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  • Unless noted otherwise, most of these listings are quoted from postings to Rootsweb’s Missouri Ghost Town discussion forum (THE LIST).  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.  
  • Unless noted otherwise, indicated population figures are from the 1990 census.  (In the next year these should be updated to the 2000 census.) If the population is listed as 0*, the asterisk indicates “assumed”, based on other facts.
  • 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 types of locations had small communities grow up around the main business. 
  • When a current town that is not listed in this work went by a different name, or a name markedly different than its present name, it is indicated by the DEAD NAME entry.  These are noted due to the fact that these names MAY be discovered in research, and by listing them here, it makes it easier for the researcher to discover the current name.
  • In all the listings below, personal comments will be noted with either names or initials, like (MF) {Mike Flannigan}, or (GBS) {Me}. In some cases, I didn’t write down the name, but only an e-mail address, so I left them in.  If you know of any Missouri ghost town location not listed on these pages, please contact THE LIST if you are a member, or me if not.  I will pass on the information to THE LIST.
  • Highways are marked thus...
    • CR – County Roads
    • SH – State Highway
    • US – US Highway
    • I – Interstate Highway
  • Locations marked with a $ indicate an admission fee is charged to visit the site.
  • Locations with part of the name HIGHLIGHTED are linked to a page listing “all” locations of the same type such as those listed below.  Many times these type of locations acted as a magnet for a small community that later faded away.  Some of these locations included: Ferries, Mills (These include flouring, grist and logging mills.), Mines (and the associated mining camps), Rural Post Offices (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.), Way Stations (These include railroad & stage stations, rural stores, taverns, or other stopping points along transportation routes.).
  • See also our Ghost Town Index, listed by County.


Without further ado, let’s visit some of Missouri’s many hundreds of ghost towns!




EAGLES FORK                                                                     Lincoln Co.

Eagles Fork was in Lincoln County Mo and there was no Post office there. It was considered a neighborhood (community)

in the 1850's. The original house is still standing and is still owned by the original family (Meyer's). The post office

I believe was Moscow (Moscow Mills) MO.  Contributed by Karen Bosler, Jan 30, 2006


EASLEY FORD                                                            Barry Co.

            Location not determined.


EDANVILLE                                                                Pulaski Co.

            Location not determined.


EDEN STATION                                        St. Louis Co.

Located at Eden Seminary.


EGYPT FORD                                                              Lincoln Co.

Egypt Ford was located on Kings Lake. It was named in the late 18th century.


EHLENBERG                                                               Gasconade Co.

This is in Roark Township.


EIGHT MILE POST OFFICE                                                 Cass Co.

Eight Mile Post Office was located in southwestern Camp Branch Township. It was established in 1879 about eight miles south of Harrisonville. It was named for the stream.  I think this is the present town of Daugherty.  (Mike Flannigan, Jan 02, 2001)


…SEE Daugherty (GBS)


EINSTEIN MINE                                                      Madison Co.

The Einstein Silver Mine is located in the Silver Mines Recreational Area just west of Fredericktown, Missouri, on Highway D. 

(Contributed by: D.L. Whited - Apr 21, 2007)

Located on the St. Francois River, a mile west of Fredericktown.  [37-32-N 090-29-W]

(Contributed by: Mike Trimble – Jun 4, 2007)


EL PASO                                                                     Barry Co.

            Location not determined.


ELECTRIC PLACE                                                       St. Francois Co.

         AKA – Power House

            Located in southern St Francois Township. The St. Francois Electric Railroad generating station was there. Surveyed in 1907.


ELIZABETH                                                                Callaway Co.

This was the first county seat of Callaway Co. It was named after Henry Brite's wife.


ELK FORK POST OFFICE                                          Bates Co.

Elk Fork Post Office was located at the home of William Crawford near Elk Fork Creek, for which it was named. It was established in 1861 and discontinued in 1863.


ELK MILLS                                                                  McDonald Co.  

This old milling center was located near the state line, fifteen miles west of Pineville, along the Elk River.  A small settlement grew up around the mill, and consisted of:  E.S. Lindsey, W.N. Manter, and Jameson & Manter, general merchants; W.H. Sorrells, druggist; L.Richters, hotel; Aaron Crutchfield, blacksmith; C.W. Trader, physician; Mrs. Frye, laundress; C.S. Bomer, horse trainer, and Rev. G.W. Robertson, of the Christian Society.  The Settlement of today is confined to a few houses, the residence of Judge Shambaugh being the principal one.  The Border Lodge A.F. & A.M. was organized April 9, 1856…”

The old mill was demolished during the Civil War, “and the community thoroughly robbed by scouts of both armies, and independent bands.”  (Excerpted from Goodspeed’s History of McDonald & Newton counties, Missouri – 1888, reprinted in 1982 by the Newton Co., Historical Society.) 

Submitted by “MayTHREE” (Aug 04, 2005)


ELK SPRINGS                                                             Pike Co.                                    -

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


ELKDALE                                                                     Atchison Co.

            Location not determined.


ELKHART                                                                    Bates Co.

Elkhart was a town in the center of Elkhart Township founded after 1872. It was named for the township.


ELKHORN TOWNSHIP                                              Warren Co.

