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Hornet is an unincorporated community in western Newton County, Missouri, United States. It is located about six miles southwest of Joplin less than a mile west of Route 43. The community is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. West of Hornet is the famous Hornet Spooklight, which is a few miles west at the Oklahoma state line.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hornet, Missouri
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- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Newton County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
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