St. Clair County,
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Established: Jan. 29, 1841
County: Rives, later Henry, County
County Seat: Osceola
After: Arthur St. Clair, a Revolutionary War general.
Is situated in the
west-southwest part of the State, separated from the Kansas State line, by
Vernon and Bates counties.
The surface is diversified and
rolling, with a desirable division of prairie and timber.
soil is well adapted to most farming purposes, and admirably adapted for
There is always an active demand, at good prices,
for all kinds of stock.
This county contains some iron ore, and
indications of lead.
There are in this county 10,000 acres of
unentered Government Land. Population in 1860, 6,256.
[Source is: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri
handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs. Transcribed by Donna Walton]
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