Frankenstein, Missouri

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Frankenstein is an unincorporated community in northwestern Osage County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located approximately 20 km (12 mi) east of Jefferson City. Frankenstein is located on Missouri Route C, about midway between Luystown to the east and Bonnots Mill to the west. Cedar Creek flows past, about one mile south of the site.[2]

A post office called Frankenstein was established in 1893, and remained in operation until 1921.[3] The community most likely derives its name from Godfried Franken, a pioneer citizen.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frankenstein
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 2007, Third edition, p. 38, ISBN 0-89933-353-2
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ "Osage County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

Coordinates: 38°34′27″N 91°52′57″W / 38.57417°N 91.88250°W / 38.57417; -91.88250