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Edinburg (also Edinburgh) is an unincorporated community in Grundy County, Missouri, United States, five miles west of Trenton.

It is the birthplace of Enoch Crowder, founder of the United States Selective Service.

The hamlet, was the first in Grundy County and was called "Buck Snort" in 1838[1] when Grundy County's first white settler William Preston Thompson established his house. A home of Thompson, for whom the Thompson Branch of the Grand River (Missouri) is named, is in nearby Crowder State Park.

It was formally platted in 1851 and by 1881 had two hotels, two grocery and dry goods stores, a drug store, a wagon manufacturer, and two blacksmith shops and a population of 300.

It is named for the Scottish city of Edinburgh. [2]

It was home to Grand River College from 1850 until 1892 when it moved to Gallatin, Missouri[3] where it operated for a period under the auspices of William Jewell College before permanently closing in 1910 following a fire.

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Coordinates: 40°04′53″N 93°41′37″W / 40.0813°N 93.69361°W / 40.0813; -93.69361


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