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ST. LOUIS COUNTY

MISSOURI

 

St. Louis County is located in the east-central part of the state, just west of the City of St. Louis and just southwest of the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. The county seat is Clayton.

 

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INTRODUCTION

 

Unless noted otherwise, information on this web page is from original research by Gary B. Speck.  However, much information in these ghost town listings is quoted from postings to the Rootsweb Missouri Ghost Town discussion forum (MO-GT), and that information is indicated as follows.  Specific information and/or personal comments will be appropriately credited with either names or initials, like (MF) {Mike Flannigan}, or (GBS) {Me}. In some cases, I didn’t save the name, so those will be indicated as MO-GT. 

 

If you know of any Missouri ghost town location not listed on these pages, please contact the MO-GT discussion forum, if you are a member.  If you are not a member, please contact me and I’ll pass on the information to the group.  If you are interested in Missouri ghost towns and would like to join the group, let me know and I’ll tell you how to join the forum. 

 

Please note that some minor editing for editorial consistency and spelling WAS made, as well as spelling out of directions (N, SE, NNW, etc), and numbers less than ten.

 

Highways are marked thus...

  • CR – County Roads
  • SH – State Highway
  • USUS Highway
  • IInterstate Highway

 

Locations marked with a $ indicate an admission fee is charged to visit the site.

Unless noted otherwise, all indicated population figures are from the 1990 census. 

GNIS stands for the US Geologic Survey’s Geographic Names Information System. 

 

Many of these listed locations may be just rural post offices, country churches, schools, forts, stage stations, crossroads stores, mills or river fords, rather than what we normally consider towns.  The reason for that is that many of these smaller locations had small communities grow up around the main business. 

 

Memories of the past glory of these one-time active communities still float like dust in the wind over Missouri’s hillsides and prairie.  The winds of time that created these ghosts reach deep into America's Heartland and those gentle zephyrs take those past memories and deposit them in front of you.  Reach out and grab them!  Without further ado, let’s visit some of Missouri’s many hundreds of ghost towns!

 

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THE GHOSTS

 

 

SITE NAME

 

POPULATION

1990

U.N.O.

 

DESCRIPTION & LOCATION

ALDERNEY

 

Located north of Normandy, which is just northwest of the St. Louis city limits.

ATHERTON

 

...SEE Etherton

BELMONT HEIGHTS

 

Located in Bonhomme Township near Hillsboro and south of Valley Park.

I doubt this is near Hillsboro.  (Mike Flannigan)

BENOIST

 

Located near Esther.

???  Esther is in St. Francois Co., two counties south of St. Louis Co.  (Mike Flannigan)

BRIDGETON STATION

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DO NOT confuse with the city of Bridgeton, which had a 1990 population of 17,000.  The location of this Norfolk Southern Railway station is not determined, but it is PROBABLY inside the corporate limits of the city of Bridgeton.  (GBS)

BROUSAN

 

Located in southeast Carondelet Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.

BROWNS FERRY

 

Located in Carondelet Township on the Meramec River.

BROWNS PLACE

 

Located in southeastern Central Township.

BUNJUM

 

A settlement across the Meramec River from Glencoe.

CAHN STATION

 

Located in St. Ferdinand Township on the old St. Charles Railroad line.

CATALANS FORD

 

Located on the Meramec River, at the end of Lemay Ferry Road.

CEDAR BLUFF

 

At Jedburgh, you make a left down a road right next to the railroad tracks, it is now owned by Castlewood State Park.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

Cedar Bluff has had only two - six occupied structures that I know of since 1954.  I think all the development out that way is going on above it on the bluffs.  (Mike Flannigan)

CENTAUR

 

Was located off of Wild Horse Creek Road, west of Highway 109. (Michelle Robinson)

 

Centaur was established in 1891, mainly to serve the Centaur Lime Company in the area.  The Leiweke family supplied the postmasters there from 1900-1959.  In 1959 the mail service was discontinued.  The railroad goes right by this town, so “Centaur Station" is or was very nearby.  This is a gem of an area to visit, but an extremely small town. Interesting houses (about two).  In 1982, Centaur only had about eight occupied structures.  The most interesting feature is the limestone quarry that a few people still fish and swim in. It's quite large, and just a little east of town, a few hundred feet from the railroad tracks.  Not extremely easy to get to unless you don't mind getting a little wet.  (Mike Flannigan, 04/06/2003)

CHAMINADE

 

Located near Chaminade College.

