Newton County Place Names, 1928-1945

Place name:Aroma Township
Description:Aroma Township was named for the Aroma variety of strawberries, grown there abundantly for the market. (H.M. Rickey, H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Beef Creek
Description:Beef Creek is a small creek, the origin of whose name is unknown. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Belfast
Description:Belfast, a trading post, was established about 1880 and was named for Belfast, Ireland, by a prominent Irish family there. (H.M. Richey; H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Belfast School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Berwick
Description:Berwick, a trading-point established soon after the Civil War, was named for the owner of the store. (H.M. Richey; H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Berwick Township
Description:Berwick Township was named from the trading-point of that name. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Blackjack School
Description:Named for its location
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Boulder City (earlier Sweetwater, q.v.)
Description:Boulder City is the present name of Sweetwater. It gets the name from the big boulders near. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Brock's Prairie
Description:Brock's Prairie was named for a pioneer of that name. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Brown School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Buffalo Creek
Description:Buffalo Creek was named by the pioneers because of the many buffaloes along its course. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Burch School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Burkhart's Prairie
Description:Burkhart's Prairie was named for a pioneer settler. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Caddoo School
Description:A miscellaneous name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Capps Creek
Description:Capps Creek was named for a pioneer settler. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Capps Township
Description:Capps Township was named for Capps Creek, which flows through the township. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Carver Creek
Description:Carver Creek was named for a pioneer family. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cave Spring
Description:Cave Spring is the name of a big spring flowing out of a cave in Cave Springs Township. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cave Spring School
Description:A transferred name from a stream.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cave Springs
Description:Cave Springs is named for the springs in the vicinity, one of which flows from a cave. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cave Springs Township
Description:Cave Springs Township was named from the trading-point of that name within the boundaries of the township. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cawyer School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cedar Creek
Description:Cedar Creek was so called by the pioneers because of the cedars along its course. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cedar Prairie
Description:Cedar Prairie was named from Cedar Creek. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Christopher School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Christopher Township
Description:Christopher Township was named for a local landowner. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Clover Dale School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Clover Leaf School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cloverdale Township
Description:Cloverdale Township was named because it is one of the richest townships in the county and grows an abundance of clover. (H.H. Notts; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Cochran Creek
Description:Cochran Creek was named for a local family. (H.M. Richey; H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Dayton (later Racine, q.v.)
Description:Dayton was the name of a post office which is now known as Racine. It was named for Dayton, Ohio. (H.H. Notts; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Dayton Township
Description:Dayton Township was named from its village of that name. (H.M. Richey; T.H.B. Dunnegan)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Diamond Grove
Description:Diamond Grove was a beautiful grove in the shape of a diamond when the pioneers came. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Diamond Grove (Village) (later Diamond Mill, q,v.)
Description:Diamond Grove was a pioneer village established near the Diamond Grove and named for it. It later became Diamond Mill. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Diamond Hall School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Diamond Mill (earlier Diamond Grove, q.v.)
Description:Diamond Grove became an important local milling point, and its suffix was changed to Mill on account of the business interest. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Diamond Prairie
Description:Diamond Prairie was named for Diamond Grove (q.v.). (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Diamond School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Diamond Township
Description:Diamond Township was named for the prairie which included it. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Donaldson Township
Description:Donaldson Township took its name from a family of Donaldsons who settled there in pioneer times. (H.H. Notts; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:East Union School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:East View School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Elm Springs School
Description:A transferred name from a stream.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Fairview
Description:Fairview, a town on the Arkansas Railroad, is so named because of the topography of the section. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Fairview School (3)
Description:A descriptive name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Fairview Township
Description:Fairview Township was named from the town of that name within its boundaries. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Five Mile Creek
Description:Five Mile Creek was so named because it was five miles from the county seat. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Five Mile School
Description:A transferred name from a stream.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Five Point School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Freedom School
Description:An ideal name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Frog Pond School
Description:A nickname.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Gallimore School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Gates
Description:This store got its name from its owner. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Gibbonsville
Description:Gibbonsville took its name from a Gibbons family who came to this section in the 1870s. (H.H. Notts; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Granby
Description:Granby, a town in the eastern part of the county, has been a great lead-mining center. It was probably named for one of the Granbys in four other states. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Granby City
Description:Granby City was a suburb of Granby (q.v.), and was named for Granby. (John F. Shannon; H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Granby School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Granby Township
Description:Granby Township was named for the town of that name within its boundaries. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Grandfalls (later Shoal Creek Falls, q.v.)
