Wesco, Missouri

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Wesco is an unincorporated community in southwest Crawford County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is on the Meramec River about eight miles southwest of Steelville.[2]

Wesco was first named Wilson's Mills, after James Wilson, the proprietor of a local mill.[3] A post office called Wilsons Mills was established in 1877, and the name was changed to Wesco in 1907.[4] The present name is a contraction of the Western Electric Supply Company, a telephone utility.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wesco, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 47 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ a b "Crawford County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 September 2016.

Coordinates: 37°51′34″N 91°25′56″W / 37.85944°N 91.43222°W / 37.85944; -91.43222