Rescue, Missouri

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Rescue is a small unincorporated community in western Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. It lies along Route 96 (formerly U.S. Route 66) approximately eighteen miles east of Carthage.

Rescue dates before US 66, but the origin of the name and town are unknown. It had several business until the construction of Interstate 44 to the south caused a lack of business and the town reverted to a small residential community.

The community did have a school until 2003, when the Miller R-II School District decided to close what was by then named "Miller West Elementary" due to declining enrollment.

Coordinates: 37°11′30″N 93°58′44″W / 37.19167°N 93.97889°W / 37.19167; -93.97889