Corry was laid out in 1875 as "Cora", and named after Cora Alexander, the daughter of an early settler (a recording error accounts for the error in spelling, which was never corrected). A post office called Corry was established in 1876, and remained in operation until 1907.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Corry, Missouri
- "Dade County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2016.