Weaubleau From French Bois Blanc ‘White Woods’: A Missouri Toponymic Mystery Solved
Full credit for solving the origin of Weaubleau (Creek) goes to Walter Schroeder, who noticed an 1841 document specifying that Weaubleau derives from French Bois Blanc ‘ white woods.’ Several changes occurred to disguise this bois blanc origin, and the result was a placename that virtually defied a proper analysis. Include me among those who stumbled in an early attempt to determine the name's derivation.
Cohen, G. L. (1991). Weaubleau From French Bois Blanc ‘White Woods’: A Missouri Toponymic Mystery Solved. Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 39(3), pp. 199-202.
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