Red River County
Postoffices, Postmasters, and Communities

This information was taken from a publication done by Congressman Wright Patman. The material was taken from records in the National Archives. Permission was given to reprint, as long as credit is given to the original author.

(A) Acting Postmaster, (MA) Military Acting, (N) Name changed by marriage,
(**) Denotes a postmaster appointed under authority of Confederate States of America.



RED RIVER COUNTY
(Pop.16,339)

In northeast Texas bordering Oklahoma; named for the Red River, which is its northern boundary; an original county, established in 1837; County Seat-Clarksville.

ACWORTH
(Pop. 32)

In northern Red River County seven miles northeast of Negley. Named by J. H. Cox, early settler, for his former home of Acworth, Georgia
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Frank H. Clark May 10, 1902 Lee Quarles (A) Aug. 18, 1939
Alonza P. Cox Mar 2, 1908 Lee Quarles Oct 13, 1939
John W. Simmons Feb 24, 1912 Joseph L. Steele (A) Apr 1, 1940
John T. Kilgore Dec 4, 1912 Joseph L. Steele May 8, 1940
Enoch J. Cook May 27, 1914 David T. Jackson (A) Nov 1, 1941
William R. Quarles Oct 25, 1916 David T. Jackson Feb 6, 1942
Joe Steele (A) Nov 1, 1937 Mrs. Eva B. Cline (A) June 23, 1952
Joe Steele Jan 6, 1938 Mrs. Eva B. Cline

Office discontinued March 15, 1954; mail ordered sent to Clarksville


ADDIELOU
(Pop. 50)

In northwestern Red River County four miles southwest of Manchester. A village about 1910, its post office was located in Sam N. Patterson's general store.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Sam H. Patterson Sep 23, 1916 James M. Turner Mar 30, 1925
Roy C. Turner March 15, 1919    

Office discontinued March 30, 1925; mail sent to Manchester


AIKEN GROVE
(Pop. 40)


ALBION

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Michael W. Mullane Feb 14, 1890 Anthony H. Splawn Jul 18, 1892
Henrietta Vanlandingham Apr 26, 1825    
Office discontinued March 18, 1896
Office reestablished December 24, 1897
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
William M. H. Woods Dec 24, 1897 William A. Hacksworth Feb 12, 1901
George McCulloch Sep 16, 1899 Laura A. Trapp March 25, 1904
Office discontinued Dec 31, 1904
Office reestablished August 24, 1912
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
James W. Pierce Aug 24, 1912
Office discontinued Nov. 15, 1929, mail ordered sent to Negley

ALBSON

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
George W. Parker Aug 27, 1851 Rebecca H. Parker Dec 9, 1852
Office discontinued Feb. 22, 1858

ANNONA
(Pop 378)

In southeast Red River County eight miles east of Clarksville. Named by George W. Walker, postmaster, for a beautiful Indian girl. Settled in early 1840s.

Office established under the name of Savannah
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
A. J. Titus May 22, 1846 A. J. Titus Jan 4, 1851
James D. Frazer Jan 18, 1847 Thomas F.Titus Dec 1, 1851
Thomas O. Benge May 4, 1848 A. J. Titus Jan 4, 1851
Office discontinued Nov. 5, 1866
OFfice reestablished November 5, 1867
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
William H. Fleming Nov 5, 1867 James T. Fleming Dec 27, 1870
Mrs. Louisa W. Kimbrough Feb 10, 1867 Nathaniel M. Brooks Dec 20, 1871
Name of Office Changed to Walker Station March 23, 1874
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
George W. Walker Mar 23, 1874 Mrs. Abbie Dickson Nov. 22, 1892
Name of office changed to Annona, April 14, 1884
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Mrs. Abbie Dickson Apr. 14, 1884 Mrs. Abbie Dickson Dec 7, 1892
George G. Wootten Apr 6, 1892 Winnie A. Wooten Nov 12, 1895
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Joseph N. Peck Dec 13, 1899 Ted E. Lawson Feb 6, 1937
Charles P. Giddens Jan 5, 1914 Mrs. Mary E. Russell (A) Jan 31, 1951
Eva M. Dellinger Jul 28, 1918 Mrs. Mary E. Russell June 30, 1951
Mack M. Pittman Aug 15, 1923 Earnest H. Butts (A) July 27, 1956
Mack M. Pittman (A) Dec 19, 1923 Earnest H. Butts June 13, 1958
Ted E. Lawson (A) Jan 9, 1936
   

ANNONA-


Postmaster Appointed
O. C. English March 28, 1872
Although the names of the above two post offices are the same, postal records do not indicate that they were the same location.

AVERY
(Pop. 366)-


In east central Red River County ten miles east of Annona. Named for Ed Avery, railway agent in 1902, with the survey of the Texas and Pacific Railroad through the William Collum grant, it became a village in the early 1870s.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Isaac C. Bradford Jun 15, 1881 Mary E. Pegg May 11, 1891
George W. Dunn Jan 9, 1885 David F. Lenox Sep 13, 1893
H. M. Graves Oct. 2, 1885 Ada L. Kelsoe Jan 19, 1896
James W. Pegg Apr 26, 1886 James M. Cross Jan 16, 1889
Mrs. Pheba Carr Aug 10, 1889 John W. King Nov. 15, 1899
Mary C. Bradford Apr. 11, 1890

