Colony, Missouri

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Colony is an unincorporated community in Knox County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]

History[edit]

Colony was originally called Kentucky Colony, and under the latter name settlement was made in the early 1840s by a colony of pioneers from Kentucky.[2] A post office called Colony was established in 1848, and remained in operation until 1907.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Colony, Missouri
  2. ^ "Knox County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 

Coordinates: 40°15′14″N 91°59′27″W / 40.2539287°N 91.9907307°W / 40.2539287; -91.9907307