Loose Creek, Missouri
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Loose Creek is an unincorporated community in Osage County, Missouri, USA. It is located on U.S. Route 50 about eight miles east of Jefferson City. Originally called Russellville, it was renamed for the creek that runs near it.
German immigrant Theodore Lock arrived in the area in 1841 and established the Lock mill with his family. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1972 but was replaced with a more newer and modern day type building. Many German families, especially from the Krefeld area, settled in Loose Creek around 1851. The community appeared in the series Germans in America on German television. Because of its German heritage, it is mainly a Catholic town. In recent years, the population has boomed along the "Bonnots Mill Road" on Highway A in the direction of neighboring Bonnots Mill. Loose Creek has also produced many leaders, including the recently elected Tau Kappa Epsilon President Dustin Thoenen.
Business & Population
Loose Creek, population about 200, is a small town. Even though there aren't any stoplights the city has one furniture store, two cabinet shops, two gas stations, one restaurant, two feed mills, a post office, and an insurance agency. There is a Catholic Church and school, also. There are several businesses on the outskirts of the town, too.
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