Olney, Missouri

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Olney is an unincorporated community in western Lincoln County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on Missouri Supplemental Route O, approximately twelve miles northwest of Troy.

Olney was originally called Nineveh, and under the latter name was platted in 1855.[2] A post office called Olney has been in operation since 1876.[3] It is unclear why the name Olney was applied to this community.[2]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Olney, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "Lincoln County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 26 October 2016.

Coordinates: 39°05′02″N 91°14′36″W / 39.08389°N 91.24333°W / 39.08389; -91.24333