The Ramsay Place Names File was compiled by students of University of Missouri professor of English, Robert L. Ramsay (1880-1953) during the first half of the twentieth century.
The place name file includes all 114 Missouri Counties and Kansas City. Many name places in the file are not associated with a county, or serve as a "see" reference. These names have been included under "Place Names Not Listed with a County."
Some of the place names reflect language used during the time of the initial study that is both unacceptable and highly offensive today. The State Historical Society of Missouri has chosen not to change or omit these place names. While we do not support such language, our mission is to provide an accurate and complete record of the past.