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Gumbo, Missouri

Gumbo is an unincorporated community in northwestern St. Francois County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community is located along Missouri Route 8 between Desloge and Leadwood. The meandering Big River lies to the north.[2]

Gumbo most likely was so named on account of "gombo" dirt near the original town site.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gumbo, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, pp. 48-49 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ "St. Francois County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.