Napton, Missouri

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Napton, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Location of Napton, Missouri
Location of Napton, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°03′10″N 93°05′02″W / 39.05278°N 93.08389°W / 39.05278; -93.08389Coordinates: 39°03′10″N 93°05′02″W / 39.05278°N 93.08389°W / 39.05278; -93.08389
Country United States
State Missouri
County Saline
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 660
GNIS feature ID 723116[1]

Napton, originally known as Jonesboro, is an unincorporated community in southeastern Saline County, Missouri, United States. Napton is located on Missouri Supplemental Route E 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Marshall. It was the county seat of Saline County from 1831 to 1839. It was later renamed Napton, after Judge William B. Napton, who wrote the pro-slavery Napton Resolution in the winter of 1848-1849.

Napton once had a post office, which is now closed; mail delivery now comes from Marshall. Napton also had a bank, grist mill (the grindstone of which is now located at the entrance of the old high school), railroad station, grain elevator and several stores.