Protem Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Protem


Protem is an unincorporated community in southeastern Taney County, Missouri, United States. It is located on Route 125 and is about two miles north of the Missouri-Arkansas state line. Protem is part of the Branson, Missouri Micropolitan Statistical Area.

A post office called Protem has been in operation since 1875. The name comes from pro tem (Latin for "temporary"), because first settlers could not settle on a name and a temporary one (which became permanent) was needed.

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