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
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