A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets
Past and Present
of Jefferson County, Missouri

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


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Antonia

Antonia, 8 miles notheast of Hillsboro, had 2 stores, a wagon shop and stave factory (1874). (-- Campbell's Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 283.)

Martin Zumper was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., 1888, p. 446.)

Antonia is situated at Sec. 21, Twp. 42 N, Range 5 E, on Highway M east of the junction with 21. (-- General Highway Map of Jefferson Co., 11-1-66. Unless otherwise noted all map descriptions are from this map.)

It is a rural branch of Imperial Post-Office; pop. 150. (-- Standard Reference Guide of Mo., 1974, Rand, McNally.

Arnold

Arnold is in the northeast corner of the county, at Sec. 13, Twp. 43 N, Range 6 E on Highway 61 south of Mississippi River. There was an Arnold Station in Jackson County. (-- Encyclopedia of the Hist. of Mo., 1901, Conrad, Vol. 1, p. 63.)

Avoca

Avoca was 6 miles southeast of De Soto, and had 1 mill and 2 stores, one of them owned by the Valle Mining Co. (-- Campbell, p. 283.)

Matthias Lipp was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

Avoca is no longer listed.

Barnhart

Barnhart, a post-office, is located at Sec. 25, Twp. 42 N, Range 6 E, near Highway 55. Population 600. (-- Gen. Highway Map of Jefferson Co.; Rand, McNally.)

Bailey

See Hanover. (-- Campbell, p. 285.)

Beck

Beck is situated 3 1/2 miles northwest of Kimmswick. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 415.)

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, A Publication for the Use of Railway Mail Clerks, 1905, Still P. Taft, Postmaster General, p. 53.)

Mail now via Arnold. (-- IBID.)

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Belew's Creek

Belew's Creek was a post-office 8 miles north of Hillsboro. (-- Campbell, p. 284.)

Josiah Beahler was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

The post-office was discontinued before 1905; mail via Hillsboro. (-- Taft, p. 54.)

It is situated at Sec. 10, Twp. 41 N, Range 4 E.

Birch Mines

Birch Mines were in the southeast corner of Valle Twp. (-- New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Campbell, Map 29.)

Bogy Mines

Bogy Mines were in the southeast corner of Valle Twp. (-- IBID.)

Brighton Mills

Brigton Mills, 3 miles northwest of House's Springs, had a mill and store. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 284.)

It is no longer listed.

There is a Brighton in Polk County. (-- Rand, McNally.)

Bushberg (also Bushbey)

Bushberg, on the Mississippi River and on the MO. PAC. R. R. 25 miles from St. Louis, was the site of the grape propagating and wine establishment of Isidor Bush & Son. (-- Gazetteer of MO., p. 284; History of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It was named for ----- Bush, one of the proprietors of the nursery. (-- How Mo. Counties, Towns, and Streams were Named, a series by David W. Eaton, p. 180. Series ran in the Missouri Historical Review, c. 1917.)

It is no longer listed.

Byrne's Mill

Byrne's Mill, 5 miles west of House's Springs, had a mill, store, school house and church. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 284.)

Mail via Eureka, St. Louis Co. (-- Rand, McNally.)

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Byers

It was in the northeast corner of the county, at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 42 N, Range 6 East on Highway 61 south of the junction with 231.

It is no longer listed.

Byrnesville

Byrnesville was situated at Sec. 12, Twp. 42 N, Range 3 E.

It was named for the miller, M. F. Byrnes. (-- Eaton, p. 180.)

M. F. Byrnes was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It is no longer listed; it was not listed in General Scheme, 1905, Taft.)

Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill, on Big River, 14 miles northwest of Hillsborough, had a mill and store in 1874. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 284.)

Fritz Reinmer was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It is situated at Sec. 26, Twp. 42 N, Range 3 E on Highway 30, southwest of House's Springs. Has its own post-office.

