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Source: Post Offices 1833 - 1986 by Alan H. Patera & John S. Gallagher
Submitted by Shirley Plumb, July 30, 2012

POSTAL SERVICE
POST OFFICE ESTABLISHED DISCONTINUED WITH NOTES
Adelphi 1 Oct 1856 29 Jun 1935 - mail routed to Runnels
Alleman 3 Jun 1908 still in operation * July 2012 consideration to be closed
Altoona 31 Jul 1868 still in operation
Ankeny 28 Dec 1874 still in operation
Apple Grove 16 Aug 1849 18 Oct 1867
          re-established 30 Oct 1867 6 Mar 1868 - mail routed to Williamsville, Jasper Co., IA
          re-established 29 Jul 1893 31 May 1868 - mail routed to Mitchelville
Ashawa 16 Aug 1871 31 Dec 1904 - mail routed to Valley Junction
Avon 15 Aug 1857 1 Nov 1860
          re-established 4 Dec 1861 11 Jan 1867 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 12 Mar 1867 6 Nov 1871 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 18 Jun 1883 30 Jan 1904 - mail routed to Levey
          re-established
          (formerly Avon Station)
1 Apr 1904 31 Mar 1921 - mail routed to Carlisle
Avon Station 30 Dec 1872 17 Jun 1883 - name changed to Avon
Ayers Grove 3 Mar 1880 14 Dec 1882 - mail routed to Towner Lake
Berwick 31 Jan 1884 still in operation
Bloomington 8 Jan 1856 29 Dec 1863 - mail routed to Des Moines
           re-established
          (formerly Elkhart)
2 Feb 1864 28 Oct 1864 - mail routed to Des Moines
Bondurant 14 Feb 1884 still in operation
Camp 17 Oct 1882 21 Jun 1887 - mail routed to Des Moines
Camp Dodge Station of Des Moines 1 Jul 1917 19 Apr 1919
          re-established 15 Jul 1942 29 Feb 1952
Campbell 15 Sep 1882 15 Dec 1930 - mail routed to Valley Junction
Carbondale (formerly Youngstown) 31 Aug 1899 15 Jan 1901 - mail routed to Altoona
Carleton 13 Jan 1848 5 Nov 1849
Carlisle (formerly Dudley) 12 Jan 1852 See Warren County
Carney 11 Mar 1908 14 Feb 1920 - mail routed to Ankeny
Chesterfield 18 Jun 1883 31 Dec 1903 - mail routed to Des Moines
Clive 8 Feb 1882 7 Jan 1972 - name changed to Classified Branch of Des Moines
Coal Hill 21 Jun 1893 31 Oct 1893 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 31 Jan 1894 5 Jun 1894
Commerce 31 Aug 1868 26 Oct 1868 - name changed & mail routed to Nordyke, Dallas Co. IA
          re-established
          (formerly Commerce Mills)
30 Sep 1881 31 Jul 1944 - mail routed to West Des Moines
Commerce Mills 25 Aug 1870 29 Sep 1881 - name changed to Commerce
Cope 3 Dec 1880 16 Oct 1885 - mail routed to Oldfield
Crocker 7 Apr 1882 15 Nov 1918 - mail routed to Ankey
Delaware 4 Apr 1854 8 Feb 1855
Des Moines (formerly Fort Des Moines,           Raccoon River) 30 Jul 1857 still in operation
Dudley 8 Jan 1850 11 Jan 1852 - name changed to Carlisle
East Des Moines 15 May 1858 10 Feb 1860
Elkhart 15 Nov 1854 7 Jan 1856 - named changed to Bloomington
          re-established 3 Sep 1867 still in operation
Enterprise 26 Mar 1903 10 Sep 1920 - mail routed to Elkhart
Everton 16 Dec 1858 19 Mar 1859
Farrar 6 Sep 1904 30 Sep 1959 - name changed to Rural Branch of Maxwell
Farrar Rural Branch 1 Oct 1959 30 Jun 1970 - mail routed to Maxwell (Story Co.)
Fort Des Moines (1) (formerly Racoon River . A site change across the Des Moines River accompanied the name change. A prior Fort Des Moines operated in 1837-1838 in Lee County. 31 Dec 1846 29 Jul 1857 - name changed to Des Moines
Fort Des Moines (2) 4 Jun 1904 15 Nov 1955 - mail routed to Des Moines
Freel 9 Apr 1850 18 Apr 1859
Green Bush 26 Jul 1850 30 Mar 1854 - name changed to Fort Plain in Warren County.
