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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!




HACKBERRY SPRING FORD                                      Lincoln Co.      

Hackberry Spring Ford was on West Fork Cuivre River in northwestern Hawk Point Township.


HACKNEY MILL                                                          Greene Co.

The Hackney Grist Mill was located along the Sac River.  It was named for the owner.

I suspect this is near Hackney Mill Bridge.  (Mike Flannigan)


HACKNEYS MILL                                                       Johnson Co.

Hackneys Mill was located at Center Knob in Kingsville Township. It was operated by John Hackney in 1850.


HADLEY                                                                     Maries Co.

AKA – Heck

Hadley was located in Jefferson Township. It was originally named Heck after the storekeeper, Balentine Heck. The name was changed after Herbert S. Hadley was elected Governer of Missouri.


HAFFS MILL                                                               Lincoln Co.

            Haffs Mill was located on the road from Troy to Bowling Green.


HAGGAI                                                                      St. Francois Co.

         AKA – Fairview, Hog Eye

            Located between Doe Run and Iron Mountain.


HALETOWN SETTLEMENT                                      Vernon Co.

            Haletown Settlement was located in Center Township and named after the Hale Brothers.  (MF)


HALFWAY HOUSE                                                    Montgomery Co.

            …SEE Belleville Store


HALL                                                      Pemiscot Co.

            The exact location of this historical location is not determined.


HALLIGAN MINE                                                       Franklin Co.

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


HALLS STORE                                                            Johnson Co.

Halls Store was located near where Denton is now located. It was established by a Mr. Hall.


HAMILTON MILL                                                       Franklin Co.                                          0

This flouring/grist mill was located along Hamilton Creek near Glencoe. It was owned and operated by Ninian Hamilton. It is mentioned briefly in the 1888 Goodspeed’s History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade Counties, Missouri.  Hamilton Creek is also known as Happy Sock Creek, and flows north from a point near St. Clair, to a confluence with the Bourbeuse River.  Sec 23 through Sec 11, T42N, R1E, Central Township.  (GBS)


HAMILTON MINE                                                     Franklin Co.                                          0

            AKA – Tam Mine, Tamm Mine

This small lead mine was located five miles west of St. Clair along the Bourbeause River, in Sec 31, T42N, R1W.  It, as well as the Ellett Mine and Patton Mine, all had a combined output of 1500 tons of galena prior to 1888.  The exact location is not determined.  (GBS)


HAMMONDS MILL                                                     Lincoln Co.

Hammonds Mill was located on the North Fork of Cuivre River in southern Waverly Township.


HARAN                                                                        Hickory Co.

            DEAD NAME - Haran Missouri was the original (1880-1881) name of Weaubleau. (Dallas Bowling – April 10, 2007)


HARDEMANS GARDEN                                              Howard Co.

This was a ten-acre botanical garden owned by John Hardeman that was washed away by the Missouri River.  It was located five miles above Old Franklin.


HARDESTY MINE                                                      Franklin Co.

            SEE Peninsula Mine


HARMONY                                                                  Putnam Co.

            DEAD NAME – This was the first name for Unionville.  (1990 pop - 1989) (GBS)


HARRINGTON MINE                                    Franklin Co.

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


HARRIS SPRINGS                                                     Monroe Co.

This place was in Union Township, west of Middle Grove. Here was once a popular resort.  It consisted of, among other things, a store, a large hotel, and a dancing pavilion.  Thomas Harris owned the farm upon which the mineral springs were located.


HARRODSBURG                                                          Johnson Co.