CHAPMAN

 

Located in Central Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad

CHAUVINS FERRY

AKAChevins Ferry

 

Located near St Charles.

CHELSEA

 

Located in southern Central Township.

CHELTENHAM SPRINGS

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This sulfur spring was a popular resort in the 1880s.  Exact location not determined.  (GBS)

CHESLEYS STATION

 

Located on the St. Louis and Iron Mountain Railroad.

 

I wonder if this is Wickes?    (Mike Flannigan)

 

Wickes is not listed in Rand McNally.  (GBS)

CHEVENS FERRY

 

...SEE Chauvins Ferry

CLARKS STATION

 

Located in Central Township in St. Louis County on the electric car line.

CLAYBURN

 

Located in Central Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad

CLAYTONVILLE

 

…SEE Price

COLEMAN

AKA – Colman

 

A station on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad in Bonhomme Township.

COLLEGE VIEW HILL

 

A station on the Wabash Railroad in St. Ferdinand Township. Named for Ben Blewett College.

I think this might be north of Jennings.  (Mike Flannigan)

COLMAN

 

…SEE Coleman

COLUMBIA

 

Located in northeastern St. Ferdinand Township near the mouth of the Missouri River.

CONTINENTAL

 

Located in Carondelet Township on the Frisco Lines.

DAMONVILLE

 

Located in St. Ferdinand Township.

DEER CREEK VILLAGE

 

Located in Central Township near Ladue.

I suspect this might be Brentwood.  (Mike Flannigan)

DOZIER

 

Located in southwest Meramec Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.

This might be way out by Pacific.  (Mike Flannigan)

DRAKE

 

Located in southwest Bonhomme Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.

Must be located somewhere down by Jedburgh or Castlewood.  (Mike Flannigan)

EDEN STATION

 

Located at Eden Seminary.

ELLEARD

 

Located on the west border of St Louis City in 1874.

ELMWOOD PARK

 

Located in Central Township on the Rock Island Railroad.

EMERSON

 

A station on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad in Central Township.

ETHERTON

AKA – Atherton

 

A settlement in Meramec Township.

FAIR LAWN STATION

 

Located in East Kirkwood in Carondelet Township.

FAIRVIEW STATION

 

Located in southeastern Central Township.  (Mike Flannigan)

Was located on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, possibly east of the junction of Shady Avenue/Brown Road  (Michelle Robinson)

FAMOUS

 

Located in southeastern Meramec Township and named for the Famous-Barr Co. store in St. Louis which owns a clubhouse here.

 

This might be near Times Beach.  Anybody know?  (Mike Flannigan)

FANITA

 

Located in Central Township.

FOREST GROVE

 

Located in Bonhomme Township on Big Bend Road.

I guess this is near Osage Hills or Woodhine Heights.  (Mike Flannigan)

GARDENIA PLACE

 

Located in Central Township south of St Vincent Station.

This is probably very close to Pagedale. (Mike Flannigan)

GEORGETOWN

 

Located in south St Louis County. Named for George Aff.

GLAIZEAUBICHE

AKA – Glaizeau Biche

 

A settlement in St. Ferdinand Township around 1860. 

It sure surprises me that we've lost this one.  Anybody know where it was?  (Mike Flannigan)

GRAHAM(S)

 

Located in southern St Ferdinand Township on the Wabash Railroad. 

GREGG

 

Located in Central Township.

GRIMSLEY STATION

AKA – Grimsleys

 

Located in southern Carondelet Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.

