I am working on a story which takes place in a Missouri small town, in the late 1890's. I visited this town last year, and when I began my story, and asked myself where it was occurring, the town immediately came to mind. It was a bustling place during the time period of my story, and has some elements about it which fit well with my plot. Though the work is fiction, I will be incorporating some realistic aspects(descriptive layout of town, perhaps some of the building which were in place, reference to events such as a county fair, and so on). In the story, I have some very nice characters, but also some very,very,nasty ones. My question is - Would it be better to create a fictional name for a town instead of referring to this actual one? Is there any possibility of causing myself trouble in using the actual town name? Thanks in advance.