Duke, Missouri

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Duke is an unincorporated community in southern Phelps County, Missouri.[1] It is located about thirteen miles northwest of Licking and eight miles east of Fort Leonard Wood in the Mark Twain National Forest.

A post office called Duke has been in operation since 1906.[2] The community was named after Duke's Mixture, a brand of pipe tobacco sold at the local country store.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Duke, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Phelps County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 5, 2016. 

Coordinates: 37°39′37″N 92°00′39″W / 37.66028°N 92.01083°W / 37.66028; -92.01083