Georgia City

Name:

Georgia City

County:

Jasper

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

37° 16′ 26.18 N, 94° 32′ 35.84 W

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Georgia City, Missouri, is the name of a former town in Jasper County, Missouri, about 15 miles north of Joplin, Missouri.

Remains:

Georgia City was founded in January 1868 by John C. Guinn. Named after his home state, Georgia (U.S. state), it had a population of 200 in March 1869. James Clayton Cox was also one of the founders. A post office was established at Georgia City in 1870, and remained in operation until 1904.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

By 1883, the population had declined to 50, and by 1912 the town had essentially disappeared,. In February 1930, it officially ceased to exist when the county court granted a petition presented by Lottie Guinn Young, daughter of the founder, asking that the streets and alleys of the platted village be vacated and the land formally returned to farm acreage. Now all that remains is the Georgia City Cemetery at 37°17’22 N 94°32’31 W.

Remarks:

The town site was located in Sections 4 and 5 of Township 29 N, Range 33 W, where present-day Oak Road dead-ends at County Road 270, about four miles east of Asbury, Missouri

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