Crystal City

Crystal City, on the mouth of Plattin Creek, 3 1/2 miles northeast of Bailey, is the site of a plate glass factory. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 284.)

It was built by the American Plate Glass Co., of Detroit, Michigan. (-- Eaton, p. 180.)

It is situated at Twp. 40 N, Range 6 East on Highway A west of 61. Has its own post-office.

Crystal Heights

Crystal Heights was a pleasant village of residences, situated on the high bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, and surrounding country. It was nearly one mile north of Crystal City, and had a population of about 100. (-- History of Jefferson Co., p. 442.)

It is no longer listed.

Danby

Danby is situated in the southeastern section of the county, 4 miles southwest of Rush Tower. (-- The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 415.)

It is situated at Sec. 12, Twp. 39 N, Range 6 E, between TT & 61.

Mail via Bloomsdale, Ste. Genevieve County. (-- Rand, McNally.)

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Derby City

See Festus.

De Soto (elevation 510 feet)

This town is located on Joachim's Creek, forty-two miles from St. Louis. It was laid out in September, 1857, by Thomas C. Fletcher (later governor) and Louis James Rankin...The first house on the site of De Soto was built in 1855 by Col. John W. Fletcher...The first store was opened in 1857 by E. M. Boli, and the next merchants were B. S. Rippey and D. Cohen...The first brick house was built by D. Cohen...The post-office was established soon after the town was laid out, and the first postmaster was C. B. Fletcher, father of Gov. Fletcher...(-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 431; Gazetteer of Mo., p. 284.)

De Soto was the largest town in the county and was the shipping point for lead and zinc from Frumet, Richwoods (Washington County), Old Ditch, Valles and Plattin Mines. The town had two flouring-mills, about 15 stores, two hotels, one seminary, one public school building, and four churches, Catholic, Methodist, Episcopal and Presbyterian...(-- Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 284.

De Soto was named for Ferdinand De Soto, the great Spanish explorer. (-- Eaton, p. 180.)

It is situated at Twp. 39 N, Range 4 East, at the junction of Highways 110 & E, south of the junction with 21.

Dittmer's Store (Dittmer) *

William Dittmer was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It was named for William Dittmer. (-- Eaton, p. 180.)

It is situated at Sec. 34, Twp. 42 N, Range 3 E on Highway 30, south of the junction with NN. Has own post-office.

Dozier

Dozier was the county line between Jefferson and St. Louis Counties. (-- Sectional Map of Mo., 1894, Rand, McNally.)

Festus (elevation 450 feet)

The town of Festus was established on the Crystal City R. R., about one mile west of the glass works, in 1878. The first lots about twelve in number...were laid out by W. J. Adams and called "Adams" Subdivision of United States Survey No. 315. The northeast part of the town was afterward laid out by D. McAlister...Another part of the town was laid out in May, 1883, by Alfred B. Sherlock and named "Derby City". On the 8th of February, 1887, a petition signed by John V. Haefner and 121 others, was presented to the county clerk, whereupon the whole town, including Derby City, was incorporated as a fourth-class city under the name and style of the "City of Festus". Zeno La Rose was the first mayor...By common consent the town was originally named "Tanglefoot" on account of the whiskey that was sold to certain parties, who, in consequence, got their feet tangled in the brush returning to their homes. Later "Tanglefoot" was disowned as being too vulgar, and the place was named "Limitville", this name being suggested that the boundary of the town was the western boundary of the lands of the Crystal City Plate Glass Company, and consequently, its expansion toward Crystal City was limited. By the latter name the town was known until it was called Festus.
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The first house in this town was a log cabin built by a colored man named Charley Connors...T. J. Lovelace opened the first store in 1876 or 1877...S. J. Waggoner was the first postmaster. Alfred Sherlock erected the first roller flouring mills. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 441.)

Festus is situated in several sections of Twp. 40 N, Range 6 E, at the junction of CC, 67 & 61.

