Lowell Postal Service

Lowell Postal Service (HM1R8G)

Location: Lowell, AR 72745 Benton County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 15.441', W 94° 7.885'

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The earliest postal area was at Cross Hollows. Records show the Bloomington Post Office was changed to Lowell, March 9, 1881 with Paul F. Lewis, Postmaster. Insets show a 1900 Post Office building on North Jackson Street. The one next door to Green & Henry Store was probably before 1900. Personal knowledge places a post office north of the Lowell Bank in 1929, downstairs in IOOF building in 1949, and later south of that building, where Electric Company is in 2009. The next move was to the north end of the present Fire Department. Lowell's rapid growth soon required a larger building. It moved two doors west of the railroad crossing on Monroe Street. Yet, another growth spurt pushed it further south on Lincoln Street where it is in 2009.
Some early postmasters were: Edwin J. Bishop, 1907; Jesse Mabry, 1910; Hugh McClure, 1913; Nina B. Cowan, 1919; Again as Nina B. Neil; Perry V. Johnson, 1920; James H. Smith, 1928; Myrtle Nail, 1934; Tolbert H. Graham, 1936; Arthur Mayes, 1942; Canda Smith, 1943; Marjorie Collier, 1948; and Elza R. Tucker, July 1, 1949. W. H. Cowan was the rural carrier in the 1920's. Sam Cupps was Route No. 1 carrier in the 1930's. Elza Tucker was rural carrier for many years and retired after 31 years of service. Now there are 6 routes out of Lowell.
HM NumberHM1R8G
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Date Added Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 398358 N 4013086
Decimal Degrees36.25735000, -94.13141667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 15.441', W 94° 7.885'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 15' 26.46" N, 94° 7' 53.1" W
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Area Code(s)479
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 217 Jackson St, Lowell AR 72745, US
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