Crook, Missouri

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


A post office called Crook was established in 1903, and remained in operation until 1920.[2] The community was derisively named Crook (meaning "thief") on account of the business practices of a local merchant.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Crook, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Osage County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 26, 2016.

Coordinates: 38°33′02″N 91°46′40″W / 38.55056°N 91.77778°W / 38.55056; -91.77778