Leadmine, Missouri

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Leadmine (also spelled out Lead Mine) is an unincorporated community in northern Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1] The community is located about 3.5 miles east of Tunas on Missouri Route E. The Lead Mines Conservation Area lies one-half mile to the east. [2] It is approximately 50 miles north-northeast of Springfield.

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.

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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.

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History

A post office called Lead Mine was established in 1877, and remained in operation until 1934. [3] The community was named for a lead mine near the original town site. [4]

Lead Chemical element with atomic number 82

Lead is a chemical element with the symbol Pb and atomic number 82. It is a heavy metal that is denser than most common materials. Lead is soft and malleable, and also has a relatively low melting point. When freshly cut, lead is silvery with a hint of blue; it tarnishes to a dull gray color when exposed to air. Lead has the highest atomic number of any stable element and three of its isotopes are endpoints of major nuclear decay chains of heavier elements.

Notable person

Roy Meeker, a Major League Baseball pitcher, was born at Leadmine in 1900. [5]

Charles Roy Meeker was a professional baseball player. He was a left-handed pitcher over parts of three seasons with the Philadelphia Athletics and Cincinnati Reds. For his career, he compiled an 8–14 record, with a 4.73 earned run average, and 54 strikeouts in 192 innings pitched.

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Leadmine, Missouri
  2. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 44, ISBN   0-89933-224-2
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  4. "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)
  5. "Roy Meeker". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved 25 September 2016.

Coordinates: 37°50′12″N92°57′44″W / 37.83667°N 92.96222°W / 37.83667; -92.96222

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