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South Gorin, Missouri
The American Hotel, one of two in Gorin. Circa 1900.
The American Hotel, one of two in Gorin. Circa 1900.
Location of South Gorin, Missouri
Location of South Gorin, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Scotland
 • Total 0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
 • Land 0.20 sq mi (0.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
702 ft (214 m)
 • Total 62
 • Density 310.00/sq mi (116.98/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code 29-68870

South Gorin is a city located in Scotland County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2020 census, its population was 62. The original name of the city was simply "Gorin", and it was changed. The official name for the post office in South Gorin is still Gorin.


Gorin was founded in 1857 and is named for Reverend M.G. Gorin and Major J.H.M. Gorin, both early settlers to the area. The town primarily owes its growth to the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad, which was finishing construction in the area in the 1880s. A depot was built in the fledgling town, which began to experience steady growth By 1913 it had grown to be Scotland County's second-largest town. The business community featured two banks, two hotels, multiple grocery drug, and hardware stores along with restaurants, a farm implement dealer and factory manufacturing wagons and buggies. A weekly newspaper, the Gorin Argus was also published for several years. The Prairie Oil & Gas Company, a division of Standard Oil, built a pumping station for their cross-country pipeline also. A new school building was built in Gorin in 1907 for elementary through tenth grade students and continued in use for many decades before consolidation with the Scotland County R-1 school district.


South Gorin is located at 40°21'34" North, 92°1'24" West (40.359440, -92.023364).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.20 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 319
1910 746 133.9%
1920 426 −42.9%
1930 388 −8.9%
1940 314 −19.1%
1950 303 −3.5%
1960 279 −7.9%
1970 220 −21.1%
1980 212 −3.6%
1990 130 −38.7%
2000 143 10.0%
2010 91 −36.4%
2020 62 −31.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 91 people, 44 households, and 25 families residing in the city. The population density was 455.0 inhabitants per square mile (175.7/km2). There were 65 housing units at an average density of 325.0 per square mile (125.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 44 households, of which 18.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.2% were non-families. 40.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.80.

The median age in the city was 50.3 years. 15.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 12.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 15.4% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 26.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.7% male and 47.3% female.

Notable person

  • Ella Ewing—Known as "The Missouri Giantess"; world's tallest woman in her era and lived in the Gorin area until her death in 1913.
  • Sedona Schnebly (1877 - 1950)- The City of Sedona, Arizona was named after her.

See also

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