I just had your message of 13 Jan 2001 forwarded to me. In the Ghost Town – Harrodsburg, I have an interest, as my Douglass, Wright, Cull and Culley families received patents in that immediate area in what became Chilhowee Township.  Thomas Mulkey, William Huff, and Samuel Moore all had patents on land that adjoined what is now the town of Chilhowee. They all had large holdings in the area.  I wonder if the village of Chilhowee was perhaps originally Harrodsburg?    (Frank, July 09, 2001)


I don't think Chilhowee (1990-345) and Harrodsburg (1990 – N/L) are the same town.  The stream presently called Clear Fork is about 6 miles NE of Warrensburg.  Chilhowee is about 13 miles SSW of Warrensburg.  But then again, these streams change names sometimes.  And the land holding data you have does suggest the Chilhowee area.  (Mike Flannigan, Jul 13, 2001)


HART                                                                          McDonald Co.                           Rural

            Location not determined


HARVEYS MILL                                                          Lincoln Co.

            Harveys Mill was located in northeastern Bedford Township.


HAUNS MILL(S)                                                         Caldwell Co.                             0

In 1838 a massacre of 17 Mormons occurred here during the midst of the so-called Mormon War.  This mill was located about five miles south of Breckinridge, in the northeastern corner of the county.  A small settlement grew up around the mill owned by Jocob Haun. (GNIS spelled his name this way.)  (GBS)


HAVEN                                                                    Greene Co.

AKA – Johns Mill

Was built on the site of Johns Mill, a pioneer mill named for its owner.

Anybody heard of Johns Mill?  The only Johns Mill I know of is in Douglas Co.  (Mike Flannigan)


HAWKIN FORD                                                          St. Francois Co.

            Located on the St Francois River near Snake Den.

            We should be able to find this one, but I can't. (Mike Flannigan)


HAWKINS                                                                  Pulaski Co.

AKA:  Pumkin Center (?), Punkin Center

Was a rural post office in Liberty Township. It was discontinued by 1938.  Location not determined.          


HAYDEN SCHOOL                                                     St. Charles Co.

In the Firma Road area down Highway 79. Further northwest is Delbow Road and the abandoned Hayden School. Not sure if there was a town of Hayden or not.  (Mike Flannigan)


HAYMAKERS MILL                                                     Bates Co.

Haymakers Mill was located on the Marais des Cygnes River about 1870 and named for Mr. Haymaker. It was washed away in 1880.


HAYMAKERS MILL                                                     Cass Co.

Haymakers Mill was erected in 1854 a mile northeast of Gunn City on Big Creek. It was named for Mr. Haymaker, a pioneer.  This is a very interesting area that I hope to check out someday.  This guy was quite active, as he built another Haymaker Mill down in Bates County.  (Mike Flannigan, Jan 02, 2001)


HAYS MILL                                                                 St. Charles Co.

            A water-powered mill on Femme Osage Creek.


HAZEL GROVE                                                           Atchison Co.

            Location not determined


HAZEN POST OFFICE                                              Cass Co.

            Hazen Post Office was located 0.5 mi north and 1.25 miles west of Raymore. It was established about 1870

            and named for Gen. Hazen of the Union Army. It was discontinued in 1872 and moved to Raymore.

            (Mike Flannigan, Jan 02, 2001)


HEARDS SPRING                                                       Hickory Co.

Heards Spring was located north of Wheatland.  It served as the temporary County Seat from 1845 to 1846. It was located on a farm owned by John Heard.

It used to be the county seat and now we can't even find it!  (Mike Flannigan)


HECK                                                                           Maries Co.

…SEE Hadley


HELENA                                                                      Ozark Co.                                             0

            AKA – Pin Hook, Saint Helena, St. Helena



HERDSVILLE                                                              Barry Co.

Established before the Civil War and named for A. Herd, who lived there early in the 19th Century.


HERODS FORD                                                           St. Francois Co.

            Over Big River at Desloge.


HIAWATHA LODGE                                                   Pulaski Co.

            Location not determined


HICKMANS MILL                                                       Monroe Co.

This mill was in Jefferson Township on South Fork of Salt River, south of Florida. Hugh Hickman, for whom it was named, also ran a ferry, receiving his license to operate in 1837.


