Berryman, Missouri

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Berryman is an unincorporated community on the border between Crawford and Washington Counties in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] Located along Route 8, it lies in the Mark Twain National Forest about sixteen miles west of Potosi. Courtois Creek flows under Route 8 just west of the village. Berryman Recreation Area and trail lie to the northeast of the village.[2]

Berryman was oiginally called Osage, and under the latter name was founded in the 1830s.[3] The present name is after John Berryman, the acquaintance of an early settler.[3] A post office named Osage was established in 1836, the name was changed to Berryman in 1886, and the post office closed in 1986.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Berryman, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 48 ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ a b "Crawford County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 

Coordinates: 37°55′08″N 91°05′47″W / 37.91889°N 91.09639°W / 37.91889; -91.09639