Brownbranch, Missouri

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Brownbranch, Missouri
Community
Location of Brownbranch, Missouri
Location of Brownbranch, Missouri
Brownbranch, Missouri
Location of Brownbranch, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°47′41″N 92°49′52″W / 36.79472°N 92.83111°W / 36.79472; -92.83111Coordinates: 36°47′41″N 92°49′52″W / 36.79472°N 92.83111°W / 36.79472; -92.83111[1]
Country U. S. A.
State Missouri
County Taney County
Elevation[1] 270 m (890 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Brownbranch is an unincorporated community in northeastern Taney County, Missouri, United States.[2] It is located on Beaver Creek at the intersection of Route 76 and Missouri Supplemental Route W about 23 miles (37 km) northeast of Forsyth. Bradleyville lies about 5.7 miles (9.2 km) to the west on Route 76 and McClurg lies about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the east on Route W.[1][3] The community is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Brownbranch had a post office from 1875 to 1962 (known as Brown Branch for the first 20 years).[4] The community was named after the Brown family, which lived at a nearby creek.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Brownbranch, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 2004
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brownbranch, Missouri
  3. ^ Ava, Missouri, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1985
  4. ^ Post offices of Taney County
  5. ^ "Taney County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.