Sprague, Missouri

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Sprague is an unincorporated community in Bates County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1]


A post office called Sprague was established in 1880, and remained in operation until 1926.[2] Some say the community was named after Charles Sprague, a local storekeeper, while others believe the name honors H. C. Sprague, a railroad official.[3]


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

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