The old Girdner post office
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Girdner is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.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.
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.
In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders.
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.
A post office called Girdner was established in 1885, and remained in operation until 1942.The community has the name of "Doc" Girdner, a pioneer citizen.
Siloam Springs is an unincorporated community in western Howell County, Missouri, United States. It is located approximately two miles south of Route 14 on Missouri Route T, just east of the southeastern corner of Douglas County and fifteen miles northwest of West Plains. Waters from the associated spring flow west and enter Tabor Creek, which then flows into Spring Creek, a tributary to the Norfork River in the southeast corner of Douglas County. The site is at an elevation of 1,060 ft (320 m).
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.
Smallett is an unincorporated community in southern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. It is located approximately nine miles south of Ava and is located on Missouri Supplemental Route A. It previously had its own post office from 1888-1967 with ZIP code 65750, but mail is now served by the post office in Ava. Some say Smallett was named for its first postmaster, James Small, while others believe the name honors another early settler.
Bertha is an unincorporated community in southern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. Bertha is located on the Fox Creek floodplain, just north of its junction with Bryant Creek on County Road 95-345, southeast of Gentryville.
Bryant is an extinct town in Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place. Bryant is located on the north side of Bryant Creek along an abandoned stretch of old Missouri Highway 5 and approximately one mile downstream (southeast) from the current Missouri Highway 5 bridge over Bryant Creek.
Buckhart is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The townsite is at an elevation of 876 feet (267 m) located on Brush Creek east of Missouri Route 95 on State Route CC. It is south of Drury and northeast of Gentryville.
Coldspring is an unincorporated community in north central Douglas County, in the Ozarks of southern Missouri. The community is located on Missouri Route 76 and Clever Creek.
Denlow is an unincorporated community in north central Douglas County in the Ozarks of Missouri. Denlow is located on Missouri Route 76, just west of the Fox Creek bridge.
Fielden is an unincorporated community in south central Douglas County, Missouri, United States. Fielden is located on the floodplain of Fox Creek along County Road 14-343, south of Missouri Route 14 and west of Gentryville. The townsite is at an elevation of 778 ft (237 m).
Granada is an unincorporated community in northwest Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The community was located on the west bank of Honey Creek, approximately 1.5 miles north of Missouri Route 14 on county road 14-531.
Larissa is an historic town located along Hunter Creek in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place. Larissa was located on the north part of the floodplain of Hunter Creek, along county road VV-210, at an elevation of 935 feet. The location is approximately one mile upstream (northeast) of the Crystal Springs fish hatchery.
Merritt is an unincorporated community in southwestern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. Merritt is located west of Goodhope on Missouri Route T in the Little Beaver Creek valley.
Prior is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The community is located on Missouri Route 95, just north of the intersection with Missouri Route 76 and 2.5 miles north of Vanzant. The community sits on a ridge between Fox Creek to the west and Clifty Creek to the east, at an elevation of 1,243 ft (379 m).
Richville is an unincorporated community in southeastern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. Richville is located at the intersection of Missouri State Route 14 and State route W and a short distance west of the intersection of Route 14 and Missouri State Route 181. The site is located on a high ridge at an elevation of 1,191 ft (363 m). Sauls Knob at 1,339 ft (408 m) lies just to the southeast on the south side of Route 14.
Rippee is an historic town in south central Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The Rippee townsite was located on the northwest side of the Bryant Creek floodplain, due east of the confluence of Rippee Creek, which joins the Bryant from the west. The site lies at an elevation of 784 ft (239 m) and approximately 1.25 mi (2.01 km) south of the Missouri Route 14 bridge over the Bryant. The location is currently within the Rippee State Wildlife Management Area overseen by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Roosevelt is an unincorporated community in extreme southeastern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. Roosevelt lies on the east bank of Spring Creek on County Road 289, approximately 1.5 miles northeast of the junction of state routes 14 and 181 at Twin Bridges within the Mark Twain National Forest.
Roy is an unincorporated community in southwestern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. Roy is located on Missouri Route 76, south of the Goodhope junction on Missouri Route T. The village site is at an elevation of 1,263 ft (385 m) about 1.5 mile west of the Beaver Creek valley.
Tedrick is an historic town in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The location is on a ridge east of Fox Creek and approximately one mile south-southeast of Champion.
Tigris is an unincorporated community in western Douglas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. Tigris is located just west of the Beaver Creek bridge on Missouri Route 14.
Rippee Creek is a stream in southern Douglas County Missouri. The stream starts in a hillside valley just east of Squires at an elevation just above 1200 feet and flows eastward past the Girdner community on Missouri Route P and on to its confluence with Bryant Creek at an elevation of 781 feet within the Rippee State Wildlife Management Area.
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