Minimum, Missouri

Minimum is an unincorporated community in southeastern Iron County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]

Minimum, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°22′34″N 90°35′15″W
CountryUnited States
607 ft (185 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)573
GNIS feature ID751119[1]

The community lies on the banks of Crane Pond Creek, just north of that stream's confluence with Sulphur Creek. It is located at the intersection of Missouri Route C and County Road 134. The town of Annapolis, on Missouri Route 49, is approximately six miles to the west.[2]


A post office called Minimum was established in 1904, and remained in operation until 1955.[3] The name "Minimum" is said to be derived from the first name of Minnie Farr, the wife of an early postmaster.[4]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Minimum, Missouri
  2. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 56, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
  4. "Iron County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 12 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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