A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets
Past and Present
of Ozark County, Missouri

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


Ozark County

[1]

Almartha

It is a post-office, 15 miles north of Gainesville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 415; The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 409.)

It is located at Section 16, Township 24 N, Range 14 W, on Highway 95, east of Highway 5. (--General Highway Map of Ozark County, issued by The State Highway Department of Mo., 10-1-67. Unless otherwise noted, all map descriptions are from this map.)

Althea

A post-office established in 1921, and discontinued in 1926; named after the daughter of Mr. Patrick who lived there and who was the first postmaster. (--Place Names.) (Exact location if unknown.)

Ambrose

A post-office established sometime between 1878-86 and discontinued in 1895; named after Ambrose Cobb, the first postmaster. (--Place Names; Reminiscent History of Ozark Region, 1894, Goodspeed, p. 26; Missouri Manual, 1893-1894, p. 288.) (Exact location is unknown.)

Arp

A post-office north of Gainesville, established in 1894 and discontinued in 1896; named after R. B. Arp. (--Place Names) (Exact location is unknown.)

Bakersfield (earlier Waterville)

A post-office established in 1870 and named after Jim Baker, who owned most of the land surrounding the post-office. (--Place Names.)

It is in the southeast part of the county, 6 miles from Bly, (Howell Co.). (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 469. It is mentioned in Reminiscent History of Ozark Region, p. 26; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 288.)

It is located at Section 2, Township 21 N, Range 11 W, on Highways O & 142.

Benner also Benners

A post-office established in 1898 and discontinued in 1901; named after the Benner family, early homesteaders of the county. (--Place Names.)

Benners (sic) was in the northwest part of the county, about 3 miles south of the Douglas Co. line. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 469; General Scheme, 1905, p. 78.)

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Big Creek Township

A township which was formed in 1841 and named for Big North Fork Creek which runs through it. (--Place Names.)

Birda

A post-office established about 1913 and discontinued in 1922; named after the wife of the first postmaster, a Mr. Thompson. (--Place Names.) (Exact location is unknown.)

Blair Hollow

A hollow near Sharp which was named for the Blair family who lived there after the Civil War. (--Place Names.)

Brixey

Brixey post-office was established in 1917 and named after Brixey Creek, which in turn, was named for the Brixey family, early pioneers who lived on its banks during the early years of the 19th century. (--Place Names.)

It is located at Section 21, Township 24 N, Range 13 W, on Highway N, south of Highway 95.

Caney

Caney is about 7 miles northwest of Wilhoit. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Cotton Rock Bluff

A bluff near the old Sharp post-office which derives its named from the "cotton rock" which constitutes the bluff. Cottonrock is a dialect word for a kind of lime stone. (--Place Names.)

Cure-All Springs

These were springs near Bakersfield which were named by the people of the community, because of the medicinal properties of the water. (--Place Names.)

Dawt

A post-office established in 1904. No one seems to know why it was so named. (--Place Names.)

Dawt (see Hixon) is about 9 miles northeast of Gainesville. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

It is located at Section 3, Township 23 N, Range 13 W, on Highway PP.

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Dawt Township

A township formed in 1906 and named for the Dawt post-office, (q. v.). (--Place Names.)

Dellia

A post-office established in 1891 and discontinued about 1913; named by J. A. Kyle for one of his daughters. (--Place Names.) (Exact location is unknown.)

Dilia (later Caney)

It was in the western part of the county, 3 miles north of Isabella. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, 1894, p. 26.)

It was changed to Caney in 1905. (--General Scheme, p. 78.)

Dimock

A discontinued post-office established in 1906 and named after a family of Dimocks who had the first post-office. (--Place Names.) (Exact location is unknown.)

Dit (also in Taney Co., for a few years) Bauff: Nance

Dit has been listed in two different counties. From 1897-1900, it was in Ozark Co. (--Missouri Manuals, 1897-98, p. 423; 1899-1900, p. 422.)

It was in Taney Co., from 1901-02, 1907-08, pp. 384, 481. (--General Scheme of Mo., December, 1905, p. 11, shows Dit to have been in Ozark Co.)

After having been moved to Taney Co., it was 18 miles southeast of Bradleyville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 527.)

Dit (Taney Co., earlier Bauff; later Nance, q. v.).

Dit was a post-office established in 1900 by George Goldberg and named after his daughter, Dit. No one seems to know whether Dit was her real name, or whether it was a nickname. It was discontinued and later renamed Nance, (q. v.). (--Place Names; See, also A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, Etc. of Taney Co.)

