History of Cities, Towns and/or Villages 
Cape Girardeau County Missouri

Sources: (1) Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri, 1888; Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, by R. A. Campbell, St. Louis, 1875.
Transcribed by: Anna Newell 2006

Allenville is located at the junction of the Jackson Branch with the Belmont Branch of the Iron Mountain Railroad.
It was laid out in 1869. (1)

Burfordville is located at the site of Bollinger's Mill on Whitewater River.It has a mill, one or two stores, a Baptist Church and a lodge.(1)

Cape Girardeau
Is a German community which means "community of peace."  It is located near the Perry County line. (1)

Gordonville- 1878 (1)

Jackson was laid out in 1815.
For the first few years Jackson grew quite rapidly and somewhat retarded the growth of Cape Girardeau, but when steamboats began regularly on the Mississippi the superior location of the latter place enabled it to distance its rival.
Jackson was first incorporated by the county court in April 1819, when an order was made defining the limits of the town, and appointing William G. Gantt and Joel Blount to hold an election for trustees. (1)

Millersville is on the east bank of White Water River and in White Water Township.  It has two churches, Baptist and Methodist, and two lodges.  It is seven miles northwest of Jackson.  It was settled in 1848.  Population about 1875 was about 150 people.  At that time it had two general stores, several blacksmith, wagon and shoe shops, a Masonic Hall, a public school, a large steam flouring mill and a water mill. (1)

Oak Ridge -
Oak Ridge was settled in 1852.  It is situated in Apple Creek Township about ten miles northwest of Jackson. (1)

Old Appleton -
Appleton is situated on Apple Creek, north of Oak Ridge. It was settled in 1824 by John McLane and John Scholtz. (1)

Pocahontas- It was settled about 1856. (1)

Whitewater -

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