Point Pleasant, Missouri

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Point Pleasant is an unincorporated community in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States.[1]

History[edit]

The first settlement at Point Pleasant was made in 1815.[2] The town site was platted in 1846, and so named on account of its scenic location.[2] A post office called Point Pleasant was established in 1845, and remained in operation until 1979.[3]

At the turn of the 20th century, Point Pleasant contained a cotton gin and a saw mill.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Point Pleasant, Missouri
  2. ^ a b "New Madrid County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Williams, Walter (1904). The State of Missouri. p. 459. 

Coordinates: 36°27′09″N 89°34′28″W / 36.45250°N 89.57444°W / 36.45250; -89.57444