Half Rock, Missouri

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Half Rock is an unincorporated community in Mercer County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]


A post office called Half Rock was established in 1867, and remained in operation until 1900.[2] According to tradition, the community was derisively so named on account of the quality of the coffee at a nearby store (i.e. the coffee was "half rock".)[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Half Rock, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Mercer County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.

Coordinates: 40°16′23″N 93°26′09″W / 40.27306°N 93.43583°W / 40.27306; -93.43583