Pulaskifield, Missouri

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Pulaskifield
Unincorporated community
Pulaskifield is located in Missouri
Pulaskifield
Pulaskifield
Coordinates: 36°52′21″N 94°00′39″W / 36.87250°N 94.01083°W / 36.87250; -94.01083Coordinates: 36°52′21″N 94°00′39″W / 36.87250°N 94.01083°W / 36.87250; -94.01083
Country United States
State Missouri
County Barry
Settled 1893
unincorporated community 1835
Elevation 1,270 ft (390 m)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 65708, 65723
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29/60104[1]
GNIS feature ID 735810[2]

Pulaskifield is an unincorporated community located in Capps Creek Township, Barry County, Missouri, United States. The area was originally known as Bricefield[3] (named for J. Brice Hudson whose father owned the land on which the general store of August Dombroski (first postmaster) was located and in which the post office was established in 1893); archaically misspelled Brassfield or Brycefield. The area was locally known under the community name of Pulaskifield but officially changed to that name in 1930[4] by request of the large group of Polish immigrants who bought land and began farming beginning in the late 1870's in an approximate two-mile radius of the crossing point of Missouri Route 97 and Barry County Farm Road 2040. The community was renamed to honor Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman and American Revolution Continental Army Brigadier General remembered as a hero who fought for independence and freedom both in Poland and in the United States.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Bell, Margaret E. (1933). "Place Names In The Southwest Border Counties Of Missouri". M.A. thesis., University of Missouri-Columbia. 
  4. ^ "The Neosho Times". Page 3. 3 July 1930. Retrieved 28 Dec 2015 – via Newspapers.com.