High Point, Missouri

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High Point is an unincorporated community in southern Moniteau County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located ten miles south of California about one mile west of Route 87.


The first settlement at High Point was made in the 1830s.[2] A post office called High Point was established in 1852, and remained in operation until 1973.[3] The community was so named on account of its lofty elevation.[4]

The High Point Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[5]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: High Point, Missouri
  2. ^ "Moniteau County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 333. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  6. ^ "Washington Governor Louis Folwell Hart". National Governors Association. Retrieved October 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Jack Tising". BaseballReference.com. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 

Coordinates: 38°29′04″N 92°35′27″W / 38.48444°N 92.59083°W / 38.48444; -92.59083