Lafayette County Place Names, 1928-1945

Place name:Afek
Description:See Atfek.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Alma
Description:A town in southern Middleton Township. It was platted on the C. and A. Railroad in 1879-1880 by Captain Erwin Zeysing of Waverly and John M. Woodson, a St. Louis lawyer, and named for the latter's daughter. (Postal Guide 1886 ff; Dr. Fischer)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Alton-Baltimore and Ohio
Description:Originally the road in this section was known as the Chicago and Alton. It was completed to Kansas City in 1878. The names were givwn for the original termini, Chicago and Alton, Illinois. The road combined with the eastern road, the Baltimore and Ohio, and the name it bears at present was given. (HIST. JACKSON 1881, 191; Case 1888, 152; Cox)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Argonne
Description:A station on the Missouri Pacific in northeastern Lexington Township. When the station was built it was called Hall's Station for the landowner. After the victorious engagement of the Americans in the World War at the forest of Argonne, September 26 - October 10, 1918, the present name was given. (H.C. Chiles)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Atfek
Description:This name was listed as a post office in Lafayette by Parker in 1865 and by Goodwin in 1867. An Atlas 1877 shows an Afek on the northern bank of Davis Creek in Davis Township. No one interviewed had heard either name. (Parker 1865; Goodwin 1867; ATLAS LAFAYETTE 1877)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Aull, Elizabeth, Female Seminary
Description:A school for young women established in Lexington in 1806. Miss Elizabeth Aull (1790- 1858), a member of a prominent Lexington family, left her estate for the founding of the school. (ATLAS LAF., 1877, 64; Young 1910 Vol. I, 219; 221; HIST. LAF. 1881, 252)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Aullville
Description:A town in northwestern Freedom Township. It was named for an early pioneer family. John and Robert Aull settled in the county as early as 1822. (Postal Guide 1876; Eaton; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Bagdad
Description:This name was listed by Hayward as a post office in 1853. It was never an officially platted town, nor has it been noted on any map. No one interviewed has heard of the place. (Hayward 1853)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Baltimore Bar
Description:A sand bar in the Missouri River north of Hodge. It was named for the old landing called Baltimore. (ATLAS LAF., 1927, 5; Redd)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Barker School
Description:In east-central Sniabar Township. Named for a pioneer family. (Barker)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Bates City
Description:A town in the southwestern part of Clay Township. It was platted in 1878 and named for the founder Theodore Bates. It absorbed the old Sny post office, a post office with a name abbreviated from the creek name, Sniabar (q.v.). (Postal Guide 188 ff; HIST. LAF. 1881, 305, 404; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Bear Branch
Description:A short stream flowing southeast in western Davis Township, which empties into Davis Creek. Doubtless named for John Bear. See Bear's Grove. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; ATLAS LAF. 1897, 3)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Bear's Grove
Description:A grove in east-central Davis Township. Young's history states that Joseph Collins located about 1825 or 1830 near section 13, township 49, range 26, at a place later called Bear's Grove. Probably the place was named for John Bear, a farmer from Virginia, who settled there in 1844. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 344, 637)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Beatie School
Description:In northwestern Davis Township Named for Captain William Beatie, landowner. Young in his history writes: "The first school held in Davis Township was at the Beatty school house built in 1838." (Young 1910 Vol. I, 345; H.C. Chiles; Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Berlin
Description:An early day town and boat landing on the Missouri River three miles west of the present Dover. Doubtless named for Berlin, Germany, for among the early settlers were Germans, and a Mr. William Wernwag, a prominent businessman, a hemp shipper, came from Germany. (Parker 1865, Goodwin 1867; Little; Zeysing)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Bethel Church
Description:A defunct church located about four miles south of Corder. It was organized in 1871. Cf. above. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 183; Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Big Sniabar Creek
Description:Rises in southeastern Jackson County, flows in a general northeasterly direction, and empties into the Missouri River. Many explanations have been offered for the origin of this foreign looking word. The most feasible one is that it was derived from the French word chenal, or its dialect pronunciation "chenail," which means channel, plus the personal name Robert. The change from Chenel Hubert to Sniabar is a phonetic one. An island near the mouth of the stream forms a channel from which part of the word is derived, and Antoine Hubert was a French merchant of St. Louis known to have been in the vicinity of Sniabar. The name hhas been spelled in various ways; Euebert 1803; Chenal on Barre 1819-1820; Chenal Ebert 1823; C. aux Hebert 1826; Hebert Creek 1832; Slue Abar 1834; Shnee-a-bar 1834; Shne-bar 1834; Schuyte Aber 1837; Snybar 1855; Snyabar 1859; Sniabar 1869. For full discussion of the name see the quarterly, THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI STUDIES Jan, 1934, p. 32 published at the Univ. of Missouri. (Th's L. & C. Vol. 1, 54; E.W.T. Vol. 14, 165, Beck 1823, 315, map 1855; map 1859; map 1869; HIST. LAF. 1881, 210; THE UNIV. OF MISSOURI Studies Jan. 1, 1934, 32)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Black Jack Creek [also Blackjack Creek]
Description:A tributary of Davis Creek in Lafayette County; rises in the northern part of Hazel Hill Township; named for the black jack timber that grows along the edge of the stream. (Judge E.F. Tracy; HIST. JOHNSON (1881), 647)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Blackjack Creek [also Black Jack Creek]
Description:Rises in southern Freedom Township, flows north, and empties into Davis Creek. It was named from the blackjack trees which grew along the stream. The blackjack tree is a species of oak. (Quercas Mailandica). (HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Black's Creek
Description:Rises in northern Johnson County, flows northeast, and empties into Davis Creek. The name is an abbreviated form of the name of a large landowner who owned land on both sides of the creek, Eli Blackston. (Allworth)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Blanche
Description:See Elk Grove.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Borland
Description:A post office in western Freedom Township from 1895-1900. Named for John Borland, hotel owner at Higginsville. A list of names was sent to Washington and the name Borland was selected. (Mrs. Borland)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Brick Church
Description:A discontinued Presbyterian Church which was organized in 1845 and situated four miles south of Lexington. Named for the material used in its construction. (Young 1910 Vol. 170; Miss Graddy)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Broadland
Description:A country post office in southwestern Washington Township. As it was situated on a prairie the first postmaster, J.W. Renick, who had the privilege of naming it, though the name Broadland a fitting descriptive one. (Postal Guide 1893-1899; Renick)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Brockman School
Description:In northeastern Freedom Township. Named for Henry Brockman, landowner. (Dr. Fischer)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Brown School
Description:In northeastern Dover Township. Named for Dr. S.W. Brown, landowner. (Dr. Harwood; S.L. Brown)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Brush Creek
Description:An east-flowing tributary of Tebo Creek in southeastern Lexington Township. The name is a descriptive one. (ATLAS LAF. 1927, 37; H.C. Chiles)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Buck Knob
Description:In Sniabar Township. The 1881 history of Lafayette County accounts for the name in the following way: "A good many of the local names of things in Sniabar Township were given by an old pioneer hunter named Thomas Hopper. He killed an extra big buck elk on top of a high knob, and called it Buck Knob, which name it bears to this day." (map 1855; map 1859)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Burns School
Description:In east- central Lexington Township. Named for a pioneer family. (Miss Graddy; Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Cabbage Neck School
Description:The school building is in southwestern Lexington Township. Part of the land in the district is in Clay and Washington Townships. Named because of a large cabbage garden in the vicinity. (Guenther)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Carbon
Description:Rand McNally 1935 lists this name. It is a coal mine in Dover. (R. Mc. 1935; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Catron School
Description:In east-central Middleton Township. Named for a prominent family of the district. (Mrs. Brandon)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Centerview School 2
Description:In northeastern Middleton Township. The building is situated near the center of the district on ground high enough to afford a view of most of the district. (Webb)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Centerview School 58
Description:In west-central Washington Township. The building is near the center of the district. (T.K. Jones)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Central College for Women
Description:A former girls boarding school in Lexington. The Methodist Church opened a school in 1869 which was known as the Marvin Female Institute. The name Marvin was given in honor of Bishop Enoch Mather Marvin (1823- 1877), a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. The name was later changed to Central Female College, and then to Central College for Women. This name is probably one of location. The school was closed in 1925. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 214; H.C. Chiles)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Central Female College
Description:See Central College for Women..
