Powell, Missouri

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For the extinct town in Cass County, see Powell, Cass County, Missouri.

Powell is an unincorporated community in eastern McDonald County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on Missouri Supplemental Route E about ten miles east of Pineville. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

A post office called Powell has been in operation since 1871.[2] The community has the name of one Mr. Powell, a businessperson in the local liquor trade.[3] The 1915 Powell Bridge, a single-lane pin-connected Pratt through truss bridge, spans Big Sugar Creek 0.4 miles southwest of the community and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Powell, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "McDonald County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 4/18/11 through 4/22/11. National Park Service. 2011-04-29. 

Coordinates: 36°37′22″N 94°10′51″W / 36.62278°N 94.18083°W / 36.62278; -94.18083