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Established: Feb.10, 1851
Parent County: Taney
Largest city: Kimberling City
Named After: William
Stone, pioneer judge and early settler of Maryland
Is situated in the southwestern part of the State, bordering on the
Arkansas line-about three-fourths of the county timber land-ash,
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
Native grapes grow in abundance.This county is well adapted to
stock growing or rai sing fruit of all kinds.
Excellent water power on
the James Fork of White River, Crane creek and Flat creek.
saw mills and carding machines needed. Some signs of lead ore, but no m
ines open yet.
Climate healthy-land cheap. Good inducements for
farmers and mechanics.
[Source: P.M. Pinckard, The Missouri
handbook, St. Louis, 1865 - Transcribed by Donna Walton]
Cities, Towns and Villages
Blue Eye * Branson West * Cape
Fair * Carr Lane * Coney Island * Crane * Crossroads * Elsey
Hurley * Indian Point * Kimberling City * Lampe * McCord Bend * Ponce de
Leon * Possum Trot
Reeds Spring * Reeds Spring Junction * Shell Knob *
Union City * Viola