Claryville, Missouri

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Claryville, Missouri
unincorporated community
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°53′32″N 89°49′44″W / 37.89222°N 89.82889°W / 37.89222; -89.82889Coordinates: 37°53′32″N 89°49′44″W / 37.89222°N 89.82889°W / 37.89222; -89.82889
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPerry
TownshipBois Brule
Elevation374 [1] ft (114 m)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code63775
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-14230 [2]
GNIS feature ID735559 [3]
 
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Claryville, Missouri
unincorporated community
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Location of Perry County, Missouri
Coordinates: 37°53′32″N 89°49′44″W / 37.89222°N 89.82889°W / 37.89222; -89.82889Coordinates: 37°53′32″N 89°49′44″W / 37.89222°N 89.82889°W / 37.89222; -89.82889
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountyPerry
TownshipBois Brule
Elevation374 [1] ft (114 m)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code63775
Area code(s)573
FIPS code29-14230 [2]
GNIS feature ID735559 [3]

Claryville is an unincorporated community in Bois Brule Township in Perry County, Missouri. It is located twelve miles northeast of Perryville, sixty-three miles south of Saint Louis, and lies directly on the Mississippi River.

Name[edit]

The spelling of the name was first Clearyville, as it was named for John Cleary, a nearby farmer. The name was eventually changed to correspond to the pronunciation.[4] Claryville was also known unofficially as West Chester [5]

History[edit]

Claryville was first settled in 1869, and the town was laid out in 1871. The frist mayor was V.P. Tucker and its first merchant was E. J. Rhodes. In 1912 the town had three general stores and a population of 140.[6] Subsequent floods over the years have diminished the town's population.

Geography[edit]

Claryville is situated in the Mississippi River Valley within an alluvial flood plain called the Bois Brule Bottom. Situated along the Mississippi River has made Claryville susceptible to flooding.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Missouri Hometown Locator.com http://missouri.hometownlocator.com/mo/perry/seventysix.cfm
  2. ^ Hometown Locator: Missouri http://www.roadsidethoughts.com/mo/claryville-misc.htm
  3. ^ Roadsidethoughts.com: Missouri http://www.roadsidethoughts.com/mo/claryville-misc.htm
  4. ^ Missouri State Historical Society: Perry County Place Names http://shs.umsystem.edu/manuscripts/ramsay/ramsay_perry.html
  5. ^ Joel P. Rhodes (2008). A Missouri Railroad Pioneer: The Life of Louis Houck. ISBN 9780826266422. 
  6. ^ Robert Sidney Douglass (1912). History of Southeast Missouri: A Narrative Account of Its ..., Volume 1.