Topaz, Missouri

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Sign on the old Topaz mill building
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Mill race at Topaz

Topaz is an unincorporated community in northeast Douglas County, Missouri, United States. [1] Topaz is an old mill site located on the North Fork River. Access to the community is from Missouri Route 76 via either Missouri Route EE (from the northwest) or Missouri Route E (from the northeast). [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.

The North Fork River or the North Fork of White River is a 109-mile-long (175 km) tributary of the White River, into which it flows near Norfork, Arkansas.

History

A post office called Topaz was established in 1893, and remained in operation until 1943. [3] The community's name most likely is a transfer from a place in a western state. [4]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Topaz, Missouri
  2. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 64, ISBN   0-89933-224-2
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
  4. "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°56′44″N92°12′11″W / 36.94556°N 92.20306°W / 36.94556; -92.20306

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