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Welcome to Competition ...

Competition is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Competition is located in Laclede County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Competition, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1858.

Competition is 1,130 feet [344 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Competition lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Competition is within the (417) area code.

Communities near Competition ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Competition.

  • Lebanon
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Hartville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Plato
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plato have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plato
    • Plato is located in Texas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plato <3>
  • Twin Bridges
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Bridges came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Bridges
    • Twin Bridges is located in Laclede County
  • Evergreen
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
    • Evergreen is located in Laclede County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 28 people
    • Evergreen has also been known as:
    • Evergreen village
  • Jerktail ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerktail have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerktail
    • Jerktail is located in Wright County
  • Lynchburg
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchburg
    • Lynchburg is located in Laclede County
  • Saint George
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint George have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint George
    • Saint George is located in Wright County
  • Falcon
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
    • Falcon is located in Laclede County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falcon <3>
  • Astoria
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Astoria have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Astoria
    • Astoria is located in Wright County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Competition. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Competition.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Competition. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Competition.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Competition. See our Newspapers Page for Competition.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Competition ...

Looking for more information about Competition? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Competition, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Competition.

Adding Competition to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Competition in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Competition was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Competition post office opened in 1858.

We also found Competition in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Competition.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Competition. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Laclede County: www.laclede.county.missouri.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Laclede, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Competition - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>If we found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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