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Established:  Feb. 14, 1845 
Parent County: Dade and St. Clair 
County Seat: Stockton
Named After: Its abundance of Cedar Trees

In the south-western part of the State, is undulating with about and equal division of prairie and timber. Stone coal is abundant, but used only for neighborhood purposes. The soil is fertile, well adapted to all agricultural purposes, and especially to stock raising and fruit growing. Unimproved water power upon the Big and Little Sac, and Cedar Creek. There was in March 20,000 acres of vacant government land, subject to entry at $1,25.
( The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton


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