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This is a place to explore the history and your roots of Stone County. Please return often, as I will be continually updating this site with new information as it becomes available. You can help me and others researching their ancestors by contributing information such as family obituaries, cemetery listings, newspaper articles, biographies or anything you have concerning Stone County or the people who have lived there. Please feel free to email me and don't forget to include your name so I can give you credit for your submissions.
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Established: Feb.10, 1851
Parent County: Taney
County Seat: Galena
Named After: William Stone, pioneer judge
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The Source is: P.M. Pinckard,
The Missouri handbook, St. Louis, 1865, 162 pgs.
Transcribed by Donna Walton
Is situated in the
southwestern part of the State, bordering on the Arkansas line-about
three-fourths of the county timber land-ash, hickory,
walnut and pine-the tillable land about equally divided between bottom and up-land.
Corn, wheat, oats, Hungarian grass, hemp, tobacco, sugar-cane, timothy, cotton, and all kinds of fruit yield good returns.
Native grapes grow in abundance. This county is well adapted to stock growing or raising fruit of all kinds.
Excellent water power on the James Fork of White River, Crane creek and Flat creek.
Grist mills, saw mills and carding machines needed. Some signs of lead ore, but no mines open yet.
Climate healthy-land cheap. Good inducements for farmers and mechanics.
You are welcome, encouraged even, to browse the information on these pages and at the many links provided to garner the data needed to continue your research into your family history. However, Please remember that this information, in many cases, represents years of painstaking research on the part of myself, or the many generous volunteers who have donated their information to this site. You can show your respect for these efforts by not taking things to use on other websites and/or to claim as your own.