Matson, Missouri

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Matson is an unincorporated community in southern St. Charles County, Missouri.[1] It is located about three miles south of Defiance on Route 94 and near the Missouri River.

A post office called Matson was established in 1893, and remained in operation until 1971.[2] The community most likely has the name of Abraham Matson, a pioneer citizen.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Matson, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "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°36′29″N 90°47′49″W / 38.60806°N 90.79694°W / 38.60806; -90.79694