Conception, Missouri

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Census-designated place
Conception is located in Missouri
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.


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]


  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.