Krakow, Missouri

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Krakow is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community is situated on Missouri Route A, between Union to the south and Washington to the north.[2]


A post office called Krakow was established in 1871, and remained in operation until 1953.[3] The community was named after Kraków, in Poland, the native home of a share of the early settlers.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Krakow, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 48 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Franklin County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 38°29′51″N 91°02′45″W / 38.49750°N 91.04583°W / 38.49750; -91.04583