Appears to be near Bella Villa.   (Mike Flannigan)

GUMBO

 

Was located by Rombach's Pumpkin Patch. (Michelle Robinson)

 

The Gumbo area is booming.  Go down there sometime.  Gumbo is alive and well, and is still shown on many maps.  It had only ~15 occupied structures in 1982.   (Mike Flannigan)

 

While searching this archive I noticed this query.  Gumbo Bottoms (West St. Louis County) is located on the banks of the Missouri River, west of St. Louis, off of Hwy 40.  This is a large farming community, and Spirit of St. Louis Airport is located there.  They have a very large air show there every year, usually around Labor Day.  This whole area was greatly affected by the flood of 1993, when the levy broke and the Missouri River completely flooded the area.  If there was a Cafe by the name of Wolf, before the flood, they may not have reopened afterwards.  (Cynthia – Jan 15, 2002)

HIGHLAND VIEW

 

Located in eastern Central Township.

HILLSBORO

 

A settlement in southern Bonhomme Township.

HOFFMEISTER HEIGHTS

 

Located in Central Township.

Sure sounds like it's related with beer, heh?  (Mike Flannigan)

HOLLYWOOD STATION

 

Located in Central Township on the Central Car Line.

Maybe on Hollywood St.?  (Mike Flannigan)

HOWELLS FERRY LANDING

 

A ferry on the Missouri River to Weldon Spring.

HUNTERS FORD

 

Located on the Meramec River near Eureka.

I think I've found this one near Times Beach, southwest of Crescent.  (Mike Flannigan)

HUNTLEY

 

Located in Central Township on the Wabash Railroad.

I'm wondering if this is the current town of Huntleigh (1990 pop 392 - GBS).  (Mike Flannigan)

HUNTS MILL

 

Located on the farm of W. P. Hunt in Carondelet Township on River Des Peres.

HUNTS SWITCH

 

Located in southwest Meramec Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad and the Saint Louis and San Francisco Railroad

JEFFERSON BARRACKS

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Military post on South Broadway, 11 miles from downtown St. Louis.

Currently the Veterans Administration Hospital. (GBS)

KEITH

AKA – Keith Inch Station

 

Located in Central Township on the Creve Coeur Line. 

KEITH INCH STATION

 

...SEE Keith

KINGS STATION

 

Located in Central Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. 

Probably located near St. Louis University.  (Mike Flannigan)

KROENUNG

 

A station on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad in Meramec Township. 

There is an old Kroenung Cemetery in Babler Park. Unfortunately it's in poor condition, and the park claims to not have the funds or manpower to stabilize it.  (MF)

LACLEDE JUNCTION

 

Located in southeastern Central Township near St Louis City.

I wonder if this is near Laclede Station?  (Mike Flannigan)

LACLEDE STATION

 

Located south of Manchester Road, south on Laclede Station Road.  South of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.  T45N, R6E. (Michelle Robinson)

I think this is now called Lake Junction.  (Mike Flannigan)

LAHOMA

 

Located in Carondelet Township on the St Louis City border.

LEWISBURGH

 

...SEE Saint Paul

LIME KILNS #1

 

Located in Meramec Township, the terminus of a branch of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

Just down the road from where Yeatman's Lime Kiln is located.  This place is on the west side of Glencoe Rd., not even 1/4 mile from the railroad.  In Meramec Township, T44N, R3E.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

This is the one in Rockwoods Reservation, or at least very close to it.  (Mike Flannigan)

LIME KILNS #2

 

There is a little place in Bonhomme Township called Lime Kilns.  It is located at the end of Hanna Rd, right before the railroad tracks.  T44N, R4E.  (Michelle Robinson)

This is barely west of Pettys Hill.  (Mike Flannigan)

LOEHR

 

Was located on Clayton at Baxter Road. (Michelle Robinson)

 

Loehr is basically where I grew up.  It’s history as far as a town name goes, but you'd think it was a metropolis if you visited it today.  It had about 20 occupied structures in 1954.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

It is not listed in Rand McNally.  (GBS)

LOVERINGS FERRY

 

Located on the Meramec River a short distance above the Mississippi River.

