Drury, Missouri

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Drury, Missouri
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Drury, Missouri
Location of Drury, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°55′53″N92°19′25″W / 36.93139°N 92.32361°W / 36.93139; -92.32361 Coordinates: 36°55′53″N92°19′25″W / 36.93139°N 92.32361°W / 36.93139; -92.32361 [1]
CountryU. S. A.
State Missouri
County Douglas County
Elevation
370 m (1,210 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Zip Code
65638 (historical)

Drury is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. It is located approximately fifteen miles south of Mountain Grove and about three miles south of Vanzant on Route 95. [1]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Douglas County, Missouri County in the United States

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 State of the United States of America

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.

Old church building beside Route 95 in Drury, Missouri Drury MO school.JPG
Old church building beside Route 95 in Drury, Missouri

Drury had a post office from 1893 until 2003, using zip code 65638. [2] The community has the name of the local Drury family. [3]

Drury is located on a ridge at an approximate elevation of 1,215 feet (370 m), between south flowing tributaries of Bryant Creek. [1]

Bryant Creek is a stream in the Ozarks of Missouri. Bryant Creek has headwaters just south of Lead Hill and Cedar Gap in southwestern Wright County and flows in a southeasterly direction through Douglas County east of Ava and joins the North Fork River in Ozark County just north of Tecumseh. Tributaries include Bill Macks Creek, Hunter Creek, Rippee Creek, Fox Creek, Brush Creek, Spring Creek and Pine Creek.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Vanzant, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1973
  2. Post Offices in Douglas County, MO
  3. "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)