Charity, Missouri

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Charity is an unincorporated community in southern Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1]

The community is on Missouri Route M approximately one mile west of the Niangua River. The Charity School buildings lie about one-half mile north on a county road. Elkland is about six miles south on Missouri Route 38 and Buffalo lies about nine miles to the north-northwest. [2]

History

A post office called Charity was established in 1884, and remained in operation until 1956. [3] An early postmaster gave the community the name of his wife, Charity Sherrick. [4]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Charity, Missouri
  2. Charity, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1961 (1977 rev.)
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  4. "Dallas County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 37°30′55″N93°00′59″W / 37.51528°N 93.01639°W / 37.51528; -93.01639