About This Place
Edina is a city in Knox County, Missouri, United States, between the North and South Forks of the South Fabius River. The population was 1,176 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Knox County.
Edina is located at 40°10′8″N 92°10′24″W / 40.16889°N 92.17333°W / 40.16889; -92.17333 (40.168881, -92.173275). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.
William Jackson Smallwood drew up the plans for Edina in 1839, situating it on high ground with an adequate water supply. Surveying was done by Stephen W. B. Carnegy, an attorney from Canton, Missouri ; “Edina” was a reference to his home (taken from Scottish poet Robert Burns’ "Address to Edinburgh"). The town was incorporated in 1851 and had 800 residents by 1860,