Lowell Postal Service
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Bank of Lowell (a few steps from this marker); Train Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); Evaporator Near Railroad Track (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Jail (within shouting distance of this marker); Canning Factory (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of Bloomington (Mudtown) Arkansas (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Butterfield Stagecoach Road (approx. 1.6 miles away); Cross Hollows (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lowell.
Also see . . . History of Lowell, Arkansas. (Submitted on March 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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