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Bessville, Missouri
Location of Bollinger County, Missouri
Location of Bollinger County, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Bollinger
Township Crooked Creek
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 573

Bessville is an unincorporated community in the southern part of Crooked Creek Township in Bollinger County, Missouri. The community was established as a stop on the Belmont branch of the Iron Mountain Railroad. It was laid out soon after the railroad was built in 1869. The community was named for Sam Bess, who ran a store and became the community’s first postmaster. The first post office in the area operated between 1856-1864, and then again between 1871-1955 after the construction of the railroad.

Coordinates: 37°22′17″N 90°05′20″W / 37.37139°N 90.08889°W / 37.37139; -90.08889

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