Kewanee, Missouri

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Kewanee is an unincorporated community in New Madrid County, Missouri.[1] It is located about five miles north of New Madrid, and about one mile west of U.S. Routes 61/62.

Kewanee had its start in 1910 as a lumber company town.[2] The community was named after Kewanee, Illinois, the native home of a lumber official.[2] A post office called Kewanee has been in operation since 1907.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Kewanee, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "New Madrid County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 November 2016.

Coordinates: 36°40′16″N 89°34′26″W / 36.67111°N 89.57389°W / 36.67111; -89.57389