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Established: Dec. 29, 1836
County Seat: Gallatin
Named After: Joseph H. Daviess,
Kentucky soldier in the War of 1812
Is situated in the
north-western part of the Stat. Surface generally undulating-some portions
nearly level-one-half prairie, the remainder hard-wood timber. The county
is well watered, and forms a part of the "Grand River Country", so famous
for its fertility. The soil is well adapted to farming, grazing, and fruit
growing. At the last sale, of what had been returned as "swamp lands" in
this county, the competition was so great that considerable of the land
sold for $20 per acre, and non for less than $2 50-the average price about
$12 per acre. Farmers will make a note of this.
[The Source is: P.M.
Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, Transcribed by Donna
Allen of Bancroft
History-Outlaws: Trial of
Frank James for Winston Robbery, transcribed by Robin
News-Accidents and Tragedies: Mrs.
Allen and Mrs. Johnson
News-Crime: Frank James Trial
News-Gossip and Visiting: Falk, Hyatt, Harrah and
News-Marriage: Ham and Griffith; Shiley and Ham; Palmer
News-Accidents and Tragedies: Little McCrary girl
drowns; John S. Smith's house destroyed by fire
Williams-Lee, contributed by Peggy Thompson
News-Crimes: Hugh Y. Tarwater
Obits- George Melvern
Gooch; Rev. Robert L. Lotz