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Jefferson County
Founded 1819
Seat Mount Vernon
Largest city Mount Vernon

Cities
Centralia (part) -- Mount Vernon -- Nason

Villages
Belle Rive -- Bluford -- Bonnie -- Dix -- Ina -- Waltonville -- Woodlawn

Unincorporated Places
Bakerville -- Boyd -- Camp Ground -- Divide -- Drivers -- Idlewood -- Marcoe
Marlow -- Miller Lake -- Opdyke -- Roaches -- Summersville -- Texico

Townships
Bald Hill -- Blissville -- Casner -- Dodds -- Elk Prairie -- Farrington -- Field -- Grand Prairie
McClellan -- Moore's Prairie -- Mt. Vernon -- Pendleton -- Rome -- Shiloh -- Spring Garden -- Webber

Courthouse

MOUNT VERNON
A city and county-seat of Jefferson County, on three trunk lines of railroad, 77 miles east-southeast of St. Louis; is the center of a rich agricultural and coal region; has many flourishing manufactories, including car-works, a plow factory, flouring mills, pressed brick factory, canning factory, and is an important shipping-point for grain, vegetables and fruits. The Appellate Court for the Southern Grand Division is held here, and the city has nine churches, fine school buildings, a Carnegie library, two banks, heating plant, two daily and three weekly papers. Population (1890), 3,233; (1900), 5,216

Jefferson County Data

 

Obituaries and Death Notices
A-L | M-Z

Researching Surnames
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Website Updates:
Jan 2018:  family records for ANDERSON.  Bio for ROBINSON. Sicklist news for POTTS, BULLOCK, HAYS, LIEBENGOOD.  obit for PIERCE, crime news: NICHOLAS, HEAP, HARGIS


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