Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser
In compiling this Directory of Towns, Villages and Hamlets, Past and Present, of Ripley County, Mo., every effort has been made to include every community in the county.
I wish to thank Mrs. Eunice Pennington, Director of Current River Regional Library System for her help. Mrs. Pennington graciously took the time to review this work, and she has made several additions and corrections.
Also, I wish to thank the staff of the Research Department of the Springfield Public Library, for making available certain rare books for examination.
Material examined includes the following: