Wakenda, Missouri

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Wakenda, Missouri
Unincorporated community
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Coordinates: 39°18′51″N 93°22′38″W / 39.31417°N 93.37722°W / 39.31417; -93.37722
Country United States
State Missouri
County Carroll
Area
 • Total 32.5 sq mi (84.1 km2)
 • Land 31.7 sq mi (82.0 km2)
 • Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 467
 • Density 14.7/sq mi (5.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64687
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-76552[1]
GNIS feature ID 0766424[2]

Wakenda is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[3]

History[edit]

Wakenda was platted in 1869, and took its name from Wakenda Township.[4] A post office called Wakenda was established in 1876, and remained in operation until 1995.[5]

Notable people[edit]

James Fergason, an inventor, was born in Wakenda.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Wakenda, Missouri
  4. ^ "Carroll County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Tidbits". Ludington Daily News. Aug 4, 2001. p. 33. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 

Coordinates: 39°18′51″N 93°22′38″W / 39.31417°N 93.37722°W / 39.31417; -93.37722