Bennett Springs, Missouri

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Bennett Springs, Missouri
Census-designated place
Coordinates: 37°44′16″N 92°51′33″W / 37.73778°N 92.85917°W / 37.73778; -92.85917Coordinates: 37°44′16″N 92°51′33″W / 37.73778°N 92.85917°W / 37.73778; -92.85917
Country United States
State Missouri
Counties Dallas, Laclede
Area
 • Total 4.2 sq mi (10.9 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 878 ft (268 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 130
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65536
Area code(s) 417
GNIS feature ID 0735505[1]

Bennett Springs is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Dallas and Laclede counties, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 130.[2] It lies 12 miles (19 km) west of Lebanon on Missouri Route 64. The community is named after a spring that is reported variously as the third or fourth largest in the state, with an average daily flow of about one hundred million gallons, and which is the centerpiece of Bennett Spring State Park.

Bennett Spring State Park is one of the Missouri trout parks. The park features the largest spring of the four parks. Trout fishing, camping, and hiking are the main activities in the park, and the park also offers cabins, a swimming pool, nature center, and a full-service store.

An early variant name was "Brice", after James Brice, the proprietor of a local watermill.[3] A post office called Brice was established in 1900, the name was changed to Bennett Springs in 1939, and the post office closed in 1966.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Bennett Springs CDP, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Laclede County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 October 2016. 

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