Northview, Missouri

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Northview, Missouri
Location of Northview, Missouri
Location of Northview, Missouri
Northview, Missouri
Location of Northview, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°17′12″N 92°59′48″W / 37.28667°N 92.99667°W / 37.28667; -92.99667Coordinates: 37°17′12″N 92°59′48″W / 37.28667°N 92.99667°W / 37.28667; -92.99667[1]
Country U. S. A.
State Missouri
County Webster County
Elevation[1] 439 m (1,440 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Northview is an unincorporated community in Webster County, Missouri, United States.[2] It is located 6.0 miles (9.7 km) southwest of Marshfield on Missouri Supplemental Route B 1.1 miles (1.8 km) south of Interstate 44. Northview is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Northview was originally called "Bunker Hill", and under the latter name was platted in 1870.[3] A post office called Bunker was established in 1873, the name was changed to Northview in 1873, and the post office closed in 1973.[4] The present name is inspired from scenic northerly views from the elevated town site.[3]

Notable people[edit]

The oilman, rancher, and philanthropist Joseph Sterling Bridwell of Wichita Falls, Texas, was born in Northview in 1885.[5] Major League Baseball All-Star outfielder and World Series champion Ival Goodman also was born in Northview.


  1. ^ a b Marshfield, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1982
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Northview, Missouri
  3. ^ a b "Webster County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved January 2, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Jack O. Loftin, "Joseph Sterling Bridwell"". Texas State Historical Association online. Retrieved April 30, 2013.