Hico, Missouri

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Hico is an extinct town in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1] The community was located adjacent to the Niangua River, approximately two miles northeast of Spring Grove and six miles southeast of Buffalo. The Hico Bridge over the Niangua on County Road JJ-203 is approximately 1000 feet west of the Hico location. [2] [3]

Dallas County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Dallas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,777. Its county seat is Buffalo. The county was organized in 1842 as Niangua County and then renamed in 1844 for George M. Dallas, who served as Vice President under James K. Polk.

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.

A post office called Hico was established in 1903, and remained in operation until 1907. [4] The community's name is a contraction of Hickory County, the native home of the local postmaster. [5]

Hickory County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Hickory County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,627. Its county seat is Hermitage. The county was organized February 14, 1845, and named after President Andrew Jackson, whose nickname was "Old Hickory." The Pomme de Terre Dam, a Corps of Engineers facility, is located three miles south of Hermitage and forms Lake Pomme de Terre by damming the Pomme de Terre River and Lindley Creek. The county is also home to Lucas Oil Speedway at Wheatland that includes a major circle dirt racing track, an off-road racing track as well as a large man-made water drag racing facility. Truman Reservoir, also a Corps of Engineers facility, floods the Pomme de Terre Reservoir from the northern border of the county southward to the city limits of Hermitage.

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hico (historical)
  2. Charity, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1961 (1977 rev.)
  3. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 52, ISBN   0-89933-224-2
  4. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  5. "Dallas County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 37°34′10″N93°00′19″W / 37.56944°N 93.00528°W / 37.56944; -93.00528

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