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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|
News-Weather: Hurricane of 1844
News-Accidents: Lizzie Lind,
transcribed by Heather Holly; Sumerwell, transcribed by Robin
History: Daughters of Old
Obituaries- K.B. Armour, E.J.
Hemmillion submitted by Robin Line
News-Crimes, Linton and McGarnett robbed
Ward in Jail.
Both articles transcribed and submitted by Robin
John Henderson found dead, submitted by
April 15 2017
News-Accidents- Explosion at
Lyte's Quarrty, transcribed and submitted by Robin Line
News-Crimes: James Hines, submitted by GT Team Member Robin
Obituaries/Death Notices: Leon Ming, submitted by Robin
Newspapers-Crimes: Alonzo Hart and
Clarence Brown; Ed Lacy stabs Moses Hanshaw; George
Deaths: Blanch Goodrich