Description:Grandfalls was named for the great falls on Shoal Creek. It is the early name for Shoal Creek Falls. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Grant's Creek
Description:Grant's Creek was named for a pioneer family along its course. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Greenwood School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Gregg (earlier Tanyard Hollow, q.v.)
Description:Gregg, a miner, owned the store and some mining claims in this place, which was named for him. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Gregg School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Hewitt's Prairie
Description:Hewitt's Prairie was named for a pioneer family of Hewitts who settled on the prairie. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Hickory Creek
Description:Hickory Creek, a tributary to Shoal Creek, was named so by the pioneers because of the abundance of hickory trees growing there. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Hickory Point School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Hill Dale School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Hornet
Description:Hornet, a store operated by a Mr. Vickery, is of recent origin. Mr. Vickery so named it to indicate that it was a live place. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Huber Center
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Independence School
Description:An ideal name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Indian Creek
Description:Indian Creek was so named because Indians who had lived along its course often came back in hunting parties after they had been moved into Oklahoma. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Iron Switch
Description:The railroad officials named a switch, five miles west of Neosho, Iron Switch. The origin of the name is not known. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Isbell's Mill (later Jolly's Mill, q.v.; then Jollification, q.v.)
Description:(later Jolly's Mill, q.v.; then Jollification, q.v.). Isbell's Mill was named for a pioneer, George Isbel, who built his mill on Capps Creek. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Jackson Prairie
Description:Jackson Prairie was named for a pioneer family in the early days. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Jay Bird School
Description:A nickname.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Jollification (earlier Isbell's Mill, q.v.; then Jolly's Mill, q.v.)
Description:Jollification is on the same site as Isbel's Mill and Jolly's Mill, both of which are earlier names than this one. About 1890-1900 it was named "Jollification" for Jolly's Mill and for the jolly times at the many picnics and other gatherings that were held there. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Jolly School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Jolly's Mill (earlier Isbell's Mill, q.v.; finally Jollification, q.v.)
Description:Jolly's Mill is on the same site as Isbel's Mill and was named for the owner, a man named Jolly. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Jones Creek
Description:Jones Creek was named for a family living along its course. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Joys Prairie
Description:Joys Prairie was named from a pioneer settler. The name appears as Joys on county maps, but it may have been spelled J-o-y-c-e originally. The latter is the more common spelling, but there is no authority for it here.(H.M. Richey; H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:June
Description:June is the name of a town established soon after the Civil War. Tradition says it was named for the month in which the first settlers moved there. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Kent
Description:Kent, an old post office sixteen miles southeast of Neosho, was named for the postmaster. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Lake Hill School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Liberty School (2)
Description:An ideal name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Little Lost Creek
Description:Little Lost Creek was named in pioneer days because it was a tributary of Lost Creek (q.v.). (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Lodi
Description:Lodi is an old store eight miles north of Neosho. Very likely it was named for one of the ten other Lodis in the United States, the first of which was probably named for the manufacturing city in the Milan Province where Napoleon defeated the Austrians, May 10, 1796. (H.H. Notts; Postal Guide, 1926 (69); Encyclopedia (59) )
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Lost Creek
Description:Lost Creek was named in pioneer days because of the difficulty of finding the stream which had been described by the earlier visitors to that section. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Mammers School
Description:A miscellaneous name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:McClelland School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:McElhaney School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:McElhany
Description:McElhany is a trading-point which was named for a family of that name. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Monarch Springs School
Description:A transferred name from a stream.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Mud Prairie
Description:Mud Prairie gets its name from the nature of the land. It is a very rich soil, but is quite muddy in wet weather. (H.H. Notts; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Neosho
Description:Neosho is said to be a corruption of the Osage Indian word "neozho," which means clear, cold water. The great springs in the middle of the city certainly bear out this theory. (Eaton (28), p. 335; Campbell (47) )
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Neosho Township
Description:Neosho Township was named from the city. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Newton County
Description:Newton County was named for Sergeant John Newton, a comrade of Sergeant William Jasper, and, along with Jasper, one of "Marion's Men" in the Revolutionary War. The county was organized and named December 31, 1838, under the Session Acts 1838-1839. (Eaton (28), p. 335; Session Acts 1838-1839)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Newtonia
Description:Newtonia, a little village in the eastern part of the county, was named for the county in 1857. (Missouri (15) p. 386)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Newtonia School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Newtonia Township
Description:Newtonia Township took its name from the town of that name. (H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Nobleton (earlier Thompson's Mills, q.v.)
