Sycamore, Missouri

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Sycamore, Missouri
Community
The old Sycamore store building on the north side of Route 181
The old Sycamore store building on the north side of Route 181
Location of Sycamore, Missouri
Location of Sycamore, Missouri
Sycamore, Missouri
Location of Sycamore, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°42′12″N 92°16′28″W / 36.70333°N 92.27444°W / 36.70333; -92.27444Coordinates: 36°42′12″N 92°16′28″W / 36.70333°N 92.27444°W / 36.70333; -92.27444[1]
CountryU. S. A.
StateMissouri
CountyOzark County
Elevation250 m (820 ft)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)

Sycamore is an unincorporated community in eastern Ozark County in the Ozarks of southern Missouri, United States.[2] It is located on Route 181, approximately fourteen miles northeast of Gainesville. The old townsite is located on a ridge on the west side of Bryant Creek, a major tributary of the North Fork River. The old Hodgson Mill and spring lie on Bryant Creek 0.8 mi (1.3 km) to the northeast.[1] The mill was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places as Aid-Hodgson Mill in 2001.[3]

Historic Hodgson Mill on Bryant Creek northeast of Sycamore

The community was founded in 1891 and named for a grove of American sycamore trees near the original town site.[4] The community post office was originally located in Hodgson Mill in 1891. The post office was later moved to the Sycamore store and remained active until 1973.[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sycamore, Missouri, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1968
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sycamore
  3. ^ a b National Register of Historic Places Registration Form, Aid-Hodgson Mill, Ozark County, Missouri
  4. ^ "Ozark County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  5. ^ Moser, Arthur Paul, A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets Past and Present of Ozark County, Missouri