South Fork, Missouri

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South Fork, Missouri
Census-designated place
South Fork is located in Missouri
South Fork
South Fork
South Fork is located in the US
South Fork
South Fork
Coordinates: 36°37′40″N 91°57′45″W / 36.62778°N 91.96250°W / 36.62778; -91.96250Coordinates: 36°37′40″N 91°57′45″W / 36.62778°N 91.96250°W / 36.62778; -91.96250
Country United States
State Missouri
County Howell
 • Total 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,094 ft (333 m)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 241
 • Density 69/sq mi (26.5/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-68762[1]
GNIS feature ID 0726724[2]

South Fork is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Howell County, Missouri, United States.[2] It is located 10 miles (16 km) southwest of West Plains on U.S. Route 160. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 241.[1]

A post office called South Fork was established in 1860, and remained in operation until 1960.[3] The community was named after the nearby South Fork of the Spring River.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): South Fork CDP, Missouri". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 21, 2017.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Fork, Missouri
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Howell County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 10 October 2016.