Grayridge, Missouri

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Grayridge is a census-designated place in eastern Stoddard County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located about ten miles southwest of Sikeston just south of U.S. Route 60.[2]

A post office called Gray's Ridge was established in 1879, the name was changed to Gray Ridge in 1887, and the present name of Grayridge was adopted in 1894.[3] The community has the name of W. C. Gray, a pioneer citizen.[4]

Grayridge is home to Stoddard County Oilseed Crushing, which is developing biodiesel.[5]

As of 2011, Grayridge's population is 1,506.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Grayridge Census Designated Place
  2. ^ Missouri Hometown Locator http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/stoddard/grayridge.cfm
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Stoddard County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ Standard Democrat http://www.standard-democrat.com/story/1678861.html
  6. ^ http://www.bestplaces.net/zip-code/missouri/grayridge/63850

Coordinates: 36°49′27″N 89°46′51″W / 36.82417°N 89.78083°W / 36.82417; -89.78083