Walnut Shade, Missouri

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Walnut Shade is an unincorporated community in Taney County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is about six miles northwest of Forsyth on U.S. Route 160. The town sits at the confluence of Bull Creek and Bear Creek.[2][3] Walnut Shade is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.

A post office called Walnut Shade has been in operation since 1860.[4] The community once had Walnut Shade Schoolhouse, now defunct.[5] The name "Walnut Shade" is commendatory.[6]

Bonniebrook Homestead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[7]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Walnut Shade
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 62, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ Branson, Missouri 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1989
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 December 2016. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Walnut Shade School (historical)
  6. ^ "Taney County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  7. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

Coordinates: 36°43′57″N 93°11′37″W / 36.73250°N 93.19361°W / 36.73250; -93.19361