Description:Nobleton was the name of old Thompson's Mills after 1870. No reason for the name is known. (Missouri (15), p. 391)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Number One School
Description:A numerical name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Oak Dale School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Oak Grove School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Old Harmony (later Wanda, q.v.)
Description:Old Harmony was a famous camp-meeting ground in pioneer days. In about 1895 the name of the town was changed to Wanda. The original was given because of the harmony existing among the worshipers. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Olivers Prairie
Description:Olivers Prairie was named for the Olivers who were the first settlers on the prairie. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Pepsin
Description:Pepsin, a store and voting precinct, was established about 1880. No source of the name is known. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Pleasant Valley School
Description:A descriptive name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Pool's Prairie
Description:Pool's Prairie was named for a pioneer, Asa Pool. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Prairie View
Description:Prairie View is the name of a store and voting precinct. It was so named because of the beautiful view from the store. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Prairie View School
Description:A descriptive name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Racine (earlier Dayton, q.v.)
Description:Racine, for the city of that name in Wisconsin, was submitted and accepted by the Postal Department in 1871 when "Dayton" caused a conflict in the mail. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Racine School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Redding School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Redding's Mill (later Shoalsburg(h), q.v.)
Description:Redding's Mill was named for John Redding, who built the mill a few years before the Civil War. (John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Regan School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Rheinmiller School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Richey (earlier Richville, q.v.)
Description:After the village was laid out in 1870 and named Richville for Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Richey, it had to be changed because of a conflict in names. This new name was only a new form of the old one and was still in honor of the Richeys. (H.M. Richey; Eaton (28), p. 335)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Richey Creek
Description:Richey Creek was named for the pioneer, M.H. Richey. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Richey School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Richville (later Richey, q.v.)
Description:Richville was laid out in August, 1870, and was named for Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Richey. The name was later changed to Richey. (H.M. Richey; Eaton (28), p. 335)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Rock Creek
Description:Rock Creek was so named because of the many rocks in the bed of the stream. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Ross School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Round Prairie School
Description:A descriptive name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Saginaw (earlier Thurman, q.v.)
Description:Saginaw is the name of the trading-point, Thurman, after the name was changed in 1890. It was a transferred from Saginaw, Michigan. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Saginaw School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Sarcoxie Prairie
Description:In the early days Sarcoxie Prairie was named from the town of Sarcoxie, now just across the line in Jasper County. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Schoenborn School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Seneca
Description:Seneca was named for the Seneca Indians who lived just across the state line in Indian Territory. (Eaton (28), p. 335; Missouri (15), p. 212)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Seneca Mill
Description:Seneca Mill was the name of a mill near Seneca, from which the mill was named. (H.M. Richey; Missouri (15), p. 233)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Seneca School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Seneca Township
Description:Seneca Township took its name from the town of Seneca. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Sherwood's Prairie (also Sparling's Prairie, q.v.,--at the same time)
Description:Sherwood's Prairie was named for the Sherwood family, who settled on the prairie in pioneer times. It is known by the names both of Sherwood's Prairie and Sparling's Prairie. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Shoal Creek
Description:Shoal Creek was so named because of the nature of the creek in pioneer days. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Shoal Creek Falls (earlier Grandfalls, q.v.)
Description:Shoal Creek Falls is a later name for Grandfalls on Shoal Creek. The name is from the creek. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Shoal River (earlier Waterfall Creek, q.v.; later Shoal Creek, q.v.)
Description:Shoal River was the earliest name for Shoal Creek. It was so named because of the shoalds in the creek. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Shoalsburgh (earlier Redding's Mill, q.v.)
Description:Shoalsburgh was a name applied to Redding's Mill for a time because it was on Shoal Creek (q.v.). (H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Silver Creek
Description:Silver Creek was so named by the pioneers because of a belief that silver was to be found in the district. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Silver Creek Prairie
Description:Silver Creek Prairie was named from the creek of that name. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Silver Creek School (2)
Description:A transferred name from a stream.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Silver Moon School
Description:An ideal name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Sparling's Prairie (also Sherwood's Prairie, q.v.)
