|St. Clair County, Missouri
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ST. CLAIR COUNTY
Established: Jan. 29, 1841
Parent County: Rives, later Henry, County
County Seat: Osceola
Named 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.
The soil is well adapted to most farming purposes, and admirably adapted for stock growing.
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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