Watkins, Missouri

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Watkins is an unincorporated community in Miller County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1] The community lies on a ridge between Barren Fork and Brushy Fork on Missouri Route KK about five miles northwest of Iberia. [2]

Miller County, Missouri County in the United States

Miller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,748. Its county seat is Tuscumbia. The county was organized February 6, 1837 and named for John Miller, former U.S. Representative and Governor of Missouri.

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History

A post office called Watkins was established in 1904, and remained in operation until 1949. [3] The community has the name of William Shelton Watkins, a pioneer citizen. [4]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Watkins, Missouri
  2. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 2007, Third edition, p. 45, ISBN   0-89933-353-2
  3. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 November 2016.
  4. "Miller County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2016.

Coordinates: 38°07′25″N92°22′53″W / 38.12361°N 92.38139°W / 38.12361; -92.38139

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