Foil, Missouri

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Foil is an unincorporated community in northern Ozark County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located approximately sixteen miles south of Ava on county roads 953 and 955. Wasola is about four miles northeast on Missouri Route 5 and Thornfield approximately three miles southwest on Missouri Route JJ. The community is on the banks of Little Creek, a tributary of Little North Fork White River.[2][3]

A post office called Foil was in operation between 1909 and 1969.[4] It is unknown why the name "Foil" was applied to this community.[5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Foil
  2. ^ Smallett, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, U.S. Geological Survey, 2004
  3. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 63, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Ozark County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.

Coordinates: 36°45′22″N 92°38′08″W / 36.75611°N 92.63556°W / 36.75611; -92.63556