Hi Jim, I looked in webpedia. It says ' Charles S. Rankin founded the city in Sep
1860. It was originally Pevely Springs and was named for an early inhabitant.' area
still could have been named by Herrington earlier just not a 'city'. I'll look
around and see if I can find anything else, let you know.
From: James Johnston <stlmojbjohnston(a)yahoo.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 6, 2011 7:28 PM
Subject: [MOJEFFER] The town of Pevely (Springs)
I was wondering if anyone knew how Pevely, Missouri, received it's name? From
what I've found out, it was originally Pevely Springs, and the territory was possibly
named by a Herrington back in the late 1700's, or the early 1800's.
But I'm wondering if Pevely was a family name, or what? I've never seen
trace of a family of that name living near there.
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