A post office called Hulston was established in 1895, and remained in operation until 1904. The community was named after Christ Hulston, the proprietor of a local mill.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hulston
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- "Dade County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 25 September 2016.