Williamsburg, Missouri

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Williamsburg is an unincorporated community in eastern Callaway County, Missouri, USA. It is part of the Jefferson City, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is home to Nine Mile Presbyterian church, presided over by James W. Cruickshank. It is also located on Missouri Supplemental Route D just off Interstate 70 about thirteen miles northeast of Fulton at 38°52′11″N 91°44′49″W / 38.86972°N 91.74694°W / 38.86972; -91.74694 (38.8697, -91.7469)[1]

History[edit]

An old variant name was Fruits.[2] 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. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Williamsburg, Missouri
  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.