Loose Creek, Missouri

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Loose Creek is an unincorporated community in Osage County, Missouri, USA.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 50 about eight miles east of Jefferson City. The community tooks its name from nearby Loose Creek.[2]

Coordinates: 38°30′29″N 91°57′27″W / 38.50806°N 91.95750°W / 38.50806; -91.95750


German immigrant Theodore Lock arrived in the area in 1841 and established the Lock mill with his family. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1972 but was replaced with a more newer and modern day type building. Many German families, especially from the Krefeld area, settled in Loose Creek around 1851. The community appeared in the series Germans in America on German television. Because of its German heritage, it is mainly a Catholic town. In recent years, the population has boomed along the "Bonnots Mill Road" on Highway A in the direction of neighboring Bonnots Mill. Loose Creek has also produced many leaders, including the recently elected Tau Kappa Epsilon President Dustin Thoenen.

Business & Population[edit]

Loose Creek, population about 200, is a small town. Even though there aren't any stoplights the city has one furniture store, two cabinet shops, two gas stations, one restaurant, two feed mills, a post office, and an insurance agency. There is a Catholic Church and school, also. There are several businesses on the outskirts of the town, too.

Loose Creek is mainly a rural area. Many different things are raised in the area. There are many turkey, hog, and cow farms in the area. There is also one game bird farm.

Lifelong resident of the Loose Creek/Bonnots Mill area Greg Stegeman currently is a standout player and starter for the Columbia College Cougar men's Basketball team in Columbia, Missouri.[3]