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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!




KALLMEYERS LANDING                                            Montgomery Co.                                              

This boat landing was on bottomland along the Missouri River in south-central Loutre Township.  John Best,

a Kentuckian, located here in 1808 and built a fort.  Bests Bottom Post Office was also located here. The boat landing was named for Garrett Kallmeyer, owner of the landing, and here. It looks like this was across the river from Gasconade, MO.  There are still a few homes in the area. 

(Mike Flannigan)


KAUFFMAN                                              Pemiscot Co.

            The exact location of this historical location is not determined.


KEHL                                                                           Ste. Genevieve Co.                               -

A district in Ste. Genevieve Township.



KEITH                                                                         St. Louis Co.

AKA – Keith Inch Station

Located in Central Township on the Creve Coeur Line. 


KEITH INCH STATION                                            St. Louis Co.

...SEE Keith


KELSO                                                                         Franklin Co.

A siding on the Frisco Railroad 58.8 miles from St Louis. 

            I'm guessing this is just west of Anaconda.  (Mike Flannigan)


KEMPERS MILL                                                          Franklin Co.

            Located on Big Berger Creek in northern Boeuf Township.


KENDALLSVILLE                                                        Lawrence Co.

Kendallsville was laid out in 1886 and named for H. R. Kendall.


KEOKUK                                                  Pemiscot Co.

            The exact location of this historical location is not determined.


KERSTENS STORE                                                    Warren Co.

            Location not determined.  (GBS)


KIMBERLING MILL                                                    Christian Co.

Was erected on Bull Creek in 1833 by J Kimberling, Jr.


KIMMSWICK                                                              Jefferson Co.

A restored 1859 era German agricultural colony near St. Louis.  Exact location not determined.  (GBS)


KIMPTON                                                                   Cass Co.

Kimpton was a town on the Kansas City and Southern Railroad in the central part of Peculiar Township laid out in 1891. It was named for the man that had the store there.

         Latitude: 38° 43' 04" N Longitude: 094° 22' 07" W – El 961'


KIMSEYS MILL                                                          Henry Co.

Kimseys Mill was erected in 1837 on Honey Creek in Big Creek Township by Littlebury Kimsey.

Might be near Garland, but I'm not sure.  (Mike Flannigan)


KIMSEYVILLE                                   Henry Co.

Kimseyville was located in Big Creek Township. It was named for a family of Kimseys, who settled there.

Might be near Garland, but I'm not sure.  (Mike Flannigan)


KINDERHOOK                                                Maries Co.

Kinderhook was located on the Gasconade River. It was the first post office in the county (1837), and was named for President Van Buren's birthplace.

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


KINDERHOOK COUNTY                                            Camden Co.

DEAD NAME – This was the original name for Camden County when it was established in 1841.  It was changed to Camden in 1843.  (GBS)


KINDERPOST                                                             Texas Co.                                             Rural

            Location not determined.


KINEHAVEN FARM                                                    Jackson Co.

            Location not determined.


KINGS MILLS                                                            Montgomery Co.                                  

This was a water-powered mill in eastern Bear Creek Township, operated by Isaac King, for whom it was named.  May be located near Bellflower?  (Mike Flannigan)


KINGS STATION                                                      St. Louis Co.

Located in Central Township on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad.  Probably located near St. Louis University.  (Mike Flannigan, Dec 30, 2000)


KISNER POST OFFICE                                             Bates Co.

Kisner Post Office was located in north-central Hudson Township. It was named for Charley and Will Kisner, who had the store where the office was established. 

            This probably isn't too far from Hudson.  (Mike Flannigan)


KITES MILL                                             Warren Co.

This mill once stood on Charrette Creek.  It was named for Martin Kite.

Anybody heard of this name?  (Mike Flannigan)


KLINGERS MILL                                                         St. Charles Co.

Located in the commons of St Charles. Named for the owner, George Klinger.


KLUSMEIERS LANDING                                            Warren Co.

AKA – Klausmeir Landing

Located on the Missouri River in Central Pinckney Township.

This is either Bernheimer or east of Bernheimer.  (Mike Flannigan)

Bernheimer had a 1990 pop listed as “rural  (GBS)


KLUSMEIR LANDING                                                Warren Co.

            …SEE Klausmeiers Landing


KONANTZ                                                                  Barton Co.

            Location not determined.        


KOONTZ FORT                                                          St. Charles Co.

            ...SEE Coonz Fort


KOUNTZ FORT                                                          St. Charles Co.

            ...SEE Coonz Fort


KNAUSS                                                                     St. Francois Co.

            A stop on the St Francois County Electric Railroad on the Knauss farm.


KNUCKLES MINE                                                       Franklin Co.                                          0

This small lead mine was not operating in 1888, and was only 25’ deep.  It was located in Sec 28, T41N, R1E, Prairie Township.  (GBS)


KREPIN                                                                       New Madrid Co.

            Exact location of this historical location not determined.


KREISSELS MILL                                                       Benton Co.

Kreissels Mill was a rural post office (1874) and mill in the southern part of William Township, along a branch of Cole Camp Creek. It was named for the owner of this early mill and post office.

This is a remote area and not much appears to be left of it.  (Mike Flannigan)


KROENUNG                                                                St. Louis Co.

A station on the Missouri-Pacific Railroad in Meramec Township.  You might recall that 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. (Mike Flannigan, Dec 30, 2000)


KRUEGERSVILLE                                        Warren Co.

            Probably the same as Kuegerville/Pinkney


KRUEGERVILLE                                                          Warren Co.

            …SEE Pinkney and Mike Flannigan’s comments.

KURLBAUMS LANDING                                             Franklin Co.

         AKA – Kurlsaum Landing.

Located on the Missouri River, near the mouth of Ridenhour Creek.

Wish I knew where Ridenhour Creek was.  I suspect this town was near St. Albans or Oetters. 

(Mike Flannigan)

KURLSAUM LANDING                                               Franklin Co.

            ...SEE Kurlsbaums Landing

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