Dora

A post-office established in 1882 and named after the daughter of the first postmaster, "old man" Fisher. (--Place Names.)

It is in the northeast part of the county, 10 miles from Siloam Springs, (Howell Co.). (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

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Dora (Cont)

Dora is located at Section 7, Township 24 N, Ranges 11 W and 12 W, on Highway 181.

Dormis

Dormis was located in the northwest part of the county, about 15 miles from Gainesville. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Dugginsville

A post-office in the southwest corner of the county, established in 1894 and named after the Duggins family, who had the first post-office. (--Place Names.)

It is three and one-half miles south of Lutie. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

It is located at Section 11, Township 21 N, Range 16 W, on Highway P.

Eggleton

The post-office is listed in Missouri Manual, 1893-94; Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, p. 26.) (Location is unknown.)

Elijah

It is in the southeast part of the county, about 15 miles from Gainesville. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co., General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is located at Section 2, Township 22 N, Range 11 W, on Highway V, south of 160.

Ella (also Webster County)

Ella was about 3 miles west of Tocoa. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Also, in Webster County, near the Wright County line, about 7 miles northeast of Seymour. (--Ibid; General Scheme, p. 78.)

Fay

Fay was three and one-half miles north of Prestonia, in the southern part of the county. (--The State of Mo., in 1904; General Scheme, p. 78; Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, p. 26; The State of Mo., p. 469.)

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Foil

A post-office established in 1908 and named by Abner Morris, the first postmaster. Why the name was chosen, it is impossible to say. (--Place Names.)

It is in the northwest corner of the county, about 3 miles south of the Douglas County line and about 5 miles east of the Taney County line. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally and Co.)

It is located at Section 17, Township 24 N, Range 15 W, east of Highway JJ, west of 95.

Gainesville

The county seat, it is sixty-five miles south, southeast of Marshfield, its nearest railroad station. It is pleasantly located on Lick Creek near the center of the county. It contains 5 stores, a wagon shop, a hotel, a school house, a church Methodist -- in the process of construction, (1874). (--Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 416.)

It was named for the city in Georgia. (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, p. 24.)

It is in the south central portion of the county. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26.)

It is located at Section 7, Township 22 N, Range 13 W, on Highways 160, 5 & U.

Grabul or Grabeel

A post-office established in 1888 and discontinued in 1894; named after the Grabeel family, a family prominent in the county in education and all civic enterprises. (--Place Names.)

It was in the northwest part of the county, about 8 miles northwest of Romance. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 469; Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26; Missouri Manual, 1893-94.)

Hammond

A post-office, established in 1893 by John Squires and named for the family who owns the land upon which the store and post-office were located. (--Place Names.)

It is in the western part of the county, approximately 3 miles southeast of Thornfield. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

It is located at Section 18, Township 23 N, Range 15 W, east of Highway D.

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Hardinville or Hardenville

This is a post-office, in 1928 and named for George H. Hardin, the first postmaster. (--Place Names.)

It is located at Section 14, Township 22 N, Range 13 W, on Highway 160, west of J.

Helen

Helen was located in the southwestern part of Richland Township, southwest quarter. (--New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Campbell, Map #33.)

Hixon

Hixon was changed to Dawt, (q. v.) in 1905. (--General Scheme, p. 78)

Howard's Ridge

Howard's Ridge is about 2 miles north of Prestonia. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

The post-office is listed in General Scheme, p. 78. It is located at Section 6, Township 21 N, Range 12 W, at the junction of Highways J & T.

Igo

Igo was a post-office, established in 1892 and discontinued in 1913; named after the daughter of the first postmaster. (--Place Names.)

It was in the western part of the county. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26; Missouri Manuals, 1893-93; General Scheme, p. 78.)

Isabella

It is in the northeast part of Jasper Township. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map #33.)

It is in the southwest part of the county, 12 1/2 miles southwest of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; Reminiscent Hist. of Ozark Region, p. 26; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is on the dividing ridge between Little Fork of White River and North Fork of Spring Creek -- contains 3 stores, a school house, etc., (1874). (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Mo., p. 416.)

It is located at Sections 16 & 21, Township 15 N, Range 22 W, on Highway 160.

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Lawndale

A post-office northeast of Gainesville, established in 1908 and named by Willy Tilman, the first postmaster; the name was given because of the topographical aspect of the location. (--Place Names.)

