Musselfork was founded in the 1870s, and named after nearby Mussel Fork creek. 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.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Musselfork, Missouri
- "Musseling the Mussel Fork (archived)". Missouri Department of Conservation. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 17 September 2016.