Post Offices in Payette County, Idaho

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Big Willow Post Office (1907-1916)

Established on November 29, 1907
Discontinued June 30, 1916, when the post office was discontinued and all materials transferred to the Payette Post Office
NameTitleDate Appointed
Katherine P. Gess November 29, 1907
Jennie Shivers June 03, 1908
Anna Moore July 25, 1910




Falk's Store Post Office (1871-1910)

Established on October 07, 1871
Renamed Falk on December 15, 1910
NameTitleDate Appointed
James Tombs 1864 Toombs Store  
David & Nathan Falk 1867
   
Gustavis Kholberg October 07, 1871
James W. Patton June 20, 1874
Charles Leistner (Geistner) December 24, 1877
William R. Cartwright October 11, 1881
Abraham Frank December 13, 1886
Josiah Cave July 30, 1891
Frank L. Williams September 22, 1900
George H. Jacobs March 08, 1902
Edward T. Hoagland February 28, 1904
John L. Hoagland September 09, 1907


Falk Post Office (1910-1922)

Renamed FALK on December 15, 1910
Discontinued May 23, 1922, when the post office was discontinued and all materials transferred to the New Plymouth Post Office
Located on Payette River, 3 miles SE of New Plymouth (Section 7, T7N, R3W)
NameTitleDate Appointed
John L. Hoagland December 15, 1910
Edward T. Hoagland January 28, 1911
John S. Babcock October 19, 1912
Alvin N. Andrews August 07, 1914
John G. Julien October 15, 1918




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French Post Office (1907-1935)

Established on April 02, 1907
NameTitleDate Appointed
John Syme April 02, 1907
Joseph O. Tunnell April 02, 1918
Ira A. Corbit January 05, 1921
William E. Stern February 26, 1923
Mrs. Hazel A. Coates May 21, 1926




Fruitland Post Office (1910-Present)
Zip Code 83619

Established on January 15, 1910
Located 5 miles NW of New Plymouth, 5 miles SE of Ontario, Oregon (Section 34, T8N, R5W)

Article on the History of the Fruitland Post Office
NameTitleDate Appointed
Eugene A. StegnerPostmasterJanuary 15, 1910
Ursula A. Robinson (Mrs. H.E. Robinson)PostmasterApril 16, 1915
Mrs. R.G. WilsonActing PostmasterMay 1918
Jean StegnerPostmasterNovember 11, 1918 or January 1919
Iona Johnson (Mrs. Iona Anderson (wed) August 02, 1925)PostmasterDecember 22, 1921 or March 15, 1922
Laura S. EnbergPostmasterMarch 16, 1926
Louella HollenbeckPostmasterMarch 16, 1935
Mrs. Verna OlsonActing PostmasterMay 31, 1944
Verna (Olson/Uletta) GilbertPostmasterNovember 30, 1944
Mrs. Deloyce AyersOfficer-In-ChargeJune 30, 1973
Lloyd R. PuntenneyPostmasterFebruary 02, 1974
Rex E. Wilson Jr.PostmasterAugust 17, 1985
Margaret MerrillOfficer-In-ChargeMarch 31, 1998
James Donald PaytonPostmasterSeptember 12, 1998
Judy MechamOfficer-In-ChargeDecember 28, 2001
Rex G. GridleyPostmasterJune 01, 2002
Jeff JonesOfficer-In-ChargeFebruary 23, 2006

Fruitland Post Office Locations
Zip Code 83619

E.A. Stegner General Store1911
Brick Store Room Next to Johnson's StoreJune 1915
E.A. Stegner General StoreJanuary 1919
P.E. Johnson BuildingMarch 15, 1922
Ben Thomas BuildingFebruary 27, 1953
 January 12, 1968




New Plymouth Post Office (1896-Present)
Zip Code 83655

The first Post Office in New Plymouth was established in Falk's Store on the mailroute to Placerville (See Falk's Store Above)
The New Plymouth Post Office was originally established in Canyon County on April 13, 1896
It changed to Payette County in 1917 when Payette County was originally formed


