Gentryville, Douglas County, Missouri

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Gentryville, Missouri
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Church and cemetery on Route 95 at Gentryville
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Gentryville, Missouri
Location of Gentryville, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°51′49″N92°21′38″W / 36.86361°N 92.36056°W / 36.86361; -92.36056 Coordinates: 36°51′49″N92°21′38″W / 36.86361°N 92.36056°W / 36.86361; -92.36056 [1]
CountryU. S. A.
State Missouri
County Douglas County
Elevation
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339 m (1,112 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Gentryville is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. [2] It is located approximately twenty-one miles southeast of Ava and twenty-two miles south of Mountain Grove at the intersection of Route 14 and Route 95. [1] It consists of a small general store, an automotive repair shop, and a few churches. Gentryville cemetery and church are located about one-quarter mile north 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 Gentryville store at the Route 14 - Route 95 intersection Gentryville store.jpg
Old Gentryville store at the Route 14 - Route 95 intersection

Gentryville is located on a narrow ridge at 1,112 feet (339 m) elevation between Fox and Brush creeks, both tributaries to Bryant Creek, which is a major tributary to the North Fork River. [1] [3]

Fox Creek (Bryant Creek)

Fox Creek is a south flowing stream in Douglas and Wright counties of the southern Missouri Ozarks. It is a tributary to Bryant Creek. The stream source is about three quarters of a mile east of Missouri Route C just southeast of the town of Norwood in southern Wright County. The stream flows in a meandering southerly direction past Denlow on Missouri Route 76; east of Champion; just west of Gentryville on Missouri Route 14; and Bertha to its confluence with Bryant Creek just south of Bertha. The elevation of the confluence is 722 ft (220 m).

Brush Creek (Bryant Creek)

Brush Creek is a southwest flowing stream in Douglas and Ozark counties in the Ozarks of south central Missouri. It is a tributary of Bryant Creek.

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 4 5 Gentryville, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1973
  2. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Gentryville, Douglas County, Missouri
  3. Ava, Missouri, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1985