A Directory of Towns, Villages, and Hamlets
Past and Present
of Barry County, Missouri

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


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Ash Township

Ash Township, Election District No. 12, was formed out of Sugar Creek Township, in July, 1870. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 618.)

Ash's Old Mill

Ash's Old Mill was one and one-half miles from Seligman at the big spring. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 703.)

Billings

See Monett.

Brassfield

Brassfield was approximately two miles south of Pierce City, on Highway 97.
Phillips 66 Highway Map of Missouri, as of 1940.

Bridgefield

Bridgefield was 25 miles from Cassville. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 642.)

Butterfield

Butterfield is the name given to a railroad depot on the Arkansas Branch of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway. It is almost on the same level with Seligman, being at an altitude of 1,549 feet. The plot of the town of Butterfield was made on the west half of the southeast corner of Section 36, Township 24, Range 28, for George Readman, of Edinburgh, Scotland, and acknowledged in the office of the sheriff of Perthshire, September 14, 1883. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 685.)

Since the extension of the Arkansas division of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway towards Fayetteville, Arkansas, Butterfield has become a railway station, and is located twelve miles south of Plymouth* in Barry County, Missouri. (--Gazetteer of the New Southwest, p. 179.)

*Plymouth is the former name of Monett.

Buck Prairie Township

Buck Prairie Township was established out of Spring River Township, in May, 1844. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 616, 617.)

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Capp's Creek Township

Capp's Creek Township was set off from Mount Pleasant and Shoal Creek Townships in June, 1845.

The first settlers were James Stone, William Montgomery, Laban Stewart, Stephen Wallace, James White, Rev. E. Erwin, W. L. H. Frazier, John Goodnight and others. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 617, 618, 706.)

Cassville

Cassville, the county seat, and principal town, located on Flat Creek, near the center of the county, 22 miles from Pierce City and Verona, the usual railroad stations, contains about 8 stores, and 1 newspaper...The commodious court house is used by the different denominations for church purposes . (1874.) (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

On August 5, 1844, the county court was held at the house of William Kerr, now the property of William Barton, (1888), the circuit court in same. Where the court house now (1888) stands and all west of it, was a grove of black-jack timber and other native timber. Such was Cassville in 1844...

Under the act of January 21, 1844, a State convention was called to consider the relations of Missouri to the United States. February 28, 1861, this convention declared for the Federal Union, but appointed a commissioner to attend the "Border States Convention".

Later, an "act of Secession" was passed...The ordinance of secession was rewritten by United States Senator Vest, in the northeast corner room of the court-house at Cassville... (

See A Directory of Newton County for further details.)

An act to incorporate the town of Cassville, approved March 3, 1849, provided for the election of trustees, the enactment of laws, and the application of Sections, 3, 5, 6, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 of the act of March 6, 1849, incorporating the town of Cassville.

The destruction of Cassville sometime after the battle of Pea Ridge, was perpetrated without orders, but by Federal soldiers, about the time Hall destroyed his stores. Several buildings were destroyed and burned. The east side of the square was completely gutted, and a mill which was built about a year before the War at a cost of $14,000, was burned down. Dr. Christian's house, where McDowell (q.v.) now stands, was destroyed, and three out of five houses from Fayetteville, Arkansas to Springfield, Missouri, were destroyed. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 674, 673, 675, 676.)

Cato

Cato was located at Section 7, Township 23 N, Range 25 W, on Highway 39, south of 248. General Highway Map of Barry County, issued by the Missouri State Highway Department, 6-1-71. Unless otherwise noted, all map descriptions are from this map.

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Crane Creek Township

Crane Creek Township was established in March, 1848. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 617, 618.)

Clay Hill

Clay Hill was located at Section 18, Township 25 N, Range 25 W, on the Wire Road. New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.

Clio

Clio was located at Section 19, Township 24 N, Range 25 W, on Highways 39 & EE, south of 248.

Corsicana (formerly Gadfly)

Corsicana, formerly Gadfly, 12 miles northwest of Cassville, had a few stores, a carding machine and flouring mill. Population abou 100, (1874). (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

The change of name from Gadfly to Corsicana was effected in January, 1876, on petition to the county court by John B. Fly and George F. Perry...

The following business houses were at Corsicana, in 1870:

J. Blankenship's carding machine known as the "White Machine House". This mill was run by the water of Joy's Creek. Allen & McNatt had a general store, McNatt & Jefferies had a drug store. Other businesses were Blankenship flouring mill, Allen & Company's general store. In June 1870, Blankenship added a saw mill to his flouring mill on Indian Creek. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 684.)

