Ely, Missouri facts for kids
Ely had its start in the late 1850s when the railroad was extended to that point. The community was named for Dr. Ezra Stiles Ely, a reverend from Pennsylvania. A post office called Ely Station was established in 1874, the name was changed to Ely in 1883, and the post office closed in 1937.
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