Merritt, Missouri

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Merritt is an unincorporated community in southwestern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. [1] Merritt is located west of Goodhope on Missouri Route T in the Little Beaver Creek valley. [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.

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.

Goodhope is an unincorporated community in southwestern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. The community lies on the south side of the intersection of Missouri State Routes T and O and just west of the intersection of Route T with Missouri Route 76.

The Merritt store no longer exists, however, the Old Merritt store is still present approximately 1.25 miles west on Route T. [3] [4]

History

A post office called Merritt was established in 1903, and remained in operation until 1930. [5] William Merrit, an early postmaster, gave the community his last name. [6]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Merritt, Missouri
  2. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 63-64, ISBN   0-89933-224-2
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Old Merritt
  4. Keltner, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1982
  5. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  6. "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°53′55″N92°52′10″W / 36.89861°N 92.86944°W / 36.89861; -92.86944

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