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History of Post Offices and Early Postmasters

BOWMAN 1892-1894, 1894-1902

established July 14, 1892, Harrison C. Jackson
Caser R. Smith, May 19, 1893
closed February 1, 1894
re-opened April 4, 1894, Mounce B. Bowman
discontinued June 30, 1902, mail to Roswell

BOWMONT 1911-1954 was NEWELL

established January 26, 1910, as Newell
renamed Bowmont, August 23, 1923
Maggie M. Messmore
William Brothers, November 29, 1913
Frank Trayer, May 9, 1914
Arthur Diehlmar, March 29, 1918
Guy E. Kelly, August 17, 1918
William E. Marcum, October 17, 1919
Charles S. White, June 11, 1930
discontinued, July 15, 1954, mail to Nampa
10 m. S. of Nampa, 8 m. N. of Melba

BYRAM 1910-1912

established May 25, 1910, Jessie P. Byram
discontinued November 30, 1912, mail to Middleton

CALDWELL 1883-current (county seat)

established October 29, 1883, Theodore F. Davidson
Theodore W. Borne, June 11, 1885
Wilbur S. Bradley, April 24, 1887
Henry K. Hartley, February 6, 1895
Sophis Davis, January 28, 1899
Jake Horn, March 2, 1911
J. C. Ford, March 23, 1915
Justin B. Gowen, October 30, 1921
26 m. W. of Boise, 8 m. NW of Nampa
34 m. SE of Ontario, Oreg., 33 m. SE of Payette, Idaho

CANYON 1869-1870

established September 21, 1869, George W. Burns
discontinued March 2, 1879

GREENLEAF 1908-current

established April 30, 1918, Caleb J. Antrim
George W. Glemmons(?), January 23, 1911
Caleb J. Antrim, August 5, 1911
Seburn D. Williams, August 27, 1919
Richard D. Street, March 9, 1921
7 m. W. of Caldwell, 6 m. E. of Wilder
Section 27, T4N, R4W

HOUSTON 1920-current

established March 8, 1920, Mildred March
Carl O. Hammar, June 13, 1929

LEMP 1901-1904 was LOWER BOISE

renamed NOTUS
established September 21, 1869, as Lower Boise
renamed Lemp, December 13, 1901, Ida B. Mansell
renamed Notus April 14, 1904

LOWER BOISE 1869-1873, 1874-1882

1894-1901 renamed LEMP
established September 21, 1869, James W. Tucker
George A. Chapman, December 19, 1873
discontinued
re-established February 18, 1874
Charles J. F. Peterson, March 11, 1874
Catherine E. Peterson, December 2, 1878
William McKnett, May 16, 1881
discontinued July 17, 1882, mail to Middleton
re-opened March 12, 1894, Albert W. Pugsley
renamed Lemp, December 13, 1901

MELBA 1916-current

established July 28, 1916, Clay C. Todd
Rose J. Pettijohn, February 20, 1922
16 m. S. of Nampa

MIDDLETON 1866-current

established February 15, 1866, Elijah Burner
Perry Munday, June 26, 1868
Michner R. Jenkins, December 19, 1873
R. Byxbe, May 3, 1871
Abner Packard, June 21, 1875
William Jenkins, September 27, 1877
Edward Shainwald, September 30, 1878
Julus Shainwald, June 21, 1882
Montie B. Guinn, April 19, 1883
Abner Packard, March 24, 1884
Caleb K. Rosewell, May 5, 1885
Solomon Hasbrouck, May 11, 1886
Caleb K. Rosewell, May 24, 1887
Samuel S. Foote, September 27, 1887
Patrick J. Fahy, September 19, 1891
Joseph Hahn, March 30, 1896
Perry Smith, April 5, 1899
discontinued April 30, 1902 (rescinded April 28, 1902)
Josiah Cave, January 12, 1903
Hiram Stark, May 21, 190?
William Lemon, June 25, 1914
William W. McNair, April 3, 1922
6 m. NE of Caldwell, 8 m. W. of Star
Section 9, T4N, R2W

