Briar, Missouri

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Briar is an unincorporated community in Ripley County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on U.S. Route 160, approximately seven miles west of Doniphan.

A variant name was Briarcreek.[1] A post office called Briar Creek was established in 1879, the name was changed to Briar in 1936, and the post office closed in 1999.[2] The community took its name from Briar Creek, which was so named on account of green briar near its course.[3]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Briar
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  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.

Coordinates: 36°38′54″N 90°58′18″W / 36.64833°N 90.97167°W / 36.64833; -90.97167