The derivation of the name is uncertain. One theory: Festus has always been a rather common first name among Americans, particularly those of Irish descent, as for instance, the well-known Festus J. Wade (1859-1927), the St. Louis banker. Another theory: The once popular but now forgotten poem entitled "Festus" by the English writer Bailey. (-- Our Storehouse of Mo. Place Names, Ramsay, p. 78.)

Flamm City

Flamm City is in the northeast corner of the county at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 43 N, Range 6 E on Highway 231.

Mail via Arnold. (-- Rand, McNally.)

Flucom

Flucom is located in the southeast section of the county, four and one-half miles north of Knorpp. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

The post-office was discontinued before 1917. (-- Missouri Manual, 1917-1918.)

It is situated at Sec. 11 & 14, Twp. 39 N, Range 5 E on an unmarked county road north of T, east of 67.

Mail via De Soto. (-- Rand, McNally.)

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Fletcher

It is located in the southwest corner of the county near Washington County line. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

It is situated at Sec. 30, Twp. 40 N, Range 3 E on Highway H.

Frumet *

W. R. Frumet was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It contained one store, a crusher and separator and lead furnace. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 283.)

It is in the southwest corner of the county near Washington County line. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

The post-office was discontinued between 1905 and 1917-18. It is listed in  General Scheme, 1905, p. 54. It is NOT listed in  Mo. Manual, 1917-18.

Mail now via De Soto. (-- Rand, McNally.)

It is situated at Sec. 34, Twp. 40 N, Range 3 E on Highway H.

Genevieve

Genevieve was the first station south of Crystal City. (-- Sectional Map of Mo., 1894, Rand, McNally.)

Glen Park

Glen Park is situated at Sec. 6, Twp. 41 N, Range 6 E on Highway 67, south of the junction with M.

Mail via Pevely. (-- Rand, McNally.)

Glenwood

Glenwood was a station on the Mo. Pac. R. R., twenty-four miles from St. Louis. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446;  Gazetteer of Mo., p. 284.)

It is no longer listed.

There is a Glenwood in Schuyler Co. (-- Rand, McNally.)

Goldman

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, p. 54.)

It is located at Sec. 12, Twp. 41 N, Range 4 E east of 21.

Mail via Hillsboro. (-- Rand, McNally.)

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Grubville*

David Perkins was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

According to Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, Grubville was in Franklin County, p. 204.

According to The State of Missouri, in 1904, Grubville was in the western edge of Jefferson County, near the Franklin Co. line, p. 415.

It is situated at Sec. 13, Twp. 41 N, Range 2 E, at the junction of Highways WW & Y, south of 30, at the western edge of Jefferson County, near Franklin County line. It has its own post-office.

Halifax Tunnel
It is on the county line between Jefferson and St. Francois Counties, east of Valles Mines. (-- Map of Mo., 1903, Rand, McNally.)

Hannover (Bailey)

This small hamlet, on the Mo. Pac. R. R., thirty-two miles from St. Louis, contained only the railroad station. Near it was the hall of Shekinah Lodge, No. 256, A. F. & A. M., chartered October 15, 1868. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 445.)

It is no longer listed.

Hematite

Hematite was platted in 1861 by Stephen Osborn, of St. Louis. It contained Christian, Congregational and Methodist Churches, a public school and a water power flour mill. It was a large shipping point for building stone. Population, 1899, (estimated) 300. (-- Encyclopedia of the Hist. of Mo., 1901, Conrad, Vol. 3, p. 218;  Gazetteer of Mo., p. 284;  History of Jefferson Co., p. 445.)

It was named from an important ore of iron. (-- Eaton, p. 180.)

It is situated at Sec. 16 & 17, Twp. 40 N, Range 5 E on Highway 21A southwest of Festus.

Henke

Henke was situated at Sec. 18, Twp. 43 N, Range 6 E, near Twp. 42 line, on Highway 61 north of the junction with 251.

It is no longer listed.

