Peru, Missouri

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Peru is an extinct town in Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]

A post office called Peru was established in 1892, and remained in operation until 1901.[2] The community's name may be a transfer from Peru in South America.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Peru (historical)
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 38°10′57″N 94°17′32″W / 38.182526°N 94.292172°W / 38.182526; -94.292172