Modena, Missouri

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Modena is an unincorporated community in southwestern Mercer County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located about eight miles southeast of Princeton on Missouri Supplemental Route A.

Modena was originally called Madisonville, and under the latter name was platted in 1856.[2] A post office called Modena was established in 1858, and remained in operation until 1971.[3] The present name most likely is a transfer from Mòdena, Italy.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Modena, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "Mercer County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 

Coordinates: 40°18′01″N 93°40′50″W / 40.30028°N 93.68056°W / 40.30028; -93.68056