Herculaneum

This town which subsequently became the first county seat of Jefferson County, was laid out in 1808 by Moses Austin and S. Hammond. It was located at the mouth of Joachim Creek, midway between St. Louis and Ste. Genevieve. It was the shipping point for the lead smelted at Valles Mines, Richwoods, Old Mines, Potosi, and the balance of the mines in Washington County...

At one time this town contained thirty-five houses, and a population of 150, four stores, a post-office, jail and school-house...

The first post-office in the county was established at this place, and it remained the only post-office in the county until 1837, when Hillsboro was located and an office was established there. The people from Big River and Dry Creek, and everywhere else in the county, went to Herculaneum for their mail and what goods they wanted to buy. After the county seat was moved to Hillsboro, Herculaneum began to decline, and so continued until like the celebrated city for which it was named it became numbered among the things of the past, and nothing now (1888) remains to mark the former site save the chimney of the old Fletcher Mansion, in which Gov. Fletcher was born. (-- History of Jefferson Co., pp. 426, 427.)

An article in Scharf's "History of St. Louis", contributed by Frederick L. Billion, gives a full history of the old town of Herculaneum...A shot tower, the first in the Mississippi Valley was erected on the rocky bluff at the mouth of Joachim Creek, in the south part of town, by John M. Macklot, of St. Louis and the manufacture of Shot began...In 1836-37, Monticello, afterward Hillsboro, was made the county seat of Jefferson County, and it fell rapidly into decay and was forgotten. The thriving town of Crystal City...now occupies the place where it once stood. (-- Encyclopedia of the Hist. of Mo., 1901, Conrad, Vol. 3, p. 231.)

In connection with the founding of Herculaneum, it is claimed that Moses Austin, with nothing more than a map as evidence, convinced Congress the settlement deserved a post-office. His son, Stephen F. Austin, became the second postmaster west of the Mississippi River. Later he achieved fame as a leader in Texas' struggle for independence...(-- The Empire that Missouri Pacific Serves, p. 213.)

Herculaneum post-office was reactivated 1905-1906. (-- Mo. Manual, p. 372.)

It was not listed in  General Scheme, 1905.

Herculaneum's population in 1974 was 1,885. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

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Hillsboro

The origin of Hillsboro and the erection of the first and subsequent public buildings has been given elsewhere. A Mr. Henson built the first house in Hillsboro. It was a log cabin. He also opened the first brickyard and made the first brick for the town...

The first store in Hillsboro was opened by Michael Horine, in the valley near the spring. Soon thereafter he erected the first brick house in the town...and moved his store therein... (-- Hist. of Jefferson County, p. 429.)

It is situated at Sec. 3, Twp. 40 N, Range 4 E at the junction of Highways 21 & BB.

High Ridge*

William Brackman was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It is located in the northern part of the county, in Rockwood Twp. (-- New Atlas of Mo., Campbell, 1874, Map #29.)

It is situated at Sec. 23, Twp. 43 N, Range 4 E on Highway 30.

It has its own post-office and the population is 550. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Hoene Spring

Hoene Spring was in the northwest corner of the county.

It was situated at Sec. 19, Twp. 43N, Range 4 E on Highway W north of House's Springs.

It is no longer listed.

Horine

Horine on the Mo. Pac. R. R., twenty-nine miles from St. Louis, was laid out in August, 1868, by William L. Riley and others. It contained two small stores, a post-office and a few dwelling-houses. J. Blake was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 444.)

It was a shipping point for wood, timber and agricultural productions. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 285.)

It is a family name. (-- Eaton, p. 180.)

It is situated at Sec. 15, Twp. 41 N, Range 6 E on an unmarked county road between 55 & Z, south of Pevely.

