Tiff, Missouri

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Coordinates: 38°01′09″N90°39′10″W / 38.01917°N 90.65278°W / 38.01917; -90.65278 Coordinates: 38°01′09″N90°39′10″W / 38.01917°N 90.65278°W / 38.01917; -90.65278
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
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63674

Tiff is an unincorporated community in eastern Washington County, Missouri, United States. [1] It is located approximately eight miles northeast of Potosi. The community was named for the barite ore found here, also known as "tiff". [2] The community was founded as a company town in the early 1900s by John Cambel to house miners for his South East Missouri Barytes Company. [3] A post office called Tiff has been in operation since 1905. [4]

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St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tiff, Missouri

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tiff, Missouri
  2. "Washington County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 30, 2016.
  3. St. Joseph's Parish, Tiff, Missouri at the Wayback Machine (archived March 15, 2012)
  4. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 December 2016.