Cato, Missouri

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Cato is an unincorporated community in Barry County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community is located on Missouri Route 39 in the Mark Twain National Forest about ten miles east-northeast of Cassville.[2]


A post office called Cato was established in 1895, and remained in operation until 1958.[3] The community was named after Cato, a local Native American.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cato, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 61, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Barry County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°43′15″N 93°40′49″W / 36.72083°N 93.68028°W / 36.72083; -93.68028