Willhoit, Missouri

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Willhoit, Missouri
Community
Location of Willhoit, Missouri
Location of Willhoit, Missouri
Willhoit, Missouri
Location of Willhoit, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°41′1″N 92°30′20″W / 36.68361°N 92.50556°W / 36.68361; -92.50556Coordinates: 36°41′1″N 92°30′20″W / 36.68361°N 92.50556°W / 36.68361; -92.50556[1]
Country U. S. A.
State Missouri
County Ozark County
Elevation[1] 270 m (890 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Willhoit is an unincorporated community in Ozark County, Missouri. It is located about eight miles north of Gainesville just east of Route 5 on a county road. It lies in a valley at the junction of Ludecker Creek and Barren Fork Creek.[1]

History[edit]

In 1908 a post office was established in the community and named Wilhoit after J. W. Wilhoit. Earlier, in 1895, the post office had been named Arp after a storekeeper. A later postmaster changed the spelling to Willhoit.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wilhoit, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 2004
  2. ^ Ozark County Place Names, 1928-1945, State Historical Society of Missouri