Success, Missouri

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Success
Unincorporated community
Success is located in Missouri
Success
Success
Location within Texas county =
Coordinates: 37°26′37″N 92°05′16″W / 37.44361°N 92.08778°W / 37.44361; -92.08778Coordinates: 37°26′37″N 92°05′16″W / 37.44361°N 92.08778°W / 37.44361; -92.08778
Country United States
State Missouri
County Texas County
Elevation 1,404 ft (428 m)
Time zone Eastern (CST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-4)
GNIS feature ID 752407[1]

Success is an unincorporated community in Texas County, Missouri, United States.[2] It is located about twelve miles northwest of Houston at the southern intersection of Routes 17 and 32.

History[edit]

The first settlement at Success was made in 1880.[3] The nearby original town site is today officially known as "Old Success"[4] and is located about one mile to the north.[5] A post office called Success has been in operation since 1880.[6] Founders of the community most likely named it "Success" in order to promote a mineral spa established there.[7]

Education[edit]

The Success R-VI School District has a K-8 enrollment.[8] The students attend Houston, Plato and Licking for high school.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Success, Missouri". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Success
  3. ^ "Texas County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Old Success
  5. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 54, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  6. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Texas County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Homepage". Success R-VI School District. Retrieved 29 December 2016.