Machens, Missouri

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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]

References[edit]

  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