Fruitland, Missouri

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Coordinates: 37°26′55″N 89°38′19″W / 37.44861°N 89.63861°W / 37.44861; -89.63861 Fruitland is an unincorporated community in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 61 5 mi (8.0 km) north of Jackson and just northeast of the intersection of US. Route 61 and Interstate 55.

Fruitland is part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A post office called Fruitland was established in 1886, and remained in operation until 1968.[2] The community was named for a fruit orchard near the original town site.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fruitland, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Cape Girardeau County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 10 September 2016.