Mercer County Place Names, 1928-1945

Place name:Adel
Description:Adel is a country post office, located in the northwestern part of Mercer County. No information could be found about this name. (Missouri Gazetteer (1876), p. 65, Missouri Gazetteer (1889), p. 114, P.O. Guide, (1904), p. 675)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Bane School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Bethlehem School
Description:Named for a church.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Boatman School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Brantley School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Brush
Description:Brush was a country post office located in the northern part of the county. The name is probably a descriptive term. (Mo. Gaz., (1876-1877), p. 110; Mo. Gaz., (1889), p. 194)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Brush College School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Burr Oak
Description:Burr Oak was the most durable and lasting wood that grew in Mercer County. If an early settler had a hewn burr oak log house, he had the best possible building that could be built at that time. "Any name of school or meeting place bearing the name of Burr Oak takes its name from the weater resisting timber." (J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Cain School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Calvert School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Cavannaugh School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Centennial School
Description:An abstract name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Center School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Central School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Cherokee School
Description:A name of unknown origin.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Cleopatra
Description:Cleopatra was the name of the post office at Somerset. The townsite of Somerset was probably named after Somerset Township. The name of Somerset is in many states and was brought over from England. The post office at Cleopatra was named by the Calbreath family. It is thought that someone in the family had that name. The name is also listed as Cleopatria. The village was laid out in 1856. An application was made to call the post office Somerset but there was another village by that name in the state, so the name of Cleopatra was given. (Rogers, p. 225; HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, pp. 400, 446-9; Campbell, p. 362; P.O. Guide, (1904), p. 674; J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Cleopatra School
Description:Named for a town.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Cottonwood
Description:Cottonwood was a switch station two miles west of the present town of Mercer. It derived its name from the tall cottonwood timber that grew on the creek bottom just east of this place. It was situated on a steep hill or grade so the Rock Island Railroad abandoned the station and put a switch east on the top of the hill which was called Marion, now Mercer. (J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Duncan School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Early School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:East High Point School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:East Pine School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:East White School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Fairley School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Garland School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Goshen Prairie (Goshen City) (McKinneysville)
Description:Goshen was laid out by James McKinney in 1860. It was first called by him McKinneysville, but this name did not suit the people so they called it Goshen City. It is interesting to note that Mr. McKinney came from Indiana and there is a town in that state called Goshen. The ultimate source is, of course, the Bible name of the district where the Israelites lived in Egypt. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 446; J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3; Rogers, p. 225; P.O. Guide, (1904), p. 674; Campbell, p. 363; Mercer County Atlas, p. 9; Gannett, p. 140)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Greenwood School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Half Rock
Description:Half Rock was a country store and post office founded in 1874 by Thomas Cooper. The coffee that he sold was said to be "half rock." (Campbell, p. 363; Rogers, p. 224; Williams, History of N.W. Missouri, Vol. I, pp. 587-8; HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 445; Mercer County Atlas, p. 9; P.O. Guide, (1904), p. 674)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Hamilton School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Hamlin School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Harrison Township
Description:Harrison Township was organized in 1843. It probably was named after President Harrison who was president in 1840. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 403)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Heatherly Den (Old Fort Heatherly)
Description:The "Heatherly Den" is thought to have been located in Medicine Township. This is where the outlaws named Heatherly lived who caused the Heatherly war. (Switzler, p. 229; History of Grundy, pp. 521-2; Hist. of Cal. and Liv., pp. 710-13; Rogers, pp. 21-27; HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, pp. 388-93)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Hickory Grove School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Hickory School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:High Point School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Honey
Description:"The name of this place was derived from the great amount of bee trees that were found near here. Honey Creek gets its name from the bee trees formed along its streams." (Campbell, p. 363; J.H. Sommerville, Names, File No. 3)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Hutchinson School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Ilia School
Description:A name of unknown origin.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Indian School
Description:A name of unknown origin.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Jones School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Keith School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Killer School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Lindley Township
Description:The township of Lindley was formed in 1856. It was probably named for Honorable James J. Lindley who represented the district in Congress. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, pp. 403-4; Ford, pp. 105-8)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Lineville
Description:The town of Lineville is situated on the state line between Iowa and Missouri. It is principally located on the Iowa side. (Campbell, p. 363; J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Lone Star School
Description:A name of unknown origin.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Loughlin School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Lower Girdner School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Lyons School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Madison Township
Description:Madison Township was one of the original townships. It was organized in 1843. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 403)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Madisonville
Description:See Modena
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Maple Grove School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Marion
Description:See Merce
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:McKinneysville
Description:See Goshen City.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Medicine Creek
Description:Medicine Creek is said to have been named by the Indians for the reason they found so many herbs on its banks that they used for medicine. (James McGee, (letter)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Medicine Township
Description:Medicine Township was organized in May, 1848. It was probably named after Medicine Creek. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 403)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Mercer
