Rescue, Missouri

Rescue is a small unincorporated community in western Lawrence County, Missouri, United States.[1] It lies along Route 96 (formerly U.S. Route 66), approximately eighteen miles east of Carthage.

A post office called Rescue was established in 1897, and remained in operation until 1904.[2] It is unknown why the name Rescue was applied to this community.[3]

The community did have a school until 2003, when the Miller R-II School District decided to close what was by then named "Miller West Elementary" due to declining enrollment.


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rescue, Missouri
  2. "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  3. "Lawrence County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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