Witty, Missouri

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Witty is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, in the Ozarks of southern Missouri. [1] The community is located adjacent to Little Beaver Creek along Missouri Route DD and is approximately 0.75 mi (1.21 km) east of the Douglas - Christian county line. [2] [3]

Douglas County, Missouri County in the United States

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.

Ozarks Highland region in central-southern United States

The Ozarks, also called the Ozark Mountains or Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic region in the U.S. states of Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and extreme southeastern Kansas. The Ozarks cover a significant portion of northern Arkansas and most of the southern half of Missouri, extending from Interstate 40 in Arkansas to the Interstate 70 in central Missouri.

Missouri State of the United States of America

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. 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 Witty was established in 1892, and remained in operation until 1926. [4] An early postmaster named Witty gave the community his name. [5]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Witty, Missouri
  2. Bradleyville Missouri 15 Minute Topographic Quad, USGS, 1937
  3. Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 62-63, ISBN   0-89933-224-2
  4. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  5. "Douglas County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 29 September 2016.

Coordinates: 36°51′21″N92°53′38″W / 36.85583°N 92.89389°W / 36.85583; -92.89389

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