Knob Lick, Missouri

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View from Knob Lick Mountain

Knob Lick is an unincorporated community in southern Saint Francois County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on Missouri Route DD just east of U.S. Route 67 about eight miles south of Farmington.

Knob Lick has a post office with zip code 63651, [2] which has been in operation since 1870.[3]

The community takes its name from nearby Knob Lick Mountain. In the Ozarks, knob typically refers to an isolated summit, and lick is a natural "salt lick" or salt spring.[4] The salt lick was once frequented by buffalo.[5] The mountain is across U.S. Route 67 from the town at 37°39′52″N 90°23′09″W / 37.6645°N 90.3859°W / 37.6645; -90.3859. Eighty 80 acres (32 ha) of the summit are protected by the Missouri Department of Conservation. A gravel road leads to the conservation area which includes a granite glade, picnic facilities, and a closed fire lookout tower.[6]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knob Lick, Missouri
  2. ^ "ZIP code search". US Postal Service. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 358.
  6. ^ "Knob Lick Towersite". Missouri Department of Conservation. Retrieved 2009-12-29.

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Coordinates: 37°40′31″N 90°22′02″W / 37.67528°N 90.36722°W / 37.67528; -90.36722