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County Updates

June 2013:
Military: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll; Gentry Co WWI History
History: Early Settlers & Pioneer Life; Townships
Marriages: Gentry County 1st Marriages (1845)
Obits: Patten, Shapard

 

Established: Feb. 14, 1845
Parent County: Clinton
County Seat: Albany
Named After: Richard Gentry, Seminole War General

 
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Online Data

GENTRY COUNTY
The Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs.
Transcribed by Donna Walton


Is situated in the northwestern part of the State, bounded on the north by the Iowa State Line. The face of the country is undulating, diversified with prairie and timber, and well watered by Grand River and its tributaries. Indications of rich beds of copper and an excellent quality of bituminous coal have been found, but no banks or mines have been opened. The soil is very fertile, and well adapted to the production of all grains and grasses suitable to this climate. The county is settled by intelligent, industrious people, and immigrants will find excellent inducements for any kind of business.

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