Phelps, Missouri

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Phelps is an unincorporated community in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States.[1] It lies along former U.S. Route 66 (Route 96), twenty-one miles east of Carthage.

A post office called Phelps was established in 1857, and remained in operation until 1864.[2] The community has the name of William Wallace Phelps, a state legislator.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Phelps, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Lawrence County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 37°11′23″N 93°54′09″W / 37.18972°N 93.90250°W / 37.18972; -93.90250