Thornfield, Missouri

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Thornfield is an unincorporated community in Ozark County, Missouri. [1] It is 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Gainesville. It is located on Route 95 at the Little North Fork of the White River on the edge of the Mark Twain National Forest between Wasola to the northeast and Longrun to the southwest. [2] [3] Hammond, the site of the historic Hammond Mill, [4] lies on the Little North Fork 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southeast of Thornfield. Although it is unincorporated, Thornfield has a post office with ZIP code 65762. [5]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Ozark County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

Ozark County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,723. The largest city and county seat is Gainesville. The county was organized as Ozark County, named after the Ozark Mountains, on January 29, 1841. It was renamed Decatur County, after Commodore Stephen Decatur, from 1843 to 1845, after which the name Ozark County was restored.

Gainesville, Missouri City in Missouri, United States

Gainesville is a city in Ozark County, Missouri, United States. The population was 773 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ozark County.

A post office called Thornfield has been in operation since 1878. [6] The area has the name of the local Thornfield family. [7]

Thornfield R-1 Elementary School lies about one mile east of the town on Route 95. [2] [8]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Thornfield
  2. 1 2 Thornfield, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 2004
  3. Ava, MO, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1985
  4. Ozark County’s Historic Mills, Hammond Mill
  5. USPS
  6. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  7. "Ozark County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  8. MO Dept. of Education

Coordinates: 36°42′31″N92°39′34″W / 36.70861°N 92.65944°W / 36.70861; -92.65944

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