Nashville, Missouri

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Nashville, Missouri
unincorporated community
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Coordinates: 37°24′28″N 94°27′34″W / 37.40778°N 94.45944°W / 37.40778; -94.45944
Country United States
State Missouri
County Barton
Area
 • Total 48.6 sq mi (125.9 km2)
 • Land 48.5 sq mi (125.6 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Elevation 958 ft (292 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 396
 • Density 8.2/sq mi (3.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-51248[1]
GNIS feature ID 0766282[2]

Nashville is a small unincorporated community in southwestern Barton County, Missouri. It is located one mile west of Route 43 about twelve miles southwest of Lamar.

Nashville was platted in 1869.[3] The name is a transfer from Nashville, Tennessee.[3] A post office called Nashville was established in 1861, and remained in operation until 1959.[4]

Harlow Shapley, an astronomer, was born at Nashville in 1885.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "Barton County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 31 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  5. ^ 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. 

Coordinates: 37°22′28″N 94°29′27″W / 37.37444°N 94.49083°W / 37.37444; -94.49083