Astoria, Missouri

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Astoria is an unincorporated community in northeastern Wright County, in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.[1] The community is located at an elevation of 1227 feet[1] above Beaver Creek adjacent to the Mark Twain National Forest. Manes is approximately four miles west, on Missouri Route 95.[2]

History[edit]

A post office called Astoria was established in 1844, and remained in operation until 1937.[3] The community's name most likely is a transfer from Astoria, New York.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Astoria, Missouri
  2. ^ Manes, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1987
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 January 2017.
  4. ^ "Wright County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.

Coordinates: 37°22′47″N 92°17′20″W / 37.37972°N 92.28889°W / 37.37972; -92.28889