A FEW INTERESTING PLACENAMES
OF WASHINGTON COUNTY MISSOURI

Alum Cave Cemetery

Apex Lake

Bezidek Hill

Big River

Blackwell

Bootleg Access

Bourbon Road

Breton Creek

Brushy Run

Cannon Mines Road

Citadel

Coffee Pot Diggins

Crow Street

Cub Creek Cemetery

Dog Patch Road

Fertile

Frog Town Hill

Fourche Renault Creek

Furnace Creek

Gobblers Knob

Gum Diggins

Grassy Hollow

Haunted Spring

Indian Creek

Iron Mountain Railroad

Lazy Dig

Lick Skillet Road

Little Pilot Knob

Lost Creek

Mill Creek

Mineral Point

Monkey Mountain

Monkey Mountian Road

Morell Branch

Old Greesey

Old Mines

One Thousand Step Trail

Paw-Paw Road

Pelican Road

Picayune

Pidgeon Roost

Pine Valley

Pond Creek

Possum Diggins

Possum Track Trail

Rabbit Hollow Road

Rainbow Springs Road

Red Head Dig

Saddle Bags Creek

Seed Tick Diggins

Sleepy Hollow Road

Tiff

Tin Can Road

 

 

From: Pat Ramsey daughter of J.P. O'Hanlon (1915 - 2000) "I thought you might be interested in this thing I wrote down one day as  Dad was talking.  He used to drive a team and wagon from Potosi and deliver a load of hay to Cadet.  It took all day and the DeGonia "boys" ,Russell and sometimes ,Howard, helped.  Also, they hauled hay and lumber or tiff to Bonne Terre from Cadet on the old Cadet road with the teams.  They all worked the tiff, Dad and Grandpa mostly stayed there at the Depot in Cadet loading train cars......but they sure knew how to dig it by hand....He started naming the settlements from Potosi, on 21, and they were.   Potosi, Mud Town, Slab Town, Halfway House(was a restaurant with sleeping rooms, they ususally stopped there for lunch or a drink). Monkey Mountain, Frogtown Hill.   (Frogtown Hill was really called Fogtown Hill because the road turned right there just before Monkey Mountain and went thru a low place and it was usually always foggy.   There WERE lots of frogs there.  Next came Old Mines, Racola, Poco Town and Store(that was a French settlement, Browns store is there now) and  Cruise.  If you turned on 47 towards Kingston at Mineral Fork River and went to the top of the hill and turned Left then you went to Recar town.  Stay on that ridge and go to Aptus.   Goose Creek was on the other side of Richwoods , the road came on down the hill to St. Stephens Church and the town, my GrGrGrandpa LaPee had a store there with Daugherty.   If you turn on E. Highway there where the lights are at 21 and E you first go to Blount town then Trokeyville, Persimmon Orchard, Foxtown, Fountain Farm and Dogpatch. My Mom taught school at Cruise, Richwoods,  and Cyclone(left off 21 south of the new intersection  recently built at 47 and 21) .  She and my Aunt Esther DeGonia taught at Fountain Farm and then she went to Potosi where she continued teaching until she died in 1953....."

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