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Chapel Hill
Description:A town in southern Sniabar Township which dates back at least as early as 1865. Named for Chapel Hill College. In the government postal guides 1893-1904 the name was written Chapelhill. (Parker 1865; ATLAS LAF. 1877, 66; Young 1910 Vol. I, 376)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Chapel Hill Acdemy
Description:See Chapel Hill College.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Chapel Hill College
Description:Chapel Hill Academy was established in 1840 in Sniabar Township three miles east of the Jackson County line by Archibald Wellington Ridings, and named by him for his Alma Mater, the state university of North Carolina, which is located at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In 1847 when the school was turned over to the Missouri Synod the name Academy was changed to College. The buildings were burned during the Civil War and never rebuilt. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 202; ENCYC. HIST. MISSOURI Vol. I, 563)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Chenal Hubert
Description:See Big Sniabar Creek.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Chihuahua School
Description:In southeastern Washington Township. It is thought to have been named by returned soldiers from the Mexican War for Chihuahua, Mexico. Men from Lafayette County were with Colonel Alexander Doniphan at the capture of Chihuahua. (Gladdish)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Christ Church
Description:An Episcopal Church in Lexington, organized in 1845. The name is self-explanatory. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 443; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Clay Township
Description:Is the northwestern township of the county. It was organized in 1825 and named in honor of Henry Clay (1777-1852) of Kentucky. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 325; ATLAS LAF. 1877)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Concord Church
Description:An early day church in present Sniabar Township. It was founded in 1842 and was built to be used by all denominations. An ideal name. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 475)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Concordia
Description:A town in eastern Freedom Township. It was plotted in 1868. Reverend J.F. Biltz, a Lutheran minister, suggested the name because of its use in Schiller's "Das Lied von der Glocke." "Gesellen alle, schlierzt den Reihen Dasz wir die Glocke tausend weihen, Concordia sall ihr Name sehn, Zur Eintracht, zu herzinnigen vereine Versammle sie die liebende Gemeine." Edgar A. Bowring's translation is: "Now let us gather round the frame! The ring let ev'ry workman swell, That we may consecrate the Bell! Concordia be henceforth its name, Assembling all the loving throng In harmony and union strong." (Young 1910 Vol. I, 353; Bredehoeft; Schiller vol. XI, 318; Bowring, 227)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Cook's Store
Description:An early day country store and post office two miles west of Concordia. The store was owned by Mr. Fritz Cook. (Parker 1865; Goodwin 1867; Cook)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Cool Spring
Description:On a map of 1855 this name was found where the present Chapel Hill is located. There is still a large spring at that place. (Map 1855; Prock)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Cooper County
Description:See Lafayette County.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Corder
Description:A town on the Chicago and Alton Railroad in Dover Township. It was incorpoated as a village in 1881 and named for a large landowner, Nathan Corder. (Postal Guide 1886 ff; Young 1910 Vol. I 340; HIST. LAF. 1881, 417; Little; Mrs. Humphrey)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Cottonwood Academy
Description:This early day school in Lexington has been called the beginning of the high school system of that town. It was erected in 1838. The name was derived from the material, in the building, cottonwood logs. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 247; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Cottonwood Creek
Description:In Dover Township. It flows northwest, and empties into Little Tabo Creek. Named from the cottonwood trees along the stream. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Cox School
Description:In northeastern Sniabar Township. Named for the landowner, A.J. Cox. (Guenther; Mrs. Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Craig Branch
Description:A short southeasterly flowing stream in Middleton Township. Named for Dr. Robert Craig, a landowner. (ATLAS LAF. 1877; HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; S.L. Brown)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Cuba
Description:A negro settlement one mile east of Hodge. The white people called the settlement Cuba because the negroes are similar in complexion to the natives of the island of Cuba. (Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Dade School
Description:In north- central Sniabar Township. Named for James Dade, one of the first directors of the school. (H.N. Brown)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Davis Creek
Description:Rises in southwestern Washington Township and flows east, forming the boundary line between Davis and Middleton Townships. It is the principal stream draining the southwest and southern part of the county. There were pioneer settlers near the stream by the name of Davis, and the name was given in their honor. On maps of 1842 and 1855 the stream is called Dan's Fork. It is possible the stream was named for Daniel A. Greenwood, who owned land near the head of the stream as early as 1840. (Deeds G., 400 Lexington; Map 1842; Map 1855; Young Vol. I, 218; Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Davis School
Description:In north-central Freedom Township. Named from Davis Creek which is not far from the school. (Dr. Fischer)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Davis Township
Description:This east-central township was formed in 1830. The origin of the name was not ascertained; probably it took its name from Davis Creek (q.v.). (HIST. LAF. 1881, 405)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:De Motte
Description:The Lafayette history of 1881 states that a post office called De Motte was established that year, 1881. It is not listed in any government postal guide. The name was probably a local one. The Lafayette atlas of 1877 gives the name of Mark L. De Motte as the editor of the REGISTER of Lexington. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 305; ATLAS LAF. 1877, 81)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Dick
Description:A post office in southern Middleton Township in the home of a Mr. Dickey. The first syllable of Mr. Dickey's name was used for the name. When the town of Alma which was about one mile west of Dick grew up, the post office was abolished. (ATLAS LAF. 1877, 8; HIST. LAF. 1881, 304; Fletcher)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Doty School
Description:In southwestern Sniabar Township. Named for a landowner and oldest resident in the district, D.G. Doty, a native of Indiana. (Scrimsher)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Douthitt School
Description:In east-central Washington Township. Named for a pioneer family. (Mrs. Rabius; Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Dover
Description:A town in northern Dover Township, three miles south of the Missouri River. It was laid out in 1839, and doubtless named for the Dover Christian Church (q.v.). (Map 1842; Goodwin; 12; Chiles 1928)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Dover Christian Church
Description:In northern Dover Township. T.P. Haley states that this is the oldest Christian church in Missouri. The name is of interest because it is found many times as a church name for both Baptist and Christian denominations. It may date from the Virginia Dover Association of 1832 when Alexander Campbell and his followers separated from the Baptists. To each denomination it may signalize a victory; a purification, in one case, a birth the other. For full discussion of the name see the quarterly, THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI STUDIES Jan. 1, 1934, 30, published at Columbia, MO (Haley, 56, 57; UNIV. OPF MISSOURI STUDIES Jan. 1, 1934, 30)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Dover Township
Description:One of the northern townships. It was formed in 1836, and probably named from the Dover Christian Church. (ATLAS LAF. 1877; Young, 1910, Vol. I, 336)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:East Mine
Description:See Midway.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Eastwood School
Description:In north-central Freedom Township. Named for Reverend W.T. Eastwood of Dover. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 559)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Ebenezer School
Description:In south-central Freedom Township. It was given a Bible name because it was situated near a church. The church, however, did not bear the name of Ebenezer. It was the Mount Hope Church (q.v.). (Steiman)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Eden View Church
Description:An ideal name, and Biblical, borne by the Presbyterian Church of Lexington since 1880 when it was selected by the congregation. The church organization dates back to a very early day, probably 1821. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 437)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Edward's Mills
Description:See Hodge.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Elk Grove
