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Sprague, Missouri

Coordinates: 38°05′44″N 94°27′35″W / 38.09556°N 94.45972°W / 38.09556; -94.45972
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Sprague is an unincorporated community in southwest Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community is five miles west of Rich Hill via Missouri route A and WW. The Harmony Mission Lake Conservation Area lies within one mile to the southeast.[2]


A post office called Sprague was established in 1880, and remained in operation until 1926.[3] Some say the community was named after Charles Sprague, a local storekeeper, while others believe the name honors H. C. Sprague, a railroad official.[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sprague, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1st ed. 1998, p. 42 ISBN 0899332242
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "Bates County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved September 1, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

38°05′44″N 94°27′35″W / 38.09556°N 94.45972°W / 38.09556; -94.45972