Is situated in the eastern part of the State, on the
north shore of the Missouri river.
This county was created from St. Charles, in 1818, and some of
the most daring battles fought between the pioneers and the savages occurred upon
territory now embraced within its limits.
The northern portion of the county is level prairie-the
southern broken timberland.
Cannel coal has been found in considerable quantities near Danville, and bituminous coal near Wellsville, is very abundant. The whole county is under laid with coal. There are fine springs, good building stone, clay for bricks, etc. The soil is generally fertile, and adapted to all the purposes of agriculture. Stock growing could be profitably conducted. Having the Missouri river on the south, for shipment, and being traversed by the North Missouri
the county possesses superior commercial facilities. Population in 1860, 7,363. [Source
is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865]
Bellflower * High Hill * Jonesburg * McKittrick * Middletown * Montgomery City * New
Florence * Rhineland * Wellsville
Big Springs * Bluffton * Buell * Danville * Gamma * Liege * Mineola * Montgomery * New
Hartford * Prices Branch * Starkenburg