Fanning, Missouri

Fanning, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Missouri
County Crawford

Fanning is an unincorporated community in western Crawford County, Missouri, United States. It lies along former U.S. Route 66, now Missouri Supplemental Route ZZ, five miles (8 km) west of Cuba. Fanning is also home to the world's second largest rocking chair, located outside of the Fanning 66 Outpost.[1]

World's Largest Rocking Chair

A post office called Fanning was established in 1887, and remained in operation until 1953.[2] Fanning is named for John Fanning (1821-1906), originally of Limerick, Ireland.[3] John Fanning was the founding railway section foreman beginning in the mid-19th century when the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (Frisco) was first built through the region.[3] His home, which still stands in Fanning, was for many decades the railway station, church, post office, and social center of the community.[3] Fanning descendants still live in Fanning and the surrounding area.


  1. Fanning Route 66 Outpost website
  2. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. 1 2 3 Pioneer Days on The Frisco Sixty-four Years Ago. The Frisco Employees Magazine. September 1928. Vol 12 No 5 page 6

Coordinates: 38°02′14″N 91°28′12″W / 38.03722°N 91.47000°W / 38.03722; -91.47000

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