Post Office 50246 (Stanhope, Iowa)

Postal service debuted in the Hamilton County town of Stanhope on January 9, 1882, with Mrs. Ray Parker appointed as the first postmaster. Mail was delivered to Stanhope once each week, with the first letter delivered to resident W.R. Wilson. In the early 1890s, Hans Fardal became postmaster and moved the office into his local general store. After several additional moves, the post office relocated for a final time to its current location on December 1, 1961.