Catawissa, Missouri

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Catawissa is a small unincorporated community in Franklin County, Missouri, United States, on the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad, 39 miles from St. Louis and four miles south-southeast of Pacific.[1] It is located at the junction of Route N and Route O, southwest of Pacific. Winch Creek flows past the eastern margin of the community.[2]

Catawissa was laid out in 1858, and most likely was named after Catawissa, Pennsylvania.[3] A post office called Catawissa has been in operation since 1860.[4]


  1. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 40 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  2. ^ Gray Summit, Missouri (1969), 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS
  3. ^ "Franklin County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

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Coordinates: 38°25′29″N 90°46′57″W / 38.42472°N 90.78250°W / 38.42472; -90.78250