Mail via Pevely post-office; population 550. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

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House's Springs (House Springs)

House's Springs, 14 miles north of Hillsboro, is one of the oldest villages in the county. It is the site of the settlement made in 1795 by James Head, after whom Head's Creek was named, and also of the settlement of Adam House, who was killed there by the Indians. In 1888 the village contained three general stores, a blacksmith shop & wagon shop, a blacksmith shop and two shoe shops. There was also a Presbyterian Church which was erected about the year 1870. The physicians were T. E. DeBar and Charles Williams. The postmaster was J. E. C. Wilson. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

In 1837 the postmaster was J. F. Hale. (-- Wetmore's Gazetteer of Mo., p. 273.)

It is situated at Sec. 4, Twp. 42 N, Range 4 E at the junction of Highways 30 & W.

Howe

Howe was situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 40 N, Range 6 E.

It is no longer listed.

Hunter's Ford

Hunter's Ford was in the northwest corner of the county on the Meramec River across from Franklin County. (-- New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Campbell, Map #29.)

It is no longer listed.

Illinois

Illinois was a station on the Mo. Pax. R. R., twenty-six miles from St. Louis. It was at the point where the railroad leaves the Mississippi River. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

Illinois Station is now known as Riverside. (-- Encyclopedia of the Hist. of Mo., 1901, Conrad, Vol. 3, p. 431.)

Imperial

Imperial is the second station north of Barnhart. (-- Map of Mo., 1970, Rand, McNally.)

It has its own post-office; the population is 500. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Jarvis

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, p. 54.)

It is situated at Sec. 20, Twp. 41 N, Range 5 E on an unmarked county road between 55 & 21, north of Mapaville.

Mail via Hillsboro. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

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Jefferson

Jefferson was a station on the Mo. Pac. R. R., nineteen miles from St. Louis. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It is no longer listed.

Kimmswick

Theodore Kimm, a German immigrant who laid out the community in 1857, is said to have donated the land for construction of the pioneer St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad (now Mo. Pac.). In return the railroad agreed to stop two northbound and two southbound trains there each day. Grateful fellow residents thereupon named the town Kimmswick in his honor, according to the story. (--The Empire that Missouri Pacific Serves, p. 227.)

This town...at the mouth of Rock Creek was laid out in October, 1857, by Theodore Kimm, who built a number of houses, and sold them and the lots on which they stood on trust, to induce merchants and others to settle. The first building was occupied by Fred Leuchtemeyer, who opened the first shoe store therein after the town was established. A post-office had previously been established and kept by Mr. Kimm, at his farm residence. The first hotel was also built by Mr. Kimm and it was first occupied by Fritter & Warner. A flouring-mill was next built by Henry Nagle... (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 442.)

It is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 42 N, Range 6 East on Highway 61 south of the junction with 231. Has own post-office.

Knorpp

It was located in the southeast corner of the county four miles north of Valles Mines, one and one half miles west of Floucom. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

The post-office was discontinued between 1905 and 1917.

Listed in  General Scheme, p. 58. Not listed in  Mo. Manual, 1917-18.

It was named for C. F. Knorpp, postmaster and merchant. (-- Eaton, p. 181.)

It is no longer listed. See Oakville.

Kohler City

Kohler City is in the northeast corner of the county. It is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 42 N, Range 6 E on the Highway south of Kimmswick.

Mail via Barnhart; population 15. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Liquori

It was south of Barnhart, at Sec. 36, Twp. 42 N, Range 5 East.

It is no longer listed.

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Loyal*

S. G. A. Medley was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It was two miles south and east of Byrnesville and two miles north of Cedar Hill. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, 1905.)

Local is no longer listed. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Longview*

Mrs. Mary Horan was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

Location is unknown.

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, 1905.)

Longview is no longer listed in Jefferson Co.; there is a Longview in both Jackson and McDonald Counties. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Mapaville

Mapaville was situated at Sec. 32, Twp. 41 N, Range 5 East at the junction of Highways A & Z between 21 & 55.

It is no longer listed.

McCormic

McCormic was near Plattin Station. (-- Sec. Map of Mo., 1894, Rand, McNally.)

