Knob Lick, Missouri
Knob Lick is an unincorporated community in southern Saint Francois County, Missouri, United States. It is located on U.S. Route 67 about eight miles south of Farmington. Knob Lick has a post office with zip code 63651.
A post office called Knob Lick has been in operation since 1870. 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. The salt lick was once frequented by buffalo. The mountain is across U.S. Route 67 from the town at . 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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Knob Lick, Missouri
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- "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.
- Eaton, David Wolfe (1918). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 358.
- "Knob Lick Towersite". Missouri Department of Conservation. Retrieved 2009-12-29.
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