Valles Mines, Missouri

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Valles Mines is an unincorporated community in southern Jefferson County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located about seven miles south of De Soto and is less than a mile from U.S. Route 67. It is in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

A post office called Valles Mines was established in 1826.[2] The community is named after François Vallé, who established lead mines there in the 18th century.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Valles Mines, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Jefferson County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 20 October 2016. 
  4. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 181. 

Coordinates: 38°02′31″N 90°29′59″W / 38.04194°N 90.49972°W / 38.04194; -90.49972