Revere, Missouri

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Revere, Missouri
Village
Location of Revere, Missouri
Location of Revere, Missouri
Coordinates: 40°29′43″N 91°40′37″W / 40.49528°N 91.67694°W / 40.49528; -91.67694Coordinates: 40°29′43″N 91°40′37″W / 40.49528°N 91.67694°W / 40.49528; -91.67694
Country United States
State Missouri
County Clark
Area[1]
 • Total 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Land 0.19 sq mi (0.49 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 696 ft (212 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 79
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 77
 • Density 415.8/sq mi (160.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 63465
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-61292[4]
GNIS feature ID 0725232[5]

Revere is a village in Clark County, Missouri, United States. The population was 79 at the 2010 census, at which time it was a town. It is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Revere is located at 40°29′43″N 91°40′37″W / 40.49528°N 91.67694°W / 40.49528; -91.67694 (40.495144, -91.677021)[6]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.49 km2), all of it land.[1]

History[edit]

Founded on October 22, 1887 by the Santa Fe Railroad, Revere was "probably named in honor of Paul Revere."[7] During the period prior to 1900, Revere flourished as an intermediate stop for the railroad.[8]

Community center, US Postal Office

In 1898, J.H. Talbott of Luray started the Revere Current,[9] a weekly newspaper that consisted of five pages of world and local news including advertisements, train schedule and local markets. Circulation closed on July 18, 1901 when Talbott left for law school.

Located at the former site of the Revere Methodist Church, Ar-Del Park was dedicated on May 30, 1946 as a memorial to Revere natives John Arnold Wallace and Delmar Brown, who died serving their country during World War II.[10] A large boulder with a plaque dedicated to all Clark County veterans is located in the park.

Revere was a town into the 2000s,[4] but it became a village after a change in state law: a 2009 law provided for the conversion of all towns with fewer than five hundred residents into villages.[11] On July 26, 2011 the United States Postal Service announced plans to consider closing the Revere post office as part of a nationwide restructuring plan.[12] On May 9, 2012 it was announced that a new strategy would preserve the nation's smallest post offices, reversing the earlier plan.[13]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 161
1910 196 21.7%
1920 187 −4.6%
1930 182 −2.7%
1940 191 4.9%
1950 180 −5.8%
1960 190 5.6%
1970 184 −3.2%
1980 191 3.8%
1990 133 −30.4%
2000 121 −9.0%
2010 79 −34.7%
Decennial US Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 79 people, 36 households, and 24 families residing in the village. The population density was 415.8 people per square mile (160.6/km²). There were 41 housing units at an average density of 215.8 per square mile (83.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.7% White, 1.3% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 36 households of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the village the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 20, 2.5% from 20 to 24, 19.0% from 25 to 44, 43.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 113.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

Education[edit]

Revere High School[14] was started in 1923 with a single student, Lula Riley. In 1925, a new building was dedicated for grades K-12. In 1988, the graduating class had two students. After several years of declining enrollment the final high school class graduated in 2002 with five students. The building was then used for K-8 students, with grades 9-12 attending Clark County R-1 high school in Kahoka. Continued declining enrollment led to a vote in April 2012[15][16] that resulted in the decision to close the school and annex it to the Clark County R-1 school district effective July 1, 2012.[17][18]

Elementary School

Despite one of the smallest high school enrollments in the state of Missouri, the purple and white Bulldogs fielded four Missouri State High School Athletic Association state-qualifying teams. Baseball teams from 1977, 1981 and 1982 and the 1997 girls basketball team reached the state playoffs.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30. 
  4. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ du Gard, René Coulet; du Gard, Dominique Coulet (1974). The handbook of French place names in the U.S.A., p. 133. Onomastica, Issue 51. Editions des Deux Mondes
  8. ^ Higgins, Charles A. (1894). New guide to the Pacific coast: Santa Fé route. California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois. Rand, McNally
  9. ^ The State Historical Society of Missouri
  10. ^ The Media, 12 November 2008, page 1, Volume: 120, Number: 46, Revere's Ar-Del Park Honors Men Killed in WWII.
  11. ^ §72-050 of the Missouri Revised Statutes. Accessed 2010-10-03.
  12. ^ "Proposed post office closings". U.S. Postal Service. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  13. ^ "New Strategy to Preserve Nation's Smallest Post Offices". U.S. Postal Service. 2012-05-09. 
  14. ^ "Revere C-3 School" Retrieved 2010-09-30.
  15. ^ "School district's future at stake" Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  16. ^ "Fiscal issues, contested races await voters in Northeast Missouri" Retrieved 2012-04-03.
  17. ^ "School annexation vote passes" Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  18. ^ "Voters say yes to annexation of Revere School District" Retrieved 2012-04-04.
  19. ^ "Missouri State High School Athletic Association State Championships by Sport"   Missouri State High School Athletic Association Retrieved 2010-10-01.