Williamsburg, Missouri

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Williamsburg is an unincorporated community in eastern Callaway County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located on Missouri Supplemental Route D just north of Interstate 70, approximately thirteen miles northeast of Fulton. The Whetstone Creek Conservation Area along Whetstone Creek lies about one mile to the north.[2]

History[edit]

An old variant name was Fruits.[1] A post office called Fruits was established in 1824, and the name was changed to Williamsburg in 1835.[3] The present name is after Harvey Williams, in whose house the post office once was located.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Williamsburg, Missouri
  2. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, pp. 38-96, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  3. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Callaway County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 7 September 2016.


Coordinates: 38°55′13″N 91°42′06″W / 38.92028°N 91.70167°W / 38.92028; -91.70167