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Paradise, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
Clay Clay
925 ft (282 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CST)
GNIS feature ID 730173

Paradise is an unincorporated community in Clay County, in the U.S. state of Missouri.


In 1832, the US Government deeded 40 acres (16 ha) of land at this location to Mr. Pleasant Gentry. The land was sold in 1850 to John Gosney, who surveyed the land. The developing town was named "Gosneyville". Gosneyville was renamed "Paradise" around 1884.

A post office called Paradise was established in 1858, and remained in operation until 1907. The community was so named for the many churches in town relative to its small size.

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