Flat, Missouri

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Flat is an unincorporated community in southern Phelps County, Missouri.[1] It is about sixteen miles southwest of Rolla. The community is at the intersection of Missouri routes M and T. Edgar Springs lies about four miles to the southeast at the intersection of route M and U.S. Route 63. The headwaters of Mill Creek are just to the east of the community. The village lies within the boundaries of the Mark Twain National Forest.[2]

A post office called Flat was established in 1895, and remained in operation until 1967.[3] The community was so named on account of the flat land in a nearby forest.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Flat
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, pp. 46 & 54, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 5 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "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°44′43″N 91°55′45″W / 37.74528°N 91.92917°W / 37.74528; -91.92917