China, Missouri

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China is an unincorporated community in southern Howell County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community was located along Missouri Route JJ about eight miles south-southeast of West Plains. The South Fork Spring River is approximately one mile north of the site. The China Union Church sits adjacent to Route JJ at the location.[2]


A post office called China was established in 1892, and remained in operation until 1897.[3] The community took its name from a local church of the same name.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: China, Missouri
  2. ^ Moody, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1983
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 10 April 2015. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Howell County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 36°36′43″N 91°53′59″W / 36.61194°N 91.89972°W / 36.61194; -91.89972