Ravanna, Missouri

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Ravanna, Missouri
Ravanna, Missouri is located in Missouri
Ravanna, Missouri
Ravanna, Missouri
Location within Missouri
Coordinates: 40°27′18″N 93°27′56″W / 40.45500°N 93.46556°W / 40.45500; -93.46556Coordinates: 40°27′18″N 93°27′56″W / 40.45500°N 93.46556°W / 40.45500; -93.46556
Country United States
State Missouri
County Mercer County
Population (2010)
 • Total 98

Ravanna is a census-designated place in Mercer County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located about seven miles northeast of Princeton on U.S. Route 136. The population was 98 at the 2010 census.

Ravanna was platted in 1857.[2] A variant name was "Sonoma".[3] A post office called Sonoma was established in 1855, the name was changed to Ravanna in 1858, and the post office closed in 1975.[4] The present name most likely is a transfer from Ravenna, Ohio.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Ravanna Census Designated Place
  2. ^ Ramsay, Robert L. (1952). Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names. University of Missouri Press. p. 25. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: 735816
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Mercer County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 5, 2016.