Rector is an extinct town in northwest Shannon County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place. The community is located in Rector Hollow, which is a tributary to Gladden Creek approximately one mile to the west. It is on Missouri Route J two miles west of Missouri Route 19.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rector
- Cedar Grove, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1951 (1985 rev.)
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
- "Shannon County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2016.