Stanton, Missouri

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Stanton is an unincorporated community in southern Franklin County, Missouri, United States.[1] It lies on Interstate 44 at the junction with Missouri Supplemental Route W, which provides access to Meramec Caverns, located approximately two miles southeast along the Meramec River.[2]

A post office called Stanton has been in operation since 1857.[3] The community took its name from the nearby Stanton copper mines.[4] In addition to Meramec Caverns, Stanton has the Riverside Reptile Ranch, Creative Chainsaw Carvings and Rustic Decor, and a KOA campground.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stanton, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 48 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Franklin County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
Stanton Post Office, 63079

Coordinates: 38°16′28″N 91°06′21″W / 38.27444°N 91.10583°W / 38.27444; -91.10583