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

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


Reynolds County

[1]

Alamode

It was in the southwest corner of the county, north of Barnesville, near the Dent Co. line. (--New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Campbell, Map #31.)

It was a post-office 12 miles southwest of Centerville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 478. Also, The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 495.)

Alemeda

This town could not be located. (--Mrs. E. Pennington; also, no maps showed the site.)

Baker

It was about 3 miles north of Exchange. (--Map of Missouri, 1939, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Barnesville (see Logan's Creek)

It is located at Section 31, Township 30 N, Range 1 W, on Highway B. (--New Atlas of Mo., with the aid of General Highway Map of Reynolds Co., issued by The Missouri State Highway Department, 6-1-68. Unless otherwise noted, all map descriptions are from this map.)

See Logan's Creek. (--Gaz. of Mo., p. 478.)

Black

It is 8 miles north of Centerville, and 4 1/2 miles south of Highway J. south of Edgehill. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

It is located at Section 22, Township 33 N, Range 1 E, on Highway J.

Burnsville

It is shown on a postal guide for 1861. No other information is available.

Bedwell

It was approximately 4 miles northwest of Ellington, on M. S. Railroad.

Bee Fork

It was 10 miles west of Centerville, and 6 miles south of West Fork. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.) A possible location is at Section 30, Township 32, Range 1 W, east of Highway TT, and northwest of Reynolds.

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Boyd

Boyd was in the southern part of the county, near the Carter County line. It was south of Helvey, on the M. S. Railroad. It was apparently on Section 36, Township 28 N, Range 1 E, near Highway 21. (--Map of Mo., 1910, with Highway Map of Reynolds Co.)

Buford

This post-office which was established in 1861, was approximately 2 miles northwest of Ellington. (--Postal Guide, 1861; Map of Western States, 1911.)

Bunker

Bunker is on the Dent-Reynolds County line, and is located at Section 19, Township 32 N, Range 2 W, at the junction of Highways KK, A & 72.

Buzzard Hill

It was apparently 4 miles south of Corridon, in 1910. (--Map of Mo., 1910, Kenyon Co., Des Moines, Ia.)

Cable

The name has been changed or the place no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Carter's Mill

The name has been changed or the place no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Centerville (spelled Centreville on some maps)

It is on the West Fork of Black River. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map #31.)

It is 16 miles west from Annapolis (Iron Co.). (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

The county seat on the West Fork of Black River, 15 miles west of Russell's Mill, (Iron Co.) its usual railroad station. It had 2 stores, 1 hotel, 1 saw and grist-mill and 1 school house. Population about 100 (1874). (--Gaz. of Mo., p. 478.)

It is located at Section 29, Township 32 N, Range 1 E, on Highway 21.

Chitwood

It was north of Summit in 1910. (--Map of Mo., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

[3]

Clones

It was near the Iron County line, 4 miles north of Oates and 4 1/2 miles south of Goodland (Iron Co.), on the northern boundary of the county. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

A possible location is Section 4, Township 33 N, Range 1 W, on an unmarked road north of Oates.

Cloves

Name has been changed or the place no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Counts

It was in the western part of the county, north of Meador. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Crabtree

It was south of Corridon in 1910. (--Map of 1910, Kenyon Co.)

Cynthia

It was due west of Piedmont (Wayne Co.), 1894. (--Map of Mo., 1894, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Dagonia

It was in the southwest part of the county, near the Shannon County line, 10 1/2 miles south and west of Corridon. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

A possible location is Section 24, Township 30 N, Range 2 W, on Highway B. (--Map of Western States, 1911, with the aid of General Highway Map of Reynolds Co.)

Dairyville

It was approximately 4 miles southeast of Corridon. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Daley

Daley was approximately 4 miles southeast of Dairyville. (--Ibid.)

Doe Run

It was southeast of Logan's Creek (Barnesville) 1894. (--Map of Mo., 1894.)

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Edgehill

It is a post-office 13 miles north, northeast of Centerville. (--Gaz. of Mo., p. 478.)

It is south of the Iron County line, and is located at Section 3, Township 33 N, Range 1 E, at the junction of Highways A & 49.

Ellington

It is in the southern part of the county. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

It is located at Sections 5 & 32, Township 30 N, Range 1 E, at the junction of Highways K, Y, 21 & 106.

Exchange

It was in the southern part of the county, 5 miles west of Ellington. It was established in 1888* (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

* Mrs. E. Pennington.

A possible location was at Section 3, Township 29 N, Range 1 W, on Highways C & 106.

Farris

Farris was southwest of Centerville. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Freeman

Name was changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Fruit City

It was approximately 2 miles southeast of Daley; midway between Daley and Bedwell. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Garwood

Garwood is located at Section 25, Township 28 N, Range 1 E, on Highway 34, near the junction with 21.

Glendale

Name was changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Gray

It was approximately 2 miles west of Ruble. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

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Guber

This town which was established in 1912 was between Centerville and Corridon. (--Mrs. E. Pennington; Map of Western States, 1911.)

Hadley

It is in the southeast corner of the county, near the Carter County line. It is located at Section 27, Township 28 N, Range 2 E, east of the junction of HH & E.