Elkhorn Township actually is part of Warren County.  When I registered to vote there around 15 years ago, the auditor filled out my registration card and said that I was to vote in Elkhorn Township.  The voting booths were (and I guess still are) located in the Methodist church in the tiny town of Pendleton. (Robert D Schuette, 09/28/2002)


ELLEARD                                                                     St. Louis Co.

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


ELLETT MINE                                                            Franklin Co.

This small lead mine was located five miles west of St. Clair in Sec 6, T41N, R1W, Central Township.  It, as well as the Patton Mine and Hamilton Mine, all had a combined output of 1500 tons of galena prior to 1888.  The exact location is not determined.  (GBS)


ELLIOTT                                                                     Ralls Co.

This railroad station was in Spencer Township, three miles south of New London and was once an important shipping place for grain and live stock, but was abolished by 1933. It was named for Wilkerson B Elliott, on whose land it was located.  It is commonly referred to as Elliott Station.  (GNIS via Mike Flannigan)


ELLIOTTSVILLE                                                        Monroe Co.

This was a discontinued post office and country store in Jefferson Township, northeast of Paris, a short distance from Stoutsville, on the North Fork of Salt River.  This place was named for Mr. Elliott, who built several covered bridges, one of them here in the 1860's. In early times Henry Dooley operated a ferry here, becoming wealthy because it was on the route followed by many emigrants on their way to Kansas.  This might be where CR 24 crosses the North Fork River.


Ellis Mill                                                                Lincoln Co.

…SEE Tillotsons Mill


Ellis & Powells Steam Mill                             Lincoln Co.

…SEE Tillotsons Mill


ELM PARK                                                                   Jackson Co.

            Location not determined.


ELVINS                                                                       St. Francois Co.

            DEAD NAMEOn Jan 01, 1994, it was incorporated into the town of Park Hills.


ELMWOOD PARK                                                        St. Louis Co.

Located in Central Township on the Rock Island Railroad.


EMERSON                                                                  St. Louis Co.

            A station on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad, in Central Township. (Mike Flannigan, Dec 30, 2000)


ENLOE MINE                                                             Franklin Co.

            …SEE Thomas Mine.  Part of the Thomas Mine complex.


ENLOE SETTLEMENT                                               Franklin Co.

An early colony in the southwestern part of the county.


ENON                                                                         Lincoln Co.

            ...SEE Big Spring Mills


ENOUGH                                                                     Iron Co.                                              

         AKA – Montana

I am looking for information about a cemetery that was located in the little village of Enough.  There was a church at the intersection of the three dirt roads that made the main intersection in the village.  Council Bluffs Lake put an end to the town.  (Bob Lewis, Jul 07, 2001)


The original name (Montana) was a post office from 1903 to 1904.  (Mike Flannigan, Jul 14, 2001)


ENRIGHT STATION                                                 Lawrence Co.

Enright Station was named for a local landowner.


ENTERPRISE MINE                                                   Franklin Co.

            …SEE Skinner Mine


ERBSLOW & MONNIGS MILL                                  Montgomery Co.                                  

This old mill was located in Loutre Township. It was built by a Mr. Erbslow and partly financed by Hugo Monnig. It was later operated only by Mr. Monnig.  (Mike Flannigan)


ERIE                                                                            McDonald Co.                                       Rural

            Location not determined.


ERNEST                                                                      Dade Co.

Ernest was a small trading point north of Greenfield. It was established in 1890 and named for the first postmaster.


ERWIN                                                   Pemiscot Co.

            The exact location of this historical location is not determined.


ESROM                                                                       Barton Co.

Nine miles south of Lamar.  It was found by a land grant, on an act of Congress, approved on September 28, 1850 and granted to Missouri in 1857.  The president was James Buchanan.  The book that I got the information from was printed by the Lamar Democrat titled, "The Pictorial History of Barton County."  (Sue Walters, Jan 02, 2001)


ESTHER                                                                      St. Francois Co.                                   -

            DEAD NAMEOn Jan 01, 1994, it was incorporated into the town of Park Hills.     


ETHERTON                                                                St. Louis Co.

AKA – Atherton

A settlement in Meramec Township.


ETLAH                                                                         Franklin Co.                                          Rural

This rural community sits on Big Berger Creek and CR B where it crosses the railroad, four miles southeast of Berger and four miles northwest of New Haven, in the northwestern point of the county.  It is in the NE¼ Sec 20, NW¼ Sec 21, T45N, R3W, Boeuf Township. A cemetery is on the west side of the community.  It was established in 1874, and in 1888, there were 100 folks in what was described in Goodspeed as “a flourishing town.” (GBS)

Lat: 38.6392145, Long: -91.2765443

Lat: 383821N, Long: 0911636W - elevation 528’


EUREKA MILLS                                                          Johnson Co.  

Eureka Mills was located in Warrensburg. It was built in 1867 by Land, Fike and Company. It was destroyed before 1933.


EVANS MILL                                                              Greene Co.

Located in Robberson Township, this grist mill was built by Joseph Evans.


EVANS MINE                                                             Franklin Co.                                          0

This lead mine was located in Sec 33, T42N, R1E, Calvey Township. Exact location not determined. It was 80’ deep, and was not in operation in 1888.  (GBS)


EVANSTON SIDING                                                 Adair Co.                                             Rural

            Lat 40° 13' 59" N, Long 092° 43' 04" W – Elevation: 775'



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