Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser
In compiling this Directory of Towns, Villages and Hamlets Past and Present, of Douglas County, Missouri, an attempt has been made to include every one which has appeared on any map.
The following acknowledgements are made:
Miss Roblee and her staff in the Research Department of the Springfield-Greene County Library, who made certain reference works available, which include:
Mr. Vaud Yandell kindly loaned his copy of A Reminiscent History of Douglas County, MO., 1857-1957, compiled and written by Mr. J. E. Curry.
A special recognition is given to Mr. Curry, of Ava, MO., who kindly permitted quotations from this book. Material from this book is given due credit following the various entries. Without this help, this directory would not have been complete.
A special recognition is given to Mr. Clay Anderson, Editor of The Ozarks Mountaineer, who kindly allowed quotations from the November, 1970 Mountaineer, concerning a brief history of Rome, MO. This material is very valuable and could not have been obtained elsewhere.