Racine, Missouri

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Unincorporated community
Racine is located in Missouri
Location within the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 36°53′44.9″N 94°31′38.0″W / 36.895806°N 94.527222°W / 36.895806; -94.527222Coordinates: 36°53′44.9″N 94°31′38.0″W / 36.895806°N 94.527222°W / 36.895806; -94.527222
Country United States
State Missouri
County Newton
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
 • Total Estimated at 200 within ½ mile radius of the Racine Post Office; an exact population figure is impossible because there are no defined city limits.
 • Demonym Racinian
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64858
Area code(s) 417

Racine is an unincorporated community in Newton County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office called Racine has been in operation since 1869.[2] The town was originally called Dayton, after Dayton, Ohio, as was the surrounding township. However, this caused a conflict with Postal Service deliveries due to the existence of another Dayton, MO, so the name was changed to Racine, after Racine, Wisconsin. It is still in Dayton Township.[3]


Racine is located along the Frisco Railroad tracks between Neosho and Seneca, Missouri in Lost Creek Valley. Racine is on Route 86 where Route K and Route CC intersect. It is positioned geographically between 3 other towns. It is 6 miles west of Neosho, 10 miles south of Joplin, and 5½ miles northeast of Seneca.


Most students publicly schooled in the Racine area attend the Seneca, MO School District.


There are two churches in town, an Apostolic Church and a large church called Racine Christian Church www.racinechristian.org. Additionally, a small fire station exists that is part of the Seneca Area Fire Protection District.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Racine, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Newton County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.