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Milltown, Columbia On Collision Course

This article first appeared in issue 9, and was written by Ed Waggener.

What will happen when Milltown and Columbia finally butt boundaries?

Which will swallow which?

The meeting appears inevitable.

At one time, Milltown was at least 6 miles from the Adair County Courthouse in Columbia.

Now the distance is only 2.9 miles from the city limits of Columbia at Petty's Fork Bridge on Hwy 61 to the Milltown Post Office.

What's happened: Columbia expanded and Milltown's Post Office was moved November 4, 1995, from its traditional location in Russell Creek Valley to the high ground at Ricky Rodgers' Dinner Bell Restaurant in the New Milltown Mall. There, Ricky Rodgers is proprietor and postmaster, his sister Ronica Herron is assistant postmaster. Their mother, Joyce Downey Rodgers runs one of the finest kitchens in Adair County.



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1996-11-15 - Photo Staff. Milltown, Columbia on collision course. Map diagrams what happens when a town just ups and moves 2.3 miles toward Columbia.This item first appeared in Issue 9 of the print edition of Columbia! Magazine.
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New Milltown P.O.



1996-11-15 - Photo Staff. New Milltown P.O. is now located in the ell in the upper center of photo. The entire complex includes Ricky Rodgers' Dinner Bell Restaurant combined with a general store and gas pumps, which opened on September 6, 1995.This item first appeared in Issue 9 of the print edition of Columbia! Magazine.
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Old Milltown's Post Office



1996-11-15 - Photo Staff. Old Milltown's post office was last located in the small masonry building barely seen in the background of the photo, through the awning on the longtime Avery Ashbrook General Store. The building was located one half mile west on Hwy 762 off Hwy 61.This item first appeared in Issue 9 of the print edition of Columbia! Magazine.
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