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DAVIESS COUNTY

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,
162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton

Established: Dec. 29, 1836
Parent County: Ray
County Seat: Gallatin
Named After:
Joseph H. Daviess, Kentucky soldier in the War of 1812
 


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