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Welcome to Licking ...

The city of Licking is located in the Missouri Ozarks.

Licking is located in Texas County<1>.

The location of Licking has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Licking has a population of 3,075 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Licking was established in 1826.

Licking is 1,250 feet [381 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Licking is within the (573) area code.

The ZIP code for Licking: 65542<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Licking had an population of 3,075 people. This is a decrease of 1.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 109.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Licking had a population of 3,124 people (or 12.01% of the total population of Texas County). This makes Licking the county's most populous community.

The population of Licking represents 0.05% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 179th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,124 people, the population of Licking increased 112.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,471 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Licking.

Adding Licking to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Licking elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Licking on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Licking on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Licking ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Licking - they are located in Kentucky (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Licking ...

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

  • Houston [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Texas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Licking
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,082 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<7>
  • Raymondville [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymondville
    • Raymondville [Texas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Licking
    • Estimated population in 2019: 352 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymondville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymondville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymondville<7>
  • Edgar Springs [Phelps County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgar Springs
    • Edgar Springs [Phelps County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Licking
    • Estimated population in 2019: 195 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgar Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgar Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgar Springs<7>
  • Plato [Texas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plato
    • Plato [Texas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Licking
    • Estimated population in 2019: 106 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plato
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plato<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sherrill [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherrill
      • Sherrill [Texas County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Licking
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherrill
    • Beulah [Phelps County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Phelps County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Licking
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beulah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
    • Lenox [Dent County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Dent County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Licking
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
    • Mineral Springs City [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs City
      • Mineral Springs City [Texas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Licking
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs City
    • Success [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Success
      • Success [Texas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Licking
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Success have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Success
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Success<7>
    • Bucyrus [Texas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bucyrus
      • Bucyrus [Texas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Licking
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bucyrus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bucyrus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bucyrus<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Licking ...

Looking for more information about Licking? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Licking, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Licking.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Texas, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Licking.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Licking - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Licking). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Licking or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Licking) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Licking. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Licking

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Licking. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4992, Longitude: -91.8617       In this case, the coordinates for Licking have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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