Sulphur Springs, Missouri

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Sulphur Springs is an unincorporated community in eastern Jefferson County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located near Barnhart, bordering the banks of Glaize Creek and the Mississippi River.

Sulphur Springs was platted in 1860, and named for a sulphur spring near the original town site.[2] A post office was established at Sulphur Springs in 1837, and remained in operation until 1990.[3]

On August 5, 1922, at Sulphur Springs, two trains collided on the Iron Mountain Railroad tracks with 34 people killed and 150 injured in the largest train accident in Missouri history.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sulphur Springs, Missouri
  2. ^ "Jefferson County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Jenkins, Kevin R. (Jul 30, 2012). "Remembering Missouri's worst train wreck". Daily Journal. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Raborg, Jr., Charles Louis. "Benjamin Raborg". askART. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 


Coordinates: 38°20′10″N 90°22′26″W / 38.33611°N 90.37389°W / 38.33611; -90.37389