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Is situated on the western boundary of the State. It is generally high table lands, level enough for agricultural purposes, but well drained. The land is principally prairie, interspersed with extensive groves of timber, consisting of linn, hickory, oak, locust, walnut, sycamore, cedar, cottonwood and elm, of which there will be sufficient for all practical purposes. The gravelly ridges are admirably adapted to fruit culture. Coal is abundant in many parts of the county, and several beds have been opened and worked with success. Limestone and sandstone, clays and sands for building are very abundant. The county is in a prosperous condition, and presents great inducements to stock growers.
(Source: The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton)

Established: Dec. 12, 1855
Parent County: Jasper
County Seat: Lamar, Named in Honor of Mirabeau Lamar, a military governor of Texas
Named After: David Barton, first elected Senator from Missouri after statehood was granted in 1821.




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June 2018
Engineer Woolsey killed Contributed by Robin Line

April 2018
School Records- Liberal High School Class of 1941, submitted by Lorren Leatherman

January 2018
News-Divorce/Separation Announcements: Worthington, Gray
News-Miscellaneous: Mr. Wilcox is missing
News-Crimes: Wills
County Records-Final Settlements-B.L. Mathews

March 2017
News-Miscellaneous- Names mentioned, Ashworth and Epple, contributed by GT Transcription Team member Robin Line

November 2016
Newspapers/Crimes: C.T. Myers
Newspapers/Miscellaneous: Miss Allyn Bridges;William Holbein 




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