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Crosstown, Missouri
unincorporated community
Crosstown, Missouri, roadsign
Crosstown, Missouri, roadsign
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
Township Salem
Elevation 564 ft (172 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63775
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-17560
GNIS feature ID 716539

Crosstown, Missouri is an unincorporated settlement situated in Salem Township in Perry County, Missouri, near the Mississippi River.

History

Crosstown was settled in 1840s as a farming community, but never had a name until a post office was established which was reportedly named for its crossroads location. The post office operated from 1886–1954

It is most notable for being devastated by an F4 tornado on September 22, 2006, although no one was killed.

2006 Tornado

On September 22, 2006, significant destruction and damage were caused by an F4 tornado.

Community

Crosstown has three churches in the very small community. There is St. James Catholic Church founded 1890. The Baptist church is Bethlehem Baptist Church, which was destroyed by the tornado in 2006. All that was left was the foundation. The church congregation decided to rebuild at the same location and consecrated their new church in 2007. The Lutheran church is Zion Lutheran Church of Crosstown. After the tornado, there wasn't a roof nor windows in the building. Miraculously, the Catholic Church had no real damage done except the stain glass windows which were all broken.

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