The map shows: Plattin Station or McCormic.

Maxville*

William J. Kirk was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It was on the gravel road leading from St. Louis to Hillsboro three miles south of Maramec River. It was a new place with a store. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 285.)

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, p. 53.)

Maxville is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 43 N, Range 6 East west of Highway 55.

Mail via Arnold; there is a Maxville in Jasper Co. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Melzo

Melzo was a post-office listed in Mo. Manuals, 1917-18, 1929-30 and 1931-32. Location is unknown. It is no longer listed.
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Meramec Colony

John Hilderbrand, of French descent, probably the first white to locate there, founded the Meramec Colony on Saline Creek in 1744. (Exact location not shown.) (-- Encyclopedia of the Hist. of Mo., 1901, Conrad, Vol. 3, p. 430.)

Montesano Springs

It was a summer resort on Sylvan Heights joining Kimmswick on the north. It was laid out on a picturesque plan, with curved streets in October, 1881, by the Montesano Springs Company, and was intended for a company hotel and residence only. The place was used for a time as a summer resort, but the hotel burned down in 1886, and the cottage only remains (1888). (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., pp. 443, 444.)

It is no longer listed.

Monticello

An earlier name for Hillsboro. (-- Encyclopedia of the Hist. of Mo., 1901, Conrad, Vol. 3, pp. 231, 431.)

There was a post-office there in 1842. (-- U.S.Postal Guide.)

Monticello is the county seat of Lewis Co. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Morse's Mill (Morse Mill) *

John H. Morse was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It is six miles northwest of Hillsboro and had a mill and a store in 1874. (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 289.)

It is situated at Sec. 23, Twp. 41 N, Range 3 East at the junction of Highways EE & B, south of 30.

It was named for John H. Morse, owner. (-- Eaton, p. 181.)

Munson's

Munson's is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 41 N, Range 5 East, west of Festus.

Mail via Festus. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Murphy

Murphy is in the extreme northeast corner of the county near St. Louis Co. line. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, p. 54.)

It is located at Sec. 6, Twp. 43 N, Range 5 E on 30.

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Mail via Fenton and High Ridge. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

New Detroit

See Crystal City. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 438.)

New Hartford

New Hartford--a town was established about the year 1805, on the west bank of the Mississippi, at or near the present (1888) railroad station known as Illinois. It was named New Hartford, and Christian Wilt and John W. Henry erected a Shot tower there, and opened a store--the first one ever established in the place. This was the probably extent of the place. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 426.)

It is no longer listed in Jefferson County; there is a New Hartford in Pike County. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Oakville (or Knorpp post-office. See Knorpp.)

It was south of Floucom. (-- Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally.)

There is an Oakville in St. Louis Co. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Oerman

Oerman is at the west edge of the county between Dittmer and Grubville. (-- Map of Mo., 1911, Rand, McNally.)

Mail via Dittmer. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Old Ditch

Old Ditch was a post-office 17 miles southwest of Hillsboro. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 285.)

Old Ditch was not listed in General Scheme, 1905.

Otto

Otto is situated at Sec. 18, Twp. 42 N, Range 5 East at the junction of Highways 21 & MM.

Mail via Rural branch of Imperial post-office. The place was disincorporated in 1969. (Incorporated 1968.) (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

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Ottoville

Mail via House Springs. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Location is unknown.

Paulina Hills

Paulina Hills is located at Sec. 12, 18, Twp. 43 N, Range 5 East on Highway 21, south of the Meramec River.

Mail via Arnold. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Pevely (elevation 440 feet)

Pevely, on the Mo. Pac. R. R., twenty-seven miles from St. Louis, was laid out in September, 1860, by Judge Charles S. Rankin. The first house, a hotel, was built by Jack Broughton. Judge Rankin opened the first store and was the first postmaster. Next, John Herrington built a dwelling house and opened the first saloon. Louis Jende was the first blacksmith. In 1888 the town contained two general stores, a wagon shop, a blacksmith shop, a meat shop, a Methodist Church and a population of about 150.

