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Edinburg, Missouri
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Missouri
County Grundy
Area
 • Total 1.07 sq mi (2.78 km2)
 • Land 1.07 sq mi (2.78 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 965 ft (294 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 92
 • Density 86/sq mi (33.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 29-21340
GNIS feature ID 0730090

Edinburg (also Edinburgh) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Grundy County, Missouri, United States, 5 miles (8 km) west of Trenton. As of the 2010 census, Edinburg had a population of 92.

It is the birthplace of Enoch Crowder, founder of the United States Selective Service.

The hamlet was the first in Grundy County and was called "Buck Snort" in 1838 when Grundy County's first white settler William Preston Thompson established his house. A home of Thompson, for whom the Thompson Branch of the Grand River is named, is in nearby Crowder State Park.

A post office called Edinburg was established in 1857, and remained in operation until 1907. It is named for the Scottish city of Edinburgh.

Edinburg was home to Grand River College from 1850 until 1892 when it moved to Gallatin, Missouri, where it operated for a period under the auspices of William Jewell College before permanently closing in 1910 following a fire.


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