Speed, Missouri

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Speed, Missouri
Unincorporated community
Speed is located in Missouri
Speed
Speed
Coordinates: 38°50′53″N 92°48′12″W / 38.84806°N 92.80333°W / 38.84806; -92.80333Coordinates: 38°50′53″N 92°48′12″W / 38.84806°N 92.80333°W / 38.84806; -92.80333
Country  United States
State  Missouri
County Cooper County
Township Palestine Township
Elevation 204 m (669 ft)
ZIP code 65233
GNIS feature ID 0726840

Speed is an unincorporated community in Palestine Township, Cooper County, Missouri, United States.

History[edit]

Speed was originally named New Palestine, and under the latter name was laid out in 1868.[1] The present name is after Austin Speed, a railroad official.[1] A post office called New Palestine was established in 1869, the name was changed to Speed in 1898, and the post office closed in 1955.[2]

Geography[edit]

Speed is located at 38°50′53″N 92°48′12″W / 38.84806°N 92.80333°W / 38.84806; -92.80333 at an elevation of 669 feet.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cooper County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 22 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 September 2016.