Coldspring, Missouri

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Coldspring (also spelled out Cold Spring) is an unincorporated community in north central Douglas County, in the Ozarks of southern Missouri. [1] The community is located on Missouri Route 76 and Clever Creek. [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.

Ozarks Highland region in central-southern United States

The Ozarks, also called the Ozark Mountains or Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and extreme southeastern Kansas. The Ozarks cover a significant portion of northern Arkansas and most of the southern half of Missouri, extending from Interstate 40 in Arkansas to Interstate 70 in central Missouri.

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.

History

A post office called Cold Spring was established in 1875, the name was changed to Coldspring in 1894, and the post office closed in 1957. [3] The community was so named on account of there being a spring near the original town site. [4]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coldspring, Missouri
  2. Brushyknob, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey, 1973
  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°58′18″N92°25′50″W / 36.97167°N 92.43056°W / 36.97167; -92.43056

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