Rescue, Missouri

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Rescue is a small unincorporated community in western Lawrence County, Missouri, United States.[1] It lies along Route 96 (formerly U.S. Route 66) approximately eighteen miles east of Carthage.

A post office called Rescue was established in 1897, and remained in operation until 1904.[2] It is unknown why the name Rescue was applied to this community.[3]

The community did have a school until 2003, when the Miller R-II School District decided to close what was by then named "Miller West Elementary" due to declining enrollment. [1]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rescue, Missouri
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Lawrence County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016. 

Coordinates: 37°11′30″N 93°58′44″W / 37.19167°N 93.97889°W / 37.19167; -93.97889