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Missouri Board on Geographic Names
The history and culture of Missouri is reflected in its place names. Citizens require an authoritative judgment about names in their public records and in their publication on maps. The Missouri Board on Geographic Names serves as the responsible board to coordinate place-naming activity between local, state, and federal agencies. The Board governs appropriate procedures for naming and renaming geographic features within the State of Missouri; provides uniformity in geographic nomenclature throughout the state; and retains the expressed historic and cultural significance of such names associated with Missouri's geography.
The State Archives contributes support to the Board as does the State Historical Society of Missouri; the State Spatial Data Center; and the departments of Conservation, Natural Resources, and Highway and Transportation. Federal agencies contributing include the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Forest Service, and Geological Survey. Members also come from several colleges and universities within the state and several at-large citizens. All members serve without compensation for time and expenses.
The United States Board on Geographic names can be found at http://geonames.usgs.gov/.
The Board convenes its next public meeting at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21st, 2013, Missouri Secretary of State's office, Jefferson City, MO.
Missouri Secretary of State
Retired / Missouri State Archives
Dr. Frank Nickell
Center for Regional History and
Assistant State Geologist (Ret.)
L.A.D. Foundation Board of Director’s
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