|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.|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
A post office called Racine has been in operation since 1869. 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.
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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Racine, Missouri
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
- "Newton County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2016.
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