Description:A post office listed by Hayward in 1853, and Goodwin in 1867. Probably located in the grove where the present Elk Grove School stands, and named for the same reason. Goodwin writes that the post office was formerly called Blance. That is possibly the post office listed by Hayward as Blanche. (Hayward 1853; Goodwin 1867)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Elk Grove School
Description:In south-central Middleton Township. The school, which was situated in a grove, was opened in 1869, and the official name originated because of an elk lick being near it. Unofficially the school is often called Ellmaker for landowners near the school. (Mrs. Edwards)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Ellmaker School
Description:See Elk Grove School.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Elm Branch [1 of 2]
Description:A short south-flowing stream in Davis Township which empties into Davis Creek. (Doubtless named for elm trees. (HIST. LAFAYETTE, 1881, 219)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Elm Branch [2 of 2]
Description:Rises in southeastern Middleton Township, flows northeast, and empties into Salt Creek. Named for the elm trees which grow along the stream. (ATLAS LAF. 1877, 8; Dr. Fischer)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Elm Grove School 53
Description:In northeastern Washington Township. The school was located in an elm grove. (Miss Hord)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Elm Grove School 92
Description:In southwestern Freedon Township. The building is situated near Elm Branch, and elm trees are numerous along the stream. (Dr. Fischer)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Elm Park School
Description:In southwestern Lexington Township. It is located in an elm grove. The location was park-like, but there was never a real park. (Mattox)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Elmwood School
Description:In east-central Clay Township. A name descriptive of the location. Originally it was known as Thorpe, for the landowner. (Emison)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Emma
Description:A town four miles east of Concordia. Named for the daughter of H.C. Bemetrio, a minister of the Lutheran Church at Concordia. (Postal Guide 1895 ff; Bredehoeft)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Ernestville
Description:A small town seven miles west of Concordia. The nucleus of the town was the St. Matthews Church, and a store built by Ernest Worm. The suffix ville added to Mr. Worm's given name formed the town name. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 154; Stratman)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Eureka School 2
Description:A former school in southern Middleton Township. It is now a part of the Alma consolidated district. A motto name. (Dr. Fischer)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Exchange Mine
Description:A coal mine situated between Wellington and Waterloo. It was operated by a Labor Exchange Organization. (R. Mc. 1935; Roger)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Fairview School
Description:In central Clay Township. An old school built about 1846. The site was chosen because it offered a good view. (Beckman)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Fine's Landing
Description:A landing on the Missouri River as early as 1837 fifteen miles below Lexington. Evidently the name of a local man. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 48)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Fire Prairie Creek
Description:Rises in Sniabar Township, Jackson County, flows in a generally northeast direction, crosses northwestern Lafayette County, and empties into the Missouri River through Fire Prairie, from which it obviously borrows its name. Clark mentions the name in his journal of June 21, 1804: "We came too on the left side opposit the mouth of a large creek called the River of the Fire Prairie." Today it is called Prairie Creek. (Th's L. & C. Vol. I, 55; E.W.T. Vol. 14, 167, 168)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Flournoy School
Description:In northeastern Clay Township. Named for Gideon Flournoy, landowner. (Guenther; Mann)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Fort Orleans
Description:See Mount Vernon.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Fort Sibley
Description:See Sibley.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Fortyville
Description:A town six miles east of Odessa. Named from the highway on which it is located, Federal Highway 40. (Renick)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Foster College
Description:A country public school in central Clay Township. College was merely an ambitious title. The school was located near a farm owned by a Mr. Foster, a man active for school improvement. (Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Freedom
Description:A community settlement in Freedom Township which consists of a church, a blacksmith shop and a few other buildings. There was a post office at this place as early as 1853. In 1860 a town was platted. It promised to be a thriving one until the railroad at Aullville drew the trade away. It was probably named for the township. (Hayward 1853; Map 1855; Young 1910 Vol. I, 352)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Freedom Township
Description:The southeastern Township of the county laid out in 1832. Evidently an ideal name. (Atlas 1877; Young 1910 Vol. I, 351)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Garrison Fork
Description:Rises in western Lexington Township, flows east, and empties into Tabo Creek. Named for a pioneer family. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; ATLAS LAF. 1897, 3; Prickett)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Graddy Mine
Description:A former mine two and a half miles west of Lexington owned by J.W. Graddy. At the time it was operated there was a mining camp there and a stop on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. (R. Mc. 1935; Miss Graddy)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Graham Branch
Description:A stream in Lexington which empties into the Missouri River at Lexington. This stream was first known as Rupe's Creek, for Gilead Rupe, a native of Virginia and the first settler of the county. The first steamboat landing in the county was at the mouth of this stream and was known as Rupe's Landing. Sometime after 1830 the stream was named for General J.H. Graham. General Graham was given the title of brigadier-general in 1837 when he commanded a brigade in the expulsion of the Mormons from the state. (ATLAS LAF., 1877, 65; H.C. Chiles)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Greenton
Description:An old town in southeastern Clay Township, which dates from 1835. It was named for the founder Joseph Green. A post office was established at least as early as 1867. (Map 1848; Goodwin 1867; HIST. LAF. 1881, 399)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hall's Station
Description:See Argonne.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Handly School
Description:In southwestern Freedom Township. Named for the landowner, Jack Handly. (Plooger)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Happy Hollow School
Description:In southwestern Clay Township. This is one of the old schools of the county. Mr. George W. Gillispie who is past eighty years of age and has lived in the neighborhood all his life says that he never heard why it was named Happy Hollow, but thought that it was probably an ideal name. The ground is low and the surroundings are pleasant. It is a widespread name, used for towns in Kentucky and Illinois, and frequently in local use as a district or section name. The humorous alliteration has made it a favorite throughout the state. (Gillispie; Guenther; cf. Miss Bell's thesis)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Harris School
Description:In northern Clay Township. Named for the landowner, Randolph D. Harris. (Norris)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Harrisburg
Description:A map of Missouri of 1855 lists the name Harrisburg. Doubtless the place was named for a family of landowners. An atlas of 1877 shows land at that place was owned by Agnes Harris. (map 1855; ATLAS LAF. 1877, 22)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hazel Dell School
Description:In southeastern Davis Township. The school is located in a low place where hazel brush grows. (Gladdish)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hazel Hill Immanuel Church
Description:This Lutheran Church was organized in 1897 and is located one-half mile east of the Hazel Hill School, from which the first name is derived. Immanuel, meaning God with us, is a title applied by Matthew to Jesus (Matthew I:23). The school and the church are both located on the old Santa Fe Trail. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 154; Rev. Schmidt)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hazel Hill School
Description:In northwestern Middleton Township. The name is appropriate for the school is located on a ridge and hazel brush grows in profusion. (S. Brown; Rev. Schmidt)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hedgewood School
Description:In east-central Dover Township. Named for the bodoc hedge which grows in that section. (Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Helm Lake
Description:A former lake in northern Clay Township named for Lina Helm, who erected a water mill on the southern bank of the lake. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 327)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hempland
Description:A post office established in Davis Township in 1846, and continued at least until 1867. There was much hemp grown in this section of the county in an early day. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 345; Parker 1865; Goodwin 1867; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Heth's Hill