It was in the eastern part of the county, five and one-half miles south of Tocoa. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; General Scheme, p. 78.)

Lick Valley

A post-office 5 miles southeast of Gainesville (--Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 416.)

Locust

A post-office and store west of Gainesville, established in 1912 and named for the locust trees which surrounded the store. (--Place Names.)

It is located at Section 30, Township 22 N, Range 14 W.

Longrun

A post-office established about 1898 and named after the creek (q. v.) by N. Hobbs, the first postmaster.

It is located in the west central part of the county, 4 miles south of Igo. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is located at Section 22, Township 23 N, Range 16 W, on Highway 95.)

Longrun Creek

A creek so named because of its length; it has been known as Longrun Creek as long as anyone can remember. (--Place Names.)

Longrun Township

A township established in 1841 and named for Longrun Creek which runs through the township. (--Place Names.)

Louisa

Louisa was located in the southwest quarter of Jackson Township. (--New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Map #33.)

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Luna

A post-office established in 1893 and named for the Luna family, early settlers in the community. (--Place Names.)

Luna is about 5 miles northeast of Gainesville. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

It is located at Section 20, Township 23 N, Range 12 W, on Highway FF.

Lutie

A post-office established in 1893 and named by B. B. Jones for some feminine member of the family. (--Place Names.)

It is in the southwest part of the county, about 5 miles west and south of Isabella. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26.)

It is at the junction of Highways 160 & 95. (--Map of Phillips Oil Co.)

A possible location is at Sections 14 & 15, Township 22 N, Range 16 W, since the map of Ozark Co., shows a settlement here. (--General Scheme, p. 78.)

Mammoth

Mammoth is about 5 miles south of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is located at Section 33, Township 21 N, Range 13 W, on Highway T, about midway between Highways 5 & J.

McCabe

A post-office established in 1893 and discontinued in 1896. It was named after Andy McCabe, who was the first postmaster and who had a mill there. (--Place Names.)

It was in the northeast corner of the county, approximately 2 miles from Douglas County line on the north, and the Howell Co. line on the east. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co., General Scheme, p. 78.)

Melissa also spelled Mellissa

It was in the southwest quarter of Marion Township, near the Jasper Township line. (--New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Map #33.)

A post-office, 18 miles northwest of Gainesville. (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 416.)

It was near Piland's Store, about 2 miles south. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map #33.)

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Mountoline

It was about 15 miles northeast of Gainesville. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Nance (in Taney County)

A post-office named for Jesse Nance, a county official. It was previously called Dit, (q. v.), then it was discontinued and later renamed in 1925. (--Place Names.)

It is gone now, 1975.

Noble

A post-office established in 1890 and named for a Mr. Noble, the first postmaster. (--Place Names.)

Noble is in the northwest part of the county, 4 miles from Almartha. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469. See, also Missouri Manual, 1893-94; General Scheme, p. 78; A Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26.)

It is located at Section 23, Township 24 N, Range 15 W, on Highway A west of 5.

Nottinghill

A post-office established in 1893 and named by the Postal Department. (--Place Names; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is in the west central part of the county, about 12 miles northwest of Gainesville. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

It is located at Section 14, Township 23 N, Range 15 W, on Highway Z.

Oak Mound

A post-office established in 1889 and named after the topographical aspect of the location, by Mr. Trump, the first postmaster. (--Place Names; A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region, p. 26; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 294; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It was located in the northeast part of the county, 8 miles northwest of Cureall, (Howell Co.). (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

Ocie

A post-office established in 1907 and named for Ocie Conklin, a citizen of the community. (--Place Names; Our Storehouse of Mo. Place Names, p. 76.)

It is located at Section 19, Township 22 N, Range 16 W, on Highway 160, near the Taney Co. line.

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Osborne's Store

It was located on Highway H, about midway between Dora and Dormis; Section 1, Township 23 N, Range 12 W, on Highway H, south of 181; see, also, Tidewater Oil Co., Map, 1950.

Osta

A post-office established in 1901 and discontinued in 1903; named for one of the daughters of Mr. Weston, who was the first postmaster. (--Place Names.)

Osta was about 4 miles northwest of Gainesville. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Paddy

A post-office established about 1906 and discontinued in 1929. It was named for some individual, probably a nickname. (--Place Names.)

It was in the northeast part of the county, about 2 miles west of the Howell Co. line. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Piland's Store

It was in the southeast quarter of Marion Township. (--New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Map #33.)

