Dittmer, Missouri

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Dittmer is an unincorporated community in western Jefferson County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located approximately 14 miles northwest of Hillsboro on Route 30. The community is shown on an early railroad map, published in 1891, as "Dittmer's Store."

A post office called Dittmer's Store was established in 1870, and the name was changed to Dittmer in 1899.[2] William Dittmer, an early postmaster, gave the community his last name.[3][4]

The settlement is home to the Vianney Renewal Center, a treatment center for Catholic clergy with sexual or other disorders.[5]


  1. ^ "Dittmer, Missouri". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 19 October 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Jefferson County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 180.
  5. ^ For years he's lived with neighbors who are abusive priests; by Lilly Fowler, 12 January 2015 St Louis Post-Dispatch

Coordinates: 38°20′08″N 90°41′17″W / 38.33556°N 90.68806°W / 38.33556; -90.68806