Plad, Missouri

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Plad is an unincorporated community in northeast Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1] The community is on Missouri Route 54 five miles east of Pumpkin Center and nine miles northeast of Buffalo. The headwaters of Jakes Creek arise just to the northwest of the community. [2]

History

A post office called Glad was established in 1891, and remained in operation until 1960. [3] The community's name was supposed to signify that the townspeople were "Glad" they had finally secured a post office (a postal error accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected). [4]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Plad, Missouri
  2. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, First ed., 1998, pp. 44 and 52 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)

Coordinates: 37°44′55″N92°58′32″W / 37.74861°N 92.97556°W / 37.74861; -92.97556