Hobart

It was near the northeast corner of Shannon County, 1939. (--Map of Mo., 1939, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Havana

It was in the northwest corner of the county near the Dent-Iron County line, 1910. (--Map of Mo., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

Helvey

Helvey was in the southeast corner of the county, near the Carter and Wayne County line. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Keystone

Keystone was east of Penn, 1894. (--Sectional Map of Mo., 1894, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Lesterville

Lesterville is in the northeast corner of the county, near the Iron County line, and seven miles from Centerville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

It had 2 stores, a Masonic & Odd Fellows Hall, 1 church -- Baptist, and 1 school-house. The population in 1874 was about 100. (--Gaz. of Mo., p. 478.)

It is located at Sections 15 & 16, Township 32 N, Range 2 E, on Highways 21, V & 49.

Logan Creek (Barnesville)

Logan Creek was 18 miles south of Centerville, and had 1 store, 1 steam saw and grist-mill, 1 school-house and 1 church. (--Gaz. of Mo., p. 478.)

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Linnville

Name was changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Lost Spring

It was in the western part of the county, near the Dent County line. It was located at Township 31 N, Range unknown, Section 21, north of Alamode. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map #31.)

Marcoot

It was in northwest part of the county, near the Dent County line, at Section 15, Township 33 N, Range 3 W, northwest of Greeley.

Martha

It was in the southeast part of the county, near the Wayne Co. line. It was 10 miles west from Zeitonia, (Wayne Co.). (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

Lyons

It was southwest from Centerville and north of Farris. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

McDee (McDoe)

McDoe was in the western part of the county, 6 miles southwest of Corridon. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

It is listed in Missouri Manual, 1903-04, p. 473. It is not listed in the issue of 1907-08.

Meador

Meador was in the western part of the county, north of Dagonia, possibly on Highway B. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Melton

Melton was approximately 3 miles south of Bunker, 1939. (--Map of Mo., 1939, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Mokita

Name has been changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

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Monterey

This town which was established in 1895 and named for the town in Mexico was in the northeast corner of the county, near the Iron County line, 7 miles from Munger. (--Our Storehouse of Mo. Place Names, p. 28; The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

It was located at Section 5, Township 35 N, Range 2 E, on Highway MM, north of Johnson Shut-in Park.

Moses Store

Moss

These two towns have had their names changed or they no longer exist. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Munger

Munger was in the northeast corner of the county, near the Iron County line. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Oak Grove

Name was changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Oakley

It was in the southwest section of the county, north of Gray and south of Ellington. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Ohlman

It was near Bee Fork. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Olsberry

Name was changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Penn

Penn was near the Carter Co. line, north of Carter Station, (Carter Co.), 1894.)

Phelps

Phelps was north of Pinedale, near the Shannon Co. line. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

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Pinedale

It was near the Shannon Co. line, east of Rat, Shannon Co. (--Map of Western States, 1911.)

Pinkley

It was on the East Fork of Black River, south of Monterey, in 1925. (--Map of Mo., 1925, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Redford

Redford is in the central part of the county, 15 miles west from Annapolis (Iron Co.). (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

Red Star Mines

Red Star Mines were in the southwest corner of the county, south of Boyd, 1910. (--Map of Mo., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

Reese Hill

It was north of Centerville. It was located at Section 30, Township 33, Range unknown. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map #31.)

Raymond

Raymond was north of Hadley, in 1925. (--Map of Mo., 1925, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Reynolds

Reynolds is located at Sections 5 & 8, Township 31 N, Range 1 W, at the junction of Highways 72 & BB.

Ruble

Ruble was located at Section 36, Township 29 N, Range 1 E, on Highway JJ, southeast of Ellington.

Smithboro

It was in the northeast corner of the county, southeast of Monterey, 1910. It was 8 1/2 miles west from Hogan, (Iron Co.). (--Map of Mo., 1910, Kenyon Co.; The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

Stine

Name was changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

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Summit

Name was changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Tannery

It was in the south central part of the county, near the Wayne Co. line, west of Gad's Hill, (Wayne Co.). It was located at Section 1, Township 29 N, Range 2 E. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map #31, with the aid of The General Highway Map of Reynolds Co.)

Thomasville

It was located at Section 33, Township 33, Range unknown, northwest of West Fork. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map #33.)

Tip Top

Tip Top was south of Boyd, near Carter Creek and Carter Co. line. Apparently it was in Section 36, Township 28 N, Range 1 E, south of Highway 34. (--Map of Mo., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

Trege

Name was changed or the town no longer exists. (--Mrs. E. Pennington.)

Tralaloo

It was fostered by Clarkson-Saw-Mill, of Leeper, (Wayne Co.). It had 200 inhabitants within a year of establishment. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

It was listed in Missouri Manual, 1905-06, p. 388, but was not listed in the Manual of 1907-08. Exact location is unknown.

Warren's Store

It was in the northwest corner of the county, near the Iron Co. line, 3 miles north from Monterey, and 5 miles east of Edgehill. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

A possible location was at Section 5, Township 33 N, Range 2 E near Highway O.

Webb

Webb was on the Carter Co. line, south of Boyd, 1910. (--Map of Mo., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

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West Fork

It was southeast from Thomasville, on West Fork of Black River. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map #31.)

It was 7 1/2 miles north of Bee Fork. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 495.)

It was a post-office 16 miles northeast of Centerville. (--Gaz. of Mo., p. 478.)

It was located at Section 1, Township 32 N, Range 2 W, on Highway KK, northeast of Bunker.


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