Cedar County, Iowa
Post Offices 1833 - 1986
by Alan H. Patera & John S. Gallagher

Submitted by Lynn McCleary October 16, 2011

POST OFFICE ESTABLISHED DISCONTINUED WITH NOTES
Apollo 17 Jun 1858 17 Sep 1859
Batespark 7 Sep 1898 rescinded 26 Sep 1898
Batesport 6 Jul 1898 rescinded 24 Aug 1898
Bennett 30 Jan 1885 still in operation
Brick House 10 Aug 1865 16 Oct 1866
Buchanan 11 Jun 1887 31 Dec 1942 - mail routed to Tipton
Cedar 19 Sep 1853 20 Feb 1863
Cedar Bluff (formerly Gower's Ferry, Cedar River) 30 Dec 1859 31 Oct 1953 - mail routed to Tipton
Cedar River 24 Jun 1841 27 Feb 1847
Cedar River, re-established 27 Mar 1848 2 Jul 1849 - name changed to Gower's Ferry
Cedar Valley 17 Sep 1885 15 Aug 1930 - mail routed to West Branch
Centredale 1 Mar 1871 23 Oct 1884 - name changed to Centerdale
Centerdale 24 Oct 1884 15 Nov 1949 - mail routed to West Liberty, Muscatine County
Cessford 12 Mar 1867 26 Jun 1871 - mail routed to Tipton
Clarence (formerly Onion Grove, Union Grove) 2 Apr 1862 still in operation
Downey 11 Apr 1857 17 May 1957 - mail routed to West Branch
Durant (formerly Centre Grove and in Muscatine County) 13 Feb 1857 still in operation
Gower's Ferry (formerly Cedar River) 3 Jul 1849 29 Dec 1859 - name changed to Cedar Bluff
Gower's Ferry, re-established 2 Feb 1870 8 Jan 1877 - mail routed to Morse, Johnson County
Harwell 30 Oct 1854 21 Jul 1862
Honey Grove 28 Sep 1854 23 Dec 1858
Inland 30 Jul 1852 22 Jan 1886 - mail routed to Bennett
Lactin 19 Dec 1851 16 Mar 1857
Lime City (formerly Munn) 18 Jan 1894 31 Oct 1905 - mail routed to Wilton Junction, Muscatine County
Lithgow 18 Feb 1860 3 May 1861
Lowden 25 Jan 1858 10 Oct 1859
Lowden re-established 14 Dec 1859 still in operation
Massillon, first established in Clinton County. 1 Aug 1844 12 Sep 1853 - name changed to Toronto, Clinton County
Massillon (Cedar Co.), re-established 30 Jan 1854 13 Jun 1865 - mail routed to Lowden
Massillon, re-established 8 Apr 1867 31 Dec 1958 - name changed to Rural (station) Branch of Lowden
Massillon Rural (Station) Branch 1 Jan 1959 16 Jun 1967 - mail routedto Lowden
Mechanicsville (formerly Pioneer Grove) 21 May 1858 still in operation
Munn 24 Dec 1883 17 Jan 1894 - name changed to Lime City
Onion Grove (formerly Union Grove) 18 Nov 1854 1 Apr 1862 - name changed to Clarence
Pedee 28 Feb 1845 30 Nov 1859
Pedee re-established 7 Dec 1859 30 Sep 1890 - mail routed to Springdale
Pioneer Grove 29 Jan 1847 20 May 1858 - name changed to Mechanicsville
Plato 8 Jan 1885 15 Aug 1919 - mail routed to West Branch
Pleasant Hill 24 Jul 1855 2 Jan 1861
Pleasant Hill re-established 19 Feb 1861 6 Feb 1879 - mail routed to Rochester
Pleasant Hill re-established 5 Mar 1879 19 Jan 1880 - mail routed to Tipton
Pleasant Hill re-established 9 Mar 1880 8 Aug 1882 - mail routed to Sugar Creek Mills
Red Oak 6 Oct 1853 12 Mar 1871 - name changed to Shiloh
Rochester (formerly Rock Creek) 20 Mar 1854 15 Jun 1903 - mail routed to Tipton
Rock Creek, Dubuque County, Wisconsin Territory 19 Jul 1837 19 Mar 1854 - name changed to Rochester
Rosette 15 May 1855 30 Dec 1868 - mail routed to Lowden
Shiloh (formerly Red Oak) 13 Mar 1871 5 Aug 1875 - mail routed to Tipton
Shiloh re-established 20 Sep 1875 15 Mar 1890 - mail routed to Stanwood
Side Hill 18 Feb 1860 16 Sep 1861
Side Hill re-established 19 May 1862 5 Jan 1863
Spring Dale 20 Oct 1851 in the 1870's name changed to Springdale
Springdale in the 1870's 15 Sep 1933 - mail routed to West Liberty, Muscatine County
Stanwood 5 Mar 1869 still in operation
Sugar Creek (formerly Sugar Creek Mills) 21 Jun 1883 1 Feb 1887 - mail routed to Wilton Junction, Muscatine County
Sugar Creek Mills 19 Jan 1874 20 Jun 1883 - name changed to Sugar Creek
Sunbury 29 Sep 1892 23 Jun 1976 - mail routed to Wilton, Muscatine County
Tipton 23 Jul 1840 still operating
Union Grove 10 May 1854 17 Nov 1854 - name changed to Onion Grove
Wald 28 Apr 1896 14 May 1898 - mail routed to Stanwood
West Branch 4 Apr 1854 still in operation
** officially spelled Westbranch 1 Dec 1895 about 1905
Woodbridge 7 Apr 1846 21 Jan 1869 - mail routed to Tipton
Woodbridge re-established 12 Feb 1886 9 Aug 1887 - mail routed to Tipton
Yankee Grove 21 Oct 1852 10 May 1854
York Prairie 15 Apr 1863 19 Feb 1873 - mail routed to Tipton
Zoar 1 Jul 1864 7 Nov 1871 - mail routed to Oasis, Johnson County

Another really good reference book:
Postmarked Iowa; a List of Discontinued and Renamed Post Offices by Guy Reed Ramsey, J.B. Publish Co.

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