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Established: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent County: Dade and St. Clair County Seat:
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