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Lock Springs, Missourilocated in southeast Daviess County, is a very small town filled with abandoned business buildings and sidewalks that lead nowhere. Before European settlement, this area was utilized by Osage Indians who traveled along a trail that made its way to present-day Utica, Missouri before crossing the Grand River, and on toward Iowa.
In the immediate vicinity of what would become Lock Springs, there were three springs bubbling from the hillsides, and the Indians not only utilized these springs as a watering-place, but also camped, and buried their dead here. Ina man John D. Lock received a government land grant of acres. As more people came through the area, many travelers sought at the site of the springs for its water and it became known as Mr.
InLock was granted a patent for the land by President John Tyler, and he Lock springs MO surveyed and platted a townsite.
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However, little appears to have done about developing a town at that time. A post office was established in and the next year, Houston platted 14 blocks for an official town. The first home was built by the McFarlins.
A decade later, the town would be called home to people. Ina two-room schoolhouse was built that served the 1st through 8th grades. At some point the Moore Hotel was built, which was also known as the Railroad Hotel because it was near the depot.
Bythe town was called home to people and it soon boasted two hotels, a blacksmith shop, a lumber yard, drug store, a dry goods store that had the only public telephone, a grocery, a stove bolt factory, an ax handle, barrel, and stave factory; and a newspaper. North of town, there was a cheese factory, run by Henry and Martha Baker.
InHomer Moore and his wife Maybelle took over the operation of the Moore Hotel from his father. It continued operations until Inthe first school was torn down and a new school was built. Inthe area schools were consolidated and Lock Springs students began to attend school in Jamesport, about nine miles to the north.
Today the old school serves as a private residence.
Today, this semi- ghost town appears to have no open businesses except the grain elevator and is called home to about 55 area residents. Ghost Towns Across America.
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