Taberville had a Post Office during the years 1866-1968.
Missouri History Encyclopedia, 1901:
Taberville, a town on the Osage River, in St. Clair County, twenty miles west of Osceola, the county seat. It has a public school, a Christian Church and a Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1899 the population was 200. It was platted in 1859 on land belonging to Dr. Taber, who formed a land company. From 1844 to 1860 it was a trading post of some importance, and was reached by steamers from Osceola.
Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1881:
Taberville – A village of 250 inhabitants, on the Osage River in Taber Township, St. Clair County seven miles south east of Rockville, its railroad shipping point on the M.K. & T. Ry. (Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway), and twenty west of Osceola (county seat court house). Appleton City, fifteen miles north, is the nearest bank location. The Osage River is navigable to this place a portion of the year, affording transportation at low rates, for grain and heavy freight. Improved land is worth $10 to $20 per acre; unimproved, $5 to $12, and timber is abundant suitable for farm implements. Shipping, grain, flax seed and stock. Mail, daily. J.A. Purinton, postmaster.
Byland, F. – Justice of the peace
Davidson, Dr. A.C. – druggist
Eberhart, John – blacksmith
Fisk, J.L. – blacksmith
Gregory & Hensley – livestock
Hays, John – carpenter
Heath, A. – hotel propr.
Heath, M. – ferry propr.
Hill, R.B. – livestock
Hoover, J.M. – livestock
Moore, C.L. – flour mill
Smith, W.S. – general store
Vandeventer, D.O. – cooper
Williams, James – blacksmith
St. Clair County, MO History, 1883, page 1011:
Appleton City Mills - C. Shoe & Son, proprietors is situated near the business portion of the town, west of the depot. The building is a two and a
half story frame with a basement and is forty feet front by fifty feet deep with a two story addition twenty by fifty.
There are four runs of French burrs with a grinding capacity of 75 barrels per day. The engine is thirty horsepower, of good workmanship and the quality of flour unexcelled. Messrs Shoe & Son bought this mill at Taberville and moved it here four years ago.