Perkins, Missouri

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Perkins is an unincorporated community in western Scott County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located sixteen miles northwest of Sikeston.

A post office called Perkins has been in operation since 1890.[2] The community has the name of Amos Perkins, a businessperson in the local lumber industry.[3]

Perkins is found in the St. Louis Southwestern Railway Northern Division Employee Time Table No. 10 dated August 18, 1935. Perkins was station I-24 at milepost 23.76. It had a 20 car siding. In 1935 terms that was 900 feet long, as the then standard car was 45 feet in length. There was a mail crane at Perkins. It was a flagstop for passenger trains #5 and #6. Nearby Randles had a day/night telegraph and long lap sidings to meet trains.


References[edit]

St. Louis Southwestern Railway Northern Division Employee Time Table No. 10 dated August 18, 1935

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Perkins, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Scott County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 24, 2016.

Coordinates: 37°05′41″N 89°46′31″W / 37.09472°N 89.77528°W / 37.09472; -89.77528