Nashville, Missouri

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Nashville, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°22′30″N 94°29′30″W / 37.37500°N 94.49167°W / 37.37500; -94.49167Coordinates: 37°22′30″N 94°29′30″W / 37.37500°N 94.49167°W / 37.37500; -94.49167
CountryUnited States
 • Total48.6 sq mi (125.9 km2)
 • Land48.5 sq mi (125.6 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation955 ft (291 m)
 • Total396
 • Density8.2/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code29-51248[2]
GNIS feature ID0723124[1]

Nashville is a small unincorporated community in southwestern Barton County one mile north of the Barton-Jasper county line, near the western border of Missouri, United States. It is on Missouri Route AA one mile west of Route 43. The community is approximately twelve miles southwest of Lamar and 22 miles north of Joplin.[3]

Developed in a rural, farming area, Nashville was platted in 1869 after the American Civil War.[4] The name is a transfer from Nashville, Tennessee.[4] A post office called Nashville had been established in 1861, and remained in operation until 1959.[5]

Harlow Shapley was born at Nashville in 1885. He became a notable American astronomer and was director of the Harvard College Observatory (1921–1952).[6]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Nashville, Missouri
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Nashville, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1962
  4. ^ a b "Barton County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  6. ^ Kuehn, Kerry (15 September 2014). A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts: Volume I: The Heavens and The Earth. Springer. p. 273. ISBN 978-1-4939-1360-2.