Name of office changed to Avery, February 14, 1902
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John W. King Feb. 14, 1902 Travis G. Keeling (A) Jul 31, 1950
Joseph F. King Mar 19, 1902 Travis G. Keeling Oct 31, 1951
Houston H. Knight May 16, 1914 Mrs. Marjorie H. Keeling (A) Aug 13, 1963
Ferman Wardell Mar 23, 1922 Mrs. Marjorie H. Keeling (A) Jan 12, 1968
Walter Ingram (A) Aug 1, 1934
William G. Bryan Jul 18, 1935
 


BAGWELL
Pop. 195-

In west central Red River County seven miles northwest of Clarksville.  Names for Miles Bagwell, early settler.  Established in early 1870s with the survey of the Texas and Pacific Railroad.  Daniel Sweeney, railway agent and postmaster in 1875, moved the post office two and a half miles south and gave it the new name of Bagwell.
Office established under the name of Robbinsville
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
James H. West Oct 7, 1856 Hayden J. Jonesr Sep 19, 1864
William Clonch Aug 30, 186l    
Office discontinued November 5, 1866
Office reestablished July 2, 1867
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John M. Baker Jul 2, 1867 Daniel W. Sweeneyr Dec 8, 1875
L. M. N. Baker Jun 26, 1873    
Name of office changed to Baywell, November 1, 1876.
Postmaster Appointed    
Daniel W. Sweeney Nov 1, 1876    
Name of office changed to Bagwell, November 15, 1876.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Daniel W. Sweeney Nov 15, 1876 Annie A. Stephens (A) Jan 16, 1924
James T. Lee Oct 18, 1879 Mrs. Frances Kirk Sep 26, 1924
Dora Griffin Aug 16, 1889 Mrs. Frances Kirk Johnston (N) Dec 16, 1928
Dora Austin Aug 21, 1889 Peter N. Stephens (A) Feb 12, 1929
Eulalia F. Dupreast Apr 22, 1896 Vivian L. Bledsoe Aug 6, 1929
Amos N. Stone Jan 27, 1895 Mrs. Lina Fitzgerald (A) Feb 27, 1936
John H. Stephens May 9, 1899 Ben F. Brooks Sep 3, 1936
Pete Stephens (A) Apr 16, 1912 John C. Henry (A) Apr 27, 1953
Pete Stephens Oct 7, 1912 Frank T. Coffman (A) Dec 10, 1953
Ross E. Wren Jan 20, 1914 Frank T. Coffman  Sep 30, 1954
John W. Turk May 1, 1918    
Rose Hearn Nov 14, 1918    


BATESVILLE-

On a mail route from Clarksville
Note from Cynthia: Actually located 5 miles west of Clarksville at what is now the intersection of Hwy 82 and FM Rd 2573. Named for Tim Bates, who ran a store.


BENNETT-

Name Changed. See Detroit for details


BIRMINGHAM-

Five miles south of Bagwell
Postmaster Appointed
Robert A. Nicks Sep 28, 1903
Office discontinued January 31, 1905; mail ordered sent to Clarksville.
Note: Birmingham had a school, which closed in 1948.


BLAKENEY
(Pop. 35)-

In Northern Red River County seven miles northeast of Manchester and about a mile south of Red River. Settled in early 1850's, it developed as a village around a store operated by M. C. Albudy in 1890.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
M. B. Yarborough May 5, 1904 William K. Snellr Nov 12, 1906
Office discontinued March 15, 1918, mail ordered sent to Manchester
 


BOGATA
Pop. 35-

In southwestern Red River County eight miles southeast of Deport, Lamar County. An older community, once known as Maple Springs and then Rosalie is located nearby. It is believed to be the earliest anglo-american settlement in north Texas. Increased settlement in the area caused the establishment of a new post office by James E. Horner a short distance north of present Bogata. With the building of the Paris and Mount Pleasant Railroad between 1909 and 1913, the Bogata settlement was shifted to the area adjacent to the railroad.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
James E. Horner Feb 7, 1881 Walter G. King Nov 1, 1941
Nathaniel W. Townes Dec 1, 1893 Earl  F. Stubblefield (A) June 30, 1957
James E. Horner Jan 19, 1899 Arthur C. Johnson (A) Feb 23, 1961
Berta M. Horner Apr 14, 1904 Arthur C. Johnson Aug 4, 1961
Berta M. Prichard Apr 1, 1905
John K. Ford Dec 23, 1922


BOWDEN-

Five miles northeast of Detroit

Postmaster Appointed
Benjamin F. Mooty May 7; 1904
Office discontinued January 13, 1906, mail ordered sent to Detroit
 

BOXELDER
(Pop 75)-

In southeastern Red River County eight and one-half miles south of Annona.  Named for the large quantity of trees found along the bottoms of Shawnee and Crooked Branch Creeks.  A scattered community of planters settled here between 1840 and 1850

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Henry A. Stone Feb 10, 1885 Newton T. Peek Nov 9, 1938
Henry W. Gaines Aug 3, 1892 John L. Allston (A) Apr 1, 1941
Hosea L. Williams  Dec 18, 1894 John L. Allston Jun 7, 1941
Joseph O. Pirth  Feb 1, 1904 Jack R. Lawson (A) Jul 16, 1947
Robert H. Allston May 20, 1905 Jack R. Lawson Jan 1, 1949
William M. Lawson May 5, 1911  Mrs. Joyce R. Lawson (A) Mar 21, 1952
Isaac M. Lawson (A) Sep 9, 1938 Mrs. Joyce R. Lawson Dec 31, 1952
Office discontinued April 15, 1954; mail ordered sent to Annona


