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Postal Routes in Oklahoma and Indian Territory

Source: Post Route Map of Oklahoma and Indian Territories (1903)

Most of the routes that I have identified so far started at a Post Office that was on a railroad, then mail was taken from there on to other Post Offices that didn't themselves have rail service.   Major Post Offices along the Railroad might get a delivery six times a week.  Others got three deliveries.  Still others, only two.  Most of the small offices in outlying areas received only one delivery a week.  In some cases, however, a short route started from an outlying office to connect with service at an existing one.  These were usually once-a-week routes.  The information in this chart was obtained using a black-and-white copy,  so that it was not possible to reliably interpret the original color-coding that indicated the frequency of deliveries. 

Counties, Lands, and Nations are as defined in Territorial times and thus do not necessarily correspond to present-day counties.  Eight of the thirty-two Lands/Tracts, Counties and Nations of The Twin Territories have now been completed.

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 Originating Post Offices in Beaver Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits (Complete)
Mineral (mail received from Clayton, NM Territory)

Three routes to Kenton, Garrett, and Gallienas, with a short route serving Regnier, KS from Gallienas.

Guymon (Station on the C.R.I.S.P.)

One route to Eubank and Roy, which continued to Mansfield, TX

Goodwell (Station on the C.R.I.S.P.)

None

Optima (Station on the C.R.I.S.P.) To Hardesty
Hooker (Station on the C.R.I.S.P.) None
Tyrone (Station on the C.R.I.S.P.) None
Caple To Hardesty, connecting with existing service.
Range (mail received from Hereford, TX) To Hardesty, connecting with existing service.
Beaver-east - Beaver-west (mail received from route starting on the A. T. & SF) To Boyd (with short route from Boyd to Fulton), Grand Valley, and Hardesty. Separate short routes to Elwood, Floris, and Hibbs.  Route to Miles, Odee, and Meade KS.
Sophia To Logan, through  Paladin (with special supply route to Wentworth), connecting with existing service.
Lockwood To Logan, connecting with existing service.
Venus (mail received from route starting on the A. T. & SF) To Ivanhoe and Logan.
Gate (mail received from route starting at Engelwood, KS) To Zelmar, Riverside and Beaver.  To Cline, Custer, and Logan.
Coin To Zelmar, connecting with existing service.
Esther To Zelmar, connecting with existing service.
 

Originating Post Offices in Woodward Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

Readout To Murray and Gate, connecting with existing service.
Cupid To Wyanot, Laverne, and Cline, Connecting with existing service.
   
 

Originating Post Offices in Woods Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Woods  
 

Originating Post Offices in Grant Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

Grant   
 

Originating Post Offices in Kay Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Kansas Lands, Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits (complete)

Washango Route out of Kaw, Noble Co.
 

Originating Post Offices in Osage Nation, Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits (complete)

Pawhuska (mail from Elgin, KS) Route to Hominy. Route to Grayhorse and Ralston (Pawnee Co.)
Fairfax (mail received from Ponca, Kay Co.) To Grayhorse.
 

Originating Post Offices in Garfield Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Garfield  
 

Originating Post Offices in Noble Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

Noble    
 

Originating Post Offices in Pawnee Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Pawnee  
 

Originating Post Offices in Payne Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Payne  
 

Originating Post Offices in Day Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Dewey Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Dewey  
 

Originating Post Offices in Blaine Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Blaine  
 

Originating Post Offices in Kingfisher Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Kingfisher  
 

Originating Post Offices in Logan Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

Logan   
 

Originating Post Offices in Lincoln Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

Wellston Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.
Warwick Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.  Route to Rossville and Hilton. 
Wright Route through Mitchell and Fallis to Wellston, connecting with existing service.
Partridge Route through Carney, Speer, and Ida to Chandler, connecting with existing service.
Tryon Route to Ripley, in Payne Co., connecting with existing service.
Parkland Route to Chandler, connecting with existing service.  Special supply route to Agra.
Kendrick Route to Stroud, connecting with existing service.
Stroud Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.  Route to Baker and Avery.
Mallon Route to Stroud, connecting with existing service.
Chandler Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.  Route to Ellis, Mills, Payson and Meeker, continuing south into Pottawatomie Co.  Branch from Payson to Anvil, Guild, and Lydia.
Sparks Route to Chandler, connecting with existing service.
Lambdin Route through Prague to Hagar, in Pottowatomie Co., connecting with existing service.  Special supply routes eastward to Paden and Boley, in the Creek Nation.
Davenport Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.  Route to Clematis and Handley. 
Arlington Route through the Sac and Fox Agency, connecting with existing service at Stroud.
 

Originating Post Offices in Roger Mills Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Custer Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Custer  
 

Originating Post Offices in Washita Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

Washita   
 

Originating Post Offices in Caddo Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Canadian Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Oklahoma Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits (complete)

Oklahoma (now Oklahoma City) Station on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf, the A. T. & SF, and the St. Louis and San Franciso Railroads.
Wheatland Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.
Council Station on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf.
Mishak On railroad spur from Oklahoma.
Dickson Station on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf.
Choctaw Station on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf.
Harrah Station on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf.
Halifax Special supply route from McLoud, in Pottawatomie Co.
Spencer Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.
Jones Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.
Luther Station on the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad.  Route to Servado.
Edmond Station on the A. T. & SF.  Route to Arcadia.  Route to Whisler, continuing westward into Canadian Co.
 

Originating Post Offices in Cleveland Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Cleveland  
 

Originating Post Offices in Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Pottawatomie  
 

Originating Post Offices in Kiowa Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Greer Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

 Greer  
 

Originating Post Offices in Comanche Co., Oklahoma Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Quapaw Tract,  Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits (complete)

Quapaw Station on the K.C. F.S. & M. Railroad
Peoria Route from Baxter Springs, KS.
Miama Station on the St.L & S.F and the K.C. F.S. & M. railroads.  Special supply route to Ottawa.
Wyandotte Station on the S.L. & S.F. railroad.
 

Originating Post Offices in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Creek Nation, Indian Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Seminole Nation, Indian Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits (complete)

Keokuk Falls (mail received from route starting at the Shawnee Station of the Choctaw & Oklahoma RR) To Little.
Tidmore Station on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad
Mekusukey To Earlsboro, in Pottawatomie Co., O.T., connecting with existing service.
Wolf To Maud, in Pottawatomie Co., O.T., connecting with existing service.
Wewoka Station on the Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf Railroad, with a route to Emahaka and Tate.  Also the origin of a special supply route to Butner, in the Creek Nation.
Sasakwa Station on the A. T. & SF Railroad.
 

Originating Post Offices in Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

   
 

Originating Post Offices in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, Showing Major Branches, Destinations and Final Splits

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