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BENTON COUNTY
The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs.

Is situated in the west central part of the State. The general character of the country is broken; about one-fourth being undulating prairie, (the north portion,) the remainder rough timberland. There are some excellent bottom lands in the central part under a good state of cultivation. The streams, (shown upon the map) are cold, clear, rapid, and generally gravelly bottomed, and in many places the towering cliffs that overhang the streams, crowned by cedars hanging from fissures in the rocks, render the scenery truly grand. Excellent water power unimproved-a capital opening for saw or grist mills. The Osage river is navigable as high as Manoa, a new town twenty miles from the western boundary line of the State. Warsaw, the county seat, is the principal shipping point for this county. The S.W. Branch Pacific R.R. will pass through the adjoining county, north. The crops usually raised are corn, wheat, oats, rye, tobacco, &c. Mules and horses val ued at $50,000 have been annually sold from this county-driven south. Lead ore is abundant, and mines are already opened.
There were last spring, 110,000 acres of un-entered land in the county.

 

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March 16, 2017
News-Visiting and Gossip- Mrs. Echkoff and H. Mein; Will Bohling; Mrs. Raymond Percival
News-Fires, Accidents and Calamities- J.W.Thorp

December 2016
Obits: Elijah Powell, transcribed by GT Transcription Team
Obits: Mary Elizabeth Newland, transcribed by GT Transcription Team

November 2016
 News-Moving In and Out: W.S. Davis family
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Adjacent Counties
Pettis County (north)
Morgan County (northeast)
Camden County (southeast)
Hickory County (south)
St. Clair County (southwest)
Henry County (west)

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