Hematite, Missouri

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Hematite is an unincorporated community in eastern Jefferson County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located aproximately seven miles northeast of De Soto.

Hematite was platted in 1861.[2] The community was named for nearby deposits of hematite.[3] A post office called Hematite has been in operation since 1858.[4]


  1. ^ "Hematite, Missouri". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Jefferson County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 180.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 October 2016.

Coordinates: 38°12′07″N 90°28′51″W / 38.20194°N 90.48083°W / 38.20194; -90.48083