Laquey, Missouri

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Laquey (pronounced "Lake-wāy") is an unincorporated community in Pulaski County, Missouri.[1] It is about six miles southwest of Waynesville. It was founded in 1900 and named for the Laquey family.

A post office called Laquey has been in operation since 1899.[2] The community has the name of the local Laquey family.[3]

While the community is unincorporated, it is experiencing rapid growth due to its proximity to Fort Leonard Wood. The Laquey R-V School District had been for many years a K-8 district but in the early 1970s expanded to begin a high school. It's now the third-largest school district in Pulaski County, after Waynesville and Dixon.

Coordinates: 37°46′13″N 92°18′13″W / 37.77028°N 92.30361°W / 37.77028; -92.30361

Transportation[edit]

Major north-south routes near Laquey include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Laquey, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Pulaski County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on December 10, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.