Place:Tipton Ford, Newton, Missouri, United States

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NameTipton Ford
TypeCommunity
Coordinates36.967°N 94.417°W
Located inNewton, Missouri, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Spring Valley Cemetery
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Tipton Ford is a small unincorporated community in Newton County, Missouri, United States, and located at the intersection of Interstate 49 and Route 175. Some businesses, a few homes, and a fire station are located here.

The community is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.

In August 1914, tragedy struck Tipton Ford, when a Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad locomotive collided with another train, a result of faulty communication. Thirty-eight passengers and five crew members were killed. From 1906 to 1946, the M&NA provided passenger and freight service from Joplin to Helena in eastern Arkansas.

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