Hammond, Missouri

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Hammond, Missouri
Community
The old Hammond Mill building in Ozark County, Missouri
The old Hammond Mill building in Ozark County, Missouri
Location of Hammond, Missouri
Location of Hammond, Missouri
Hammond, Missouri
Location of Hammond, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°40′32″N 92°38′40″W / 36.67556°N 92.64444°W / 36.67556; -92.64444Coordinates: 36°40′32″N 92°38′40″W / 36.67556°N 92.64444°W / 36.67556; -92.64444[1]
Country U. S. A.
State Missouri
County Ozark County
Elevation[1] 227 m (745 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Hammond is an unincorporated community in Ozark County, Missouri.[2] It is located at the intersection of two county roads on the Little North Fork of the White River about twelve miles northwest of Gainesville and 2.5 miles (4.0 km) southeast of Thornfield.[1][3]

A post office called Hammond was established in 1894, and remained in operation until 1975.[4] Some say the community has the name of the local Hammond family, allegedly the original owners of the town site, while others believe it is unknown why the name "Hammond" was selected.[5]

Hammond is the site of the historic Hammond Mill.[6][7] The mill was built in 1907 and served as a gristmill until around 1940.[6] The mill has since been restored as a private residence.[7] The townsite lies on the northeast side of a 1,300 feet (400 m) wide stream floodplain at an elevation of 744 feet (227 m) some 200 feet below the adjacent ridge tops.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Thornfield, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 2004
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hammond
  3. ^ Ava, MO, 30x60 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1985
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. 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. 
  6. ^ a b Rossiter, Phyllis, Hammond Mill, The Mills of Ozark County originally published in The Ozarks Mountaineer, July-August, 1990
  7. ^ a b Ozark County’s Historic Mills, Hammond Mill