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Paydown is an unincorporated community in Maries County, Missouri, in the United States.


Paydown had its start in about 1830 when a large gristmill was built there. According to tradition, the proprietor of the mill required all to "pay down" promptly, hence the name. A post office called Pay Down was in operation from 1856 until 1932.

Coordinates: 38°13′44″N 91°48′14″W / 38.22889°N 91.80389°W / 38.22889; -91.80389

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