Success Elementary School
|Success, Missouri is located at the junction of North
16 miles from Houston, Missouri and the junction of West Highway 32-
17 miles from Licking, Missouri and 7 miles Southeast of Roby on
|Old Success which is located about a mile north of present day Success is
said to have had two or three hundred persons living there at one time. Now
overgrown with little remains to hint of a once bustling community. Old
Success was first known as Hastings. The new Hastings Community found
another Hastings in Missouri, so three leading citizens, Braz Langley, Huff
Cardwell, and Dr. William Neal formed a business of general merchandising
and decided to name the town Success because they wanted the business to
Because of lack of job opportunities and other things, the population of
Old Success began to decline. Highway 17 was rerouted in th 1930's and
another town was located at the junctions of Highways 17 and 32.
With the new 17 an incentive for growth, an enterprising Dr. R. B. Lynch
asked postmaster, C. T. Smith to move his post office to the new Wye City.
For some reason the name of Wye City did not "catch on" and the location
of this new post office and town was also called Success.
Taken from "Texas County Heritage" - stories submitted by Margarette
Wohlwend and Neva Smith
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