This might be near Flamm City?  (Mike Flannigan)

LOWER FERRY

 

Located on the Meramec River one mile above the mouth at Kings Trace.

Hmmm, Kings Trace.  I wish I knew where that was.  (MF)

MARAIS DES LIARDS/LIANDS

 

DEAD NAME – This was one of the several early names for the city of Bridgeton, (1990 population - 17,000)  (GBS)

MARSHALL HEIGHTS

 

Located near Kings Station in the Missouri Pacific Railroad. 

Probably located near St. Louis University.  (Mike Flannigan)

MARVIN CAMP GROUNDS

 

A religious center on St. Charles Road.  (Used) for camp meetings.

I found this one.  It's near Schuermann Heights. (M. Flannigan)

McNIGHT VILLAGE

 

Located west of Clayton.

MELROSE

Rural

Was located off Highway 109, by Rockwoods Reservation.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

Melrose has been very small in recent times.  It had only about three occupied structures in 1954.  I suspect it is still small given its location.  The old Melrose School is quite a ways east down the road.  (Mike Flannigan)

MENTOR

 

A station on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad now a part of Rock Hill. 

I suspect this could be close to Douglas High School.  (MF)

 

Rock Hill had a 1990 population of 5217, and is located about two miles west of the St. Louis city limits.  (GBS)

MERAMEC STATION

 

Highway 141 used to just be called "County Rd to Manchester".  Meramec Station was located in Valley Park, just east of Highway 141.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

Where Meramec School is now (or used to be).  (Mike Flannigan)

MILTON STATION

 

Located in Central Township.

MINCKE/MINKE

 

Was located where Castlewood State Park currently is.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

Minke – This town is really Mincke.  GNIS and other sources have it spelled wrong.  It's (actually) on the south side of the river on the Tyson Research Center grounds. It’s a fascinating ghost town.  PRIVATE PROPERTY  (Mike Flannigan)

MORSCHELS

 

Was located in what is now the line between Castlewood State Park and Lone Elk Park.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

Morschels has had about 30 occupied structures since 1947.  It seems to be a popular place.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

It’s not listed by Rand McNally.  (GBS)

NADOWESIA

 

Nothing could be learned of this place.

NEW BIELEFIELD

 

Have you ever heard of this town that was located in St. Louis County? (Michelle Robinson)

 

I searched the whole county and could only find:  Bielefield School.  That's all I could find and I searched for many variations of the name.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

Somebody has now said that New Bielefeld turned into Black Jack. (Mike Flannigan)

NORMANDY GROVE STATION

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Located east of Normandy

(which had a 1990 pop. of 4480).  (GBS)

 

“It was at Natural Bridge and North Florissant Roads and was the location for the West End Narrow Gauge Railway line from St. Louis to Florissant, Missouri.  The line became the Florissant and later City Limits streetcar line.  I believe the station served as a postal stop for the Florissant line post office trolley cars.  A picnic grove was located there.  It’s all now part of Normandy, Missouri.”  (Contributed by Wayne Brasler – April 11, 2007)

OAK GROVE

 

A settlement in Bonhomme Township.

I suspect this is near Oak Grove School near Chesterfield.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

Chesterfield is located in the northwestern part of the township on the St. Louis & Southwestern Railroad, and in 1990 had over 41,000 people. (GBS)

OAK RIDGE

 

Located in northwestern Carondelet Township.

OLCOTT STATION

 

Located near Wellston.

ORRVILLE

 

Was located on Highway 109, north of Clayton Road. (Michelle Robinson)

 

Orrville is also building up quickly.  It had only about five occupied structures in 1982.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

It isn’t listed in Rand McNally (GBS)

OWENS FORT

 

DEAD NAME – This was one of the several early names for the city of Bridgeton, (1990 population - 17,000)  (GBS)

OWENS STATION

 

DEAD NAME – This was one of the several early names for the city of Bridgeton, (1990 population - 17,000)  (GBS)

PATTERSONS SETTLMENT

 

Located in St Ferdinand Township on a grant of 1000 arpens of land given to James Richardson and bounded by the Missouri River, Cold Water Creek, Halls Ferry Road, and Bellefontaine Road.

