Rankin, Missouri

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Rankin is an unincorporated community in Andrew County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]

History[edit]

Rankin was a small community, located just north of Fillmore during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A post office in Rankin was in operation from 1894 to 1908.[2] The community was named after John Rankin, the original owner of the town site.[3] A cemetery is the only marker of the past community that remains today, which includes multiple tombstones with the family name Rankin on them.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rankin, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 30 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Andrew County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 40°04′02″N 94°55′04″W / 40.06722°N 94.91778°W / 40.06722; -94.91778