Conception, Missouri

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Conception
Census-designated place
Conception is located in Missouri
Conception
Conception
Location within the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 40°14′32″N 94°41′1″W / 40.24222°N 94.68361°W / 40.24222; -94.68361Coordinates: 40°14′32″N 94°41′1″W / 40.24222°N 94.68361°W / 40.24222; -94.68361
Country United States
State Missouri
County Nodaway
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Conception is an census-designated place in eastern Nodaway County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located about eleven miles southeast of Maryville on U.S. Route 136. It is very near Conception Junction, Missouri (which was the rail intersection). Conception is home to Conception Abbey.

History[edit]

Conception was founded by Father Powers and others. It was named for the Catholic dogma of Immaculate Conception.[2] A post office has called Conception has been in operation since 1864.[3] Conception has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Conception, Missouri
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 336. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Parker, Quentin (2010). Welcome to Horneytown, North Carolina, Population: 15: An insider's guide to 201 of the world's weirdest and wildest places. Adams Media. pp. ix.