Place:House Springs, Jefferson, Missouri, United States

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NameHouse Springs
Alt namesHouses Springsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29010722
Houses Springssource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29010722
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates38.4°N 90.567°W
Located inJefferson, Missouri, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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House Springs is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. It is located just off Route 30 at the intersection with Routes MM and W near Byrnes Mill. The community is named after Adam House, who settled there ca. 1796, and for the two large springs there. In the late 1700s Adam House was killed by Osage Indians due to a dispute over stolen horses. Two of Adam's children did escape; his wife had died the year before of illness. However the law found House's head stuck on a post having arrived too late from St. Louis to aid the family. House's cabin was built near the spring about a mile from the Big River. Historical House Springs is located on Main Street located off MM.

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