Arden, Missouri

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Arden is an unincorporated community in western Douglas County, Missouri, United States. [1] Arden is located on a ridge along Missouri Route O between Missouri Route 14 to the north and the community of Red Bank to the south. [2] The community is on a ridge of Keyger Mountain at an elevation of 1,362 ft (415 m). [1]

Douglas County, Missouri County in the United States

Douglas County is a county located in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,684. The county seat and only incorporated community is Ava. The county was officially organized on October 19, 1857, and is named after U.S. Senator Stephen A. Douglas (D-Illinois) and later Democratic presidential candidate.

Missouri U.S. state in the United States

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With over six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the Union. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. Missouri is bordered by eight states : Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri's eastern border.

Route 14 is a state highway traveling through the southern part of the U.S. state of Missouri. Its western terminus is at U.S. Route 60 (US 60) in Marionville, and its eastern terminus is at US 63 on the northern edge of West Plains. Route 14 is a two-lane highway for its entire length.

History

A post office called Arden was established in 1886, and remained in operation until 1924. [3] The community's name alludes to the Forest of Arden, the setting of William Shakespeare's As You Like It . [4]

<i>As You Like It</i> pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. The play's first performance is uncertain, though a performance at Wilton House in 1603 has been suggested as a possibility.

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Arden, Missouri
  2. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 62-63, ISBN   0-89933-224-2
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. "Douglas County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 36°59′07″N92°48′17″W / 36.98528°N 92.80472°W / 36.98528; -92.80472

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