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Welcome to Zell ...

Zell is located in Sainte Genevieve County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Zell, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

Zell is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Zell lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Zell is within the boundaries of the (573) area code.

Communities Also Named Zell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Zell - it's located in South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Zell.

Communities near Zell ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Zell.

  • Farmington
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Chester
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester is located in Randolph County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,145 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester <3>
  • Sainte Genevieve
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sainte Genevieve have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sainte Genevieve
    • Sainte Genevieve is located in Sainte Genevieve County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,406 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sainte Genevieve <3>
  • Red Bud
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bud
    • Red Bud is located in Randolph County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,442 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Bud <3>
  • Evansville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evansville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evansville
    • Evansville is located in Randolph County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 631 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evansville <3>
  • Bloomsdale
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomsdale
    • Bloomsdale is located in Sainte Genevieve County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 562 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomsdale <3>
  • Prairie du Rocher
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie du Rocher have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie du Rocher
    • Prairie du Rocher is located in Randolph County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
    • Prairie du Rocher has also been known as:
    • Prairie du Rocher village
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairie du Rocher <3>
  • Rocky Ridge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
    • Rocky Ridge is located in Sainte Genevieve County
  • Saint Mary
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Mary have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Mary
    • Saint Mary is located in Sainte Genevieve County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Mary <3>
  • Ellis Grove
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellis Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellis Grove
    • Ellis Grove is located in Randolph County (IL)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 345 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellis Grove <3>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Zell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Zell.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Zell. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Zell.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Zell. See our Newspapers Page for Zell.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Zell ...

Looking for more information about Zell? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Zell, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Zell.

Adding Zell to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Zell in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Zell was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Zell post office opened in 1881.

We also found Zell in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Zell.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Zell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Sainte Genevieve, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Zell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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