Machens, Missouri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Machens is an extinct town in St. Charles County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place.[1] The Katy Trail, a recreational rail trail, begins at Machens.[2]

A post office called Machens was established in 1895, and remained in operation until 1956.[3] The community most likely was named after Andrew Machens, Sr.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Machens
  2. ^ Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (10 May 2016). Rail-Trail Hall of Fame: A selection of America's premier rail-trails. Wilderness Press. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-89997-825-3.
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  4. ^ "St. Charles County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.

Coordinates: 38°54′11″N 90°19′56″W / 38.90306°N 90.33222°W / 38.90306; -90.33222