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Blackjack, Missouri

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Blackjack is an unincorporated community in southeastern St. Clair County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]

The community is on Missouri Route W approximately one mile east and south of a bend in the Sac River. Collins is about nine miles to the east and El Dorado Springs is about twelve miles to the west. Blackjack State Public Access is on the Sac two miles east.[2][3]


The community was named for blackjack oak trees near the original town site.[4] A variant name was "Sample".[1] A post office called Sample was established in 1905, and remained in operation until 1915.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blackjack
  2. Caplinger Mills, MO and Roscoe, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangles, USGS, 1991
  3. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1st Edition, 1998, p. 43 ISBN 0899332242 Search this book on .
  4. "St. Clair County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016.

Coordinates: 37°52′20″N 93°47′31″W / 37.87222°N 93.79194°W / 37.87222; -93.79194


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