post Office established as Cohassett, Butte, California located 23 miles northeast of Chico. (The Postal Route Map of 1917 lists 19 miles from Chico.) Named for a place in Massachusetts.

Elsa M. Nichols, First Postmaster.

1889 August 8, Post Office moved 1/2 mile west. Ira Hume, Postmaster.

1898 May 5, Jane Hume, Postmaster.

1899 January 27, Harmon D. Will, Postmaster.

1900 August 23, Samuel A. McCoy, Postmaster.

1901 May 22, John E. Taylor, Postmaster.

1904 December 21, Isaac L. Nichols, Postmaster.

1908 February 24, Edelpha E. Hartt, Postmaster.

1911 October 13, Grace A. Bathurst, Postmaster.

1913 December 6, Lillie E. Sorenson, Postmaster.

1914 July 7, Theodore A. Hartt, Postmaster.

1920 January 31, Post Office discontinued.

1961 February 1, Re-established as Rural Station of Chico.

1965 October 15, Rural Station discontinued.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Con Cow > Concow

1882 March 21, 4th Class Post Office established as Con Cow, Butte, California, located 6 miles north of Yankee Hill. Name a phonetic corruption of a Maidu Indian word.

Joseph B. Mullen, First Postmaster.

1886 January 18, Caleb Scott, Postmaster.

1894 May 5, David E. Goulding, Postmaster.

1895 August 17, Changed from Con Cow to one word, Concow. John R. Simmons, Postmaster.

1896 September 19, Orlando C. Richeson, Postmaster.

1897 August 5, John R. Simmons, Postmaster.

1900 May 16, Mary A. S. Simmons, Postmaster.

1903 April 30, Post Office moved 1 mile south. Hulbert Wright, Postmaster.

1904 December 21, Claud B. Wright, Postmaster.

1906 January 22, Post Office moved 1 mile north. Mary S. Taylor, Postmaster.

1906 October 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Yankee Hill.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Coutolenc

1891 August 15, Eugene F. Coutolenc, Postmaster.

1909 July 3, Alexander C. Musselman, Postmaster.

1915 March 1, Henrietta Musselman, Postmaster.

1921 February 25, Bertram Homer Scott, Postmaster.

1921 September 15, Alexander C. Musselman, Postmaster.

Monday
Mar272017

De Sabla

See:  Hupp > De Sabla

Sunday
Apr102016

Durham

See:  Butte Valley > Durham

Wednesday
Mar222017

Enterprise

1878 May 21, Post Office establsihed as Enterprise, Butte, California located 16 miles northeast of Oroville. Named for Union Enterprise Mining Company, builders of flumes for the mines about 1852.

James Lamb, First Postmaster.

1885 October 6, Philip Klos, Postmaster.

1891 June 13, Ernest M. Woodman, Postmaster.

1892 January 26, Philip Klos, Postmaster.

1892 October 1, Post Office moved 1/2 mile east.

1898 June 1, Charles Burroughs, Postmaster.

1903 January 31, Post Office discontinued.

1903 April 1, Post Office re-established.

1908 March 23, Henry F. C. Ahrens, Postmaster.

1926 June 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Oroville.

Tuesday
Mar282017

Evans

1899 March 7, 4th Class Post Office established as Evans, Butte, California located 3 miles north of Yankee Hill and 3 1/2 miles south of Concow.

Named for Valeria A. Evans, First Postmaster.

1902 June 30, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Yankee Hill.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Feather River > Feather Falls

1919 June 17, Post Office established as Feather River, Butte, California located 27 miles northeast of Oroville.

Harry S. Hooper, First Postmaster.

1919 November 29, Post Office discontinued.

1921 April 23, Post Office re-established.

1921 May 18, Post Office name changed to Feather Falls.

1929 June 7, Jacob Golden Land, Postmaster.

1938 June 16, Post Office moved 2 1/2 miles southwest.

1942 October 8, Jacob Golden Land, Postmaster.

1960 May 5, Alfonso S. Mendichi, Postmaster.

1973 April 4,  Post Office changed from 4th Class Post Office to Contract Post Office (or Rural Station) of Oroville.

Saturday
Jan072017

Forbestown

1854 May 13, Post Office established as Forbestown, Butte, California located 23 miles east of Oroville. Named for Ben F. Forbes, general merchandise store owner of 1850. Mining camp center. 