It was a post-office and store, 18 miles northwest of Gainesville. (--Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 416.)

Pondfork

A post-office established in 1919 and named after Pondfork Creek (q. q.). (--Place Names.)

It is located at Section 3, Township 23 N, Range 16 W, on Highway D, northwest of Highway 95.

Pondfork Creek

A creek which derives its name from the fact that the water flows from a pond and forks out and forms a creek. (--Place Names.)

Pontiac

A post-office established in 1888 and named for Pontiac, Mich., by A. J. Johnson. (--Place Names; Also, Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is in the southwest part of the county, on the Arkansas border, 6 miles south of Isabella or 18 1/2 miles west and south of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

It is located at Section 10, Township 21 N, Range 15 W, on Highway V, east bank of Bull Shoals Lake.

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Prestonia

A post-office established in 1892 and discontinued in 1913. It was named for the Prestonia Mill which had been there for many years. (--Place Names; Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26, Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 295; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It was in the southwest part of the county, five and one-half miles west and south of Udall. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

Prestonia Mill

An old mill, erected by an old settler by the name of Preston and thus called Prestonia. (--Place Names.)

Rockbridge

A post-office established in 1888 and named for the natural rock bridge near there in Spring Creek. (--Place Names.)

It is in the northern part of the county, 8 miles south of Fielden, (Douglas Co.), near Bryant's Creek. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26; New Atlas of Mo., Map #33; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 295; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is 19 miles northeast of Gainesville. It had one store, and a saw and grist mill, (1874). (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 416.)

It was the county seat of Ozark County, shortly after the Civil War, complete with bank, store, church and post-office. It is operated as a trout hatchery. (--The Midwest Motorist, by the Auto Club of Missouri, June 1975, Vol. 46, No. 5, p. 10.)

It is located at Section 5, Township 24 N, Range 13 W, on Highway N, north of Highway 95.

Romance

A post-office established about 1889. While Jason Norman and others were deliberating over a name, a trading man came in and in discussing the new post-office, remarked, "What a romantic place this is." Mr. Norman, the first postmaster, immediately suggested the name Romance. (--Place Names; A Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 295; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is in the north central part of the county, 11 miles north and west of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 369.)

It is located at Section 33, Township 24 N, Range 14 W, on Highway Y, east of Highway 5.

The post-office was closed a few years ago.

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St. Leger

It was in the southwest corner of Bayor Township. (--New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Map #33.)

It was a post-office and store, 14 miles southeast of Gainesville. (--Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 416.)

Sharp

A post-office established in 1892 and discontinued in 1917; it was named by J. J. Swayne because, as he explains it, he was "sharp" enough to get the better of Jack Henley in a trade. (--Place Names; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 296; General Scheme, p. 78; A Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26.)

It was in the southeast part of the county, 17 miles east of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

Somerset

A post-office established in 1880; discontinued in 1893, which was named by J. B. Norton, its first postmaster, an Englishman, for Somerset, England. (--Place Names.) (Exact location is unknown.)

Souden

A post-office established in 1903, and named after the Souden family. (--Place Names.)

It was named after G. W. Souden, first postmaster. (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, p. 68.)

Souder

Souder is in the northern part of the county, 3/4 mile northeast of Almartha. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is located at Section 2, Township 24 N, Range 14 W, between Rockbridge and Almartha.

Summit City

It is located at Section 21, Township 24 N, Range 15 W, on Highway 95, between Wasola and Thornfield.

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Sycamore

A post-office established in 1891 and named by George Hudson, the first postmaster, for the sycamore trees which grew around the post-office. (--Place Names.)

See, also, Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, p. 86 for an account of how the name was derived.

It is in the northeast part of the county, 13 miles northeast of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

It is located at Section 3, Township 23 N, Range 12 W, on Highway B, east of FF. (--See A Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26; General Scheme, p. 78; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 297.)

Tecumseh

A post-office established in 1898 and named by Mrs. G. W. Garrett, the first postmistress, for the old Indian Chief, Tecumseh. (--Place Names; Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, pp. 39 & 42.)

It is in the southeast part of the county, 12 miles southeast of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 297.)

It is located at Section 16, Township 22 N, Range 12 W, on Highway 160, at the north end of Norfork Lake.

Theodosia

A post-office established in 1887 by J. M. Herd, the first postmaster, and named for his wife, Theodosia. (--Place Names.)

See, also, Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, p. 74, for an account of how the name was derived.