There are two dry goods stores, two blacksmith shops, one drug store, one flouring mill, one cotton gin, one carding machine, with three sets of cards, one printing press, one post-office, Odd Fellow's Hall, a school house, a band of music, and the largest taxpayer in the county (unknown). (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 706, 707.)

Crane Creek (not a town)

The first settlement on Crane Creek, in this county, was made by Jesse Day...Mr. Day sold his improvements and moved to Texas...When Mr. Day made his settlement, there was a good deal of game in the county--deer, some elk, and occasionally a bear. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 705.)

Cross Hollows

This community is mentioned in The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 642. No other information is known.

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Dale

Dale was on R. F. D. east of Travers. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 325.)

Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock is located at Section 9, Township 21 N, Range 26 W, on Highway 86, south of F.

Ebro

See Trim's Mountain Cove. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 561.)

El Paso

El Paso was a post-office 8 miles west of Cassville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

A possible location was at Section 1, Township 24 N, Range 28 W, south of Highway W.
--Located with the aid of Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co. There is a cemetery and several houses and a church shown on the map at this location.

El Paso, one of the oldest post-offices of the county, a few miles west of Exeter, has given way to the last named village. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 697.)

Elk River Township

This township was established February 16, 1835. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 597.)

Eva

Eva was located at Section 13, Township 25 N, Range 28 W. (--New Atlas of Missouri), 1874, Map #35.)

Excelsior Springs

Excelsior Springs was surveyed for John W. Hudspeth and Robert E. Bradshaw, on the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 8, Township 21, Range 28.The plat was acknowledged July 11, 1881. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 686.)

Note: The site may be reached on an unmarked road from Highway 37 south of Washburn. This road leads to the right, and in the area of the town site are a cemetery, church, and a few houses. (--Highway Map of Barry County.)

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Exeter

Exeter, 4 1/2 miles west of Cassville, and 9 miles from Panacea Springs, dates back to October, 1880. It is the highest point in the 4 counties (Newton, Lawrence, Barry and McDonald), being 1,572 feet above sea level...

The village was incorporated February 7, 1881...The location is on the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of Section 27, Township 23, Range 28. The plat was made on the southeast quarter of Section 27, and northeast quarter of Section 34, and southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 26, Township 23, Range 28, for George A. Purdy, and acknowledged by him September 29, 1880. Gregory's addition to Exeter was platted by George Parrish, and the plat acknowledged by Greene B. Gregory, July 19, 1881. Gregory's second addition to the town of Exeter was recorded in October, 1880.

The object of the establishment was to secure the county seat. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 695, 696.)

Fawver's Mill

Fawver's Mill was one mile southwest from Seligman, on Sugar Creek, and was afterwards converted into a rolling-mill. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 703.)

The First Mill

The location of the first mill built in Barry County, as now constituted, was on the southeast quarter of Section 16, Township 23, Range 27, on Flat Creek, near the eastern line of the section. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 562.)

Flat Creek Township

This township was established in March, 1844. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 616, 617.)

Flat Creek

Flat Creek, was a post-office 17 miles east of Cassville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

It is located at Section 35, Township 24 N, Range 25 W, on Highway EE, in the eastern part of the county.

Flat Creek, in 1882, was made up of four families. It was the post-office of the section of the county centering around a point 17 miles northeast of Cassville. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 685.)

It is in the eastern part of the county, 7 miles south of Scholten. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 325.)

Gadfly

See Corsicana.

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Golden

Golden is located at Section 16, Township 21 N, Range 25 W, on Highway M, north of 86.

Hailey

Hailey, formerly Hilll City post-office, was established with N. L. Hailey, postmaster. The location is ten miles east of Cassville. In March, 1887, Mr. Hailey's brother took charge of the office which has been called Hailey.

"The location is so far removed from the railroad and the country is so broken, there is little hope of development" of the minerals found there. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 565, 566, 685.

Hailey is located on the section line between Sections 11 & 14, Township 25 N, Range 26 W, on an unmarked road leading southwest from Cato.

Hazle (sic) Barrens

Hazle Barrens was a post-office 18 miles southeast of Cassville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

It was on the section line between Sections 7 & 8, Township 21 N, Range 25 W. (--New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, Map #35.)

Hazel Bottom

It was located at Section 4, Township 22 N, Range 29 W. Possibly on Highway OO, and extended, northwest of Washburn. (--New Atlas of Missouri, with the aid of General Highway Map.

Henderson's Mill

Henderson's Mill was on Flat Creek, three miles from Purdy, and twelve miles southeast of Pierce City. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 565.)

Herdsville

Herdsville was the name given to what was at one time the post-office of the district of which Seligman is now the center. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 702.)

It was a post-office 15 miles south of Cassville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

See Seligman.

