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ANDREW COUNTY

Is bounded on the west by the Missouri and Nodaway rivers, on the south by Buchanan, and separated from the Iowa line by Nodaway County. The land is fertile and rolling-more timber than prairie. The average product of farms, is of hemp, 600 to 1000 lbs. Per acre; corn 100 bushels; wheat 40; oats 30; buckwheat 50; potatoes, onions and beets, immense crops; grapes flourish finely, producing 600-800 gallons of wine to the acre; good yields of all kinds of grasses, and most varieties of fruit. Unimproved land is held at from $2 to $6 per acre, and improved farms at from $15 to $50-in rare instances property can be purchased at lower figures. Water power has been improved, and is in use on the One-hundred and Two, the Platte and Nodaway. Savannah, the county seat, is five miles from the Missouri rivers, and twelve miles from St. Joseph.
(The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton

Andrew County was first settled in the middle of the 1830's
Established on Jan. 29, 1841.
One of the 6 Counties From the Indian Platte Purchase Territory annexed to Missouri in 1837.
It was named for Andrew Jackson David, St. Louis editor.
County Seat: Savannah was laid out in 1841
First Briefly called Union, it was then renamed for Savannah, Ga.

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Andrew County Courthouse
P.O. Box 208
Savannah, MO 64485
816- 324- 4221
Andrew County Museum
It's located in Savannah.
816-324-4720
Savannah's Public Library
(Rolling Hills Library)
816- 324-4569



Surrounding County

Buchanan County
DeKalb County
Gentry County
Holt County
Nodaway County
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