Point Lookout, Missouri

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Point Lookout, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Point Lookout, Missouri is located in Missouri
Point Lookout, Missouri
Point Lookout, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°37′03″N 93°14′22″W / 36.61750°N 93.23944°W / 36.61750; -93.23944Coordinates: 36°37′03″N 93°14′22″W / 36.61750°N 93.23944°W / 36.61750; -93.23944
Country United States
State Missouri
County Taney
Elevation 932 ft (284 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65726
Area code(s) 417
GNIS feature ID 736272[1]

Point Lookout is an unincorporated community in Taney County, Missouri, United States, near Branson and Hollister.[1] Although it is unincorporated, Point Lookout has a U.S. post office with ZIP code 65726.[2] Point Lookout is part of the Branson Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

A post office called Point Lookout has been in operation since 1931.[3] The community was so named on account of its lofty elevation.[4]

Education[edit]

College of the Ozarks is located in the community. College of the Ozarks hosts the NAIA Division II basketball tournament annually.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Point Lookout". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "Taney County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.