Description:See Mayview.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Heth's Knobs
Description:See Mayview.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hicklin School
Description:In northern Lexington Township. This is an old school and was named for a landowner James Hicklin, who came to Missouri from Kentucky in 1818. (Mrs. Hicklin)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hickory Grove School
Description:In eastern Davis Township. The school was located in a hickory grove. It formerly bore the name Macbride in honor of John Macbride, landowner. (Dr. Fischer)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Higginsville
Description:A town in northwestern Davis Township. It was platted in 1869, and named for Harvey J. Higgins, who originally owned the land upon which the town was built. (Postal Guide ff.; Eaton; Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hitt School
Description:In northeastern Dover Township. Named for the landowner, Jesse Hitt. (Walter; Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hodge
Description:A town on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. John Edward owned a grist mill at the place and the town was first known as Edward's Mill. The railroad named the station Hodge for unknown reasons, and in time the town was called by the same name. (Postal Guide 1889 ff.; Young 1910, Vol. I, 338; Marvin; Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Holy Cross Church
Description:A Lutheran Church in Emma organized in 1864. Cf. above. (Rev. Schmidt)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Honey Creek
Description:Rises in Sniabar Township, flows southeast, and in Cass County empties into Blackwater River. In an early day the trees were so thick with bees that great quantities of honey was carried from the creek. (HIST. LAF., 1881, 219; Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hope-well Church
Description:A country church which was organized in 1850 in Sniabar at the site which later became Mt. Hope. About 1880 the building was moved to Odessa and became the Odessa Presbyterin Church. Doubtless an ideal name. (ATLAS LAF. 1877; 66; Young 1910 Vol. I, 169; Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Horseshoe Creek
Description:Rises in Sniabar Township, Lafayette flows northwest and empties into Big Sniabar in Jackson County. A name descriptive of its crooked shape. (HIST. LAF 1881, 219; Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Hughes School
Description:In southeastern Clay Township. Named for two landowners in the district who were spoken of as the Hughes brothers. (McHatton)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
Description:In Lexington. This church was organized in 1875 and named for one of the distinctive doctrines of the Catholic Church. (Father Carney)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Immanuel Lutheran Church
Description:At Higginsville. It was organized in 1891. The name means "God with us" and was applied by Matthew to Jesus. (Matt. L:23) (Rev. Schmidt)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Ish School
Description:In northwestern Clay Township. Named for William Ish, the landowner of the school site. (Lauderdale)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Isle of Panthers
Description:The Lewis and Clark Journal of June 19, 1804, mentions passing an island at the mouth of the Tiger River, now Crooked River and then states: "the island below this Isd. is large and called the Isle of Pant(h)ers, formed on the south side by a narrow channel." Obviously named for the animal. The name was often pronounced panters, or painters. (Th's L. and C. Vol. I, Part I, 52)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Jack's Ferry
Description:A ferry run by a William Jacks on the Missouri River near the present town of Lexington. It was established sometime prior to 1827. (HISTORY OF RAY 1881, 384)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Jacksonville School
Description:About 1890 the Lutheran denomination located a school in Freedom Township just south of Davis Creek. It was first known as the South Davis School from its location. Later a group of the boys from the school changed the name to the Jacksonville School. Why they chose the name was not ascertained. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 146; Stratman)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:James Creek
Description:Rises in southwestern Washington Township, flows south out of the county. Named for a pioneer family. (ATLAS LAF. 1877, 10; HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; Delay)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Jennings School
Description:In southwestern Davis Township. Named for the landowner, Dick Jennings. (Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Johnson's Creek
Description:Rises in southern Dover Township, flows south, and empties into Davis Creek. Very probably named for pioneer families named Johnson. See Johnson's Grove Settlement. (ATLAS LAF. 1877; Young 1910, Vol. I, 337)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Johnson's Grove Settlement
Description:Young, in his history of Lafayette, mentions this place as a settlement in Dover Township, and adds that it was named for two William Johnsons, cousins, who located there as early as 1827 and 1828. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 337)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Jonathan
Description:Rand McNally Atlas 1935 lists this name as a place receiving mail from Hodge. No one intervired ever heard of a place called Jonathan. The country around the town is an apple section and many Jonathan apples are grown. (R. McN., 1935; Dr. Harwood; Walter)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Kansas City and Eastern Railroad
Description:See Missouri Pacific Railroad.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Lafayette County
Description:The territory included in the present Lafayette County has borne many names. In 1813 the General Assembly of the Territory of Missouri divided Missouri into seven counties. St. Louis County, which was named for Louis IX (1214-1270) of France, included this territory. In 1816 this territory became a part of Howard County, a county name for Benjamin Howard, a Governor of Upper Louisiana. On June 4, 1812, Upper Louisiana became Missouri Territory. In 1818 Howard County was divided and this section was named Cooper County in honor of Sarshell Cooper, a great Indian fighter. In 1820 the name was changed to Lillard to honor James Lillard, who was one of the members of the first state legislature. An abusive letter written by Mr. Lillard, who had become disgusted with Missouri, caused the county to ask that the name be changed. In April 1825 General Lafayette visited St. Louis and the legislature in session at that time changed to county name to honor the distinguished visitor. The present boundaries of the county are Ray and Carroll Counties on the north, Saline on the east, Johnson on the south, and Jackson on the west. The two counties on the north are separated from Lafayette by the Missouri River. (LAWS OF MISSOURI 1820, 13; ATLAS LAF.; 1877, 63; Pace, thesis, 88, 119,; HIST. LAF. 1881, 206)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Lake Vinita
Description:A Chicago and Alton Railroad lake at Odessa. Named by some young girls who liked the sound of the name. (Kirkpatrick)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Lexington
Description:The county seat of Lafayette County. It was laid out in 1822 on the Missouri River and named for Lexington, Massachusetts, the town where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. (Mitchell 1836; Postal Guide 1870 ff; Eaton; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Lexington Township
Description:A north-central Township. It was laid off in 1824. Evidently named for the largest town of the township, Lexington, which was platted in 1822. (HIST. LAF., 1881, 431)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Lillard County
Description:See Lafayette County.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Linden School
Description:In west-central Lexington Township. Named for the beautiful linden trees which grew on the school grounds. (Miss Graddy)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Linn Grove School
Description:In northwestern Washington Township. The first building was made of logs and situated in a grove of linden trees. "Linn" is a dialect term for linden, widely used in the United States. (Powell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Lisbon
Description:See Napoleon.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Little Sniabar Creek
Description:Rises in northwestern Washington Township, flows north, and empties into the Missouri River. A name of comparison. See Big Sniabar. (ATLAS LAF. 1877, 8)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Locust Grove School
Description:In central Lexington Township. The building is located in a locust tree grove. (Brookes)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Long Branch
Description:Rises in southern Washington Township, flows northeast, and empties into Davis Creek. A comparatively long stream for a small branch. (Renick)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Long Branch School
Description:In central Washington Township. Named from the stream near which it is located. (Renick)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Long Grove Branch
Description:Rises in Davis Township, flows northwest, and empties into Tabo Creek. A name descriptive of a grove on its banks. (Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Long Grove School
