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Atherton is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.


A post office called Atherton was established in 1888, and remained in operation until 1976. The community was named after a railroad employee.

Notable people

Mort Cooper, a professional baseball pitcher, was born at Atherton in 1913. His younger brother Walker Cooper, a baseball catcher, was born at Atherton in 1915.

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