Dutzow, Missouri

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Dutzow is an unincorporated community in southeastern Warren County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on Route 94 about three miles north of Washington. Located near the Missouri River, it is one of the oldest German communities in the state.[2]

History[edit]

A post office called Dutzow has been in operation since 1869.[3] According to tradition, the community was named after Dutzow, in Germany, the ancestral home of a first settler.[4]

Dutzow today[edit]

Located along the Katy Trail, Dutzow sees considerable tourism each year. It is also the home of Blumenhof Vineyard & Winery. Another tourism draw is the Saint Vincent de Paul Church, constructed in 1874.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dutzow, Missouri
  2. ^ McMillen, Margot Ford (1994). Paris, Tightwad, and Peculiar: Missouri Place Names. University of Missouri Press. p. 56. ISBN 978-0-8262-0972-6. ...was one of the first German settlements. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Warren County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sant Vincent de Paul Church". Rome of the West.com. 2004. Retrieved 25 September 2012. 

Coordinates: 38°36′20″N 90°59′41″W / 38.60556°N 90.99472°W / 38.60556; -90.99472