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Faucett is an unincorporated community in southern Buchanan County, Missouri (USA). It is located sixteen miles north of Platte City on Interstate 29/U.S. Route 71. The community is part of the St. Joseph, MO–KS Metropolitan Statistical Area.

It derives its name from Robert Faucett, who was a local miller when the Chicago Great Western Railroad established the community in 1890. A post office called Faucett has been in operation since 1891.

The community's most notable landmark is the Farris Truck Stop on Interstate 29 which has a 1974 Peterbilt truck, with a 1965 Fruehauf trailer standing 50 feet high to advertise the truck stop.

The second highest (behind Ste.Genevieve) collection of meteorites in the state of Missouri have been found around the community (100 kg.) with most believed to have fallen in 1907.

Notable natives

  • Esther George, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Coordinates: 39°36′00″N 94°47′50″W / 39.60000°N 94.79722°W / 39.60000; -94.79722

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