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Frankenstein is in Osage County, in the Jefferson City metro area.
The community is believed named not for the monster, but for Gottfried Franken, who donated land to build a church here in 1890.
The latitude of Frankenstein is 38.574N. The longitude is -91.882W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.
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Osage County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Frankenstein political report.
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