Cadet, Missouri

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Cadet, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Location of Cadet, Missouri
Location of Cadet, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Washington
Elevation[1] 801 ft (244 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63630
Area code(s) 573

Cadet is an unincorporated community in Union Township in eastern Washington County, Missouri, United States.[1] Cadet is located on Missouri Route 47 between Old Mines to the west and Bonne Terre to the southeast.[2] The village is about 6 miles (10 km) northeast of Potosi.[3]


Cadet had its start when the railroad was extended to that point.[4] A post office called Cadet has been in operation since 1859.[5] It is unknown why the name "Cadet" was applied to this community.[4]


  1. ^ a b GNIS data for Cadet, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 48 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ "Cadet - Washington County Missouri". 
  4. ^ a b "Washington County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 

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Coordinates: 37°59′15″N 90°41′18″W / 37.98750°N 90.68833°W / 37.98750; -90.68833