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Centralia City

Centralia City Hall is located at 114 South Rollins Street, Centralia, MO 65420; phone: 573-682-2139.

Beginnings [1]

Centralia was laid out in May, 1857 by the Honorable James S. Rollins, M. G. Singleton, Thomas T. January and others. It was named from its central location on the North Missouri Railroad from St. Louis to Ottumwa, Iowa, and from the fact that it was located near the center of a vast prairie region between Mexico and Huntsville, and between Columbia and Paris.

  1. David W. Eaton, How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named, The State Historical Society of Missouri, reprinted from The Missouri Historical Review, Vol 10, No. 3, April, 1916, Columbia, MO, 1916.
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