Napton, Missouri

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Napton, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Location of Napton, Missouri
Location of Napton, Missouri
Coordinates: 39°03′10″N 93°05′02″W / 39.05278°N 93.08389°W / 39.05278; -93.08389Coordinates: 39°03′10″N 93°05′02″W / 39.05278°N 93.08389°W / 39.05278; -93.08389
Country United States
State Missouri
County Saline
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 660
GNIS feature ID 723116[1]

Napton, originally known as Jonesboro, is an unincorporated community in southeastern Saline County, Missouri, United States. Napton is located on Missouri Supplemental Route E 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Marshall.

Napton was originally named Jonesboro, and under the latter name was laid out in 1887, and named after the local Jones family.[2] The present name honors William Barclay Napton, Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri.[2]

The George A. Murrell House and Neff Tavern Smokehouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Napton, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "Saline County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.