Girdner, Missouri

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Girdner, Missouri
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The old Girdner post office
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Girdner, Missouri
Location of Girdner, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°51′14″N92°35′14″W / 36.85389°N 92.58722°W / 36.85389; -92.58722 Coordinates: 36°51′14″N92°35′14″W / 36.85389°N 92.58722°W / 36.85389; -92.58722 [1]
CountryU. S. A.
State Missouri
County Douglas County
Elevation
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320 m (1,050 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Girdner is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1] Girdner is located in central Douglas County, southeast of Ava, on Missouri Route P and the north side of Rippee Creek, a tributary of Bryant 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.

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

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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

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The cemetery at Girdner, Missouri

A post office called Girdner was established in 1885, and remained in operation until 1942. [3] The community has the name of "Doc" Girdner, a pioneer citizen. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "GNIS Detail - Girdner". geonames.usgs.gov.
  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)