It was the greatest shipping point in the country for milk and butter. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 444;  Gazetteer of Mo, p. 285.)

It is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 41 N, Range 6 East on Highway Z west of 55.

The origin of the name is unknown. (-- Our Storehouse of Mo. Place Names, Ramsay, pp. 118, 119.)

Plattin

Plattin was a post-office seven and one-half miles east, southeast of Victoria. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 285.)

William S. McCormick was postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 446.)

It is situated at Sec. 1, Twp. 39 N, Range 5 East, & 6 East, (near the range line), on an unmarked county road between CC & AA.

Mail via Festus. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

It was named from the creek of this name. (-- Eaton, p. 181.)

Pleasant Valley Mills

These mills were about a mile from Pevely. Squire William Mockbee kept a general store. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 444.)

It is not listed in Jefferson Co.; there is a Pleasant Valley in both Clay and Jasper Counties. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Riverside (formerly Illinois, q. v.)

Riverside is south of Bushberg. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

It is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 41 N, Range 6 East, east of Highway 61 near the Mississippi River.

It has no population. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Rock Creek

Rock Creek is east of High Ridge. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, 1905.)

It is situated at Sec. 30, Twp. 43 N, Range 5 E on an unmarked county road between Highways 21 & 30.

Mail via High Ridge and Imperial. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Rush Tower*

Rush Tower was a post-office and store 16 miles east, southeast of Victoria. It was also a landing place for boats. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 285.)

Mail via Festus. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Regina

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, p. 54.) (Location is unknown.)

It is no longer listed.

Sandy Mines

Sandy Mines were in the western part of Joachim Twp. (-- New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Map #29.)

Sceve

Scheve was southwest of House Springs and north of Dittmer. (-- Map of Mo., 1910, Kenyon Co., Des Moines, Iowa.)

The post-office was discontinued between 1905 and 1917. It is listed in  General Scheme, p. 54; not listed in  Mo. Manual, 1917-18. It is not listed in  Rand, McNally, 1974.

It was named for B. Scheve, first postmaster and merchant. (-- Eaton, p. 181.)

Schmit

Schmit was the first station north of Horine Station. (-- Map of Mo., 1903, Rand, McNally.)
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Seckman

Seckman is four miles north of Maxville. (-- The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 415.)

It is situated at Sec. 2, Twp. 42 N, Range 5 East at the junction of unmarked county roads, north of Antonia.

Mail via Imperial. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Selma (Selma Hall)

It is in the southeast corner of Joachim Township. (-- New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Map #29.)

L. M. Kennett was postmaster in 1837. (-- Wetmore's Gazetteer of Mo., 1837, p. 273.)

It is noted as the residence of Fred Kennett, the finest in the State, called Selma Hall. (-- Eaton, p. 181.)

The post-office was discontinued between 1905 and 1917. It is listed in Gen. Scheme, p. 53; not listed in Mo. Manual, 1917-18.

Shibboleth

Shibboleth is mentioned on page 313, Hist. of Jefferson County, 1888, Goodspeed. Exact location is unknown but it was near some lead mines.

Silica City

Silica City on the Mo. Pac. R. R., thirty-one miles from St. Louis, and at the junction with the Crystal City R. R., was laid out in 1885, by S. W. Crawford. It contained a general store, hotel, post-office and railroad station. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., pp. 444, 445.)

It is no longer listed.

It was so named because sand, or silica, for making glass was plentiful. (-- Eaton, p. 181.)

The post-office was discontinued Oct. 31, 1919. Thereafter mail via Hematite. (-- Mo. Manual, 1919-20, p. 732.)

Spencer

Spencer was north of Barnhart on the St. L. & S. F. R. R. (-- Map of Mo., 1911, Rand, McNally.)

