Lemons, Missouri

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Lemons is a census-designated place in Putnam County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located about four miles south of Unionville on Route 5.


Lemons was originally spelled "Lemen Station", and under the latter name was platted in 1877 by Abraham Lemen, and named for him.[2] Other variant names were "Xenia",[2] "Leman Station", "Lemen", "Lemenville", "Lemons Station", and "Lemonville".[3] A post office called Lemen was established in 1876, the name was changed to Lemon Station in 1876, and closed in 1878. The post reopened as Xenia in 1879, renamed Lemonville in 1898, again was renamed Lemons in 1915, and the post office closed permanently in 1975.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lemons Census Designated Place
  2. ^ a b "Putnam County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lemons
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 December 2016. 

Coordinates: 40°24′15″N 93°02′51″W / 40.40417°N 93.04750°W / 40.40417; -93.04750