Larissa, Missouri

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Larissa is an historic town located along Hunter Creek in Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place. [1] Larissa was located on the north part of the floodplain of Hunter Creek, along county road VV-210, at an elevation of 935 feet. [1] The location is approximately one mile upstream (northwest) of the Crystal Springs fish hatchery. [2]

A post office called Larissa was established in 1888, and remained in operation until 1919. [3] An early postmaster gave the community the name of his wife, Larissa Andrews. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Larissa
  2. Sweden, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1983
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. 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)

Coordinates: 36°55′55″N92°34′36″W / 36.93194°N 92.57667°W / 36.93194; -92.57667