Wesco, Missouri

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

Wesco was first named Wilson's Mills, after James Wilson, the proprietor of a local mill.[2] A post office called Wilsons Mills was established in 1877, and the name was changed to Wesco in 1907.[3] The present name is a contraction of the Western Electric Supply Company, a telephone utility.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wesco, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "Crawford County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 25 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "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