Coal, Missouri

Coal is an unincorporated community in Henry County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.[1] The community is located on Missouri Route 7 approximately 10 miles east of Clinton. The Harry S Truman Reservoir on the South Grand River is about four miles to the south.[2]


Coal was originally called Coale's Store, and under the latter name was laid out in 1859, and named after Stephen Coale, an early settler.[3] Other variant names were "Coale", "Coalesburg", "Colesburg", and "Galbreath".[1]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coal
  2. ^ Leesville, MO, 7.5 Minute Topographic Quadrangle, USGS, 1953 (1982 rev)
  3. ^ "Henry County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 38°19′33″N 93°36′55″W / 38.32583°N 93.61528°W / 38.32583; -93.61528