Morse Mill, Missouri

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Morse Mill is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. It is located about five miles northwest of Hillsboro. The community is named after John H. Morse,[1] who settled here in 1847. Built in the early 1870s, the Morse homestead was a three-story frame house with a New Orleans-style balcony on the second floor. The house was used as a motel in the Roaring 20's, known as Morse Mill Hotel.[2] At this hotel is where Bertha Gifford allegedly killed her first known victim. There is an abandoned mill dam on the Big River here.


  1. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 181. 
  2. ^ Morse Mill Hotel - History of the Morse Mill Hotel</reference>

Coordinates: 38°16′36″N 90°39′11″W / 38.27667°N 90.65306°W / 38.27667; -90.65306