Akers, Missouri

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Akers
Unincorporated community
Akers is located in Missouri
Akers
Akers
Location within the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 37°22′34″N 91°33′13″W / 37.37611°N 91.55361°W / 37.37611; -91.55361Coordinates: 37°22′34″N 91°33′13″W / 37.37611°N 91.55361°W / 37.37611; -91.55361
Country United States
State Missouri
County Shannon
Township Jackson
Elevation 1,125 ft (343 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 740619[1]

Akers is an unincorporated community in northwestern Shannon County, Missouri, United States. It is located about eighteen miles northwest of Eminence in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Akers houses a campground, general store, and access to the Current River, a popular canoeing location. Since there is no bridge, there is a small ferry that allows vehicles traveling on Highway K to cross the Current River.

A post office called Akers was established in 1884, and remained in operation until 1965.[2] John Akers, an early postmaster, gave the community his last name.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Akers, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Shannon County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2016.