Zora, Missouri

Zora or Old Zora is an unincorporated community in eastern Benton County, Missouri, United States.[1] Zora is located on the Big Buffalo Creek arm of the Lake of the Ozarks, 15.8 miles (25.4 km) east-northeast of Warsaw.[2][3]

Zora, Missouri
Zora is located in Missouri
Zora is located in the United States
Coordinates: 38°17′11″N 93°05′48″W / 38.28639°N 93.09667°W / 38.28639; -93.09667Coordinates: 38°17′11″N 93°05′48″W / 38.28639°N 93.09667°W / 38.28639; -93.09667
CountryUnited States
Elevation666 ft (203 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code660
GNIS feature ID729834[1]

A post office called Zora was established in 1887, and remained in operation until 1931.[4] The etymology of the name Zora is uncertain.[5]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Zora, Missouri
  2. ^ Benton County General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Missouri Department of Transportation. 2005. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  3. ^ Missouri Atlas & Gazetteer, DeLorme, 1998, First edition, p. 44, ISBN 0-89933-224-2
  4. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Benton County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 3 September 2016.