 

Sounds like it's tied down, but I don't know where Bellefontaine Road is or was, and actually I don't know where Halls Ferry Road used to be.  I know where it is now, but not where it used to be.  1,000 arpens is about 1.6 square miles, a considerably smaller area than the description above seems to indicate.  (Mike Flannigan)

PELHAM STATION

 

Located in Central Township on the Wabash Railroad.

PENMAR

 

Located in St Ferdinand Township.

PORT ROYAL

 

A station on the Rock Island Railroad in northwestern Meramec Township.

PRICE

 

AKAClaytonville,

Walnut Plains

 

In 1878 Price had its own post office.  It was located on Clayton Road, east of Warson Road about three miles. T45N, R6E. (Michelle Robinson)

 

That places it where Clayton Road crosses 270.  I had this as “A PO from 1876 to 1887 and 1889 to 1902 in Central Township.” This was also called Claytonville and Walnut Plains. (M. Flannigan)

QUINNETTE

 

Located in central Bonhomme Township north of the Meramec River.

 

This would be around Manchester or Sulphur Springs Road, or somewhere around there I guess.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

This town was near the town Valley Park, Missouri on Big Bend road and Quinnette road. I think it was incorporated into the town of Valley Park, a few years ago.  (Donna Wirth, 03/17/2003)

RIDGE FARM STATION

AKARidgefarm Station

 

Located on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad in Bonhomme Township. 

Sure would like to find this one.  (Mike Flannigan)

ROCKLAND SWITCH

 

Located on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad in eastern Meramec Township.

SAINT ANDREW

 

A small settlement now engulfed in the Missouri River.

SAINT JAMES

 

Located near Saint John on the old St Charles Line.

SAINT PAUL

 

AKALewisburgh

 

Located in Meramec Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. 

This is probably also north and/or east of Eureka MO, maybe near Glencoe?  (Mike Flannigan)

 

Take Kiefer Creek Road south.  You will reach a road called St. Paul Road.  At the end of St. Paul Rd was St. Paul.  The depot was just north of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.  Shown on the 1878 St. Louis County Atlas, T44N, R4E.    (Michelle Robinson)

SAINT STEPHENS

 

Located in southern Meramec Township. 

 

This is probably north and/or east of Eureka MO, maybe near Glencoe? (Mike Flannigan)

 

This town was located near Allenton Missouri, west of Eureka. Back on the horseshoe road that leads to the Allenton River Access at the top of the hill is St. Stephens Road where the town used to be.  (Donna Wirth 03/17/2003)

SAINT VINCENT

 

Located at the Saint Vincent Insane Asylum.

SANDS

 

Located on the Wabash RR on the Missouri River, opposite St Charles.  In 1883 the town was swallowed up by the June rise.

SCUDDER

 

A station on the old West End Narrow Gauge Railroad in St Ferdinand Township.

SHOFIELD PLACE

 

Located in Central Township.

Isn't the spelling wrong on this one?  (Mike Flannigan)

(SCHOFIELD???)  (GBS)

SOUTH CARONDELET

 

Located just south of St Louis.

SOUTHSIDE

 

Located in southwestern Bonhomme Township south of the Meramec River.

STEIN HEIGHTS

 

Located in Carondelet Township.

 

STEVENS

 

Was located by Rombach's Pumpkin Patch.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

The Stevens area is booming.  Stevens is history as a town name.   Located in northern Meramec Township. Apparently this is located just west of Gumbo Cemetery.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

Stevens was located where Long Rd. meets Wild Horse, in Chesterfield.  Mapquest shows it as being just south of where Gumbo used to be.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

It isn’t listed in Rand McNally  (GBS)

STOCKEY

 

Located in Carondelet Township.

STRINGTOWN

 

Located two miles west of Florissant on Stringtown Road.

This is probably near Rosary School on Howdershell Road.  (Mike Flannigan)

STUDTS HEIGHTS

 

Located in Central Township north of Ballas.

