Wallace, Missouri

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Wallace is an unincorporated community in southern Buchanan County, Missouri (USA). It is located about twelve miles northwest of Platte City. Its post office has closed and mail now comes from nearby Dearborn.

The community is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Wallace was platted in 1872.[1] The community has the name of a railroad official.[2] A post office called Wallace was established in 1877, and remained in operation until 1966.[3]


  1. ^ "Buchanan County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 4 September 2016. 
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 264. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016. 

Coordinates: 39°33′19″N 94°50′49″W / 39.55528°N 94.84694°W / 39.55528; -94.84694