Udall, Missouri

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Udall, Missouri
Community
Location of Udall, Missouri
Location of Udall, Missouri
Udall, Missouri
Location of Udall, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°32′33″N 92°15′45″W / 36.54250°N 92.26250°W / 36.54250; -92.26250Coordinates: 36°32′33″N 92°15′45″W / 36.54250°N 92.26250°W / 36.54250; -92.26250[1]
Country U. S. A.
State Missouri
County Ozark County
Elevation[1] 250 m (820 ft)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Udall is an unincorporated community in Ozark County in southern Missouri about twelve miles southeast of Gainesville and eight miles west of Bakersfield on Missouri Route O. One and a half miles west of Udall the road ends at a park and landing on Norfork Lake.[1]

History[edit]

An early variant name was "Saint Leger".[2] A post office called Saint Leger was established in 1848, the name was changed to Udall in 1885, and the post office closed in 2003.[3] According to legend, the present name Udall is a contraction of "You doll, get up", a command, the story continues, was once overheard directed at a horse.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Udall Quadrangle, Missouri–Ozark County, 7.5 Minute Series, USGS, 1968
  2. ^ a b "Ozark County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 November 2016.