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Wappapello Lake near the town of Wappapello, Missouri
Wappapello Lake near the town of Wappapello, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Wayne
361 ft (110 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 752753

Wappapello is an unincorporated community in southeastern Wayne County, Missouri, United States. It is located about thirteen miles northeast of Poplar Bluff next to Lake Wappapello.

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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