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Rockbridge

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Rockbridge is an unincorporated community in northern Ozark County, Missouri. It is the site of an old mill on spring fed Spring Creek a tributary of Bryant Creek, which still houses the post office. It is twelve miles north of Gainesville on Missouri Route N about one and a half miles north of Route 95. The narrow valley floor is only about 650 feet wide and at an elevation of 770 feet and the Ozark ridges on either side are 200 to 250 feet higher.HistoryThe town was founded in the 19th century by pioneer families from Marion County, Kentucky, led by Captain Kim Amyx. The community was burned down during the American Civil War and rebuilt after the war. A post office called Rockbridge has been in operation since 1842. The community was named for a natural rock crossing at a nearby spring.Rockbridge was once the county seat of a greater Ozark County, which encompassed today's Ozark and parts of Douglas and Howell counties.SpringsThis community is in a karst region, with caves, springs, and natural stone bridges nearby. The springs include four springs which feed the mill pool and Morris Spring which forms a small pool along the road below the dam. The Rockbridge spring has a flow of and the Morris Spring has a flow of. The springs flow from the contact between the Roubidoux sandstone and the underlying Gasconade dolomite.
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