NameTitleDate Appointed
Joseph H. ShawhanPostmasterApril 13, 1896
Edward E. ComptonPostmasterApril 14, 1898
Emma VeazeyPostmasterAugust 04, 1900
Frank S. StevensPostmasterFebruary 15, 1902
Hugh H. HamiltonAppointed PostmasterMay 1912
Hugh H. HamiltonPostmasterJuly 1912
Hugh H. HamiltonPostmasterNovember 23, 1921
William H. GoldsmithActing PostmasterMarch 08, 1934
William H. GoldsmithPostmasterJanuary 16, 1935
Charles L. FitzsimonsActing PostmasterJune 30, 1951
Joseph C. NewmanActing PostmasterJune 24, 1953
Joseph C. NewmanPostmasterJuly 06, 1954
Charles L. FitzsimonsActing PostmasterNovember 15, 1967
Charles L. FitzsimonsPostmasterApril 04, 1968
Kenneth R. FrasierOfficer-In-ChargeJanuary 14, 1977
Geraldine E. DowningPostmasterJune 04, 1977
Debbie BaumannOfficer-In-ChargeJune 30, 1992
Diana KendallOfficer-In-ChargeOctober 19, 1992
Barbara C. ThompsonPostmasterMarch 06, 1993
Elaine J. LarsonPostmasterOctober 12, 1996
Jeff WinberryOfficer-In-Charge 
Matthew P. HallyPostmasterNovember 26, 2005




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Payette Post Office (1883-Present)
Zip Code 83661

Established on April 20, 1883
NameTitleDate Appointed
William F. Masters April 20, 1883
David S. Lamme May 5, 1885
George P. JohnsonOwner1884
David S. Lamme July 01, 1887 to April 30, 1889
George P. Johnson February 18, 1889 or May 01, 1889 to May 16, 1893
William A. Coughanour April 17, 1893 or May 17, 1893 to January 31, 1897
Timothy Driscoll January 04, 1897 or February 01, 1897 to July 07, 1897
George P. Johnson  May 03, 1897 or July 08, 1897 to March 31, 1903
Bert Venable February 26, 1903 or April 01, 1903 to April 07, 1915
E. T. Bowman April 08, 1915 or December 16, 1915 to June 30, 1920
Albert E. White July 01, 1920 to October 15, 1937
Logan M. BowmanActing PostmasterOctober 15, 1937 to November 29, 1937
Logan M. BowmanPostmasterNovember 30, 1937 to August 21, 1957
Glenn E. LeversActing PostmasterOctober 04, 1957 to July 02, 1958
Glenn E. LeversPostmasterJuly 03, 1958 to May 28, 1971
Forrest H. CockerumOfficer-In-ChargeMay 28, 1971 to December 10, 1971
Forrest H. CockerumPostmasterDecember 11, 1971 to 1978
Kenneth R. FrazierPostmasterAugust 25, 1979
Myrna L. CumptonOfficer-In-ChargeFebruary 25, 1983
James Randy AtkinsonOfficer-In-ChargeApril 27, 1983
Jesse L. HerndonPostmasterJune 25, 1983
Allan E. GraceOfficer-In-ChargeAugust 28, 1990
Carolyn IsenhartOfficer-In-ChargeDecember 31, 1995
David O. ChiavarasPostmasterMay 11, 1996
James B. BaileyOfficer-In-ChargeDecember 23, 2004
James B. BaileyPostmasterApril 30, 2005


Payette Store (1872-1881)

Established on January 09, 1872
Discontinued on April 26, 1881
NameTitleDate Appointed
Andrew J. McFarland January 09, 1872
Murphy C. Fleck March 12, 1879




Payetteville (1864-1877 & 1877-1878)

Established on July 08, 1864
Discontinued on January 29, 1877 and Re-established October 16, 1878
NameTitleDate Appointed
Madison Clahoun July 8, 1864
George Coggan January 12, 1865
George W. Hunt December 08, 1866




Washoe Post Office (1873-1875 & 1885-1898)

Established September 23, 1873 and Discontinued September 27, 1875 Re-established on December 09, 1885
Discontinued June 16, 1898 when the post office was discontinued and all materials transferred to the Payette office
Located on Snake River, 2 miles SW of Payette (Section 5, T8N, R5W)
NameTitleDate Appointed
John (James) Hanity September 23, 1873
   
A. Rossi December 09, 1885 or January 19, 1886 to November 15, 1895
Harlan P. Pomeroy October 04, 1895 or November 16, 1895 to May 15, 1897
Esther M. Saling April 06, 1897 or May 16, 1897 to July 1, 1898



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