Rich Fountain, Missouri

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Rich Fountain is an unincorporated community in Osage County, Missouri, USA.[1] It is located east of U.S. Route 63 about three miles and is fifteen miles southeast of Jefferson City.


Rich Fountain had its start in about 1839 when John Strumpf built a gristmill there.[2] The community was named for a spring near the original town site.[3] A post office called Rich Fountain was established in 1854, and remained in operation until 1972.[4]

The Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Parsonage was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rich Fountain
  2. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 94. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Osage County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

Coordinates: 38°23′45″N 91°52′48″W / 38.39583°N 91.88000°W / 38.39583; -91.88000