Crosstown, Missouri

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Crosstown, Missouri
unincorporated community
Crosstown, Missouri, roadsign
Crosstown, Missouri, roadsign
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°44′47″N 89°43′40″W / 37.74639°N 89.72778°W / 37.74639; -89.72778Coordinates: 37°44′47″N 89°43′40″W / 37.74639°N 89.72778°W / 37.74639; -89.72778
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
Township Salem
Elevation 564 [1] ft (172 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63775
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-17560 [2]
GNIS feature ID 716539 [3]

Crosstown, Missouri is an unincorporated settlement situated in Salem Township in Perry County, Missouri, near the Mississippi River.

History[edit]

Crosstown was settled in 1840s as a farming community, but never had a name until a post office was established which was reportedly named for its crossroads location.[4][5] The post office operated from 1886–1954 [6]

It is most notable for being devastated by an F4 tornado on September 22, 2006, although no one was killed.[7]

2006 Tornado[edit]

On September 22, 2006, significant destruction and damage were caused by an F4 tornado.[8]

Community[edit]

Crosstown has three churches in the very small community. There is St. James Catholic Church founded 1890.[9] The Baptist church is Bethlehem Baptist Church, which was destroyed by the tornado in 2006. All that was left was the foundation. The church congregation decided to rebuild at the same location and consecrated their new church in 2007. The Lutheran church is Zion Lutheran Church of Crosstown.[10] After the tornado, there wasn't a roof nor windows in the building. Miraculously, the Catholic Church had no real damage done except the stain glass windows which were all broken.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Missouri Hometown Locator http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/perry/crosstown.cfm
  2. ^ US-Zip.com http://www.us-zip.org/missouri/farrar/
  3. ^ Roadside Thoughts.com http://www.roadsidethoughts.com/mo/crosstown-misc.htm
  4. ^ Bill Earngey (1995). "Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion". ISBN 9780826210210. 
  5. ^ Missouri State Historical Society http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_perry.html
  6. ^ Missouri Postal History.com "Archived copy". Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Crosstown residents talk about F4 tornado four years later". KFVS12 News. September 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ Jennifer Freeze (September 26, 2006). "'Tornado took it all'". Southeast Missourian. 
  9. ^ Archdiocese of Saint Louis: Parishes http://archstl.org/app/directory/parishes/1000178
  10. ^ Lutheran.com: churches by state http://www.lutherans.com/churches/by_state.php?state=MO&branch=LCMS&city=Crosstown