BRYARLY
(Pop 32)-


In northeastern Red River County, seventeen miles northeast of Clarksville. Named for R. T. Bryarly, settler in area prior to 1840. As early as 1854 it was a landing point for steamboats on the Red River and the settlement was called Mound City. Renamed Bryarly when a post office was obtained in 1892.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Joseph L. Bryarly Apr 22, 1892 R. T. Bonham (A) June 1, 1927
William E.  Bonham March 14, 1902 Lelia B. Bonham Oct 4, 1926
Albert E. Hutchison Apr 26, 1920 Rowland T. Bonham Sep 23, 1929
William E.  Bonham (A) Feb 18, 1925 Louis F. Bonham (A) Nov 21, 1940
William E.  Bonham May 7, 1925 Louis F. Bonham Jan 10, 1941
Office discontinued February 38, 1954; mail ordered sent to Clarksville

CALVIN

On a mail route from Clarksville

CATON

Five miles southwest of Bagwell
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Joseph L. Davis April 11, 1892 Joseph L. Davis Sep 17, 1898
Walter A. Jones Jan 29, 1897 Office discontinued January 14, 1905; mail ordered sent to Detroit.

CATONVILLE

Five miles southwest of Bagwell
Postmaster Appointed
William T. Bentley March 14, 1888
Office discontinued December 5, 1889; mail ordered sent to Bagwell

CERIES

Three miles east of Albion
Postmaster Appointed
James M. Reed May 25, 1903
Office discontinued October 15, 1907; mail ordered sent to Clair.

CHERRY

Five Miles Northwest of Clarksville
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John H. Harrison Jan 29, 1901 Charley Grant Jan 3, 1906
Office discontinued March 30, 1907; mail ordered sent to Bagwell.

CHOCTAW

Five Miles southwest of Kiomatia
Postmaster Appointed
John C. Perot Oct 4, 1878
Office discontinued November 9, 1880.

CLAIR

Five Miles northwest of Acworth
Office established under name of Hokah
Postmaster Appointed
Robert T. Steele May 24, 1901
Name of office changed to Clair, August 1, 1904.
Postmaster Appointed
Robert W. Weaver August 2, 1904
Office discontinued July 30, 1910; mail ordered sent to McCullough.

CLARKSVILLE
(Pop 3,550)

Five Miles west of Annona. Named for James Clark, settler in 1833, who laid out the townsite. County seat in 1835. It was chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1837.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Alexander M. Crook May 22, 1846 Sonora E. Latimer Mar 17, 1876
John A. Bagby Jan 23, 1848 Charles W. Bassett Sep 14, 1879
David L. Rowe Oct 1, 1849 Charles William Fassett Aug 26, 1880
James W. Thomas Nov 1, 1850 W. A. Ellett May 23, 1881
Gilbert Ragin Dec 21, 1852 Henry S. Sanderson Aug 3, 1882
I. W. Thomas Dec 17, 1853 Edward P. Rutherford Jun 8, 1985
William Crittenden Dec 23, 1853 Thomas W. Gaines Oct 29, 1889
 James W. Thomas March 31, 1854 William H. Dickinson Jan 9, 1894
Walter E. Spencer Feb 9, 1857 Robert J. King Mar 31, 1898
David K. Jamison Oct 27, 1858 James F. Kunkel Mar 19, 1918
D. K. Jamison Aug 17, 1861 James L. Reed (A) May 16, 1923
Charles H. Papett Oct 12, 1864 James L. Reed Dec 19, 1923
Mrs. Mary W. Donaho Oct 18, 1865 Robert J. King (A) Aug 13, 1928
Charles Goldburg Jan 19, 1866 Robert J. King  Dec 20, 1928
Mrs. Mary W. Donaho Oct 26, 1866 Cyrus A. Ross (A) Apr 16, 1933
William Evans Dec 11, 1866 Bertram D. Wren Jan 25, 1935
Samuel C. Hays Jul 29, 1868 Mrs. Frances M.H. Wren July 31, 1951
Richard S. Van Way Apr 5, 1868  James T. Jolley (A) Apr 15, 1953
Andrew Thompson Dec 1, 1871 James T. Jolley Mar 31, 1954
Walter S. Thompson Oct 22, 1874 James L. McAllister Jul 31, 1967
James W. Pegg Jan 4, 1875
James T. Fleming Jan 28, 1876

CUTHAND
(Pop 32)-

In southern Red River County eleven miles southwest of Clarksville. The Creek's name originated when a Kickapoo Indian cut his hand severely while working in the creek bottom. Settled by planters about 1850, it was then known as Enterprize.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Cornelius Crenshaw Jan 18, 1867 Julia W. Leech Sep 24, 1918
William L. Garvil Oct 10, 1867 Carrie McCullough (A) Mar 2, 1925
Virgil Carter Nov 13, 1877 Willie I. Markins May 18, 1925
Samuel T. Arnold Feb 26, 1880 Willie Ida McCann (N) Jul 23, 1930
Samuel M. Morse Nov 18, 1882 Albert L. Bond (A) Sep 30, 1942
Ezekial A. Mauldin Dec 26, 1883 Albert L. Bond Apr 30, 1943
William A. Mauldin Jan 26, 1892 Mrs. Willie I. McCall (A) Jul 1, 1948
Willis A. Mauldin Oct 23, 1914 Mrs. Willie I. McCall Nov 16, 1948
James E. Latimer Sep 30, 1916
Office discontinued September 30, 1953; mail ordered sent to Clarksville.
 


