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Dallas County, Iowa

Post Offices 1833 - 1986

by Alan H. Patera & John S. Gallagher

Submitted by Lynn McCleary on November 29, 2011


POST OFFICE ESTABLISHED DISCONTINUED WITH NOTES
Adell (formerly known as Penoach) 18 Dec 1849 by 1854 - name changed to Adel
Adel by 1854 still in operation
Alton 29 Mar 1858 28 Jun 1869 - name changed to Perry
Boone 16 Aug 1852 28 Jan 1861
re-established 7 Feb 1861 8 Feb 1871 - name changed to Booneville
Booneville (formerly known as Boone) 9 Feb 1871 still in operation
Bouton 20 Mar 1886 still in operation
Brough 16 Jun 1873 29 Sep 1900- mail routed to Linden
Chattanooga 1 Oct 1856 21 Jan 1868
Chicago 10 Sep 1858 15 Sep 1859
Dallas Centre 3 Sep 1869 9 Apr 1893 - name changed to Dallas Center
Dallas Center 10 Apr 1893 still in operation
Dawson 25 Oct 1887 still in operation
De Soto (officially spelled "Desoto" from 1 Dec !895 to 1 Dec 1905) 5 Aug 1868 still in operation
Dexter 30 Sep 1868 still in operation
Ephesus 4 Feb 1886 31 Dec 1887 - mail routed to Brough
Fairland 4 May 1880 25 Aug 1885 - mail routed to Dallas Centre
Gardiner 13 May 1908 15 Oct 1917 - mail routed to Douton
Granger 6 Nov 1885 still in operation
Greenvale 16 Nov 1857 11 Aug 1873 - mail routed to Redfield
re-established 2 Dec 1873 29 Sep 1900 - mail routed to Linden
Harvey's Mills 11 Nov 1878 17 Jan 1882 - name changed to Linden
Ingersoll 30 Nov 1885 15 Aug 1891 - mail routed to Granger
Kennedy 26 May 1880 30 Dec 1922 - mail routed to Adel
re-established 2 Nov 1923 15 Sep 1930 - mail routed to Adel
Langfitt 8 Aug 1891 31 Mar 1895 - mail routed to Panther
Linden (formerly Harvey's Mills) 27 Feb 1866 28 Dec 1871 - mail routed to Adel
re-established 18 Jan 1882 still in operation
Linn 20 Nov 1878 19 Oct 1883 - mail routed to Linden
McKay 9 Aug 1850 22 Feb 1855 - name changed to Wiscota
Minburn (formerly Pierce Point) 29 Apr 1870 still in operation
Moran 4 Dec 1908 31 Sep 1948 - mail routed to Woodward
Nordyk (formerly Commerce and in Polk County) 27 Oct 1868 13 Nov 1876 - mail routed to Booneville
Ortonville 7 Mar 1881 30 Sep 1904 - mail routed to Waukee
Osprey 4 May 1880 14 Mar 1882 - mail routed to Dallas Centre
Panther (formerly Panther Creek) 21 Jun 1883 28 Feb 1907 - mail routed to Dallas Center
Panther Creek 9 Nov 1875 20 Jun 1883 - name changed to Panther
Penoach 18 Nov 1847 17 Dec 1849 - name changed to Adell
Perry (formerly Alton) 29 Jun 1869 still in operation
Pierce Point 6 Jul 1857 28 Apr 1870 - name changed to Minburn
Redfield (formerly Wiscotta, Mckay) 3 Feb 1862 still in operation
Snyder 24 Aug 1858 3 Jul 1882 - mail routed to Xenia
Tracy 10 Apr 1868 30 Aug 1868 - name changed to Van Metre
Uncle Sam 16 May 1855 18 Dec 1855
Van Metre (formerly Tracy) 31 Aug 1868 by 1870 - name changed to Van Metre
Van Meter (officially spelled "Vanmeter" from 1 Dec 1895 to 1 Dec 1905) by 1870 still in operation
Waukee (formerly Waukee Station) 11 Aug 1874 still in operation
Wiscotta 20 Sep 1869 10 Aug 1874 - name changed to Waukee
Wiscotta (formerly McKay) 23 Feb 1855 2 Feb 1862 - name changed to Redfield
Woodward (formerly Xenia) 26 Jul 1882 still in operation
Xenia 28 Feb 1859 25 Jul 1882 - name changed to Woodward
Raney 30 Sep 1896 Rescinded 11 Jul 1898

Iowa Post Office Closings Being Considered 2011-2012

Booneville
Bouton
Dawson
Linden

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