Greenwood 22 Nov 1861 18 Feb 1886 - mail routed to Des Moines
Grimes 13 Feb 1882 still in operation
Harvey's Point 6 Aug 1850 28 Jul 1852
Hastie 27 Jul 1883 15 Oct 1891 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 28 Feb 1898 19 Dec 1908 - mail routed to Adelphi
Hatton 12 Apr 1882 15 Nov 1890 - mail routed to Des Moines
Herrold 2 Feb 1909 12 Nov 1944 - mail routed to Grimes
Hopkins' Grove 4 Oct 1850 11 Apr 1856
Ivy 17 Jan 1883 8 Jul 1886 - mail routed to Oakwood
          re-established 12 Feb 1887 31 Mar 1902 - mail routed to Altoona
Johnston 28 Apr 1909 30 Nov 1912 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 2 Jun 1923 still in operation
Keen 3 Mar 1898 15 Jun 1905 - mail routed to Des Moines
Kirkwood 24 Aug 1858 2 Aug 1864 - mail routed to Des Moines
Levey 26 Dec 1880 28 Feb 1894 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 23 May 1894 15 Sep 1904 - mail routed to Avon
Lincoln 5 Jul 1861 22 Dec 1870 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 7 Apr 1871 10 Jun 1886 - mail routed to Hatton
Loring 6 Jan 1905 31 Jan 1910 - mail routed to Maxwell (Story Co.)
Marquisville 4 Nov 1892 31 Dec 1907 - mail routed to Des Moines
Marybell 25 Nov 1893 31 Mar 1902 - mail routed to Runnells
McDevitt (formerly McDevitt's Grove) 20 Jun 1883 15 Dec 1884 - mail routed to Des Moines
McDevitt's Grove 21 Jan 1879 19 Jun 1883 - name changed to McDevitt
Midway 30 Jun 1855 24 Oct 1857
Mitchellville 18 Oct 1860 still in operation
Montacute 5 Nov 1849 11 Aug 1852 - name changed to Polk City
Nobleton 3 May 1872 30 Dec 1878 - mail routed to Altoona
North Des Moines 7 Aug 1888 31 Dec 1899 - mail routed to Des Moines
Norwoodville 17 Apr 1903 14 Feb 1920 - mail routed to Berwick
Oakwood 2 Jan 1885 31 Jul 1891 - mail routed to Chesterfield
Oakwood Station 7 Apr 1871 16 Feb 1883 - mail routed to Des Moines
Oldfield 22 Dec 1880 20 Nov 1900 - mail routed to Maxwell (Story Co.)
Palmer 8 May 1871 6 Oct 1885 -mail routed to Crocker
Peoria City 8 May 1856 5 Apr 1833 - mail routed to Maxwell (Story Co.)
Polk (formerly Montacute, Polk City) 14 Jun 1883 30 Nov 1924 - name changed to Polk City
Polk City (formerly Montacute) 12 Aug 1852 13 Jun 1883 - name changed to Polk (Formerly Montaute)
          re-established 1 Dec 1924 still in operation
Raccoon River 13 Dec 1845 30 Dec 1846 - name changed to Fort Des Moines
Rider 29 May 1900 15 Nov 1905 - mail routed to Des Moines
Ridgedale 17 Jun 1858 18 Jun 1873 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 12 Aug 1873 10 Dec 1874 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 26 Jul 1875 12 Oct 1881 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 27 Jan 1882 31 Mar 1902 - mail routed to Grimes
Rising Sun 10 Jan 1853 8 Aug 1853
          re-established 31 Oct 1853 19 Apr 1882 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 31 May 1882 31 Mar 1902 - mail routed to Altoona
Runnells 24 Mar 1882 still in operation
Santiago 5 Jan 1885 19 Dec 1908 - mail routed to Mitchellville
Saylorsville 7 Jul 1856 5 Mar 1895 - name changed to Saylorville
Saylorville 11 May 1850 3 Nov 1855
          re-established 6 Mar 1895 31 Oct 1895 - mail routed to Marquisville
Sevastapol 24 Feb 1880 31 Dec 1889 - mail routed to Des Moines
Sheldahl (first established in Story Co. then in Polk Co. 1885-1891 and after 16 Apr 1896) 10 Nov 1874 still in operation
Three Rivers 28 Dec 1848 10 Oct 1854 - name changed to Hartford in Warren County
Tibbitt 16 Dec 1880 22 Oct 1883 - mail routed to Elkhart
Towner (formerly Towner Lake) 21 Jun 1883 13 Nov 1885 - mail routed to Grimes
Towner Lake 21 Jan 1879 20 Jun 1883 - name changed to Towner
Trent 8 Dec 1874 15 Dec 1894 - mail routed to Marquisville
Tyner 16 May 1879 15 Nov 1902 - mail routed to Bondurant
University Place 5 Apr 1886 31 Dec 1889 - mail routed to Des Moines
Urbandale 1 Feb 1912 30 Apr 1914 - name changed to Classified Branch of Des Moines
Valley Junction 16 Aug 1871 22 Oct 1878 - mail routed to Des Moines
          re-established 12 Nov 1887 31 Jan 1938 - name changed to West Des Moines
Walnut Creek 25 Apr 1856 28 Oct 1856
West Des Moines
(formerly Valley Junction)
1 Feb 1938 7 Jan 1972 - name change to Classified Branch of Des Moines
Youngstown 9 Jan 1891 30 Aug 1899 - name changed to Carbondale



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