Iron Mountain, Missouri

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Iron Mountain is an unincorporated community in southwestern St. Francois County, Missouri, United States. It is located about six miles south of Bismarck. The community was founded in 1836 as a mining site [1] and it was named for nearby Iron Mountain, once thought to be made completely of iron ore.[2] A post office called Iron Mountain was established in 1846, and remained in operation until 1978.[3]

The railroad history of the area runs deep, as the railways were key to the distribution of the minerals being mined.[4] The Iron Mountain and Southern Railway was prominent during the development of the Iron Mountain community in the 19th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edgar, William R., History of Iron Mountain
  2. ^ "St. Francois County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Ecyclopedia of the History of Missouri: Railroads

Coordinates: 37°41′43″N 90°38′25″W / 37.69528°N 90.64028°W / 37.69528; -90.64028