Description:In southwestern Dover Township. Named from the stream on which it is located, Long Grove Branch (q.v.). (Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Macbride School
Description:See Hickory Grove School.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Macedonia Church
Description:See Macedonia School.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Macedonia School
Description:In northwestern Lexington Township. Originally the school building was used as a Methodist Church. The congregation of the church was small and needed help from the Methodist district organization. Their plea was that of the Macedonian in Paul's vision, who cried; "Come over into Macedonia and help us." (Acts 16:9) (Mrs. Perry)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Macey Mine
Description:Rand McNally Atlas 1935 lists this place. It was a former mine and mining camp three miles west of Lexington and named for the mine owner. (Corse)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Maple Glen School
Description:In south-central Lexington Township. The last part of the name is not particularly fitting, for the land is not especially low; but the first name is most appropriate for there are exceptionally large maple trees on the ground. (Rinne)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Marshall School
Description:In west-central Lexington Township. Named for the landowner, Julius Leither Marshall. (Miss Marshall)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Marvin Female Institute
Description:See Central College for Women.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mayview
Description:A town in northeastern Washington Township. It was laid out on high ground in 1866, and John P. Herr, one of the founders, suggested the name because he thought the site one for a beautiful view in the month of May. Before the founding of the town the place had been known as the "Mounds," and also as Heth's Hills or Heth's Knobs. In the War of 1812 a detachment of soldiers under a Captain Heth fought a victorious battle with the Indians at this place. (Postal Guide 1870 ff; ATLAS LAF. 1877, 63; Young 1910 Vol. I, 384)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:McGrew Mine
Description:A mine two miles west of Lexington owned by James McGrew. (Miss Graddy)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:McKendree Methodist Church
Description:In Sniabar Township three miles east of Chapel Hill. It was organized in 1840 and named for Bishop William McKendree (1757-1835). Bishop McKendree was born in Virginia, but by reason of his travels was well known to Methodists in the east central, and middle states. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 182; R.K. Green; INTER. ENCY.)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Merritt's Branch
Description:A short southern flowing tributary of Davis Creek in Davis Township. Named for early settlers. Perhaps named for Richard R. Merritt and Lucy O. Merritt who bought land near the stream in 1839. (ATLAS LAF. 1877, 9; HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; Campbell; RECORDS BOOK G-98)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Middleton
Description:See Waverly.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Middleton Township
Description:The northeast township of the county. It was organized in 1848, and named for the town Middleton (q.v.). (Young 1910 Vol. I, 365; ATLAS LAF. 1877)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Middletown
Description:See Waverly.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Midway
Description:Rand McNally Atlas 1935 lists a Midway, South Shaft, and West Mine. These are all mines close together in Lexington Township, southeast of Lexington. Near these mines are others with names of location, East Mine, Summit and Valley. Close to these is one named Woodrow, for President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924). (R. McN., 1935; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Missouri Pacific Railroad
Description:A railroad whose northern terminus is Omaha, Nebraska, east terminus is St. Louis, and west terminus is Pueblo, Colorado. The name Pacific was, as many other railroad names, simply an ambitious title. The Missouri River Railroad was a short railroad along the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Joseph, which became a part of the Missouri Pacific. The Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railroad, a road serving those three states, and commonly known as the "M.K. and T." has been bought by the Missouri Pacific. The Kansas City and Eastern Railroad was a short road from Kansas City to Lexington. It became part of the Missouri Pacific. (HIST. JACKSON 1881, 191, 481; Jacobs)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Missouri River
Description:The Missouri River forms the western and southern boundary of Platte, the southern boundary of Clay and Ray, and the northern boundary of Jackson and Lafayette. Phil E. Chappell, an historian of the Missouri River, offers the opinion of various authorities to support his statement: "There is but little doubt that had the Missouri River been discovered before the Mississippi the name of the latter would have applied to both streams, and the Missouri would have been considered the main stream and the upper Mississippi the tributary." The latest and best authorities on the origin of the name state that the name for the river arose from the fact that a tribe of Indians known as Missouris inhabitated the country at the mouth of the river; that is, near St. Louis. Allen Walker Read writes in regard to the meaning of the word: "The word Missouri is of Indian origin, said to mean "the town of the large canoes," and came into the English language by way of the transliteration of French explorers." Indians, who used other types of canoes from the Missouris tribe, first used the word, or a form of the word. The popular idea that the word means "muddy water" arose from the word Pekitanoui, and Indian word meaning muddy water and given by Marquette to the river. Various have been the pronunications of this word, and caustic pronunciations indicated have been taken from Mr. Read's summary of the defensible pronunciations based upon Missouri usage. For an exhaustive study see Mr. Read's study. (Chappell, HISTORY OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, 1; Read, PRONUNCIATION OF THE WORD MISSOURI, p. 22 ff.; MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW, Vol. 17, 231, 377, 8)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mock School
Description:In south-central Freedom Township. Named for William Mock, who donated the land for school purposes. (Mrs. Handly)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Moss
Description:A map of 1855 shows this name as a place on Dan's Fork (now Davis Creek) in southeastern Washington Township. The last date found for the place was 1867. Probably a local family name. In 1836 a Woodson J. Moss was one of the signers of the plat of Napoleon. (Map 1855; Goodwin 1867; Corse)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mound Prairie Baptist Church
Description:An old church of Washington Township organized in 1842, three miles southeast of the present town of Mayview. It is now the Baptist Church of Mayview. It's original name was descriptive of its site. (Sander)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mounds
Description:See Mayview.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mount Hebron Church
Description:A former Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Washington Township eight miles northeast of Odessa. It was organized in 1852. The ancient Biblical city of Hebron was built on a hill (Joshua 14:12-15). (HIST. LAF. 1881, 479; Hastings Vol. 2, 339)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mount Hope [1 of 2]
Description:A former small town in Sniabar Township. It was laid out about 1867 and was named from the Hope-Well Presbyterian Church, which had been organized at that place in 1850. There are two or three other buildings at the present time which mark the spot. (Postal Guide 1870, 1876; ATLAS LAF. 1877, 66)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mount Hope [2 of 2]
Description:A map of 1842 and one of 1856 show a Mount Hope in the northeastern part of the county. Nothing further was learned about the place. (map 1842; map c. 1856)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mount Vernon
Description:An old town situated on a bluff one-half mile east of Tabo Creek and about three-fourths of a mile from the Missouri River. The first General Assembly of Missouri, 1820, designated it for a place of holding courts until a permanent seat could be established. The last term of court was held there November, 1822. It was named for the home of General Washington. Young says that its location was probably the same as an old French trading post called Fort Orleans. The name was probably a transfer name from New Orleans, Mississippi or Orleans, France. (LAWS OF MISSOURI 1820, 13; Beck 1823, 298; Young 1910 Vol. I, 310)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mulkey
Description:A station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad between Aullville and Concordia. Named for a pioneer family who lived in that section of the county. (R. Mc. 1935; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mulkey Creek
Description:Rises in central Freedom Township, flows northeast, and empties into the Missouri River. Named for Christopher Mulkey, a pioneer. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 428)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Mulkey Grove
Description:An early day settlement two or three miles south of present Aullville in Freedom Township. James and Chris Mulkey were early settlers of the place. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 46)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Myrick