HICKORY GROVE FARM                                            Lincoln Co.

Hickory Grove Farm was located in northwestern Waverly Township, east of Louisville.


HICKORY GROVE SETTLEMENT                              Warren Co.

Located in eastern Hickory Grove Township.  A settlement made in 1819 by four families.

This is an old one.  I suspect it's southwest of Foristell and west of Oak Grove Cemetery, which would place it very close to Blattner Store.  (Mike Flannigan)


HIGH BLUE                                                                Cass Co.

High Blue was a town established in 1867 in Mt. Pleasant Township. It ceased to exist after the founding of Belton. Named because it is the highest point in the county.  I think this is about 1.5 miles northwest of Belton.  (Mike Flannigan, Jan 02, 2001)


HIGH POINT                                                              Miller Co.

            …SEE Ramsey


HIGHGROVE                                                               Maries Co.

Highgrove was a rural post office in Johnson Township. It was discontinued before 1938.

This is a little over a mile south of Safe.  (Mike Flannigan)


HIGHLAND MINING COMPANY MINE                   Franklin Co.                                          0

This lead mine was located northwest of St. Clair, in Sec 21, T42N, R1W, on the line between Central & Union Townships.  (GBS)  


HIGHLAND VIEW                                                      St. Louis Co.

Located in eastern Central Township.


HIGHLEY FORD                                                          St. Francois Co.

            A crossing between Leadwood and Potosi on Big River.


HIGHLY HEIGHTS                                                     St. Francois Co.

            DEAD NAME – Now part of Desloge


HIGHSMITH FORD                                                    Lincoln Co.

Highsmith Ford was a crossing on the Cuivre River between western Monroe Township and northeastern Clark Township.


HILLSBORO                                                                St. Louis Co.

A settlement in southern Bonhomme Township.


HOCKMAN                                                                Benton Co.

Hockman was a rural post office from 1886 to 1904. It was located in eastern Fristoe Township, nine miles east of Dell. It was named for W. W. Hockman, a prosperous farmer who moved to Benton Co. in 1875.

This is now Majorville.  (Mike Flannigan)


HODGSON MILL                                                        Ozark Co.

This was a c1894, water-powered gristmill along Bryant Creek along Highway 181 east of Sycamore.


HODO MINERAL SPRINGS                                       Barry Co.

            ...SEE Seven Star Springs


HOFFMANS MILL                                                      St. Charles Co.,

            An early water-powered mill on the Dardenne.


HOFFMEISTER HEIGHTS                                         St. Louis Co.

Located in Central Township.


HOG DANGER                                                            Ozark Co.

Hog Danger was a community named for the fact that the people near there were having their hogs stolen. (GNIS)

I know this place had a school, but I don't know where it was located in Ozark Co. (Mike Flannigan)


HOG EYE                                                                    St. Francois Co.

            ...SEE Haggai


HOG EYE MILL                                                          Wayne Co.

            Location not determined.


HOGANS CROSSING                                                            Vernon Co.

Hogans Crossing was located on Drywood in Coal Township and named for Parson H. Hogan, who preached at Westminster Church. (MF)


HOGEYE                                                                      Dallas Co.

…SEE Charity


HOLLMANS POST OFFICE                                       Warren Co.

            …SEE Hollmans Store & Post Office (#2)


HOLLMANS STORE & POST OFFICE (#1)              Warren Co.

         AKA – Holmans Store

This general store and post office in southwestern Camp Branch Township, operated between 1876 to 1891.


HOLLMANS STORE & POST OFFICE (#2)              Warren Co.

         AKA – Hollmans Post Office

A second general store and post office named Hollmans Store and located in Steinhagen. Owned by A. Hollman, brother of W. Hollman.


HOLLYWOOD STATION                                           St. Louis Co.

Located in Central Township on the Central Car Line.

Maybe on Hollywood St.?  (Mike Flannigan)


HOLMANS STORE                                                     Warren Co.