Abiather B. Williams, First Postmaster.

1855 January 3, Nathaniel D. Plum, Postmaster.

1858 February 15, William E. Dudley, Postmaster.

1859 October 17, James W. Everett, Postmaster.

1861 April 18, L.P. Smith, Postmaster.

1869 November 4, DeWitt C. Gaskill, Postmaster.

1875 June 2, Sacramento Daily Union - STAGE ROBBERY - Marysville, June 1st. - The Forbestown stage was stopped near Bangor by three highwaymen to-day and the passengers robbed of about $40. Wells, Fargo & Co. lost nothing.~

1880 December 14, James K. Vail, Postmaster.

1886 July 21, Joseph Peyton, Postmaster.

1889 July 24, Isaiah W. Vail, Postmaster.

1891 June 5, Emma D. Vail, Postmaster.

1894 February 12, Sacramento Daily Union - Forbestown Butte County, has a new weekly paper, called Mining New Era. It is published by Charles D. Woodman and is mainly devoted to mining news of that section.~

1905 January 9, Jesse T. Clemens, Postmaster.

1905 January 10, San Francisco Call - Jan 9. - Postmasters were appointed to-day as follows in California:  . . . Jesse T. Clemens at Forbestown. . .

1906 February 12, Bertha C. Boehme, Postmaster.

1909 January 24, San Francisco Call, Forbestown, Butte County - Agnes Jane Mullins, vice B. O. Boehme, resigned."

1918 January 10, Emma E. Cooney, Postmaster.

1925 April 30, Post Office discontinued.

1936 March 19, Post Office re-established.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Forest Ranch

1878 June 7, 3rd Class Post Office established as Forest Ranch, Butte, California located 18 miles northeast of Chico. Named for forested area in which located.

Horance D. Weld, First Postmaster.

1882 January 24, Mrs. Margaret Morrison, Postmaster.

1903 June 22, Frederick Dorrett, Postmaster.

1926 June 15, Post Office discontinued.

1932 March 23, Post office re-established.

1937 September 8, Post Office moved 1/2 mile north.

1937 December 9, Post Office moved 1 1/2 miles southwest.

(to be continued)

Thursday
Mar232017

Frenchtown > Yankee Hill

1857 February 3, 4th Class Post Office established as Frenchtown, Butte, California located 17 miles north of Oroville.

Joseph A. Steward, First Postmaster.

1858 October 19, Frenchtown Post Office disacontinued and the name changed to Yankee Hill.

1858 October 19, Post Office established as Yankee Hill, Butte, California located 17 miles north of Oroville.

James J. Billing, First Postmaster.

1859 March 18, Hiram M. Clemens, Postmaster.

1864 February 9, Michael H. Wells, Postmaster.

1891 September 26, Mrs. Dora E. Wells, Postmaster.

1908 February 21, Post Office moved 2 miles northwest.

1908 March 14, Edwina M. Luunt, Postmaster.

1913 October 21, Francis Lunt, Postmaster.

1935 August 24, Mrs. Leola Lunt, Postmaster.

1951 October 31, Post Office discontinued.

1952 October 16, Re-established as Contract Rural Station of Oroville.

1966 October 7, Discontinued.

Wednesday
Mar222017

Grainland

1867 August 26, 4th Class Post Office established as Grainland, Butte, California, located 6 miles south of Chico.

Samuel Bowman, First Postmaster.

1867 November 27, Post Office discontinued.

1873 June 16, Post Office re-established.

1873 June 23, San Francisco Bulletin, Postal Changes on the Pacific Coast - During the past week, offices established - Grainland in Butte County, California, Oscar Greenebaum, Postmaster.~

1892 December 31, Post Office discontinued.

1893 May 26, Post Office re-established.

1902 November 15, Post Office discontinued and the service moved to Chico.