Rippee, Missouri

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Rippee, Missouri
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Rippee, Missouri
Location of Rippee, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°52′12″N92°27′57″W / 36.87000°N 92.46583°W / 36.87000; -92.46583 Coordinates: 36°52′12″N92°27′57″W / 36.87000°N 92.46583°W / 36.87000; -92.46583 [1]
CountryU. S. A.
State Missouri
County Douglas County
Elevation
[1]
239 m (784 ft)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Rippee is an historic town in south central Douglas County, Missouri, United States. [1] The Rippee townsite was located on the northwest side of the Bryant Creek floodplain, due east of the confluence of Rippee Creek, which joins the Bryant from the west. [2] The site lies at an elevation of 784 ft (239 m) [1] and approximately 1.25 mi (2.01 km) south of the Missouri Route 14 bridge over the Bryant. The location is currently within the Rippee State Wildlife Management Area overseen by the Missouri Department of Conservation. [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.

Bryant Creek is a stream in the Ozarks of Missouri. Bryant Creek has headwaters just south of Lead Hill and Cedar Gap in southwestern Wright County and flows in a southeasterly direction through Douglas County east of Ava and joins the North Fork River in Ozark County just north of Tecumseh. Tributaries include Bill Macks Creek, Hunter Creek, Rippee Creek, Fox Creek, Brush Creek, Spring Creek and Pine Creek.

A post office called Rippee was established in 1892, and remained in operation until 1936. [4] The community has the name of the local Rippee family. [5]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rippee (historical)
  2. Missouri Buckhart 15 Topographic Minute Quadrangle, USGS, 1945
  3. Rockbridge 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, 1973, USGS
  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)