DAVENPORT-

Seven miles east of Kiomatia in a bend of the Red River. The community developed around James E. Johnston's general store established in 1885.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
James E. Johnston Nov 13, 1885 William A. Guffin Jul 23, 1921
James A. Ferguson Jan 8, 1905    
Office discontinued August 15, 1922. Mail ordered sent to Manchester
 


DETROIT
(Pop 425)

In western Red River County seven miles west of Bagwell. Named by James M. Stephens (railroad agent) for his former home in Detroit, Michigan. Settled about 1850 when it was known as Starksville. It was later known as Bennett.
Office established uinder name of Starkesville, Lamar County.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
George A. N. Starkes May 25, 1860 Josiah K. Colp Nov 29, 1868
James Lea Aug 5, 1861* Josiah Joplin Sep 5, 1873
Arthur T. Lea Mar 16, 1866    
Name of office changed to Bennett, Red River County, November 1, 1878
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Josiah Joplin Nov 1, 1876 James M. Norwood Sep 15, 1886
Shelby T. Crittenden Dec 6, 1886 Claude M. Norwood Nov 18, 1887
Name of office changed to Detroit, May 23, 1887
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Claude M. Norwood May 23, 1887 Henry C. Baily Apr 30, 1915
Josiah Joplin Jan 5, 1889 Clarence C. VanDyke (A) Aug 17, 1921
Sallie J. Fleming Aug 1, 1889 Bertie Freeman Mar 23, 1922
William D. McCaslin Dec 11, 1889 Walter E. Holloway Dec 20, 1930
Lucius B. Wade Aug 11, 1893 Cecil N. Latimer (A) Nov 30, 1947
William D. McCaslin Sep 10, 1897 Cecil N. Latimer Jul 1, 1949


DIMPLE
Pop 25

In north central Red River County six miles north of Clarksville.
Office established under the name of CRAVENS.
Postmaster Appointed    
Lafayete Chappell May 17, 1900    
Name of office changed to Dimple, March 30, 1900.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Samuel R. Crockett Mar 30, 1901 William T. Deviney Mar 15, 1904


ELKHORN-

Nine miles east of Clarksville.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John R. Terry June 10, 1884 John R. White Dec 2, 1885
Office discontinued November 9, 1885, mail ordered sent to Madras.


ENGLISH
Pop 92

In northeastern Red River County, four and one-half miles northeast of Annona. Named for Oliver English, settler in 1840, and his uncle Simeon English, who brought three families and thirty slaves to area in 1852 to establish plantations in the area
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
T. W. Anderson, Jr. June 3, 1890 Lewis D. Stiles Dec 26, 1890
David F. Lennox June 28, 1890    
Office discontinued August 15, 1906, mail ordered sent to Negley.


ENTERPRIZE

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Joseph Leech June 3, 1862 Henry Tipping Nov. 24, 1864


FLINTHAM'S TAN YARD

Name changed. See Kiomatia for details


FOUR-


Five miles north of Bogata.
Postmaster Appointed    
George D. Farris    
Office discontinued Mar 31, 1904, mail ordered sent to Fulbright.


FULBRIGHT
(Pop. 250)

In southwestern Red River County fifteen miles southwest of Clarksville. Named for Judge David Fulbright, settler prior to Civil War. Known as Possum Trot whe it was settled about 1850; a village developed after the Civil War when John L. Thompson erected a cotton gin and James A. Abbott opened a general store.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John T. Hardin Sep 6. 1992 Elbert Tucker Jan 29, 1904
John J. Purdue Jan 15, 1883 William N. Fuller June 1, 1908
J. L. Fulbright May 28, 1887 John R. Bright Apr 23, 1915
Samuel G. Bright Aug 4, 1890 Irene M. Bell Apr 4, 1924
Susan A. Senter Sep 27, 1897 Mrs. Lela Rozelle (A) Jun 24, 1827
Alonzo C. Davis Apr 1, 1898 Mrs. Lela Rozelle Sep 15, 1927
Joseph H. Ford Jan 6, 1899 Ward Baker Sep 30, 1956
Office discontinued January 10, 1958. Mail ordered sent to Detroit
Fulbright has a contract station. The contractor is C. D. McDonnold


GERTIE-

Postmaster Appointed    
John M. Mims Aug 8, 1888    
Available records of the Post Office department do not indicate that this Post Office was never in operation


HALESBORO-


In southwestern Red River County, six miles west of Bogata. Settled shortly before the civil war by planters.
Office established under the name of Halesborough.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Isaac C. Gray Jan 11, 1872 John E. Hughes Feb 1, 1882
Ledru R. Bowyer Feb 24, 1874 Andrew M. Dawson May 4, 1885
William L. Lasater Mar 16, 1875 Elijah M. Wilson May 22, 1888
John E. Hughes June 1, 1876 William A. Singleton March 21, 1890
Adam W. Stone April 7, 1879 VanDorn Craddock Mar 26, 1891
Name changed to Halesboro
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Frances M. Cogbill Oct 1, 1892 Francis M. Cogbill Jan 2, 1902
William H. Seale Apr 20, 1894 William F. Nicks Aug 8, 1902
John N. Downing Jan 26, 1897 Henderson C. Chesshire Jan 22, 1906
John H. Hicks Nov 15, 1899    
Office discontinued January 2, 1907; mail ordered sent to Deport, Lamar County


HARRIS FERRY-


Name changed. See "RIVER VIEW" for details.


