Mora, Missouri

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Mora, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Location of Mora in Missouri
Location of Mora in Missouri
Coordinates: 38°31′25″N 93°12′57″W / 38.52361°N 93.21583°W / 38.52361; -93.21583Coordinates: 38°31′25″N 93°12′57″W / 38.52361°N 93.21583°W / 38.52361; -93.21583
Country United States
State Missouri
County Benton
Elevation 1,017 ft (310 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 660
GNIS feature ID 722596[1]

Mora is an unincorporated community in northern Benton County, Missouri.[1] It is located on Missouri Supplemental Route U about sixteen miles south of Sedalia.

Mora was laid out in 1882 when the railroad was extended to that point.[2] A post office has been in operation at Mora since 1882.[3]

Mora is the birthplace of country music singer Leroy Van Dyke. Stan Kroenke, sports team owner, grew up in Mora and attended schools in Cole Camp, Missouri.


  1. ^ a b "Mora". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Benton County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016.