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Iberia is in Miller County, Missouri. The community began sometimes prior to 1840, as that is the year that it first appeared in an official document. At the time, there was a post office on Rabbithead Creek, about one mile southwest of Iberia. It is believed that the town was named for the Iberia, Louisiana, the hometown of the Short family, who settled in the area in the 1830s. The town was formally laid out and platted by Henry Dickerson in 1859, and recorded in 1860. During the Civil War, the town was known as Oakhurst, although Iberia was the name used by the post office from 1838 to 1861. The name of the post office was changed to Oakhurst in 1862, and remained so until 1871, and was called Rocktown for several years due to a rock throwing incident during the Civil War. At the time of the 1870 census, its population was one hundred, and mostly black. Iberia incorporated as a village in 1875. Iberia is concentrated near the crossroads of Missouri Highways 17 and 42, south of St. Anthony, southwest of Brays, southeast of Ulman, northeast of Hawkeye, and northwest of Hancock.



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