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Middle Grove, Missouri

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Country  United States
County  Monroe
GNIS feature ID  722281
Local time  Tuesday 9:51 AM
State  Missouri
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Elevation  242 m
Middle Grove, Missouri
Weather  8°C, Wind NE at 18 km/h, 82% Humidity

Middle Grove is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Missouri, United States.

Contents

Map of Middle Grove, MO 65270, USA

History

The community was settled in 1830, and founded by John C. Milligan and Jacob Whittenburg. The community was so named on account of its location in the center of a rural district. A post office called Middle Grove was established in 1835, the name was changed to Middlegrove in 1894, and the post office closed in 1907.

In 1942, heavy rains hit the community, forcing residents onto rooftops to await help.

In 1979, Melvin Lute was stabbed and shot in his Middle Grove trailer home. His wife Shirley and son Roy were charged with the murder.

Notable people

  • Oak Hunter (1877-1958), member of Missouri House of Representatives, and speaker of the house.
  • Xenophon Overton Pindall (1873-1935), member of Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas State Senate; Acting Governor of Arkansas.
  • References

    Middle Grove, Missouri Wikipedia


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