Valles Mines, Missouri

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Valles Mines is an unincorporated community in southern Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. It is located about seven miles south of De Soto and is less than a mile from U.S. Route 67. It is in the St. Louis Metropolitian Area. Valles Mines is named after François Vallé who established lead mines there in the 1700s.[1][2]


  1. ^ Ekberg, Carl J. (2002). François Vallé and his world: Uper Louisiana before Lewis and Clark. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press. ISBN 0-8262-1418-5. 
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 181. 

Coordinates: 38°02′31″N 90°29′59″W / 38.04194°N 90.49972°W / 38.04194; -90.49972