Northview, Missouri

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Northview, Missouri
Community
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.

History[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  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.