HARTSBLUFF-


In southern Red River County seven miles southeast of Cuthand Creek on the Sulphur River. Named for the Hart family, formerly of Kentucky, who came to the area prior to 1850.
Postmaster Appointed    
Nannie L. Terry May 9, 1903    
Office discontinued December 15, 1904; mail ordered sent to Cuthand.


HORTONVILLE-


Fifteen miles west of Cuthand
Postmaster Appointed    
John V. Horton Sep 24, 1868    
Office discontinued October 25, 1875.


HUDSON-


Postmaster Appointed    
Sam H. Patterson August 9, 1887    
Office discontinued June 20, 1895; mail ordered sent to Kanawha.


IMA-


Five Miles east of Boxelder
Postmaster Appointed    
Lucy Davis Sep 5, 1903    
Office discontinued June 15, 1905; mail ordered sent to Avery.


IRA-


Ten miles northwest of Clarksville
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Rufus L. Poteet June 21, 1888 Isaac F. Swarts May 27, 1896
Office discontinued August 7, 1896; mail ordered sent to Clarksville.


ISAAC-


Named for first postmaster, Isaac Bradford. Name changed.
See "AVERY" for details


JOHNTOWN
(Pop. 175)

In southern Red River County four miles southeast of Bogata. Names for its many residents named "John". John H. Bridges, sawmill operator; John P. Ragsdill, general store owner; and W. John Hawkins, hotel operator.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
George M. Galbraith Sep 20, 1902 William C. Rodgers Jun 8, 1903
Office discontinued September 15, 1906.
Office reestablished December 16, 1912.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
James D. Eaves Dec 16, 1912 William A. Cotton (A) Jul 18, 1933
James E. Vaughan Oct 27, 1913 Mrs. Nannie Lee Wilson Jan 22, 1934
George W. Wilson Apr 29, 1914 Mrs. Docia D. Wilson Oct 12, 1935
Sally E. Welch (A) Aug 1, 1919 William A. Cotton (A) Mar 3, 1936
Sally E. Welch Sep 20, 1919 William A. Cotton May 17, 1936
Moddie B. Kelly (A) Dec 1924 Jim T. Pirtle (A) Aug 31, 1936
Jennie C. Waller Mar 30, 1925    
Office discontinued April 3, 1957; mail ordered sent to Bogata.


JONESBOROUGH-


Named for Henry Jones, hunter in the area as early as 1815. Adam Lawrence and William Hensley settled here in winter of 1815. One of the first anglo-american settlements in Texas. Later the site of Davenport. The two towns are not historically linked.
Office discontinued April 3, 1957; mail ordered sent to Bogata.


KANAWHA
(Pop 149)
In northwestern Red River County five miles southwest of Kiomitia in a bend of the Red River. Named for the Kanawha River in West Virginia by Dr. Charles P. Brown, first postmaster. Settled in 1850s.

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Charles P. Brown Nov 9, 1886 Mrs. Simie Hemmingway (A) Sept. 1, 1914
Edward P. Brown July 26, 1890 Mrs. Simie Hemmingway Dec 9, 1914
Charles D. Hart May 6, 1896    
James M. Robinson Aug 17, 1914    
Office discontinued January 31, 1954; mail ordered sent to Detroit.


KIOMATIA
(Pop 61)
In northwestern Red River County five miles northeast of Kiomitia in a bend of the Red River. Named for the Kiomatia River, an Indian word for clear water.

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Travis G. Write Jul 5, 1850 William A. Baker Feb 12, 1858
Benjamin H. Geer Jun 30, 1859
Name of office changed to Flintham's Tan Yard
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Thomas B. Flintham Dec 28, 1861 * Thomas F. Shelby Mar 26, 1863 *
Thomas B. Flintham Oct 16, 1865    
Name of office changed to Milton October 9, 1866.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
William Gear Oct 9, 1866 William D. Pearson Sep 23, 1867
Travis G. Wright Nov 25, 1867
Name of office changed to Kiomatia, June 26, 1868.
Postmaster Appointed    
Travis G. Wright June 26, 1868    
Office discontinued August 27, 1868.
Office reestablished July 12, 1871.
Postmaster Appointed    
Matthew W. Martin Jul 12, 1871    
Name of office changed to Hooks Ferry.
Postmaster Appointed    
T. W. Hooks Nov 17, 1875    
Name of office changed to Kiomatia December 26, 1876.
Postmaster Appointed    
Samuel J. Wright December 26, 1876    
Office discontinued June 26, 1886; mail ordered sent to Townsen
Office reestablished under name of Kiomache.
Postmaster Appointed    
Samuel J. Wright May 17, 1898    
Name changed to Kiomatia October 26, 1908.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Samuel J. Wright Oct 26, 1908 Samuel J. Wright March 5, 1915
George T. Wright Jan 27, 1913 George T. Wright (A) Oct 25, 1915
Zona E. Roberts April 22, 1914 George T. Wright Feb 28, 1916
Office discontinued June 9, 1918; mail ordered sent to Scrap.
Office reestablished under name of Kiomatia October 16, 1924.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Henry Robberson (A) Aug 16, 1924 Gilbert M. Deweese Aug 12, 1936
Henry Robberson Sep 22, 1927 Howard Garrett Mar 9, 1939
John M. Peterson (A) Aug 1, 1934 John Howard Garrett (A) Mar 10, 1939
John M. Peterson Oct 2, 1934 John Howard Garrett Nov 6, 1939
George T. Wright (A) May 1, 1936 Mrs. Essie McAfee (MA) June 7, 1943
G. M. Deweese (A) June 1, 1936 John Howard Garrett Apr 2, 1946
Office discontinued January 31, 1954; mail ordered sent to Detroit.


