Plevna, Missouri

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Plevna is an unincorporated community in southeastern Knox County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located about eighteen miles southeast of Edina on Route 15.

Plevna was platted in 1877.[2] According to author and name historian Robert Ramsay, the community is named after Plevna, Bulgaria,[3][4] site of a Russian victory at the Siege of Plevna during the Russo-Turkish War. A post office has been in operation at Plevna since 1877.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Plevna, Missouri
  2. ^ "Knox County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 
  3. ^ Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names 2nd edition. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press. 1973. ISBN 0-8262-0586-0. 
  4. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1916). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 182. 
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 23 October 2016. 

Coordinates: 39°58′25″N 92°05′11″W / 39.97361°N 92.08639°W / 39.97361; -92.08639