Bidwell, Missouri facts for kids
An early variant name was Partlow, after J. W. Partlow, a railroad promoter. A post office called Partlow was established in 1886, the name was changed to Bidwell in 1895, and the post office closed in 1915. The present name of Bidwell was the wife's maiden name of an early postmaster.
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