LA GRANGE-


Settled in early 1830's by James L. Latimer, Albert Latimer and Robert Hamilton. Unsuccessful in its bid for county seat in 1835, it died as a town. Name changed. See "MADRAS" for details.


LEILA-


Postmaster Appointed    
Jesse C, Deaver Apr 28, 1892    
Office discontinued June 2, 1893


LELIA-


Postmaster Appointed    
Harrold L. Norris Feb 13, 1894    
Office discontinued July 28, 1894.


LYDIA
(Pop 58)
In southeast Red River County eight miles southeast of Boxelder, named for Lydia Pritchett, daughter of David B. Pritchett, owner of general store in 1855 and postmaster. Settled about 1870.

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
David B. Pritchett Feb 10, 1885 Charles C. Crumb Jan 9, 1901
William C. Baker Oct 8, 1907 David A. Baker Feb 10, 1904
Office discontinued June 30, 1906.


McCOY-


Named for the Jasper McCoy family, plantation settlers prior to the Civil War.


McCULLOUGH


Ten miles northwest of Watson
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John W. McCullough Sep 7, 1891 Elizabeth Seale June 23, 1902
George McCullough Oct 31, 1893 Richard T. Haycock May 9, 1903
John B. Pope Nov 1, 1897 James H. Cox June 28, 1905
John W. McCullough Feb 23, 1899 Walter D. Steele Apr 11, 1908
Walter L. Gentry Oct 30, 1899 Buck M. Clark Mar 16, 1910
John M. Downing May 7, 1900
Office discontinued March 31, 1914; mail ordered sent to Acworth.


MADRAS


In central Red River County five miles east of Clarksville. Once known as LaGrange, in the early 1870's the site was renamed MADRAS by Thomas J. Dozier who established a general store and secured a post office in 1887.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Thomas J. Dozier Jul 7, 1887 John P. Igo Apr 20, 1894
Gilbert R. Igo Jun 8, 1905 John P. Igo Apr 10, 1920
Office discontinued June 15, 1925; mail ordered sent to Clarksville.


MANCHESTER
(Pop 125)
Eight miles east-northeast of Woodland. In an area settled in 1844 it was first named Taylor.In 1880 it was renamed Manchester for Manchester, Illinois (former home of many settlers)by Joseph E. Syrgley, postmaster
Office established under the name of Taylor.

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
F. M. White Aug 14, 1871 Joseph E. Syrgley Jan 20, 1880
John T. Smith Aug 1, 1877
Name of office changed to Manchester Aug 31, 1880.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Joseph E. Syrgley Aug 31, 1880 Mrs. Ollie E. Nalling (A) Sep 1, 1942
Willie Lee Mar 30, 1895 Mrs. Ollie E. Nalling Oct 22, 1942
Albert B. Carter June 1, 1895 Mrs. Fannie Bell Syrgley (A) June 28, 1945
Xenophon Cowan June 12, 1908 Mrs. Fannie Bell Syrgley Oct 15, 1946
Jay S. Clark Apr 7, 1919    
Albert S. Giddens Dec 20, 1919    


MAPLE SPRINGS-


Thought to be the oldest Anglo-American settlement in north Texas. It was believed settled first by William Humphries, who settled near some springs on Mustang Creek and called the place Maple Springs. Name changed. See Rosalie and Bogata for details.


MENA-


Five miles northwest of Boxelder
Postmaster Appointed    
Thomas P. Harvey Jul 30, 1901    
Office discontinued January 31, 1906; mail ordered sent to Annona.


MILL CREEK-


Sixteen miles east of Clarksville
Office established in Bowie County
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Elijah A. Birdwell Oct 23, 1851 James F. Warren
Isaac W. Lassiter June 6, 1853 Jul 7, 1857 Jan 24, 1862
Office changed into Red River County
Office discontinued January 21, 1867
Office reinstated April 30, 1868
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
William A. Mabry Apr 30, 1868 William H. Fouches Feb 8, 1869
Office discontinued January 7, 1870


MILTON-


Name changed; see Kiomatia for details


MOLLIE-


Five Miles Southwest of Lydia
Postmaster Appointed    
John M. Eitel Aug 17, 1903    
Office discontinued September 30, 1904; mail ordered sent to Dalby Springs


MONTEREY-

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Marcus W. Candle Apr 8, 1851 J. H. B. Dinwiddie Mar 3, 1852
Office discontinued June 28, 1854.


MOSELY-


Four miles northwest of Fulbright
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
James K. Martin Dec 11. 1882 Sam W. Westbrook Mar 13, 1890
Reuben G. Scott Jan 4, 1889 Thornton J. Taylor Apr 2, 1892
Office discontinued September 29, 1892; mail ordered sent to Fulbright.


MULBERRY-


Five miles east of Negley; developed as a village about 1890
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Harlston G. Gamble Oct 14, 1913 John M. Hawkins Jan 22, 1918
Office discontinued August 31, 1918; mail ordered sent to Negley.


