Middle Grove, Missouri
|Middle Grove, Missouri|
Location of Middle Grove shown in Missouri
|Elevation||794 ft (242 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||722281|
The community was settled in 1830, and founded by John C. Milligan and Jacob Whittenburg. The community was so named on account of its location in the center of a rural district. A post office called Middle Grove was established in 1835, the name was changed to Middlegrove in 1894, and the post office closed in 1907.
In 1942, heavy rains hit the community, forcing residents onto rooftops to await help.
In 1979, Melvin Lute was stabbed and shot in his Middle Grove trailer home. His wife Shirley and son Roy were charged with the murder.
- Oak Hunter (1877-1958), member of Missouri House of Representatives, and speaker of the house.
- Xenophon Overton Pindall (1873-1935), member of Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas State Senate; Acting Governor of Arkansas.
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- The Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Sutherland & McEvoy. 1860.
- "Monroe County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
- "Central Missouri is Hit Hard". St. Joseph News-Press. June 26, 1942. p. 2.
- "Murder Conviction Overturned". Nevada Daily Mail. November 13, 1980. p. 3.
- Nancy Weatherly Sharp and James Roger Sharp (1997). American Legislative Leaders in the Midwest, 1911-1994. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-313-30214-6.
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