map from 1977 state almanac


Historic Postal Records

BARBER 1909-1936
established February 1, 1909, Thornwald Holm
Kenneth Phippen, March 22, 1934
discontinued March 31, 1936, mail to Boise
on Boise River, 5 m. SE of Boise
center Section 29, T3N, R3E

BOISE 1896-Date was BOISE CITY 
(county seat and state capital)
established June 18, 1864, as Boise City
renamed Boise January 31, 1896, Edgar B. Tage
Warren C. Fenton, September 17, 1899
John McMillan, February 18, 1910
Peter M. Davis, April 6, 1914
Louis W. Thrailkill, January 9, 1923
on UP Ry, 122 miles W. of Pocatello, 63 m. SE of Ontario, Oregon  

BOISE CITY 1864-1896 renamed BOISE 
established June 18, 1864, Bolivar P. Bishop
Alonzo G. Cook, January 10, 1865
Joseph H. Missenor, August 6, 1866 (rescinded) May 15, 1866
Robert K. Lindsay, November 27, 1966
Thomas C. Logan, April 19, 1869
John A. Post, March 10, 1870
Jeremiah McKean, October 4, 1883
John A. Post, June 22, 1885
Thomas B. Goss, September 28, 1886
Charles P. Bilderbach, February 9, 1888
Emeric R. Leonard, June 18, 1889
Edgar B. Tage, December 11, 1890
renamed BOISE January 31, 1896


EAGLE 1908-Date  
established March 16, 1908, Louis E. Diehl
9 miles NW of Boise, 22 miles SE of Emmett
8 miles E. of Star; Section 26, T4N, R1E


EUREKA 1898-1899  
established February 16, 1898, William M. Mason
Kate Mitchell, October 29, 1898
Belle Mitchell, November 28, 1898
George Fisher, June 19, 1899
discontinued December 22, 1899, mail to Meridian 


HAWTHORNE 1901-1902  
established November 19, 1901, Susanna DeWitt
discontinued February 12, 1902


HIGHLAND 1898-1907 
established May 9, 1898, Henry C. Sandlin
Hanna M. Spockman, March 4, 1903
(this may be different p.o. & in Boise Co.)
Oliver P. Call, December 23, 1904
discontinued April 30, 1907, mail to Boise and Ola?
on Boise River, 18 m. E. of Boise
Section 16, T3N, R4E


HORNET 1896-1896  
established January 20, 1896, Charles F. Ruddy
discontinued June 20, 1896, mail to Boise 


HUNTER 1888-1892  
1892-1894 renamed MERIDIAN 
established September 11, 1888, John P. Willburn
Christian Zenger, February 5, 1887
John P. Willburn, December 11, 1890
discontinued September 10, 1892, mail to Boise City
re-opened December 30, 1892, George Curl
Julia A. Bower, September 9, 1893
renamed Meridian, April 3, 1894


HURT 1903-1907  
established December 22, 1903, William Hurt
Mrs. Ada M. Pickle, October 20, 1906
discontinued February 13, 1907, mail to Boise


KUNA 1884-1887 was OWYHEE, 1905-Date  
established as OWYHEE October 17, 1883, Frank A. Nource
renamed Kuna April 24, 1884, William B. Kusty
discontinued September 22, 1887, mail to Nampa
re-opened July 21, 1905, Fremont H. Teed
Franklin B. Fiss, July 26, 1909
Lillie B. Young, August 5, 1921
on UPRy. 14 m. SE of Nampa
9 m. S. of Meridian
Section 31, T2S, R1E


MERIDIAN 1894-Date was HUNTER 
established September 11, 1888, as HUNTER
re-named Meridian April 3, 1894, Julia A. Bower
George Curl, January 16, 1896
Samuel M. C. Reynolds, January 1, 1898
Joseph J. Caldwell, March 10, 1914
William H. Peer, June 11, 1920
Oren M. Lain, August 5, 1921
on UPRy. 10 m. W. of Boise, 10 m.NE of Nampa
Section 11, T3N, R1E


MORA 1909-1918  
established September 8, 1909, Sherman O. Fairchild
Leonard L. Folwell, December 13, 1911
Michael Rusch, March 19, 1918
discontinued June 15, 1918, mail to Kuna
20 m. SW of Boise, 3-4 m. SE of Kuna
Section 11, T11N, R1E


ORCHARD 1893-1911,1921-1967  
established July 13, 1893, Isaac T. Glenn
Jospeh L. Lawler, January 26, 1895
William J. Goodwin, September 14, 1896
William J. Dewere, December 12, 1896
Mary E. Collins, November 16, 1899
closed March 18, 1911
re-opened July 8, 1921, Sarah A. Hoffman
discontinued September 22, 1967, mail to Boise
on UPRy. 26 m. (S?) of Boise, 30 m. NW of Mountain Home
Section 11, T1S, R3E


OWYHEE 1883-1884   
established October 17, 1885, Frank A. Nource
renamed KUNA April 24, 1884

OWYHEE 1910-1919 
established May 2, 1910, James A. Allen
Earl L. Bainbridge, June 29, 1911
James A. Allen, December 15, 1913
discontinued May 31, 1919, mail to Kuna
on UPRy. 20 m. S. of Boise, 9 SE of Kuna
Section 24, T1N, R2E 


POMEROY 1878-1879 
established June 27, 1878, E. Frost
R. L. Short, September 23, 1878
discontinued January 22, 1879


SHEPHARDSVILLE 1867-1869  
established May 31, 1867, J. C. Shephard
discontinued January 21, 1869


SOUTH BOISE 1907-1915  
established August 29, 1907, William P. Patterson
Mary B. Dickson, February 16, 1910
Edward F. Thornton, October 14, 1910
discontinued September 30, 1915, mail to Boise. 


STAR 1880-Date  
established November 8, 1880, Silas S. Gray
David W. Fouch, February 11, 1888
Frederick W. McDowell, October 13, 1890
Mark A. Bates, June 5, 1895
Malinda A. Stucker, April 8, 1897
James R. Potter, June 14, 1897
Mrs. Malinda A. Wood, February 16, 1904
Leaborn C. Means, April 28, 1904
Leonard B. Wehr, August 3, 1904
on Boise River, 17 m. NW of Boise
12 m. E. of Caldwell, Section 17, T4N, R1W


THURMAN'S MILLS 1878-1886  
established April 17, 1878, William L. Thurman
discontinued July 28, 1886, mail to Boise City.


USTICK 1908-1958  
established March 2, 1908, William H. Spangenberg
Elga E. Everett, December 10, 1909
Mary L. Sny, May 28, 1910
Nora O. Pelton, September 6, 1913
discontinued June 30, 1958, mail to Boise
6 m. W. of Boise, 4 S. of Eagle, 2 NE of Meridian

USTICK RURAL (STATION) BRANCH OF BOISE
established July 1, 1958 

Sources:

History of Post Offices in Idaho. U.S. Post Office; Gem County Historical Society and Museum collection, 501 E 1st Street, Emmett ID 83617. Also available at Idaho State Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, Idaho.

Mark Metkin, Idaho post offices, writes: "The names and dates were transcribed from the postmaster appointment records that were maintained by Post Office Department until the 1930's. The records were handwritten and are not always easy to decipher, so errors are possible."


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