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Stonefort Township


Saline (T10-4)

Places in Stonefort Twp

Section 4 -- Rogersville was est by James Rogers
Section 6 -- Saraville was est by John T Davis and named for his daughter Sara. Also called Sayerville, on the 1876 map in section 4
Section 16 -- Palzo is still found on some maps. It was named for an old greeting "Hi Old Palzo"
Section 19 -- Gum Spring was on Sugar Creek.
Section 25 -- Stonefort was known to the French in the 1700's as Eau de Salle and was probably a French trading post at one time. Stonefort was first located in Saline Co about a mile over the county line. The town grew up near an old stone fort, thus the name. There is an unknown school in 1876 & the Stonefort PO. The RR missed this town, so the town of Bolton was platted in 1872 by James Russell around the station. Over time the old village of Stone fort moved to what was called Bolton, taking the post office with it. Although it wasn't until about 1936 when the town was officially named Stone Fort.

Stonefort Twp Churches

Name

Town
or
section

 

Gum Springs

sec 19

on Sugar Creek

Spring Hill Baptist

sec 22

 

Stonefort ME South

Bolton

est 1885 by Rev WH Nelson

unknown

sec 16

on 1876 map, near Palzo

unknown

sec 28

on 1876 map

unknown

sec 32

on 1876 map

Stonefort Twp Cemeteries -- Transcriptions

Arnold Cemetery
Bolton Cemetery
Cline Cemetery
Davis Cemetery
Drake Cemetery
Elms ? Cemetery
Evetts Cemetery
Hall Cemetery
Henshaw Cemetery
Holmes Cemetery
JC Parks Cemetery
Joiner Cemetery
Mt Moriah Cemetery
Simmons Cemetery
Spring Hill Cemetery
Tanner Cemetery
Trammel Cemetery
unknown Cemetery


Stonefort Twp Schools

Name

Town
or
section

 

Hall

sec 14

on 1876 map, 3 miles NE of Stonefort

Henshaw #76

sec 23

on land donated by Hugh Henshaw

Shelton #73

sec 2

on farm of TF Shelton

Wilburn #80

sec 31

in 1896 named changed to Free Silver

unknown

sec 8

on 1876 map

unknown

sec 16

on 1876 map near Palzo

unknown

sec 25

on 1876 map, in Bolton

unknown

sec 26

on 1876 map

unknown

sec 29

on 1876 map

unknown

sec 32

on 1876 map

Stonefort Twp Mines

There are no mines in Stonefort Twp






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