Iantha, Missouri

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Iantha is an unincorporated community in Barton County, Missouri.[1] It is located six miles west of Lamar.

Iantha was founded in 1881.[2] The community most likely was named after an early settler.[3] A post office called Iantha was established in 1881, and remained in operation until 1885.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Earle D. Baker (1888-1987), Los Angeles City Council member, born in Iantha

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Iantha, Missouri
  2. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 207. 
  3. ^ "Barton County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 37°31′01″N 94°23′52″W / 37.51694°N 94.39778°W / 37.51694; -94.39778