Myrtle, Missouri

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Myrtle is a small, unincorporated community in Oregon County, Missouri.[1] It is fourteen miles southeast of Alton, near the Arkansas state line.

Myrtle was laid out in 1878, and named after Myrtle Moore, the daughter of a local merchant.[2] A post office called Myrtle has been in operation since 1884.[3]

Children attend Couch Public School, a few miles north of town on Highway 142.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Myrtle, Missouri
  2. ^ "Oregon County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 24 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Homepage". Couch R-1 School District. Retrieved 25 November 2016. 

Coordinates: 36°30′31″N 91°16′01″W / 36.50861°N 91.26694°W / 36.50861; -91.26694