Musselfork, Missouri

Musselfork (also known as Muscle Fork) is an unincorporated community in Chariton County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]


Musselfork was founded in the 1870s, and named after nearby Mussel Fork creek.[2] A post office called Muscle Fork was established in 1870, the name was changed to Musselfork in 1895, and the post office closed in 1939.[3]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Musselfork, Missouri
  2. "Musseling the Mussel Fork (archived)". Missouri Department of Conservation. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 2016.

Coordinates: 39°33′05″N 92°52′32″W / 39.55139°N 92.87556°W / 39.55139; -92.87556

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