Description:See Myrick Junction.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Myrick Junction
Description:A station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad at the western edge of Lexington where the railroad branches. Named for a railroad official. Rand McNally Atlas 1935 lists a Myrick as well as a Myrick Junction, but there is no separate place of that name. (R. Mc. 1935; H.C. Chiles)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Napoleon
Description:This old town on the Missouri River in northwestern Clay Township was platted in 1836. Previous to that time the place was known as Poston's Landing for John A. Poston a dry-goods and grocery store there. After the panic of 1837 the place was deserted until about 1854 when Dr. James Belt began to improve the place. He called it Lisbon; but why he chose the name was not ascertained. It is a stock name found in seventeen other states. The post office was always Napoleon and the town name is that today. Obviously named for Napoleon Bonaparte. Only twenty-one years had passed since the battle of Waterloo. Napoleon has also become a stock name, found in six other states. (Map 1855; HIST. LAF. 1881, 401; Young 1910, Vol. I, 334)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Neal's Chapel
Description:A church organized in 1870 one mile north of Corder. It was moved to the town when the Chicago and Alton Railroad was built. It was named for Lewis Neal, one of the charter members. (Young Vol. I, 182; Campell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Neese
Description:Rand McNally Atlas 1935 lists this name. In 1913 a Boy Scouts organization had a camping place on land owned by H.E. Neese a short distance west of Wellington. (R. Mc. 1935; Corse)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:North Davis School
Description:A Lutheran Church School organized about 1888 in southeastern Davis Township. The name is one of direction; the school is located north of Davis Creek. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 145)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:North Fork of Davis Creek
Description:The 1881 history of Lafayette mentions this creek as being in Washington Township. It is usually called just Davis Creek. There is a paralleling tributary south of this main stream and thus the name North was sometimes given this main stream. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:North Waverly
Description:Rand McNally 1935 lists this name. It was not located. Neither the postmaster nor other persons interviewed at Waverly knew of the place. (R. Mc. 1935)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Northrup
Description:A station on the Missouri Pacifc Railroad in northeastern Lexington Township. It was named by the railroad. (ATLAS LAF. 1897, 3; Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Oak Grove
Description:A name found on two early maps, 1848 and 1857, in the southwestern part of the county. Obviously a descriptive name. (Map 1848; Map 1857)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Oakland [1 of 2]
Description:Young in his history of the county 1910, names this place as a post office in Dover Township. He said it was established in 1843 and had been discontinued for many years. Obviously a descriptive name. (Philip Miller; Young 1910 Vol. I, 337)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Oakland [2 of 2]
Description:See Oakland Church.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Oakland Church
Description:The first church in Dover Township. It was built before 1843. The 1881 history of the county makes the statement that in 1843 a school was built by the church. It also mentions that a post office called Oakland was established about the same date. No name is given for the school. Obviously the name of the church and the name of the post office are descriptive of the land sites. (HIST. LAFAYETTE 1881, 316, 337)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Oakland School
Description:In south-central Washington Township. The school was built in an oak forest. (Sander)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Odessa
Description:A town in northeastern Sniabar Township. It was platted in 1878 and named by President T.B. Blackstone of the Chicago and Alton Railroad for Odessa, Russia. Odessa has become a stock American name, found in twelve other states. (Postal Guide 1886 ff.; Eaton; Renick)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Old Town
Description:The oldest part of Lexington is referred to today as "Old Town." The first courthouse was located there. The town drew toward the west and in 1845 the county court ordered a new courthouse built and the property in "Old Town" sold. (SOUV. OF L., 7)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Osborne School
Description:In southwestern Davis Township. Named for landowners in the district, Messrs. George and Joseph Osborne. (Campbell; Mrs. Tyler)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Owl Creek
Description:A stream in Clay Township which empties into Sniabar Creek. Named from the owls in the timber along the creek. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Page City
Description:A town on the Missouri Pacific Railroad in west-central Dover Township. It was laid out in 1871 by Joseph H. Page on twenty acres of land belonging to himself, and eleven acres belonging to his brother, G.R. Page. (Postal Guide 1876-1901; Young 1910, Vol. I, 338)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Panther Creek
Description:Rises near the center of Freedom Township, flows southeast, and empties into the Missouri River. Named from the animal. At an early day a few panthers were found in the country through which the stream flows. (Remley)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Peacock School
Description:In south-central Dover Township. Named for J.H. Peacock on whose land the school was located. (Dr. Harwood; J.H. Peacock)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Peavine Creek
Description:Rises in southeastern Freedom Township, flows south, and empties into Blackwater River in Johnson County. Named for the wild peavines that grew along the stream. (ATLAS LAF. 1877; Strattman)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Pleasant Grove
Description:A post office listed in the 1831 government postal guide. Obviously a name of approbation. (Postal Guide 1831)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Pleasant Grove School
Description:In south-central Clay Township. It was located in a grove of oaks and elms. (Cheatham; Mann)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Pleasant Prairie Church
Description:In west-central Clay County. A union church of the Methodists and Presbyterians. The name is descriptive of the location. (Mann; Yungeblut)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Pleasant Prairie School
Description:In west-central Clay Township. Named for Pleasant Prairie Church. (Mann)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Plum Grove School
Description:The school building is in Davis Township in a grove of plum trees. A part of the district is in three counties besides Davis, in Dover, Lexington, and Washington townships. (Mrs. Lyons)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Point Lookout
Description:A high point on one of the Sni Hills southwest of Odessa. It obtained its name from the fact that the so-called bushwhackers used it as a post of observation during the Civil War. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 476)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Poston's Landing
Description:See Napoleon.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Prairie School
Description:In southeastern Lexington Township. Named from the Prairie Church (q.v.). (Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Prairie Valley School
Description:In northwestern Washington Township. A descriptive name. (Small)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Providence Church
Description:Is situated on the main road near Dover and Waverly. In 1871 a church was organized about five miles southwest of Waverly and was known as Three Groves Church because it was situated where there were three small but distinctive groves. Later the church was moved four miles north, and named Providence, an ideal name. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 183; Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Renick's Mill
Description:An early day mill in southern Washington Township. There was a post office at the place in 1867. It was named for an early day settler who operated it. (Parker 1867, map; Goodwin 1867; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Republican Church
Description:An early day country church of the Disciples of Christ organized near Higginsville between 1836 and 1852. About 1872 it was moved to the town and became the Christian Church of Higginsville. Doubtless the name was given during the days when feelings ran high over the slavery question. The pro-slavery element obviously applied the name to this church, which, in a German community, must have been largely opposed to slavery. A Republican Baptist Church is also found in Lafayette County, Kentucky, which doubtless acquired its name for the same reason. (Haley, 203; Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Republican School
Description:In north-central Davis Township. Named for the Republican Church (q.v.), near which it is located. (Mrs. Mason)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Riverton
Description:An abandoned settlement of miners. It was located in Lexington Township on the Missouri River, and derived its name from the river. (Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Rocky Branch
