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Is situated in the northwestern portion of
the State, bounded on the north by the Missouri river, and on the west by
the Kansas State line. The county has an undulating surface, with a
desirable division of prairie and timber, underlaid with limestone, well
adapted for building purposes, and is well watered. The soil is very
fertile, producing the heaviest yields of all kinds of agricultural
products. The agricultural, manufacturing and commercial resources of
Jackson county are second to but one or two in the State, and in some
respects it has no equal. The Union Pacific railroad is completed and in
operation from Kansas City, west, to Lawrence, and is being pushed forward
with all possible dispatch. The Pacific railroad of Missouri will be
completed to Kansas City, probably, early in June, thus making a
continuous line from Kansas City to St Louis and the East. Capitalists,
manufacturers, farmers, mechanics, or any class of business men will here
find ample scope for the profitable employment of the capital, labor and
skill. The principal towns in the county are Independence, the county
seat, Kansas City, the heaviest commercial point west of St Louis,
Westport, Sibley, Lone Jack, New Santa Fe, etc. Population 1860, 19,166.
[Source is: P.M.
Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865]
|Obituaries and Death Notices|
November-News-Accidents & Tragedies: Walter Lindel,
submitted by R. Line
October 2018: Miscellaneous-Old Settlers of Jackson
County, transcribed by G.T. Transcription Team
News Visiting & Gossip
Griffin, Gray, Dillars, Foird & Smith
Hastings, Vickers, Simmons, Swanson, Gray, Moore, Powell,
Coates,Ellis, Gillett, Monroe,
Lazarovie, Beal, Goosens, Ball, Riel,
All of the above transcribed by GT Transcription