Pontiac, Missouri

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Pontiac, Missouri
Census-designated place
Location of Pontiac, Missouri
Location of Pontiac, Missouri
Pontiac, Missouri
Location of Pontiac, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°30′56″N 92°36′14″W / 36.51556°N 92.60389°W / 36.51556; -92.60389Coordinates: 36°30′56″N 92°36′14″W / 36.51556°N 92.60389°W / 36.51556; -92.60389[1]
Country U. S. A.
State Missouri
County Ozark County
Elevation[1] 251 m (823 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Zip Code 65729

Pontiac is a census-designated place in southern Ozark County, Missouri.[2] It lies six miles south of Isabella and 18.5 miles southwest of Gainesville.[3] It is located on the northeast shore of Bull Shoals Lake.

A post office called Pontiac has been in operation since 1887.[4] The community was named in honor of the Ottawa Indian chief Pontiac, perhaps via Pontiac, Michigan.[5]

The town is located on a ridge above the lake at an elevation of about 820 feet. The lake has a normal surface elevation of 654 feet.[1] The town consists of a post office, a marina and campgrounds on the lake, a restaurant, and a church. Pontiac is accessed via Missouri Route W from Missouri Route 5 south of Gainesville.[6]

Sunrise on Highway W In Pontiac, Missouri

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