Cross Roads, Douglas County, Missouri

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Cross Roads, Missouri
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Cross Roads, Missouri
Location of Cross Roads, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°51′01″N92°51′16″W / 36.85028°N 92.85444°W / 36.85028; -92.85444 Coordinates: 36°51′01″N92°51′16″W / 36.85028°N 92.85444°W / 36.85028; -92.85444 [1]
CountryU. S. A.
State Missouri
County Douglas County
Elevation
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376 m (1,234 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Cross Roads is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. [1] Cross Roads is in the southwest corner of the county on Missouri Route DD, west of Missouri Route 76. [2] It is located on the edge of the Mark Twain National Forest. [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.

Route 76 is a highway in the west half of southern Missouri running between U.S. Route 60 and U.S. Route 63 at Willow Springs and the Oklahoma state line near Tiff City where it continues as a county road. It is the most famous road in Branson where it is known as "76 Country Boulevard" and features many of the entertainment theaters for which Branson is famous. The road runs for its entirety through the Missouri Ozarks, and is at times very hilly and curvy.

History

A post office called Cross Roads was established in 1909, and remained in operation until 1959. [3] The community was named after the intersection at the original town site. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cross Roads, Douglas County, Missouri
  2. 1 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)