Competition, Missouri

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Competition is an unincorporated community in southern Laclede County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is about seventeen miles southeast of Lebanon.

Competition was originally called "Newburg", and under the latter name settlement was made in the 1840s.[2] A post office called Competition was established in 1858, and remained in operation until 1967.[3] A naming competition accounts for the present name.[2]


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

Coordinates: 37°29′01″N 92°25′45″W / 37.48361°N 92.42917°W / 37.48361; -92.42917