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Is situated north from the center of
the State, and embraces an area of 680 square miles.
The face of the country is generally rich, undulating
prairie, interspersed with timer-about three-fourths
being prairie. Being on the high lands, or "divide"
between the Mississippi and the Missouri, the climate
is healthy, and the numerous streams running north,
south and eat, furnish a good supply of water. The
soil is well adapted to the growth of grasses of all
kinds, oats and corn-hence favorable for
stock-growing. All kinds of grain, grasses fruit and
vegetables raised here, and farmers will find
excellent land, favorably located, at low prices, and
a good demand for all kinds of produce. The county is
traversed by the North Missouri railroad, affording
good facilities for reaching market. Manufactories of
woolen good, farming utensils, carriages, wagons,
&, could be established at Mexico, the county
seat, profitably. The country trade from Mexico
extends 25 miles in every direction.
Established: Dec. 17, 1836
Parent County: Callaway, Monroe and Ralls
County Seat: Mexico
Named After: James H. Audrain, Missouri legislator