It is in the southwest part of the county, about 3 miles west of Isabella, on the North Fork of White River. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

It is located at Sections 14 & 15, Township 22 N, Range 16 W, on Highways 95 & 160. (--See, A Reminiscent Hist. of Ozark Region, p. 26; General Scheme, p. 78; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 297.)

Thornfield

It is in the northwest part of the county, about 21 1/2 miles west and north of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469. Also, Missouri Manual, 1893-94, po. 297; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is located at Section 1, Township 23 N, Range 16 W, on Highways 95 & JJ.

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Thurey also Thuroy

A post-office established in 1928 and supposedly named for Thursey Marshal, farmer nearby, but because of the illegibility of the writing, the Postal Department read it as Thurey. (--Place Names.)

It was about 3 miles northwest of Bakersfield, between Udall and Elijah. A possible location is in Section 30, Township 22 N, Range 11 W, on Highway O, since the Highway Map of Ozark County, shows a few buildings and a cemetery here. (--Missouri Road Map, issued by the Barnsdahl Oil Co., as of 1940.)

Toccoa

This town was in the northeast part of the county, 17 1/2 miles northeast of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 297.)

It was located at Section 24, Township 24 N, Range 12 W, on Highway BB, west of 181.

Toledo (also in Callaway Co.)

A post-office established in 1913 and named for Toledo. Ohio, by its first postmaster. (--Place Names.)

Toledo is in the northwest part of the county, about 3 miles south of the Douglas County line, and 3 miles east of the Taney County line. (--Tydol Oil Co., Map, 1950.)

(There is a Toledo, listed in Callaway Co., in Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 297.)

Toledo is located at Section 11, Township 24 N, Range 16 W, on Little North Fork of White River, on Highway D, northwest of Thornfield.

Trail

A post-office established in 1890 and discontinued in 1898; named after the family of Trails; one of the Trails was the first postmaster. (--Place Names.)

It is in the northeast part of the county, 16 miles southwest of Siloam Springs, (Howell Co.). (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469. Also, General Scheme, p. 78; A Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26.)

It is located at Section 8, Township 24 N, Range 12 W, on Highway AC, south of the Douglas Co. line.

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Udall

A post-office established in 1880 and named by the Postal Inspector. According to a current story the name was suggested when a farmer, plowing nearby called to his horse, "You, Doll, get up." (--Place Names.)

Udall is in the southwest part of the county, 8 miles northwest of Bakersfield. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.; also, A Reminiscent Hist. of the Ozark Region, p. 26; Missouri Manual, 1893-94, p. 297; General Scheme, p. 78.)

It is located at Section 35, Township 22 N, Range 12 W, on Highway O, on the east side of Norfork Lake.

Vaughn

A post-office established in 1903 and discontinued in 1908; named after the first postmaster. (--Place Names.)

Vaughn was in the southwest corner of the county, 4 miles northwest of Bakersfield. (--The State of Mo, in 1904, p. 469; General Scheme, p. 78.)

Wasola

A post-office established in 1912 and given the Indian name Wasola by the first postmaster. What it means, no one seems to know. (--Place Names.)

Wasola is ostensibly of Indian derivation. However, Mr. Ramsay says often the white man simply made up an Indian sounding name which actually means nothing at all, as he seems to have done in Hahatonka, Mineola, Owasso and Wasola. (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, pp. 39, 443, 119.)

It is located at Section 2, Township 24 N, Range 15 W, on Highway 5, at the junction of 95.

Wetherhill also Wetherill

A post-office established in 1900 and discontinued in 1908; John Bell was the first postmaster. Some mines were opened in the community and one of the mine owners was named Wetherill, hence the name.

Wetherill was in the southeast part of the county, on the border of Howell Co., and about 25 miles east of Gainesville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 469.)

Willhoit

Willhoit is located at Section 9, Township 23 N, Range 14 W, east of Highway 5.

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Winwood (also in Clay County; part of Kansas City)

This is a post-office which is mentioned in Missouri Manual, 1907-08, p. 479, and in General Scheme, p. 78. Location is unknown.

Zanoni

A post-office established in 1898 and named by G. W. Shumaker for the novel of the same name by Bulwer Lytton, published in 1843. (--Place Names; Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, pp. 42 & 43; General Scheme, p. 78.)

Zanoni is about 7 miles northeast of Gainesville. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

It is located at Section 7, Township 23 N, Range 23 W, on Highway E, east of N.

 

 


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