Bertha, Missouri

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Bertha is an unincorporated community in southern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. [1] Bertha is located on the Fox Creek floodplain, just north of its junction with Bryant Creek on County Road 95-345, southeast of Gentryville. [2]

Douglas County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

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.

Fox Creek (Bryant Creek)

Fox Creek is a south flowing stream in Douglas and Wright counties of the southern Missouri Ozarks. It is a tributary to Bryant Creek. The stream source is about three quarters of a mile east of Missouri Route C just southeast of the town of Norwood in southern Wright County. The stream flows in a meandering southerly direction past Denlow on Missouri Route 76; east of Champion; just west of Gentryville on Missouri Route 14; and Bertha to its confluence with Bryant Creek just south of Bertha. The elevation of the confluence is 722 ft (220 m).

History

A post office called Bertha was established in 1903, and remained in operation until 1956. [3] An early postmaster gave the community the first name of his daughter, Bertha Hawkins. [4]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bertha, Missouri
  2. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 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°50′16″N92°23′05″W / 36.83778°N 92.38472°W / 36.83778; -92.38472

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