…SEE Hollmans Store & Post Office (#1)


HOMER                                                                       Atchison Co.

            Location not determined.        


HONDIN                                                                     New Madrid Co.

            Exact location of this historical location not determined.


HONSEVILLE                                                             Maries Co.

AKA – Bert

Honseville was a store and rural post office in Spring Creek Township. It was named for Robert Honse, storekeeper. It was formerly called Bert for Bert Allen, postmaster.


HOOVERS MILL                                                         Christian Co.

Was built on Finley Creek in 1839 and named for its owner.

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


HOPE                                                                           Osage Co.                                             rural

In the eastern part of the county.  Actual location not determined.


HORNADAY                                                                Barton Co.

            Location not determined.        


HORSE SHOE LAKE STATION                                St. Charles Co.

            A railroad station northeast of Horseshoe Lake.


HORTON SETTLEMENT                                           Cass Co.

Horton Settlement was a settlement three miles northwest of Harrisonville in Peculiar Township on the East Fork of Grand River in 1828. It was named for Huey Horton.  (Mike Flannigan, Jan 07, 2001)


HOWE                                                                         Jefferson Co.

A station on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.


HOWE                                                                         McDonald Co.

            Location not determined.        


HOWELLS FERRY                                                       St. Charles Co.

            Located in southern Dardenne Township.

            I think this is where Highway 40 crosses the Missouri River. (Mike Flannigan)


HOWELLS FERRY LANDING                         St. Louis Co.

A ferry on the Missouri River to Weldon Spring.


HOWERTON                                                               Phelps Co.

            Location not determined


HOYLE MILL                                                               Dade Co.

Hoyle Mill was located three miles east of Greenfield on Turnback.  It was named for its owner.  Needmore later sprang up at the site.


HUMBOLDT                                                                Pulaski Co.

Was a village in East Tavern Township, one mile north of Crocker. It was abandoned before 1869. It was named for Mr. Humboldt who owned a store there.


HUNT                                                                          St. Francois Co.

            Located on the St Francois County Electric Railroad near Ash Hill.

            This might be near Leadwood. (Mike Flannigan)


HUNT                                                                          Phelps Co.

            “Where Hwy J (CR-J) crosses the Army Railroad.

Sec 14 T36N, R10W.

(MO-GT, Dave P, Sep 16, 2002)


HUNT MILL                                                                Greene Co.

Hunt's Mill is located along a branch of the Sac River.  A general store was also at the mill.  Actual location not determined, nor were the years of operation.

            Sec 22, T30.


HUNTERS FORD                                                        St. Louis Co.

Located on the Meramec River near Eureka.

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


HUNTLEY                                                                   St. Louis Co.

Located in Central Township on the Wabash Railroad.

I'm wondering if this is the current town of Huntleigh.  (Mike Flannigan)

Huntleigh had a 1990 population of 392. (GBS)


HUNTLEY MILL                                                          Henry Co.

Huntley Mill was erected in 1845 on Grand River in Clinton Township. It was named for the man who operated the mill.


HUNTS MILL                                                             St. Louis Co.

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


HUNTS SWITCH                                                       St. Louis Co.

Located in southwestern Meramec Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad and the St Louis and San Francisco Railroad.  (Mike Flannigan, Dec 30, 2000)


HURRICANE RIDGE CHURCH                                   New Madrid Co.

            Exact location of this historical location not determined.


HURRYVILLE                                                              St. Francois Co.                                               60

            Located about three miles east of Leadington, east of Park Hills, on the Missouri Pacific Railroad.


HUTTONS MILL                                                        Lincoln Co.

Huttons Mill was located in central Bedford Township Named for John Hutton.


HUTTS FORD                                                             Lincoln Co.

            Hutts Ford was located on Cuivre River. Named for Thomas G. Hutt.


HYMAN SCHOOL                                                       New Madrid Co.

            Exact location of this historical location not determined.




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