Romance, Missouri

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Romance, Missouri
Community
Location of Romance, Missouri
Location of Romance, Missouri
Romance, Missouri
Location of Romance, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°43′2″N 92°30′11″W / 36.71722°N 92.50306°W / 36.71722; -92.50306Coordinates: 36°43′2″N 92°30′11″W / 36.71722°N 92.50306°W / 36.71722; -92.50306[1]
Country U. S. A.
State Missouri
County Ozark County
Elevation[1] 300 m (1,000 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Romance is an unincorporated community in Ozark County, Missouri, in the United States. It is located about nine miles north of Gainesville. Romance is located in a valley at the confluence of two smaller streams with Ludecker Creek. It lies on state route Y 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Missouri Route 5 and 2.3 miles (3.7 km) north of Willhoit.[1] The Romance fire tower sits atop a knob at 1,490 feet (450 m) about 2.5 miles east.[2]

History[edit]

A post office was established in the community in 1881 and named Nora. In 1889 the name was changed to Romance. Romance School was located in the community.[3] The post office was discontinued in 1967.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wilhoit, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 2004
  2. ^ Gainesville NW, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1968
  3. ^ "Ozark County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016.