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  • Manda
  • Previously Zoar.

    "This is a discontinued postoffice which was located near the center of the county. The postoffice was first in the farmhouse of a Mr Tschappler. It was first named Zoar for Zoar Church nearby. The mail was frequently missent to Zoar so Mr Tschappler was allowed to choose a new name for the postoffice. He named it for his daughter, Manda. By 1938 it no longer existed". (8)

    West central county near Old Woollam. Gasconade 1901-1908 1904
    1913
    1920
  • Manton
  • Same of Barnett.  Near the northwest corner of the county, on the road leading from Jefferson City to Vienna, is fourteen miles northwest of the latter place and contains one hotel, one saddle and harness shop and one store. (13) Northeastern county, twp 41, rng 11, sec 22. Maries 1860-1894 1873
    1875
    1892
  • Marais
  • Marias
  • Mavais
  • Marrais
  • Marais (meaning marsh or swamp in french) was an early post office with Jesse Boone  the first post master in 1839.

    This name was also used for the present Maries Rivers.  I believe this to be the original name, but several old maps list the rivers as Marie or Mary's.  This is probably due to the habit of spelling french names in english the way they sound.

    The spelling of Mavais is probably due to mistaking the r for a v.

    Jan 1, 1851 - Mavais, Osage, Missouri - Postmaster - Herman F. Krone (14)

    1855 - Mavais, p-o., Osage co., Mo. (16)

    1873 Post Road -
    From Jefferson City, by Westphalia, Mavais, Kinderhook, Spanish Prairie, Maramec, Steelville, Osage, and Harmony, to Caledonia.
    Also, from Lisle, by Westphalia, Mavais, Pay Down, Kinderhook, Lane's Prairie, Spanish Prairie, Maramec, Steelville, Osage, and Harmony, to Caledonia. (15)

    On the old main road from Maramec Iron Works to Jefferson City near the Little Maries and Maries River's confluence. Gasconade
    Osage
    Maries
    1839-1848
    1848-1855
    1855
    1846
    1859
    1861
    1863
    1875
  • Maramec Iron Works
  • Early post office in area attached to Gasconade County at the time and location of the iron works that was so important to the development of the new state.

    See off site article at the Springfield-Green County Library site.

    1873 Post Road -
    From Hermann, by Merrimac (sic) Iron-Works, and Licking, to Houston. (15)

    Southeast of St. James and part of present day Maramec Springs State Park. Gasconade Abt 1827 1846
    1859
    1861
  • Margaret
  • Previously Leduc. Southwest of county near Clevesville. Gasconade 1895-1908 1897
    1901
    1904
    1913
    1920
  • Maries
  • 1873 Post Road -
    From Osage City, by Taos, Castle Rock, Westphalia, and Maries, to Vienna. (15)

    Maries was a PO in the western part of the county. It was named for the river. (8)

    Southwest county off Rt HH, twp 39, rng 11, sec 17. Maries N/A 1901
    1904
  • Mary's Creek
  • Attempted name for Loose Creek. See Loose Creek. Osage N/A N/A
  • McKnight
  • Formerly Kingston, L'Ouis Creek and Loose Creek Station.  Later Isbell Station See Isbell Station Osage 1880-1889 N/A
  • Medora
  • Originally called Buchannan and later St. Aubert - Changed name due to decline of town importance and location of St. Aubert across river.

    Medora ws an early settlement, but its real town features were not assumed until the advent of the railway. (17)

    1873 Post Road -
    From Medora to Vienna. (15)

    1915 Business & Individual Directory description

    1941 Osage Co. Centennial description

    Between Chamois and Loose Creek Station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad Osage 1858-1893 1873
    1892
  • Meta
  • 1941 Osage Co. Centennial description

    1976 Osage County Memory Book description

    Southwest Osage County at the junction of Rt B and  Hwy 133. Osage 1903-Pres 1904
    1913
    1920
  • Mill City
  • Settlement around mill area on Gasconade River. Prior's Mill (Heckmann's) area and Oshawa post office in northeast Osage County on Gasconade River. Osage N/A 1870
  • Mint Hill
  • 1941 Osage Co. Centennial description

    1976 Osage County Memory Book description

    About 14 miles northeast of Linn. Osage 1870-1909
    1926-1954
    1897
    1901
    1904
  • Morrison
  • Morrison's Station
  • 1873 Post Road - 
    From Morrison's Station to Fredricksburg. (15)
    Between Chamoisand
    Gasconade on the Missouri Pacific Railroad and Missouri River.
    Gasconade 1860-Pres 1875
    1878
    1892
    1895
    1897
    1901
    1904
    1913
    1920
  • Mount Ariel
  • 1873 Post Road -
    From Linn, by Mount Ariel, to Owen's Mill. (15)
    South of Linn Osage N/A N/A
  • Mount Sterling
  • Third location of Gasconade County courthouse after Gasconade and then Bartonsville.  Post office was known as Gasconade Court House prior to the formation of Osage County and the relocation of the county seat to Hermann.

    Jan 1, 1851 - Mount Sterling, Gasconade, Missouri - Postmaster - Burton Cooper (14)

    1855 - Mount Sterling, p-o., Gasconade co., Mo. (16)

    1873 Post Road -
    From Chamois, by Bailey's Creek, Pryor's Mill, and Mount Sterling to Delphi.
    Also, from Hermann, by Francis Peter's, on Second Creek, Mount Sterling, John B. Cooper's [Cooper's Hill], Alexander S. Rogers' [later Belle], in Galloway's Prairie, to Pay Down.
    Also, from Mount Sterling, by Woollam, Jake's Prairie, Argo, Boubon, Harrison's Mills, and Fourche a' Renault, to Potosi.
    Also, from Washington, by Union, Beaufort, Burbois, Enon, Mount Sterling, Linn, Loose Creek, Lisle, and Taos, to Jefferson City.
    (15)

    Center of original Gasconade County and later on the west side when Osage County was formed.  Junction of hwy 50 and Gasconade River. Gasconade 1843-1864
    1893-1965
    ?-Present
    1846
    1859
    1861
    1863
    1897
    1904
    1913
    1920