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Wakenda, Missouri
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Coordinates: 39°19′56″N 93°29′14″W / 39.33222°N 93.48722°W / 39.33222; -93.48722
Country United States
State Missouri
County Carroll
Area
 - Total 32.5 sq mi (84.1 km2)
 - Land 31.7 sq mi (82.0 km2)
 - Water 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 467
 - Density 14.7/sq mi (5.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64687
Area code(s) 660
FIPS code 29-76552[1]
GNIS feature ID 0766424[2]

Wakenda is an unincorporated community in Carroll County, Missouri. It is located on Missouri Supplemental Route B about eight miles southeast of Carrollton. The community was founded in 1869 and is named after the Siouan name for God or the Great Spirit. It was originally proposed as the potential county seat, although Carrollton was eventually selected.

The community was destroyed in the summer of 1993 during the Great Missouri River Flood. It was flooded again in 1995, but the school and a few buildings remained until struck by a tornado. A simple stone marker alongside Route B honors the missing town. There is still currently a grain elevator for the local grain growers and a household of three. There is also a small auto repair shop and the remnants of the old city jailhouse.

Coordinates: 39°18′51″N 93°22′38″W / 39.31417°N 93.37722°W / 39.31417; -93.37722

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
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