A variant name was Viessman. A post office called Viessmann was established in 1890, and the name was changed to Brinktown in 1903. According to tradition, one Mrs. Brink offered to contribute to the town's church in exchange for the renaming rights.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brinktown
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2 November 2016.
- "Maries County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
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