A post office called Cody was established in 1901, and remained in operation until 1905. The community has the name of William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cody, Missouri
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 October 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.
- "Greene County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2016.