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Frohna, Missouri
Frohna, Missouri, road sign
Frohna, Missouri, road sign
Location of Frohna, Missouri
Location of Frohna, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Perry
Township Brazeau
Area
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.34 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
587 ft (179 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 245
 • Density 271.32/sq mi (104.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63748
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-26092
GNIS feature ID 0736298

Frohna is a city in Perry County, Missouri, United States. The population was 245 at the 2020 census.

Name

Frohna is named after the town of Niederfrohna (German: Lower Frohna) in the Zwickau district of the German region of Saxony. Although the German colony was initially called Niederfrohna, the Nieder- was eventually dropped from the name.

History

Frohna is one of seven towns and villages in the area founded by German immigrants in 1839. It and the others -- Altenburg, Dresden, Johannisberg, Paitzdorf, Seelitz, and Wittenberg—were all named by settlers for towns in the Saxony region of their native country.

Community

Frohna, Missouri, Concordia Lutheran Church
Concordia Lutheran Church

Concordia Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The Saxon Fall Festival is held every October at the Saxon Lutheran Memorial.

Saxon Lutheran Memorial

Frohna, Missouri, Saxon Lutheran Memorial cabins
Saxon Lutheran Memorial

The Saxon Lutheran Memorial is a tribute to the German Lutheran migration of 1838/1839, and features a number of log cabins from that era.

Geography

Frohna is located at 37°38′26″N 89°37′9″W / 37.64056°N 89.61917°W / 37.64056; -89.61917 (37.640590, -89.619192).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all land.

Nearby communities

Nearby communities
FrohnaFrohna
Community with 256 inhabitants (2000)Gorham (9.3 miles)
Community with 624 inhabitants (2000)Grand Tower (6.2 miles)
Community with 309 inhabitants (2000)Altenburg (1.9 miles)
Community with 76 inhabitants (2000)Longtown (8.7 miles)
Community with 82 inhabitants (2000)Old Appleton (6.2 miles)
Community with 127 inhabitants (2000)Pocahontas (9.9 miles)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 97
1950 208
1960 216 3.8%
1970 225 4.2%
1980 265 17.8%
1990 162 −38.9%
2000 192 18.5%
2010 254 32.3%
2020 245 −3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census 2020

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 254 people, 102 households, and 74 families living in the city. The population density was 282.2 inhabitants per square mile (109.0/km2). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 127.8 per square mile (49.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.61% White and 0.39% Native American.

There were 102 households, of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.5% were non-families. 25.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.

The median age in the city was 39.7 years. 26% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 16.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.6% male and 48.4% female.

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