Description:"The town of Marion was not incorporated until 1886 but there was a post office many years before there, which was established in 1859. The town was laid out after the building of the Rock Island Railroad in 1871. The town was called Marion after one of the early druggists, Marion Merwitt. The post office was named Mercer, as there was another Marion in Missouri. Later the town was changed to Mercer to conform with the post office. (J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3, HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 446; Gannett, p. 205; P.O. Guide, (1925), p. 853)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Mercer County
Description:Mercer County was organized February 14, 1845. It was named in honor of "General Hugh Mercer of the Revolution." Until its organization it was a part of Grundy County. (Record of Char. County, Part I, p. 18; Campbell, p. 361; Gannett, p. 205; Rogers, p. 33; HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 402)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Middle Point School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Middlebury
Description:"Middlebury was founded by Royal Williams who established a store there sometime in the 1840s." The name may have been borrowed from the town in Vermont. (J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3; Rogers, p. 224; Campbell, p. 363; HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 445)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Middleton School
Description:Named for a town.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Mill Grove
Description:The town of Mill Grove was laid out by C.H. Stewart in December, 1870. It is the location of what was formerly known as Stewart's Mill which was built in 1842. The town was incorporated in 1877. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, pp. 444-45; Mercer County Atlas, p. 9; P.O. Guide, (1925), p. 853)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Mill Grove School
Description:Named for a town.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Modena (Madisonville)
Description:The town of Madisonville was laid out in 1856 by A.M. Thompson and George Stewart. The town was probably called Madisonville because it was situated in Madison Township. Later the name Modena was given because there was another Madisonville in the state. There is a city in Italy named Modena. (Parker, p. 367; Campbell, p. 363; Williams, History of N. W. Missouri, Vol. I, p. 587; HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 444; Mercer County, Atlas, p. 9; Mo. Gaz., (1889), p. 846; Mo. Gaz., (1925), p. 853)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Modena School
Description:Named for a town.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Morgan Township
Description:Morgan Township was organized in 1843. No information could be found concerning its origin. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 403)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Moss School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:New Zion School
Description:Named for a church.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Nigh School
Description:A name of unknown origin.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Norton School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Oak School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Oakland School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Pilot Knob School
Description:A name of unknown origin.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Pin Oak School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Pleasant Hill School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Pleasant Ridge School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Pleasanton
Description:Pleasanton is now in Iowa. At one time the village was on the state line. This is a descriptive name suggestive of the location. (Campbell, p. 363; J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Princeton
Description:The town of Princeton was laid out in the spring of 1846. "It was named for the battleground where General Hugh Mercer lost his life, January 3, 1777." Princeton was incorporated in 1865. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, pp. 423-32; Eaton, p. 194; Rogers, p. 211; Record of Char., Part I, p. 18; P.O. Guide, (1925), p. 853)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Ravanna (Sonoma)
Description:Ravanna was laid out in 1857 by William R. McKinley and Addison Sparks. The post office was formerly called Sonoma. A resident of that section says: "There was a girl either in the Drake or McKinley family who was named Sonoma." The name might have been influenced from the town in California by the same name. The name Ravanna came from the McKinley family who came from Ohio. There is a city by that name in Ohio, so they probably borrowed the name from there. The city in Italy is spelled Ravenna. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 440; Mercer County Atlas, p. 9; Rogers, p. 223; Gannett, p. 258; J.H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3; Kroeber, p. 59)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Ravanna Township
Description:In March 1859, Ravanna Township was formed. It was probably named for the town. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 404)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Rhoades School
Description:Named for a town.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Rockhold School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Salem School
Description:Named for a church.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Scott Hill School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Scott Township
Description:Scott Township was organized in 1843. The election for this township was held at Allen Scotts. It lay north of the state line and consequently was cut off in 1850. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 403)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Shock School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Smith School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Somerset
Description:See Cleopatra
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Somerset Township
Description:Somerset Township was laid out in 1857. It was probably named for the village. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 404)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Sonoma
Description:See Ravanna
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Spencer School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Squires School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Thompson River
Description:"Thompson River was named by Dr. William P. Thompson. Thompson's Ford was named after him." (History of Grundy, p. 595)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Topay School
Description:Named for a town.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Topsy
Description:The village of Topsy was named by A.K. Mills and the first post office was established there in 1885. (James H. Sommerville, Names File No. 3; P.O. Guide (1904), p. 674; Mo. Gaz., (1889), p. 1464)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Union School
Description:An abstract name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Upper Girdner School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Upper Tennessee School
Description:A borrowed name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Victor School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Walters School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Washington Township
Description:Washington Township was one of the original townships organized in 1843. (HIST. HARRISON & MERCER, p. 403)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Wataga
Description:Wataga is an Indian name of unknown meaning. This name is applied to two or more towns in Tennesee. One was an important settlement on Wautago Creek, a branch of the Little Tennessee River. (Hodge, Vol. II, p. 921; P.O. Guide (1904), p. 674; Mo. Gaz (1889), p. 1503)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Wayman School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Weldon River
Description:"The first cabin erected upon the soil of Franklin Township was built by the Mormons and afterwards occupied by James Weldon." The river must have been named for the Weldon family. (History of Grundy, 494)
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:West Pine School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:West White School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:White Oak School
Description:A name of location.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Wilds School
Description:A name of unknown origin.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

Place name:Willis School
Description:A family name.
Source:Adams, Orvyl Guy. "Place Names In The North Central Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1928.

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