Rector, Missouri

Rector is an extinct town in northwest Shannon County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place.[1] 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.[2]

A post office called Rector was established in 1894, and remained in operation until 1954.[3] The community has the name of the local Rector family.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rector
  2. ^ Cedar Grove, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1951 (1985 rev.)
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Shannon County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2016.

Coordinates: 37°24′25″N 91°30′35″W / 37.40694°N 91.50972°W / 37.40694; -91.50972