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Parent County: Taney
County Seat: Galena
Largest city: Kimberling City
Named After: William Stone, pioneer
judge and early settler of Maryland
in the southwestern part of the State,
bordering on the Arkansas line-about
three-fourths of the county timber
walnut and pine-the tillable land
about equally divided between bottom
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
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. [Source: P.M.
Pinckard, The Missouri handbook, St.
Louis, 1865 - Transcribed by Donna
Towns and Villages
Blue Eye * Branson West * Cape Fair *
Carr Lane * Coney Island * Crane *
Crossroads * Elsey
Galena * Hurley * Indian Point *
Kimberling City * Lampe * McCord Bend
* Ponce de Leon * Possum Trot
Reeds Spring * Reeds Spring Junction *
Shell Knob * Union City * Viola
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