Richville, Douglas County, Missouri

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The old Richville store on Route W

Richville is an unincorporated community in southeastern Douglas County, Missouri, United States. [1] Richville is located at the intersection of Missouri State Route 14 and State route W and a short distance west of the intersection of Route 14 and Missouri State Route 181. The site is located on a high ridge at an elevation of 1,191 ft (363 m). [1] Sauls Knob at 1,339 ft (408 m) [2] lies just to the southeast on the south side of Route 14. [3]

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.

History

A post office called Richville was established in 1870, and remained in operation until 1933. [4] The community was named after the local Rich family. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Richville, Douglas County, Missouri
  2. Feature Detail Report for: Sauls Knob
  3. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 64, ISBN   0-89933-224-2
  4. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  5. "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°50′25″N92°14′22″W / 36.84028°N 92.23944°W / 36.84028; -92.23944

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