Bardley, Missouri

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Bardley is an unincorporated community on the Oregon/Ripley county line in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] It is located about two miles north of U.S. Route 160 and thirteen miles east of Alton.


Bardley had its start in 1895 as a logging town.[2] The community was named after Bordley, Kentucky, the native home of a first settler (a postal error accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected).[3] A post office called Bardley was established in 1895, and remained in operation until 1966.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bardley, Missouri
  2. ^ Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 5. 
  3. ^ "Ripley County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 December 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°41′39″N 91°07′18″W / 36.69417°N 91.12167°W / 36.69417; -91.12167