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Welcome to Compton ...

So far, we found very little information about Compton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Compton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Compton, please Contact Us.


Compton was located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Compton would have been located within present day Webster County<2>.


The location of Compton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Compton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Compton is 1,300 feet [396 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Compton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Compton once stood is in the (417) area code.

Communities Also Named Compton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Compton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Compton.

Communities near Compton ...

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

  • Springfield
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Nixa
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixa
    • Nixa is located in Christian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,330 people
    • Former name for Nixa:
    • Faught
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nixa <5>
  • Ozark
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ozark
    • Ozark is located in Christian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,052 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ozark <5>
  • Marshfield
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Battlefield
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battlefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battlefield
    • Battlefield is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,665 people
  • Rogersville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Strafford
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strafford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strafford
    • Strafford is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,502 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strafford <5>
  • Sparta
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
    • Sparta is located in Christian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,076 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparta <5>
  • Seymour
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seymour have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seymour
    • Seymour is located in Webster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,022 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seymour <5>
  • Fair Grove
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Grove
    • Fair Grove is located in Greene County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,540 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fair Grove <5>

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 Compton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Compton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Compton. 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 Compton.

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

Adding Compton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Compton in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

From that list, the Compton post office opened in 1884.

We also found Compton in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Compton.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Compton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Webster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Compton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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