Place:Moselle, Franklin, Missouri, United States

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NameMoselle
Alt namesMoselle Furnacesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS29015168
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates38.383°N 90.883°W
Located inFranklin, Missouri, United States
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Moselle is an unincorporated community in Franklin County, Missouri, United States, and is largely abandoned. It is located about five miles northeast of St. Clair. The community was incorporated as a town in 1860 (having since being disincorporated) and is named after the Moselle River or Moselle département in France.

The community elevation is 493 feet above sea level and is near the mouth of the Bourbeuse River, where it flows into the Meramec River.

The town had a depot of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway, and was a shipping point for the Moselle Iron Works, located about a mile southeast, on the banks of the Meramec River. The Moselle Iron Furnace Stack, active 1825-1849, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Correction: The incorporation information listed in this article is not correct. The town was laid out in 1859 but was not incorporated until 1897. Source: Franklin County Tribune, 16 July 1897. Contributed by Sue Blesi.

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