Cooper County, Missouri
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Established: Dec.17, 1818, effective Feb. 1, 1819
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Is situated on the south side of the Missouri river, in the central
part of the State. The face of the country gently undulating, and
advantageously diversified with timber and prairie-there are very
few counties possessing a more equal division of what is so
desirable to farmers-prairie and timber land. The alluvial ?
occupies a large area in the bottoms of the Missouri, the Lamine and
the Little Saline, and is generally covered with a heavy growth of
cottonwood, sycamore, elm, black elder, sugar-tree, white maple, red
birch, white, black, and blue ash, coffee tree, honey locust, the
various kinds of oaks and hickories, red-bud, hackberry, willows,
and grape. The soil of the county at large, is very fertile and well
adapted to all the purposes of agriculture. Springs, both fresh and
mineral, are abundant-several of which are classed as "brine" and "sulphur".
Ch**teau Spring, about ten miles from Boonville, has a wide
reputation as a pleasant and healthy watering place. Water bursts
from the earth in four places, within a short distance from each
other. The amount of water discharged is ten gallons per minute, or
14,000 gallons per day, and the gas that escapes at least two
gallons per minute. The most extensive manufactory in the county is
that of the "Booneville Wine Company", about one mile about
Boonville. Their vineyard and orchard embraces upwards of 100 acres.
The lands are admirably suited to grape culture. Haas' Catawba has a
wide reputation. An extensive woolen factory, and an agricultural
implement manufactory are much needed, and would prove profitable
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