Description:Sparling's Prairie was named for the pioneer Sparling family who settled on the prairie. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Spring City
Description:Spring City, a mining town which sprang up in 1885, was named from the spring nearby. (H.H. Notts; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Spring City School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Spring Creek
Description:Spring Creek, a tributary to Shoal Creek, was so named because of a big spring near the source. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Spring Valley School (2)
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Spurgeon
Description:Spurgeon, a mining town which arose about 1880, was named for the Spurgeon family who lived there. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Spurgeon School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Staples
Description:Staples, a little village near Joplin, was named for the man who operated the store. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Stapleton School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Star School
Description:An ideal name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Stark City
Description:Stark City was named for William P. Stark, a famous nurseryman, who established a large nursery there in 1907. (H.H. Notts)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Stella
Description:Stella, founded about 1870, is a busy little town on Indian Creek. It was named for some woman in the neighborhood very likely. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Stella School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Swars Prairie
Description:Swars Prairie was named for a pioneer family who settled on the prairie. In the county maps and histories it is often spelled s-w-a-s and s-w-o-r-s, but the records in the Recorder's Office show s-w-a-r-s. (H.H. Notts (Letter)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Sweetwater (later Boulder City, q.v.)
Description:Sweetwater is the name of a little trading-point established on Sweetwater Branch just after the Civil War. It was named for the branch. (H.H. Notts; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Sweetwater Branch
Description:Sweetwater Branch was named by the pioneers for the unusually good water in the stream. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Talmage City
Description:Talmage City, a trading-point established about 1890, was named for the owner of the store and farm about it. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Tanyard Hollow (later Gregg, q.v.)
Description:Tanyard Hollow was the earlier name of Gregg and was so named because of a tannery there in early times. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Thompson Grove School
Description:A local family name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Thompson's Mills (later Nobleton, q.v.)
Description:Thompson's Mills were grist and sawmills established by William Thompson and named for him. (Missouri (15), p. 391; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Thurman (later Saginaw, q.v.)
Description:Thurman was the name of a trading-point which was established soon after the Civil War by a Mr. Thurman and named for him. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Tipton Ford
Description:Tipton Ford was named for a Tipton family who owned the land. There was a ford across Shoal Creek on Mr. Tipton's land. This accounts for the suffix "Ford." (H.H. Notts (Letter)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Tripoli
Description:Tripoli was so named because of the large deposits of magnesian limestone of the same quality of that imported from Tripoli, Africa. (H.M. Richey; Newton (11), p. 6)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Union College School
Description:An ideal name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Union School
Description:An ideal name.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Van Buren School
Description:Named for a famous man.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Virvins
Description:In 1873 Nicholas Alfred, Compte de Virvins, Baron Fraunberg, a native of Brittany, purchased 43,000 acres of land from the Frisco Railroad Company and had the town of Virvins surveyed. It was named for the owner. (Missouri (16), p. 224)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Wanda (earlier Old Harmony, q.v.)
Description:Wanda was the name given to the old trading-point and camp-meeting place known as Old Harmony. It is an occasional name for a girl. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Wanda School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Warren Branch School
Description:A transferred name from a stream.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Warren Creek
Description:Warren Creek was named for a family living along its course. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Waterfall Creek (earlier Shoal River; q.v.; later Shaol Creek, q.v.)
Description:Waterfall Creek, a pioneer name for Shoal Creek, was so named because of the many waterfalls along its course. (H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Wentworth
Description:Wentworth was a mining town which was started by John L. Nautly in the 1880s. Very likely it was named for the North Carolina Wentworth, in Rockingham County, as many people in the vicinity were from North Carolina. (John F. Shannon; H.M. Richey)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Wentworth School
Description:A transferred name from a town or township.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Wentworth Township
Description:Wentworth Township took its name from its town of Wentworth. (H.M. Richey; John F. Shannon)
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:West Union School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Westview School
Description:Named for its location.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

Place name:Willow Springs School
Description:A transferred name from a stream.
Source:Meyers, Robert Lee. "Place Names In The Southwest Counties Of Missouri." M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1930.

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