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County organized in 1845.
after the Nodaway River.
The County seat is
Maryville was organized on February
It was named after the first Caucasian women to have
lived within the boundaries of this site, Mrs. Mary Graham, wife of
Amos Graham, then county clerk.
Is situated in what is known
as "The Platte Country," in the northwestern part of the
It embraces both prairie and timber; the soil is fertile,
undulating, and some portions broken.
As to fertility, the soil
is hardly surpassed in the State.
The county is well watered by
the Platte, Hundred-and-Two, and Nodaway, each affording excellent
water power for manufactories and mills. Farmers, stock
growers, manufacturers and mechanics will here find attractive
inducements for investment and business.
Population in 1860,
[Source: P.M. Pinckard, The
Missouri Handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs.; Transcribed by Donna
Cities/ Towns /
Arkoe * Barnard * Burlington Junction *
Clearmont * Clyde * Conception Junction * Elmo * Graham
Guilford * Hopkins * Maryville * Parnell * Pickering * Quitman
* Ravenwood * Skidmore
Township - Grant Township - Green Township - Hughes Township -
Monroe Township - Nodaway Township - Cloud
Maryville, MO 64468-0218
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