Frankenstein, Missouri

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Frankenstein is an unincorporated community in northwestern Osage County, Missouri, USA.[1] It is located about 20 km (12 mi) east of Jefferson City.

A post office called Frankenstein was established in 1893, and remained in operation until 1921.[2] The community most likely derives its name from Godfried Franken, a pioneer citizen.[3]

In the media[edit]

Frankenstein, Missouri is also the title of a feature-length film from Moonhunt Productions, LLC, written and directed by Joey Odendahl and starring Joey Odendahl, Kaiser Johnson, Andrew Weir, Nikki Brower and Kevin O'Brien. It is a docufiction film (mixing real and fictional elements to create a story) that some actual residents of Frankenstein took part in the making of.[4][5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Frankenstein
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 27 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Osage County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  4. ^!projects/c218r
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Coordinates: 38°34′27″N 91°52′57″W / 38.57417°N 91.88250°W / 38.57417; -91.88250