Corkery, Missouri

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Corkery is an extinct town in Dallas and Laclede counties, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place. [1] The community area is located on a ridge surrounded on three sides by an entrenched meander of the Niangua River which is about 300 feet below the ridgetop. The location is only accessible by road from Laclede County. [2]

Dallas County, Missouri County in the United States

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,777. Its county seat is Buffalo. The county was organized in 1842 as Niangua County and then renamed in 1844 for George M. Dallas, who served as Vice President under James K. Polk.

Laclede County, Missouri County in the United States

Laclede County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,571. Its county seat is Lebanon. The county was organized February 24, 1849, and was named after Pierre Laclède, founder of St. Louis.

U.S. state constituent political entity of the United States

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A post office called Corkery was established in 1893, and remained in operation until 1944. [3] The community was named after either Mike Corkery, a local merchant, [4] or Ed Corkery, a millwright who came to the area in 1863 to install millworks and ended up staying, opening a store, and becoming the first postmaster. [5]



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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Corkery
  2. Eldridge West, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1982
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. 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)
  5. Skinner, Glenn (1979). The Big Niangua River. Cassville, Missouri: Litho Printers. pp. 111–112.

Coordinates: 37°47′43″N92°51′41″W / 37.79528°N 92.86139°W / 37.79528; -92.86139

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