Johnstown, Missouri

Coordinates: 38°18′36″N 94°04′57″W / 38.3100223°N 94.0824436°W / 38.3100223; -94.0824436
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Johnstown is an unincorporated community in northeast Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community is on Missouri Route D one half mile west of the Bates-Henry county line. Butler lies 13 miles to the west-southwest. North Deepwater Creek flows past the southwest side of the community.[2]


A post office called Johnstown was established in 1856, and remained in operation until 1916.[3] A share of the first settlers having the first name John caused the name Johnstown to be selected.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Johnstown, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1st ed. 1998, p. 42 ISBN 0899332242
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

38°18′36″N 94°04′57″W / 38.3100223°N 94.0824436°W / 38.3100223; -94.0824436