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Carico is an unincorporated community in Stone County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. Carico is located at the junction of Railey Creek and Carico Hollow, approximately 3.5 miles east-southeast of Galena and 6.5 miles northwest of Reeds Spring along the Missouri Pacific Railroad.


In about 1912 a store was built along the railroad tracks in the valley and named Little Chicago. The community produced tomatoes and a canning factory was built adjacent to the railroad. A post office called Carico was established in 1921, and remained in operation until 1928. The community once had a schoolhouse and a grist mill. The origin of the name Carico is obscure.

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