NEGLEY-


In central northern Red River County eleven miles north of Clarksville
Postmaster Appointed    
George W. Mitchell June 13, 1892    
Office discontinued January 31, 1908
Office reestablished April 12, 1912
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Lloyd L. Jones Apr 12, 1912 Joe B. Knowles (A) Oct 17, 1933
Elmer E. Adams (A) Apr 9, 1925 Joe B. Knowles June 7, 1934
Elmer E. Adams Dec 19, 1925 Hughie A. Shepard June 19, 1939
Office discontinued December 3, 1965; mail ordered sent to Clarksville

OPAH


Ten miles southwest of McCullouch
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Thomas S. Brigance Aug 18, 1888 James A. Berry Aug 18, 1895
Maggie B. Clark June 7, 1893 Matthew H. Maroney Sep 19, 1896
Office discontinued November 27, 1896; mail ordered sent to Clarksville

OTIS-


Ten miles northeast of Clarksville
Postmaster Appointed    
Hiram H. Stone Sep 3, 1885    
Office discontinued May 2, 1891; mail ordered sent to Walnut Grove

PECAN POINT-


In northeastern Red River County. Began as a Caddoan Indian settlement called Natchitoch. A well known landmark, it was a trading post and camp site on the route to the upper river in the early days.

First American residents in the summer of 1811 were fugitives from justice. In 1815, George and Alex Wetmore, U.S. Army sutlers during War of 1812, established a trading house near the ancient buffalo river crossing. A rival trading house was established a few months later by William Mabbit. In 1816 permanent Anglo-American settlement began. The term Pecan Point was used in early settlement days to indicate either bank of the river; however, when Miller County, Arkansas broke up in 1828, the term became applicable only to the Texas settlement

Pecan Point plantation established in 1835 by Robert Hamilton, was on land originally acquired by Jacob Black in 1825. The plantation has been destroyed by the shifting river course. Slight ground undulations now mark the site of ancient Caddoan mounds in the area.

PETERS PRAIRIE
(Pop 40)
In central Red River County north of Clarksville. It is believed named for Stephen Peters who sent his plantation negroes intomthe area for timber and game.

PETERSBURG-


Named for Stephen Peters, plantation owner prior to 1860.

PINE BLUFFS-

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Isaiah W. Wells Jan 12, 1848 William H. Laboon Dec 31, 1856
Benjamin W. Parkinson Jul 16, 1853 John H. Candle Mar 17, 1858
Office discontinued July 12, 1859.
Office reestablished November 2, 1861*
Postmaster Appointed    
J. W. Dobbs Nov 12, 1861*    
Office suspended January 25, 1865.*

PINE CREEK-

Postmaster Appointed    
Samuel S. Smith Nov 4, 1846    

REAR-

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John W. Martin Oct 27, 1902 Caroline V. Brown May 4, 1904
Office discontinued Aug 15, 1906; mail ordered sent to Clarksville.

RIVER VIEW-


In northeast corner of the county nine miles southeast of Byarly on Red River. An early boat stop and crossing, it was called Harris Ferry for the man who operated the ferry in the late 1870's. Renamed River View in 1912.
Office established under name of Harris Ferry.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Lewis C. Stiler Mar 14, 1884 Richard S. McLean June 10, 1900
James M. Aydelotte Mar 21, 1890 Matthew Watson Feb 18, 1901
Andrew J. Martin Apr 19, 1893 John T. E. Anderson Jan 10, 1903
George W. McCarley Jan 19, 1899 Joseph R. Johnson Feb 2, 1907
Thomas S. Johnson May 21, 1908 Thomas S. Johnson Jul 31, 1911
John A. Reynolds Nov 12, 1910    
Name of office changed to River View May 21, 1912.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Thomas S. Johnson May 21, 1912 Preston J. Burford May 21, 1918
William M. Timmons Apr 9, 1915    
Office discontinued June 30, 1930; mail ordered sent to Clarksville.

ROBBINSVILLE-


In west central Red River county two and one-half south of present Bagwell. A ghost community.

Once again I will put in my two cents worth. The post office at Robbinsville was moved north when the railroad came through and name changed to Bagwell. There was once at least one store here and about 1910 there was a school. In this location now is a roadside park on Hwy 82.

ROSALIE-


In southwestern Red River County two miles east of Bogata. Originally known as Maple Springs, it was renamed when settlement moved to new location in 1880.
Office established under name of Maple Springs
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
William G. Miller May 21, 1851 James Thomas June 20, 1866
William Humphrey April 7, 1854 Mrs. Resa Ann McGuire Aug 3, 1866
William Reynolds Aug 14, 1856 Richard S. Van Way Dec 12, 1866
Richard S. Van Way May 6, 1858 John W. Wilson Nov 26, 1859
S. B. Smith June 17, 1861* Richard S. Van Way Dec 11, 1874
R. S. Van Way June 11, 1862* Francis M. Smith Dec 27, 1877
S. B. Smith Mar 20, 1862    
Name of office changed to Rosalie, June 28, 1880.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Francis M. Smith June 28, 1880 Druria T. Layton Jun 9, 1908
William A. Douglas Aug 9, 1898    
Office discontinued April 15, 1915; mail ordered sent to Bogata.

RUGBY
(Pop 24)
In western Red River County five miles northeast of Bogata. Settled prior to the Civil War, by 1870 it had a general store and cotton gin.

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
William E. Bartlett Jan 10, 1900 Charles A. Franklin Oct 22, 1902
William N. Bryson Feb 18, 1901 Charles D. Fariss Mar 22, 1906
Office discontinued January 2, 1907;
Office reestablished February 9, 1914.
Postmaster Appointed    
T. Jack H. Lemmons Feb 9, 1914    
Office discontinued June 19, 1929; mail ordered sent to Deport, Lamar County.

