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Post Offices with "Turtle" or "Tortoise" in Their Names

Compiled by Donald Riemer and Miriam Congedo

Post Office Name
       Country        State or Province        Postal Code        Dates of Existence**   

Brshke Albania

Cola Tortugas Argentina Santa Fe 1879

Cootomundoa Australia New South Wales 1877 to present

Cootomundoa Australia Western Australia 1924 - 1967

Koondrook*** Australia Victoria 3580 2 Sep 1941

Green Turtle Cay Bahamas 4 Jul 1936; 22 Apr 1966

Turtle Mountain Canada Manitoba 1 Mar 1901 - 15 Dec 1909

Turtle River Canada Manitoba 1 Feb 1899 - 30 Jun 1918

Turtle Creek Canada New Brunswick Closed 16 Jun 1969.

Turtle Lake Canada Ontario 1 Jul 1901 - 11 Nov 1950

La Tortue Canada Quebec 1 Nov 1871 - 1 Sep 1872. Reopened 10 Jan 1910. Name changed to St. Mathieu de la Prairie 1 Apr 1919.

Lac à la Tortue Canada Quebec GOX1LO Opened 1 May 1882.

Turtle Beach Canada Saskatchewan Opened 1 Sep 1910. Name changed to Patchgrove 1 Aug 1923. Closed 30 Jan 1970.

Turtleford Canada Saskatchewan S0M 2Y0 Opened 1 Dec 1913.

Turtle Lake China Fou Kien 1950

Barra Tortuguero Costa Rica

Jicotea Cuba 1901

Honuapo Hawaii Ka'u District 1879 - 1900

Beppukamegawa Japan

Kameoka Japan

Kameyama Japan

Kamezaki Japan

Marugame Japan

Turtle Cliff Japan 1898

Bahia de Tortugas Mexico Baja California Sur

Matamata New Zealand Waikato 2271

Schildpadfontein South Africa Transvaal Jun 1937

Tortuga Trinidad and Tobago

Turtle River U.S.A. Dakota Territory (pre-ZIP) 1880 - 8 Nov 1889

Tortugas U.S.A. Florida (pre-ZIP) 1 Dec 1899 - 30 Nov 1907

Turtle Lake U.S.A. Louisiana 71334

Turtle Lake U.S.A. Minnesota 56484

Turtle River U.S.A. Minnesota 56601

Turtle U.S.A. Missouri 65560

Tortugas U.S.A. New Mexico 88047

Turtletown U.S.A. North Carolina (pre-ZIP) Opened 23 Dec 1847. Name changed to Patrick in 1895. Closed 31 Aug 1951.

Carrington & Turtle Lake Railway U.S.A. North Dakota (pre-ZIP) 1911; 1951

Turtle Lake U.S.A. North Dakota 58575 4 Jan 1911

Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation U.S.A. North Dakota 58316

Turtle River U.S.A. North Dakota (pre-ZIP) 8 Nov 1889 - 4 Dec 1902

Turtle Creek
(Shelby County)
U.S.A. Ohio 45365

Turtle Creek
(Warren County)
U.S.A. Ohio 45036

Turtle Creek U.S.A. Pennsylvania 15145 21 Dec 1909

Turtlepoint U.S.A. Pennsylvania 16750

Turtletown U.S.A. Tennessee 37391 1890 to present

Turtle U.S.A. Texas 27 Mar 1900 - 29 Sep 1900

Turtle Bayou
(Chambers County)
U.S.A. Texas 77514 1994; no longer exists by this name

Turtle Bayou
(Chambers County)
U.S.A. Texas 28 Feb 1879 - 31 Jul 1914

Turtle Bayou
(Liberty County)
U.S.A. Texas 16 Dec 1872 - 19 Jul 1877

Turtle Rock U.S.A. Virginia (pre-ZIP) 1883

Turtle Creek U.S.A. West Virginia 25203

Turtle U.S.A. Wisconsin 53511

Turtle Lake
(Barron County)
U.S.A. Wisconsin 54004

Turtle Lake
(Barron County)
U.S.A. Wisconsin 54889

Turtle Lake
(Walworth County)
U.S.A. Wisconsin 53115

U.S.S. Tortuga U.S.A. U.S. Navy Ship "Tortuga" none 27 Oct 1951; 1967

Green Turtle Bay West Indies 1879

* County names appear in parentheses after the post office names only when necessary for clarification.

** Where a single date appears in the last column, it means that neither the date of opening nor the date of closing is known to the compilers. The single date means that a postmark exists from that post office, bearing that date, showing that the post office was operating at that time.

*** Koondrook means "moon" in at least one aboriginal language. It has also been reported to mean "turtle", possibly in a different aboriginal language. The compilers would appreciate any clarification that any user of this list can offer.

NOTE:  The following cities/towns may or may not have post offices:

Tortugas, Cordoba, Argentina
Las Tortugas, Salta, Argentina
Tartarugalzinho, Amapá, Brazil
Tartaruga, Amazonas, Brazil
Tartaruga, Bahia, Brazil
Jicotea, Costa Rica
Punta Tortuga, Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Tortuga, Hidalgo, Mexico
Rancho la Tortuga, Sonora, Mexico
Skilpad, Namibia
La Tortuga, Atlántico Sur, Nicaragua
Tortuga, Chiriqui, Panama
Tortuga, Ancash, Perù

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