It was the first station north of Kimmswick. (-- Sec. Map of Mo., 1894, Rand, McNally.)

It is no longer listed in Jefferson Co.; there is a Spencer in Lawrence Co. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

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Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs, on the Mississippi River, at the mouth of Glaize Creek, and on the Missouri Pacific R. R., 23 miles from St. Louis, was laid out in May, 1860, by James Burgess and Thomas Burgess, Jr. It had two general stores, kept respectively by N. W. Greene and Robert Venn. Mr. Venn was also the postmaster in 1888. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 444.)

In 1874 it had a flouring-mill, two stores, one hotel, a schoolhouse, a Presbyterian Church and about 150 inhabitants. (-- Gazetteer of Mo., p. 285.)

It is situated between Riverside and Kimmswick. The map coordinates are undetermined.

It has its own post-office and a population of 110. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Tarpley Mines

Tarpley Mines were in the southeast corner of Valle Township. (-- New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Map #29.)

Ten Brook

Ten Brook is north of Maxville. (-- Map of Mo., 1911, Rand, McNally.)

It is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 42 N, Range 6 East, east of Arnold, near the Meramec River.

The post-office was discontinued July 31, 1917. Thereafter mail via Kimmswick. (-- Mo. Manual, 1917-18, p. 644.)

Valles Mines

These mines were located in Sec. 32, Twp. 39 N, and ec. 5, Twp. 39 N, Range 5 East, near St. Francois County line, on Highway & west of 67.

They were named for F. Valle, who mined lead there. (-- Eaton, p. 181.)

The Valle family came from Normandy to Quebec in 1645. Francois Valle or his son, Don Francisco Valle opened the mines about 1790. (-- Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, p. 49.)

Victoria

Victoria, on the Mo. Pac. R. R. & Joachim Creek, thirty-nine miles from St. Louis, was laid out in May, 1859, by Henry B. Belt...The first hotel, the Victoria House, was erected by Hiney & Moss...The town contained four stores, kept respectively by Cornelius Marsden, who also was the postmaster, D. F. McKee, D. Shafer and H. Schmidt, and two lumberyards, kept respectively by D. F. McKee and W. F. Roberts. H. Rogers was the blacksmith. There was also a Methodist Church which was built in 1875...Population about 150. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 445; Gazetteer of Mo., p. 285.)
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Victoria is situated at Sec. 24, 25, Twp. 40 N, Range 4 E on Highway 21 A north of DeSoto. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Vineland

Vineland, a station on the Mo. Pac. R. R., forty-seven miles from St. Louis, was laid out in January, 1869. It had contained two stores and two baryta mills, but in 1888 had only one store and the post-office, both kept by Thomas Welch, and the railroad depot. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., pp. 445, 446. Also, Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 285.)

It is situated at Sec. 20, Twp. 39 N, Range 4 East, east of Highway 21, north of Washington Co. line.

Population, 60; mail via DeSoto. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Ware

Ware is situated at Sec. 11, Twp. 40 N, Range 3 East on Highway Y northwest of DeSoto.

The post-office was discontinued before 1905. (-- General Scheme, p. 54.)

Mail via Hillsboro. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Weber Hill

Weber Hill is situated at Sec. 27, Twp. 42 N, Range 4 East north of House Springs, on Highway 30.

Mail via House Springs. (-- Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Wickes

Wickes was the first station south of St. Louis County line, on Missouri Pacific R. R. (-- Sec. Map of Mo., 1894, Rand, McNally.)

It is no longer listed.

Windsor Harbor

Windsor Harbor, located on the south side of Little Rock Creek just opposite of Kimmswick, was laid out in September, 1859, by Freeman D. Waters. It contained a number of fine residences and a Presbyterian Church. (-- Hist. of Jefferson Co., p. 413.) No longer listed.


* Note: The post-offices marked with * contained one or more stores, and usually a blacksmith shop, etc.

(--History of Jefferson County, 1888, Goodspeed.

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