Wappapello, Missouri facts for kids
Wappapello Lake near the town of Wappapello, Missouri
|Elevation||361 ft (110 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||752753|
Wappapello was laid out in 1884 when the railroad was extended to that point. The community has the name of a Native American chieftain. A post office called Wappapello has been in operation since 1884.
Wappapello was founded by Samuel R. Kelley, a veteran of the Civil War. He was originally from Ohio, saw the Wappapello area as a young Union soldier, and homesteaded land there after the war.
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