Athens, Missouri

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Athens is an unincorporated community in the now inactive township of Grant in Clark County, Missouri, in the United States. It is southeast of the Battle of Athens State Historic Site.

History[edit]

Athens was laid out and platted in 1844.[1] The community was named for Athens, in Greece.[2][3] A post office called Athens was established in 1841, and remained in operation until 1922.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 9. 
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 276. 
  3. ^ Merkner, Sue A. (Jul 27, 1977). "Odd places give Missouri towns foreign names". The Nevada Daily Mail. p. 5. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 18 September 2016. 

Coordinates: 40°34′57″N 91°41′55″W / 40.58250°N 91.69861°W / 40.58250; -91.69861