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Americus is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.


A post office called Americus was established in 1867, and remained in operation until 1959. The community was named after Amerigo Vespucci, an explorer and cartographer.

Notable people

Lester Reiff, a racing jockey, was born at Americus in 1877.

John Reiff, a racing jockey and younger brother of Lester Reiff, was born at Americus in 1885. He was inducted into the US Racing Hall of Fame in 1956.

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