Hill City Mining Camp (also Hill City Post-Office)

It was near the Rock House Company's lead mines. It dates back to 1873, but not until February, 1874, did the prospect warrant a stampede thereto. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 565, 685.)

It was located at Section 32, Township 23 N, Range 25 W, on Highway 39, south of 76.

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Jenkins

It is located at Section 24, Township 24 N, Range 25 W, on Highway 39, north of 248.

Keetsville

See Washburn.

King's Prairie (not a town)

George King was the first settler. It is not known who was next. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 706.)

Leann

Leann is located at Section 1, Township 24 N, Range 25 W, on Highways 39 & J, north of Jenkins, q. v.).

Lohmarsburgh

It was 12 miles southeast of Cassville. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 325.)

Liberty Township

The first settlers: John Logan, who was elected sheriff in 1844, and again in 1846; Jesse Warren, Samuel Montgomery, Elias Ferguson, Daniel Boman, Monroe and Frank Brattin, James Harrell and William Logan. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 707.)

Madry

It was in the northeast part of the county, 7-1/2 miles from Aurora, (Lawrence Co.). (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 325.)

It was located at Section 15, Township 25 N, Range 25 W, on Highways 39 & WW.

Mano

Mano was 14 miles southeast of Cassville, and 6 miles northeast of Eagle Rock. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 325.)

It was located at Section 36, Township 22 N, Range 26 W, on Highway M, north of Table Rock Lake.

Mayflower

It was in the southwest corner of the county, 7 miles from Mountain (McDonald Co.). (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 325.)

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McDonald

The plat of the town of McDonald shows eight blocks, three east and three west, the public square in the center, and Blocks 2 and 7 north of the square, respectively. Each block contains 144 square poles, and each street was thirty-three feet in width. The plat was recorded November 24, 1840, on wild land, Section 1, Township 24, Range 27, now (1888) the property of J. M. Marbut. Samuel Pharis was postmaster and the only resident there. Where the courthouse stood, Madison Marbut's cornfield is now the landmark (1888). (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 682.)

NOTE: A pole is a unit of length varying from one locality to another; especially one measuring 16-1/2 feet--compare perch, rod.

B. A unit of area equal to a square rod or perch: one measuring 30-1/4 square rods. (Plots of ground averaging about 10 poles each). (--Webster's New Third International Dictionary.)

It was the old county seat. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 561.)

McDowell (also spelled McDowel)

It ceased to exist April 18, 1880, when a tornado swept it away. The village of later days dates back to that year, when G. W. Talbert established his hotel, Marion P. Griffith reestablished the post-office, Hutchins Brothers their flouring mill and Marbut and Hoover their saw mill...

The town of McDowel (sic) near the old county seat, McDonald, had one store, one blacksmith shop and one post-office in 1876. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 682, 683.)

The first settlers were John Lock, Jones Lock, the Marbuts, Morgan Calton, and Henry Zinn. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 682, 683.)

It was a post-office 12 miles north of Cassville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

It was located at Section 1, Township 24 N, Range 26 W, at the junction of Highways C & VV, east of Purdy, and south of Pleasant Ridge.

McDonald's Township

It was established September 1, 1840. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 615, 616.)

Marion Township

It was established in November, 1838, as a subdivision of Old Shoal Creek Township. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 598, 599.

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Mineral Springs

The plat of Mineral Springs, with Broadway forming the center and the springs the place of beginning, was surveyed by George Parrish, August 17, 1880. The location on the southwest quarter of Section 29, Township 23, Range 26 W, was selected by the proprietors--W. G. Hobbs, J. B. Plummer, Albert Talbot, D. V. Pharis, William Talbert, and T. E. Mason...The village of Mineral Springs was incorporated May 2, 1881, when Silas Smith, H. C. Harrell, S. R. Reynolds, W. M. Ross and W. J. Burton were named as the first board of trustees. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 686.)

It was on an unmarked road, north of 76, and east of Cassville. (--General Highway Map of Barry County.)

Monett

The new town at the junction of the St. Louis and Texas Railroad with the Frisco Railroad, 282 miles southwest of St. Louis, is 1,305 feet above the level of that city. The location was originally called Billings, but the citizens of the old town petitioned in October, 1871, to have the name changed to Plymouth. In June, 1876, George A. Purdy, agent of the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad Co., petitioned the court to vacate the town of Plymouth. At this time the company owned the town solely, so that there was no objection to vacating the plat.

Plymouth was surved by E. C. Frost for Martha S. Withers and Samuel D. Withers, in March, 1881. On September 19, they acknowleded the original with an addition thereto. Wither's second addition was acknowledged May 4, 1887.

The town site of Monett was surveyed by F. W. Bond on the south half of the northeast quarter of Section 31, and on the north half of the southeast quarter of Section 31, lying north of the railroad, and on part of Section 32, Township 26, Range 27, for the Monett Town Co., September 12, 1887. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 787.)

