Lanton, Missouri

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Lanton is an unincorporated community in southern Howell County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on Missouri Route 17 between Missouri Route 142 and the Arkansas line about one mile to the south.[2]

A post office called Lanton was established in 1881, and remained in operation until 1977.[3] The community's name is a amalgamation of Lancaster and Sutton, the surnames of two early settlers.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lanton, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 64, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Howell County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°31′02″N 91°48′06″W / 36.51722°N 91.80167°W / 36.51722; -91.80167