Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 6:23PM
Jo Giessner

1887 April 28, , 4th class post office established as Afton, Colusa, California, located 6 miles south of Butte City.  Afton was said to be named by an early settler for his home town [perhaps, Afton, Nelson County, Virginia].

David Etter, First Postmaster.

1888 December 10, Basile Charlebois, Postmaster.

1891 March 11, Post Office now in newly created Glenn County.

1899 February 2, James N. Davis, Postmaster.

1903 May 23, Basile Charlebois, Postmaster.

1907 April 22, Bertha Charlebois, Postmaster.

1907 November 5, Willis E. Armstrong, Postmaster.

1908 December 29, John B. Bochsner, Postmaster.

1909 October 8, Elmer A. Annand, Postmaster.

1910 December 15, Post Office discontinued.

1915 January or June 20, Post Office re-established with Mrs. Dena Tubbergen as Postmaster.

1923 April 30,  Post Office discontinued and service moved to Butte City.

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