NAMPA 1887-current

Alexander Duffes, January 20, 1887
George M. Bowman, April 25, ______
George P. Thompson, October 16, 1888
Daniel Paxon, June 10, 1889
John W. Griffith, February 16, 1890
Dorwood King, April 15, 1893
Ozra E. Van Houten, May 4, 1897
Austin G. Nettleton, November 8, 1899
Claude H. Duvall, June 25, 1909
Howard H. King, July 25, 1913
Herman E. Gregory, May 1, 1920
George C. Jacossen, June 1920
Ned Jenness, May 31, 1924
on UPRy. 20 m. SW of Boise, 9 m. SE of Caldwell
Section 27, T3N, R2W

NEWELL 1910-1911 renamed BOWMONT

established January 26, 1910, Carmel A. Williams
renamed Bowmont, August 23, 1911

NOTUS 1886-1887, 1904-current (was LEMP)

established May 27, 1886, Daniel Harthoff
Mary E. Rubelmann, August 17, 1886
discontinued September 14, 1887, mail to Caldwell
re-established April 14, 1904, by renaming of Lemp
Ida B. Mansell
(see Lower Boise and Lemp)
John B. Shank, August 11, 1905
William D. Pedigo, December 9, 1908
Oral T. Andrews, February, 3, 1915
on Boise River, 8 m. NW of Caldwell
8 m. SE of Parma on UPRy.
Section 28, T5N, R4W

PARMA 1884-current

established February 20, 1884, Albert Fouch
Walter B. Mitchell, July 6, 1894
Richard H. Stockton, May 22, 1895
Walter B. Babcock, May 12, 1906
Daniel O. Castater, January 6, 1916
Ralph M. Castater, February 1, 1921
on UPRy. 16 m. NW of Caldwell, 20 m. S. of Ontario, Oregon
on Boise R.
Section 9, T5N, R5W

RIVERSIDE 1879-1879, 1881-1886

established March 12, 1879, Eliza J. McDowell
discontinued November 9, 1879
re-established September 8, 1882
Loring A. Sevey, March 27, 1882
Nathan Hulty, October 27, 1885
discontinued March 2, 1886, mail to Ontario, Oregon

ROSWELL 1893-1954

established July 11, 1893, Mary A. Murray
Helen M. Brush, June 23, 1899
Claude Van Cottier, May 24, 1907
Harvey E. Hunt, June 8, 1914
discontinued March 15, mail to Parma
4 m. SW of Parma, 6 N. of Wilder
T5N, R5W

UNION 1866-1868

established May 17, 1866, Edward Price
discontinued September 10, 1868

WALTERS 1888-1898

established April 24, 1888, Lewellyn R. Walter
Isreal Cannon, August 7, 1893
Shadrach L. Hodgins, August 14, 1896
George W. Resey, April 11, 1898
discontinued December 14, 1898, mail to Guffey
on Snake R. (no. bank), 18 m. S. of Nampa
Section 16, T1S, R2W

WILDER 1916-Date

(was WILDERIA)
established July 28, 1916, as Wilderia, Charles E. Burton
renamed Wilder August 29, 1916
Charles E. Mitchell, May 7, 1918
Elmer C. Hull, May 31, 1924
Ethel V. Foley, August 22, 1926
Lilla M. Kowalk, September 1, 1926
Claude C. McPherson, Jamuary, 25, 1927 9 m. S. of Parma, 5 W. of Homedale
Section 22, T4N, R4W

Sources

Abstracted from "History of Post Offices in Idaho." U.S. Post Office; Gem County Historical Society. It is an abstraction of an earlier, handwritten record and contains some spelling errors. If you see an error, please let me know and I will correct it. Also available at Idaho State Archives, 2205 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, Idaho. See also Mark Metkin's Idaho Post Offices.




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