Description:A short northwest flowing tributary of Tabo Creek in northwestern Davis Township. Obviously a descriptive name. (ATLAS LAF. 1927, 37)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Rupe's Landing
Description:See Graham's Branch.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Saint Thomas
Description:See Waverly.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Salem Evangelical Church
Description:In Higginsville (cf. above). (Schmidt)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Salt Creek
Description:The principal stream of the northeastern part of the county. It rises in southwestern Middleton Township, flows north and northeast, and empties into Blackwater River in Saline County. Named from the salt licks which occurr in many places along the stream. (Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Saylor School
Description:In eastern Sniabar Township. Named for a local family. (Colvin)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Seitz Mine
Description:A former coal mine near Napoleon which was operated by a Mr. Seitz. It has been closed since 1910. (R. Mc. 1935; Yungeblut)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Shambler
Description:This name was listed by Rand McNally in 1935. No place by that name could be located. It is not a county family name as far as could be ascertained. (R. Mc. 1935)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Shaw School
Description:In southwestern Washington Township. Named for a pioneer family. (Hammond)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Shelby College
Description:An old college which was opened soon after the Civil War five miles southwest of Waverly. It was named for the landowner and famous Confederate General, Joseph Shelby. (Flethher)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Slusher School
Description:In northeastern Lexington Township. Named for A.J. Slusher, who donated the land for school purposes. (Slusher)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Sniabar
Description:A post office as early as 1853 on a branch of Big Sniabar Creek north of Chapel Hill. Obviously the name was derived from the stream. (Hayward 1853, 825; Postal Guide 1870, 1876; Parker 1865, map)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Sny [1 of 2]
Description:A store and coal mine four miles southeast of Wellington. The name is derived from the nearby creek, Big Sniabar. (R. Mc. 1935; Corse)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Sny [2 of 2]
Description:See Bates City.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:South Davis School
Description:See Jacksonville.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:South Fork of Davis Creek
Description:In southern Washington Township. It is a general east and north flowing tributary of Davis Creek. It has a name of location. (ATLAS LAF. 1897, 3)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:South Shaft Mine
Description:See Midway.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:St. John's Evangelical Church
Description:At the present time the church is located in Emma. It was organized sometime between 1853 and 1857 and located in the country east of Concordia. It was named for the apostle. (Young 1910 Vol. I, 141; Rev. Schmidt)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:St. John's Methodist Church
Description:A negro church in Lexington, organized in 1865. It was named for the apostle. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 462)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:St. Louis County
Description:See Lafayette County.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:St. Louis-San Francisco Railway
Description:The eastern terminus of this railroad is St. Louis. It was originally intended to build west to San Francisco, but at present the line stops at Quanah, Texas. A road taken over by this line was one known as the Kansas City, Fort Scott, and Gulf Railroad. It was a road completed in 1869 from Fort Scott, Kansas, to Kansas City. It never reached the Gulf. Before it was a part of the present system it bore for a while the name of Kansas City, Fort Scott and Memphis. The latter part of the name was given for its then southern terminus, Memphis, Tennessee. A branch line from Kansas City to Springfield, Missouri, was called the "High Line" because of its elevation. It was known before as the Blair Line because it was built by a Mr. Blair of Baltimore. (J.R. Cox; Werner; Macgregor)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:St. Matthew's Church
Description:A Lutheran Church in Ernestville. It was organized in 1899 and named for the apostle. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 154; Rev. Schmidt)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:St. Paul's College
Description:In Concordia. The college was founded in 1883 by the local pastor, F.J. Blitz, and named for the local church. (Krueger)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Description:In Concordia. It was organized in 1844 and was the first Lutheran Church of the county. Named for St. Paul, the missionary and apostle. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 140; Krueger)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:St. Peter's Lutheran Church
Description:A former Lutheran Church near Alma. It was organized in 1900, and named for the chief of the apostles. (Rev. Schmidt; Young 1910, Vol. I, 155)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Starr School
Description:In southwestern Washington Township. Named for a pioneer family from Tennessee. (Mrs. Starr)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Summit Mine
Description:See Midway.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Tabeau
Description:An old town on the Missouri River at the mouth of the Tabo. See Tabo Creek for the origin of the name. (E.W.T. Vol. 14, 165)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Tabo [1 of 3]
Description:An early day post office located near the source of the Tabo River. Obviously a name derived from the river. Goodwin spells the name Tabe. (map 1855; Goodwin 1867)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Tabo [2 of 3]
Description:On the Atlas of 1877 this name is listed as a post office in southeastern Washington Township. Though the post office is not near the Tabo River, the name, no doubt, was derived from it. (ATLAS LAF., 1877, 8)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Tabo [3 of 3]
Description:A station on the Missouri Pacific Railroad one and a half miles southeast of Argonne. The name Winton which was originally given to the station by the railroad was changed because of the confusion with a Winston, Missouri. The popular name of Tabo was revived. The station is not far from Tabo Creek. (Miss Graddy; H.C. Chiles)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Tabo Creek
Description:Rises in east-central Washington Township, flows north and empties into the Missouri River. The name is doubtless a corruption of the name Tabeau. In Long's Journal of 1819-1820 there is this statement: "...they entered the forests of the Missouri bottom, and soon after crossed the Tabeau, where a town of the same name, at that time containing two houses, had been established. Tabeau is the name of a Canadian hunter, who formerly frequented this region." The name was spelled in various ways during the nineteenth century: Beck in 1823 spells it Talbot; Wetmore, 1837, Big Terrebeau; and a map of 1859, Tabo. The history of the county of 1881 attempts to show it was a corruption of the French word Terre Beau; but a statement in the same history would point to the corruption of Tabeau, "It is noticeable, that in the earliest official county records Tabo is sometimes spelled Ta Beau." (See full discussion of name in the UNIV. OF MISSOURI STUDIES, Jan. 1934, 32; E.W.T. Vol. 14, 165; Beck 1823, 333; Wetmore)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Texas Prairie
Description:A large open prairie approximately eight or ten miles long by six miles wide, lying north of Bates City. Named Texas on account of its size. (Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Texas Prairie High School
Description:A private school which was opened soon after the Civil War, and continued for eight or ten years. Named from the prairie on which it was located, Texas Prairie (q.v.). (Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Thorpe School
Description:See Elmwood School.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Three Groves Church
Description:See Providence Church.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Three Groves School
Description:In east-central Middleton Township. The school was located in one of the three groves which were close together. (Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Trinity Church
Description:An Evangelical Lutheran Church in Alma. It was organized in 1875. The name is self-explanatory. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 1500; Dr. Fischer)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Tyree School
Description:In east- central Washington Township. Named for W.P. Tyree, landowner in the district and a native of Virginia. (Tyree)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Valley Mine
Description:See Midway.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Van Meter School
Description:In central Davis Township. Named for Mrs. Sarah Van Meter on whose land the school building was erected. (Van Meter)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Veasey
Description:This name is listed in the government postal guide for 1893. Possibly a misprint. Inquiry was made in all sections of the county, and no post office by that name could be located. (Postal Guide 1893)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wabash Railway Company
