Conception, Missouri

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Unincorporated community
Conception is located in Missouri
Location within the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 40°14′32″N 94°41′1″W / 40.24222°N 94.68361°W / 40.24222; -94.68361Coordinates: 40°14′32″N 94°41′1″W / 40.24222°N 94.68361°W / 40.24222; -94.68361
Country United States
State Missouri
County Nodaway
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Conception is an unincorporated community in eastern Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. It is located about eleven miles southeast of Maryville on U.S. Route 136. It is very near Conception Junction, Missouri (which was the rail intersection). Conception is home to Conception Abbey.


Conception was founded by Father Powers and others. It was named for the Catholic dogma of Immaculate Conception.[1]


  1. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 336.