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Parent County: Gasconade
County Seat: Linn
After: Osage River
Situated near the center of the State, is
bounded on the north by Missouri River, on the west by the Osage,
and four townships in its southeast corner are traversed by
the Gasconade. The first settlements made here by
persons from the Eastern States and by Germans. The general
character of the country is uneven, and some portions broken and
sterile. The valleys and much of the table-land is fertile,
and what are known as the â€œbreaks of the Osage,â€ have been
discovered to be rich in lead ore, and it is believed iron ore will
be found abundant in some parts of the county. Pieces of iron
ore have been picked up on the surface of several hills, and surface
lead ore, yielding 80 percent of pure lead has been found in a
number of places near the Gasconade river. Excellent limestone
abundant. The county is well timbered with oak, hickory, black
walnut, etc., and saw mills would do well on the Gasconade, Osage or
Maries; the lumber or furniture could easily be transported down
these streams to the Pacific railroad or the Missouri river.
Several Germans are turning their attention to grape culture,
and are confident that the cheap â€œflint hillsâ€ will produce
more, with less labor, than more fertile soil cultivated for other
purposes. Osage is not a first-rate agricultural county, yet
the average yield per acre of the farms under cultivation is
reported to us to be as follows: corn 75 bushels; wheat 30,
rye 40, barley 50, oats 50, buckwheat 50, tobacco 1500lbs. The
root crops and fruit product is probably a little less than an
average with counties in the same latitude. Wanted in this
county-a wild-awake newspaper, a few go-ahead farmers,
manufacturers, saw mills, furniture factories, mechanics, and
capitalists. But nearly every county in the State present good
openings for all these classes.
Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865,
162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton)
Argyle * Belle (mostly in
Maries County) * Bonnots Mill * Chamois * Folk * Frankenstein *
Freeburg * Koeltztown * Koenig * Linn (county seat) * Loose Creek *
Meta * Rich Fountain * Westphalia
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