Description:This railroad was known for many years as the Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad. It started in the east at Wabash, Indiana. It brought the North Missouri Railroad, a short road serving Kansas City and a part of north Missouri. The road never reached the Pacific. Its western termini are Kansas City, and Omaha, Nebraska. It developed toward the east and Buffalo, New York is the present eastern terminus. (Shine)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wabash, St. Louis and Pacific Railroad
Description:See Wabash Railway Company.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wagon Knob
Description:A hill in central Sniabar Township. The 1881 history of Lafayette states that a pioneer hunter, Thomas Hopper, and some friends left a broken wagon on the "knob" when they were returning from a bee hunt, and that after that the place was called Wagon Knob. This story has been corroborated by present residents of the county. On a map of 1855 the name is written Waggons Knob. There was a post office at the place in 1865. (map 1855; Parker 1865; HIST. LAF. 1881, 470; Hammond)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Walkenhorst School
Description:In southeastern Freedom Township. Named for Francis Walkenhorst, who gave the site on which the school was built. (Mrs. Nolte)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wallace Chapel
Description:An active Methodist Church nine miles southwest of Higginsville. It was organized in 1886 and named for the founder, Reverend C.T. Wallace. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 183; Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Walnut Row School
Description:In west-central Washington Township. The name was derived from the fact that there was a quarter of a mile of walnut trees in a row along the road in front of the school. (Guenther; Prock)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Washington Township
Description:The south-central Township of the county. Named for General George Washington (1723- 1799). (H.C. Chiles; Hatton)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Waterloo
Description:A small, comparatively new town in northwestern Clay Township halfway between the old towns of Wellington and Napoleon. It was platted in 1905 by Joseph A. Edmonds, Sr., who, it is reported, said, "Napoleon and Wellington are both dead but Waterloo still flourishes." The name, however, was used at least as early as 1886. It is obvious that it must have been chosen because the town was between Wellington and Napoleon. (Postal Guide 1886-1904; Young 1910, Vol. I, 335; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Waverly
Description:A town on the Missouri River in the northern part of Middleton Township. At least as early as 1845 a W.W. Schroyer laid out a town in the western part of Waverly and called it Middleton. Its geographical location may have suggested the name: the town was on the Santa Fe Trail about halfway between Lexington and Marshall, the county seat of Saline County. The name is mentioned in 1867 as Middletown. In 1850 a Colonel John Dennis Thomas laid out a town east of Middleton and called it Saint Thomas, probably after his own patron saint. St. Thomas was one of the twelve disciples. In regard to the town and name of Waverly, Mr. J.W. Motte, a resident writes: "As it was found inconvenient to have two small towns with an imaginary line between them, the citizens united to have them made one. Elisa M. Edwards, who was one of the committee to frame a charter and write the first by-laws for the united town and also to select a name, told me a taylor working for him at the time told him that he had once lived in a little town in Illinois named Waverly, that it was a nice town and he liked the name. From a multitude of names suggested, Waverly was finally selected. Scott's novels probably influenced the decision as they were very popular at this time." (Parker 1867; HIST. LAF. 1881, 463; Motte)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Weaver School
Description:In southern Washington Township. Named for Thomas B. Weaver, landowner. (Weaver)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Webb School
Description:In central Dover Township. Named for Dr. W.C. Webb, who donated the land for school purposes. (Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Webb School 71
Description:In western Sniabar Township. The school was built on a part of a farm owned by Larkin Webb. (Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wellington
Description:The largest town in Clay Township situated on the Missouri River. The plot of the town was filed in 1837. The nucleus of the settlement was a tan yard established in 1830 by Hugh McAfferty, and a wood yard which was opened soon after that by Peter and Jacob Wolfe. Doubtless named for the Duke of Wellington, the English General who defeated Napoleon at Waterloo. The naming of the town Napoleon (q.v.) which is located five miles west obviously influenced the choice of this name. It has become a stock name for American towns, being found in a dozen other states. (map 1855; Young 1910, Vol. I, 329; HIST. LAF. 1881, 397; Mann)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wentworth Male Academy
Description:See Wentworth Military Academy.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wentworth Military Academy
Description:In Lexington. Stephen G. Wentworth of Lexington, established a school in 1881 in memory of his son, William W. Wentworth (1852-1879), which he called Wentworth Military Academy. Later the school was affiliated with West Point and became the Wentworth Military Academy. William Wentworth during his brief life served five years as teller of the Morrison-Wentworth Bank of Lexington. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 262)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:West Mine
Description:See Midway.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Western Bible and Literary College
Description:A college of the Church of Christ at Odessa from 1905 to 1917 or 1918. Preparatory and collegiate courses were offered and the Bible was taught daily. It was the farthest western college of the denomination. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 219; L.J. Johnson)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wheatly School
Description:In central Washington Township. Named for the owner of the land site. (Rechterman)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:White's Island
Description:An island in the Missouri River north of Waverly. Named for the family who owned the island. (H.C. Chiles)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Willard School
Description:In north-central Dover Township. Named for Robert Willard, landowner. (Dr. Harwood)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Willow Branch
Description:A short western flowing tributary of Tabo Creek in western Davis Township. Named for the willows which grow on the banks of the stream. (Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Willow Branch School
Description:In western Davis Township. Named for the stream on which it is located, Willow Branch (q.v.). (Campbell)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Willow Creek
Description:A short east-flowing tributary of Salt Creek in Middleton Township. Named from the trees which grow along its bank. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 219; ATLAS LAF. 1877, 11; H.C. Chiles)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Winston
Description:See the third listed Tabo.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wolfenbarger School
Description:In south-central Washington Township. The school was built on Adam Wolfenbarger's farm. (Renick)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wolfe's Island
Description:An island in the Missouri River at the northeast corner of Clay Township not far from Wellington. It was named for the owner, Jacob Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe in 1837 was one of the men who petitioned for the town of Wellington. The name is spelled Wolf's on the Atlas of 1877. (ATLAS LAF. 1877; Little)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Wooden Creek
Description:Rises in the western part of Washington Township, flows in a general east and northeast direction, and empties into Davis Creek. The origin of the name was not ascertained. It was found on only one map, a county map published (after the 1930 census) by Charles D. Hevenor Company, Buffalo, New York. Local people interviewed did not know the stream was named. (map, Hevenor; Allworth)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Woodland School
Description:In southwestern Sniabar Township. The original building, which was located about one-half a mile from the present site, was in a forest. (Cheatham)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Woodrow Mine
Description:See Midway.
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Zion Chapel
Description:A negro Methodist Church in Lexington, organized in 1867. It was named for Mount Zion, the most important hill of the city of Jerusalem. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 462)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Zion Church
Description:A Methodist Episcopal Church of Napoleon. It was organized in 1870. Cf. above. (HIST. LAF. 1881, 402)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

Place name:Zion Lutheran Church
Description:Of Corder. It was organized in 1889. Cf. above. (Young 1910, Vol. I, 151; Rev. Schmidt)
Source:Atchison, Anne. "Place Names Of Five West Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1937.

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