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Country United States
State Missouri
County Nodaway
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)

Conception is a census-designated place in eastern Nodaway County, Missouri, United States. It is located about 11 mi (18 km) southeast of Maryville on U.S. Route 136. It is very near Conception Junction (which was the rail intersection). Conception is home to Conception Abbey.


Conception was originally built up chiefly by Irish Catholics. The community was named for the Catholic dogma of Immaculate Conception. A post office has called Conception has been in operation since 1864. Conception has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

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