Santa Clarita Valley History In Pictures

Newhall Post Office.

Post Office Department
Chief Post Office Inspector

April 25, 1940.

Miss Mary F. Brunner,
Box 246,
Newhall, California.

My dear Miss Brunner:

In response to your request of April 16, 1940, there is furnished hereafter available information concerning the history of the post office at Newhall, California.

The records indicate that the post office at Newhall, California was established on January 16, 1877, with George Campton as the first postmaster. There is attached a list prepared by the office of the First Assistant Postmaster General, showing all the postmasters of record who have served at the office, with dates of appointment.

It is shown that the office was established on Route No. 46129, with Cyrus H. Cotter as contractor, but details of the service are not available at this time.

The earliest record of compensation to the postmaster at Newhall shows that for 184 days of the fiscal year ended June 30, 1877, he received $29.26. Early receipts of the office are not available at the present time.

The records indicate that domestic money order business was established at Newhall on July 5, 1887, and that international money order business was established there on July 1, 1921.

The records also indicate that rural delivery service was established at the office on November 1, 1928.

The 1939 United States Official Postal Guide does not list the office as having city delivery service.

There is enclosed mimeographed material on the Post Office Department and the postal service, which it is believed will be of interest to you.

It is hoped the information furnished will be of assistance to you.

Sincerely yours,
/s/ K.P. Aldrich
Chief Inspector.


Post Office Department
First Assistant Postmaster General


George Campton January 16, 1877 (Established)
Gardner M. Bryant August 16, 1887
George Campton August 6, 1889
Francis H. Landell December 14, 1905
Edgar B. Lewman February 24, 1912
Albert C. Swall January 19, 1915
Belle Kornelissen (Acting) January 21, 1924
Belle Kornelissen March 7, 1924
Effie Samson (Acting) January 7, 1929
Mrs. Minnie E. Dawson (Acting) February 7, 1929
Mrs. Minnie E. Dawson May 23, 1929
Mrs. Lela Opal Houghton (Acting) August 13, 1933
Mrs. Lela Opal Houghton March 8, 1935

Newhall Post Office (Current Status as of June 20, 1940)
Source: Newhall Post Office

Rating of present Post Office 3rd class
Personnel 4
Number of daily mail arrivals 5
Number of daily mail departures 4
Business for 1939
Stamp sales 6952.41
Postal money orders 97022.22
Baby bonds are handled, but no postal savings.
Rural Route
Established November 1928
Number of miles of R.F.D. 32.55
Territory covered by R.F.D. Weldon Canyon
Pico Canyon
Placerita Canyon
Outlying territory
First carrier Theodore Kornelissen
Present carrier Same


History & Postmasters 1877/1940


Postmark 1/20/1881


To Mrs. Y. del Valle
Postmark 6/2/1884


From J.F. Powell
Postmark 6/20/1893


August Ferrier
Postmark 12/2?/1908


Postmark 1/5/1914


Butterfield Overland Mail Centennial Cover Postmarked 10/8/1958

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