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Redtop, Missouri
Redtop, Missouri is located in Missouri
Redtop, Missouri
Redtop, Missouri
Location in Missouri
Redtop, Missouri is located in the United States
Redtop, Missouri
Redtop, Missouri
Location in the United States
Country United States United States
State Missouri
County Dallas
Township Jasper
371 m (1,217 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 737911

Redtop is an unincorporated community in Dallas County, Missouri, United States. It is located west of U.S. Route 65 (on an older alignment of the highway), approximately 9 mi (14 km) south of Buffalo.

Redtop is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.


A post office was established in 1889 or earlier, and was named "Cassity" after the postmaster, T.N. Cassity. Because the name was similar to "Cassidy", a post office in southern Missouri, the name was changed to "Marmaduke", after Confederate general John S. Marmaduke. That name was too long for the postal ring or stamp, and again needed to be changed. Cassity's wife suggested "redtop", which was a type of grass (Agrostis gigantea) which grew in a large field behind the store in which the office was housed, and which had a reddish color when ripe.

The post office was later moved to U.S. Route 65.

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