Braggadocio, Missouri

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Braggadocio is an unincorporated community in Pemiscot County, Missouri.[1] It is located eight miles west of Caruthersville.

History[edit]

Braggadocio was founded in about 1847.[2] A post office called Braggadocio has been in operation since 1881.[3] Some say the community was so named on account a large share of the early settlers being braggarts, while others believe the name is an amalgamation of Bragg and Docio, the respective surname and given name of a local husband and wife.[4] Still another claim is the name is derived from fiction, after the knight and horse thief Sir Braggadoccio, in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Braggadocio
  2. ^ a b Earngey, Bill (1995). Missouri Roadsides: The Traveler's Companion. University of Missouri Press. p. 40. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pemiscot County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°10′31″N 89°49′46″W / 36.17528°N 89.82944°W / 36.17528; -89.82944