SAVANNAH-


Named for Savannah, Georgia by early settlers.

SCHRAEDER-


In northeastern Red River County seven miles southeast of Bryarly. Named for Albert B. Schraeder, general store owner and first postmaster.
Postmaster Appointed    
Albert B. Schraeder, Feb 9, 1912    
Office discontinued December 31, 1912. Mail ordered sent to River View

SHAWNEE-


Six miles east of Boxelder.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Isaac K. Dillard Aug 15, 1895 Wesley H. Bass Jul 23, 1897
Office discontinued December 1, 1897.
Office reestablished May 24, 1901.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John B. Smith May 24, 1901 Benjamin A. Rust Jan 24, 1906
John B. Smith May 24, 1901 Benjamin A. Rust Jan 24, 1906
Isiah L. Lawson Jan 30, 1904    

SHERRY-


In central Red River County six miles southwest of Clarksville. Developed around a cotton gin established in the late 1890s.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
James W. Cornett Jan 23, 1902 William R. Stagner Apr 28, 1911
Andrew J. Cornett Apr 4, 1905 Hugh C. Benton Feb 28, 1912
William R. Stagner Mar 22, 1906 Arthur C. Tuten Apr 28, 1918
Mary M. Morris Jul 1, 1908 Steward E. Mays Dec 20, 1819
Office discontinued May 15, 1923. Mail ordered sent to Clarksville.

SILVER CITY-


Located between Pine Creek and Red River on a mail route from Negley.

SPENCER-

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Moses Sipe Jul 16, 1957 William H. Dowdy Jul 15, 1853
Office discontinued May 26, 1860.
Office reestablished July 2, 1860.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
William H. Dowdy Jul 2, 1860 W. N. Lowry Apr 4, 1862*
Office discontinued November 5, 1866.

STANLEY-


In south central Red River County five miles south of Clarksville. Named for Fernifore Stanley of Tennessee, who came to Texas in March, 1842 and established a Plantation called Stanley's Prairie
Postmaster Appointed    
James M. Hubbard Dec 1, 1902    
Office discontinued Oct 15, 1906. Mail ordered sent to Clarksville.

STARKSVILLE-


Probably named for George A. N. Starkes, settler about 1860. Name changed.
See Detroit for Details

STEPHENSBOROUGH-


Nine miles north of Bagwell.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Obadiah Stephens Aug 7, 1871 Adam W. Stone May 21, 1877
Office discontinued April 7, 1879.

SWANSTOWN-


Four miles north of Annona
Postmaster Appointed    
Clovis Graves Apr 1, 1898    
Office discontinued March 13, 1899; mail ordered sent to English.

TAYLOR-


Name changed; see Manchester for details

TOMAHA-


Eight miles south of Kiomatia.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
William A. Park Aug 21, 1876 Robert C. Harris Jan 7, 1874
Office discontinued June 13, 1883; mail ordered sent to Manchester.

TOWSEN -


Four Miles east of Kiomatia.
Postmaster Appointed    
Blake W. Hooks Nov. 4, 1885    
Office discontinued May 15, 1905; mail ordered sent to Davenport.

VANDALIA
(Pop 25)
In central Red River County six miles east-northeast of Clarksville. Named by Sam H. Reed, first postmaster.

Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Sam H. Reed May 10, 1902 John C. Lyons Aug 6, 1910
Arthur W. Johnson Jul 19, 1906    
Office discontinued January 15, 1921; mail ordered sent to Clarksville.

VANDALIA-


In northern Red River County eleven miles northeast of Clarksville. Settled about 1850 by members of the Garrett Igo family of Kentucky.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Walter H. Colvert May 6, 1899 Albert C. Igo Sep 6, 1907
John H. Blake Feb 12, 1901 John T. Kilgore July 1, 1908
Albert C. Igo Mar 24, 1902 James Plumlee Mar 4, 1912
Charles H. Church May 9, 1903 Dan C. Latimer Aug 28, 1913
Office discontinued April 15, 1930; mail ordered sent to Clarksville.

WALKER'S STATION-


Named for postmaster, George W. Walker. Name changed. See Annona for details.

WALNUT GROVE-


Eight miles east of Stephensborough.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
James Monkhouse June 11, 1878 Maud L. Denison Apr 28, 1891
Maud L. Monkhouse May 14, 1890    
Office discontinued October 14, 1891; mail ordered sent to McCulloch.

WATSON


Twenty one miles northeast of Clarksville.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
Samuel E. Watson May 12, 1884 Mathew Watson May 4, 1904
Office discontinued May 31, 1907; mail ordered sent to May 31, 1907

WHITE ROCK
(Pop 40)

Settled by John Stiles as early as 1823 at a spot marked by a White Rock

WOODLAND
(Pop 60)


Ten miles north of Detroit. Named for location in a wooded area after 1857 around a store established by Edward Stuart.
Postmaster Appointed Postmaster Appointed
John A. Chambless June 24, 1878 David H. McCleskey Apr 22, 1902
John W. Houston Jul 29, 1886 John L. Kennedy Feb 19, 1906
John A. Chambless May 28, 1898 Dee P. Lawley Oct 14, 1909
David H. McCleskey May 9, 1899 Mrs. Maggie V. Phillips Jul 13, 1810
Annie H. Ward Nov 7, 1901    
Office discontinued January 31, 1954; mail ordered sent to Detroit.