Ghost Town USA’s
These were usually small “post offices” located in a farmer’s home or out building. They served folks in outlying farming areas, and often acted as a community center or gathering place to catch up on the latest gossip or commodity prices. Many times the rural post offices also acted as a magnet for a small community that later faded away, or grew into busy little towns. A few towns had post offices that had a different name than the town. Those are also listed here. SOME of the rural post offices that once dotted the landscape of Missouri included:
For details, please see the appropriately linked alphabetic listings.
RURAL POST OFFICE COUNTY NOTES
· AIR Johnson Co.
· BALDRIDGE Pulaski Co.
· BATESVILLE POST OFFICE Bates Co.
· BEE BRANCH POST OFFICE Johnson Co.
· BELLE PLAINE POST OFFICE Cass Co.
· BLEDSOE Hickory Co.
· BLUES STORE Audrain Co. Rural store & post office
· BROWNFIELD Pulaski Co.
· CAVE SPRING Pulaski Co.
· CHALYBEATE POST OFFICE Johnson Co.
· CHAPMAN Benton Co.
· CURTIS Pulaski Co.
· DAN Maries Co.
· DANA Bates Co. PO for the town site of West Point.
· DEEPWATER Hickory Co.
· DORMIS Ozark Co.
· EIGHT-MILE Cass Co. PO for the town of Daugherty.
· ELK FORK POST OFFICE Bates Co.
· ELLIOTTSVILLE Monroe Co. Rural store & post office
· FARGO Benton Co.
· FLOYD CREEK POST OFFICE Adair Co.
· FLOYDS CREEK POST OFFICE Adair Co.
· FRANCIS Pulaski Co. AKA – Gascozark
· FREDONIA Benton Co
· FULLER Benton Co.
· GATH POST OFFICE Johnson Co.
· GEBLER Gasconade Co.
· GERARD POST OFFICE Cass Co.
· GIBSON Benton Co.
· GLOBE Johnson Co.
· GOFFS POST OFFICE Henry Co.
· HAWKINS Pulaski Co. AKA - Pumkin Center (?), Punkin Center
· HAZEN POST OFFICE Cass Co.
· HIGH POINT Miller Co. …SEE Ramsey
· HIGHGROVE Maries Co.
· HOCKMAN Benton Co.
· HOLLMANS POST OFFICE Warren Co. …SEE Hollmans Store & Post Office (#2)
· HONSEVILLE Maries Co. AKA – Bert
· IDA POST OFFICE Adair Co.
· KISNER POST OFFICE Bates Co.
· LACON Maries Co.
· LOEFFLER POST OFFICE Adair Co.
· LONE OAK POST OFFICE Bates Co. ...SEE Stumpton
· MAJORVILLE Benton Co.
· MARVEL POST OFFICE Bates Co.
· MARVIN POST OFFICE Henry Co.
· MELVIN Benton Co.
· MENTON Maries Co.
· METCALF Pulaski Co.
· MILL GROVE Monroe Co.
· MOUNTAIN VIEW Benton Co.
· NORTH POST OFFICE Henry Co.
· PACKARD Hickory Co.
· PEORIA POST OFFICE Bates Co.
· PINE BLUFF Pulaski Co.
· PLUM GROVE POST OFFICE Cass Co.
· RADER Maries Co.
· RAMSEY Miller Co.
· ROCKFORD POST OFFICE Cass Co.
· SAINT ANNIE Pulaski Co.
· SAND CREEK POST OFFICE Adair Co.
· SANTEE Maries Co.
· SKAGGS POST OFFICE Cass Co.
· SOUTHBEND Lawrence Co. Rural store & post office
· STAFFORD Hickory Co.
· STEEN PRAIRIE Maries Co.
· THORNBERRY Camden Co.
· TITUS Phelps Co.
· TOLEDO POST OFFICE Henry Co.
· TOPE POST OFFICE Henry Co.
· TUCKERSVILLE Camden Co.
· VENTURA Monroe Co. PO & country store
· VESSIE Phelps Co.
· VOORHEES Camden Co. Rural store & post office
· WALNUT CREEK POST OFFICE Bates Co.
· WHARTON Pulaski Co.
· ZIG POST OFFICE Adair Co.
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Ghost Town USA’s Ghost Towns of Missouri
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First Posted: September 05, 2004
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