This is probably near Creve Coeur Lake.  (Mike Flannigan)

SUTTON STATION

 

Located south of Maplewood.

THOMAS STATION

 

Located in Central Township on the St Charles Electric Line.

TIMES BEACH

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On the Meramec River, in the southwest part of the county just northeast of Eureka at an elevation of 430’.  Was famed as the site of a 1980s toxic chemical incursion, which forced the town to be evacuated.  (GBS)

UNIONDALE

 

Located in Central Township on St Charles Road.

VAN STUDIFORD STATION

 

Located in Central Township.

VILLA DE ROBERTS

 

DEAD NAME – This was one of the several early names for the city of Bridgeton, (1990 population - 17,000)  (GBS)

VILLAGE A ROBERT

 

DEAD NAME – This was one of the several early names for the city of Bridgeton, (1990 population - 17,000)  (GBS)

VON SCHRADER

 

Located in Central Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.

VOTAW

 

Possibly same as VOTEAU

John Votaw was one of the first settlers of the Eureka area.  Originally, he settled just north of the Meramec River, south of the actual city of Eureka.  Augustine Road. is located southeast of downtown Eureka.  Take Augustine Road to VOTAW ROAD.  This was shown on the 1878 Atlas, T43N, R3-4E.  Votaw Road doesn't exist as that name anymore.  If you take Augustine to the end, where it makes a sharp curve, it used to keep going.  Now, you follow it to the right.  Instead of Votaw Road it is now Augustine.  However, at the sharp curve is a driveway/road to the left that would have been the other side of Votaw Rd.  It is a private drive and is mostly blocked off by a chain.  Looking at the Atlas of T44N R4E, Votaw Road used to continue to a Blakey Road.  Blakey Road does not exist anymore, but used to connect to Lewis and Antire Roads.    (Michelle Robinson)

VOTEAU FORD

 

Possibly same as VOTAW

Located on the Meramec River near Eureka.

If you follow that driveway (See Votaw, above) to the northeast, it goes down a hill to the river bottoms, curves sharply to the south, then back east nearly to the river, and then north to the south side of old Times Beach.  It joins Bussen Quarry road where it then continues east across the river and to Lewis Road.  So Voteau Ford is basically where I-44 (and Bussen Quarry road) cross the river now.  That's what I think.  (Mike Flannigan)

WALNUT PLAINS

 

…SEE Price

WALNUT PLAINS CAMPGROUNDS

 

A religious meeting ground.

Anybody know where the Price building was?  ‘Cause that's where this was held. There is also reportedly a Walnut Plains Cemetery here.  (Mike Flannigan)

Same as Price/Walnut Plains???  (GBS)

WATSONIA

 

Located in Central Township near Gregg.

We don't know where Gregg is either.  (Mike Flannigan)

WEST ASHBY STATION

 

Located in Central Township on the Creve Coeur Electric Car Line.

WEST CLAYTON

 

Located in Central Township southwest of Fanita Station.

WEST WALNUT MANOR

 

Located in northeastern Central Township near St Louis.

There was also a West Walnut Manor school in this area.  (Mike Flannigan)

WILDWOOD STATION

 

Located on the Creve Coeur Electric Line.

WILKINSON

 

Located on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad in Central Township. 

West End Park is (or was) located here.  There is a Wilkinson School in Maplewood that is very close to the St. Louis CitySt. Louis County line.  This sounds too far west to be in Central Township, but maybe not?  (MF)

WOODLAND

 

Located in southeastern St Ferdinand Township on the Wabash Railroad.

YEATMAN

 

Was located on the end of a road that comes off of Ridge Road, very close to Old State Road.  (Michelle Robinson)

 

Yeatman has been down to almost nothing since 1954. In 1947 it had about six occupied structures.  That's the biggest I've seen this town in recent history.  Today it might be booming  - I just don't know.  (Mike Flannigan)

 

It’s NOT listed in Rand McNally.  (GBS)

 

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FIRST POSTED: Jul 19, 2001

LAST UPDATE: Jun 15, 2007

 

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by Gary B Speck Publications

 

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