Middle Grove, Missouri

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Middle Grove, Missouri
Location of Middle Grove shown in Missouri
Location of Middle Grove shown in Missouri
Coordinates: 39°23′42″N 92°16′14″W / 39.39500°N 92.27056°W / 39.39500; -92.27056Coordinates: 39°23′42″N 92°16′14″W / 39.39500°N 92.27056°W / 39.39500; -92.27056
CountryUnited States
794 ft (242 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID722281[1]

Middle Grove is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Missouri, United States.


The community was settled in 1830,[2] and founded by John C. Milligan and Jacob Whittenburg.[3] The community was named due to its location in the center of a rural district.[4] 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.[5]

In 1942, heavy rains hit the community, forcing residents onto rooftops to await help.[6]

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.[7]

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  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Campbell, Robert Allen (1873). Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri. R.A. Campbell.
  3. ^ The Missouri State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Sutherland & McEvoy. 1860.
  4. ^ "Monroe County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved January 15, 2018.
  6. ^ "Central Missouri is Hit Hard". St. Joseph News-Press. June 26, 1942. p. 2.
  7. ^ "Murder Conviction Overturned". Nevada Daily Mail. November 13, 1980. p. 3.
  8. ^ 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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