Monett is located at the county line between Lawrence and Barry Counties, and is situated on Highways 37, 60 & A. That portion in Lawrence Co. is named Forest Park.

Mount Pleasant (now in Lawrence County)

Following the organization of Barry Co., in 1835, the question arose as to the county seat...One party wanted it at Sarcoxie, then called Centreville, the other at Prewett's Creek, since called Clear Creek. The town of Mt. Pleasant was established almost two miles west of Pierce City. The county was divided into two townships. Mount Pleasant extended from Carthage to the line of the Nation (Oklahoma) and south to Arkansas...The first meeting of the county court of Barry was held at Mount Pleasant February 4, 1835, when the following order was made:

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"We, the judges commissioned by the Governor, and authorized to select a place for holding courts of justice for the county of Barry, do hereby select a place on Clear Creek, owned by William Capps, for said purpose, said place to be called Mount Pleasant." This order was signed by Samuel Vaughn, then living near what is now Cassville; John Williams, the first settler near Mount Vernon (Lawrence Co.), and Thomas B. Arnett, one of the first settlers on Clear Creek, county judges. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 596, 597.)

A new post-office route from Springfield to the county seat of Barry County, was established by act of Congress, 1836.

James H. Williams was postmaster at Mount Pleasant, 1837. (--Gazetteer of the State of Missouri, 1837, Alphonso Wetmore, pp. 273, 277.)

Mountain Cove

It was a post-office 8 miles south of Cassville. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

It was located at Section 27, Township 22 N, Range 27 W. Apparently it was within the boundaries of Roaring River State Park. (--New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Map #35.)

Mountain Township

The first settlers were Thomas Carney, William McKinney, Thomas Stockton, Edward Stubblefield, George Wilson, Rev. Joseph Doty and Abednego Baize. It was established in 1846. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 617, 618, 708.)

O'Day

O'Day is one of the modern railroad towns. With the exception of the two hotels and one or two dwellings, which stand on the plateau, the town is built at the head of Washburn Prairie, at an elevation of 1,480 feet above the level of St. Louis. It is a progressive little town, with its newspaper, stores, hotels and dwellings, but still depending on old Keetsville for its educational, religious and social life.

In April, 1888, the vote on the question of bonding School District No. 2, Township 22, Range 28 for 5 percent on the assessed valuation, for school building was carried. (The new school building will mark the line between the old and new town. (From 1882 to 1887, several businesses moved from Washburn).

In January, 1887, J. B. Hurst was appointed postmaster for the new office of O'Day. The first railroad agent at O'Day was J. A. Phlegeley, November 3, 1880. The O'Day Globe was established in 1887, by G. P. Garland & Son. In September, 1887, Mart Garland took charge. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 656, 700, 701.)

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Olney

The location is unknown but it was near the railroad. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 566.)

Osa

It was in the northeast corner of the county, near Little Crane Creek.

It was located at Section 2, Township 35 N, Range 25 W, on Highway JJ.

Panacea Springs

Panacea Springs was 9 miles from Exeter. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 695.)

Pioneer

The plat of the town of Pioneer, on the southeast corner of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 36, Township 25, Range 29, was acknowledged by L. E. Brickett, December 12, 1884. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 687.)

It is in the northwest part of the county, near the Newton County line. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 325.)

Plymouth

It was on the A. & P. R. R. (Atlantic & Pacific), 285 miles from St. Louis. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

See Monett.

Purdy

Purdy, formerly known as Winslow, is in the Ozark Mountains at a point 290 miles southwest of St. Louis, and 570 of Chicago, at an elevation of 1,497 feet above the level of the first city...The town was almost totally wiped out by fire April 30, 1881...A petition for the incorporation of Purdy Village was presented September 30, 1881...The first board of trustees comprised J. K. Northcutt, T. J. Smith, L. B. McNatt, Charles A. Williams and John Combs. The village held elections under the charter, but finding that there was no town known on the county records, the old board took measures to dissolve the act of incorporation.

In 1884-85, a town meeting was called to discuss the question of annulling the incorporation of Purdy...

The village of Winslow was incorporated November 4, 1885, when S. L. Redwine, R. F. Clarkson, Dr. R. B. Gladden, W. E. Smith, and Jacob Burks were appointed a board of trustees. John Burks was elected chairman and R. F. Clarkson clerk.

In April, 1886, other trustees were elected with S. L. Redwine chairman. At this time A. H. Wear was chosen prosecuting attorney for disincorporating Purdy and incorporating Winslow. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 692, 693.)

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Pulaskifield

It is located 6 miles south of Highway 60, on 97, at Section 20, Township 25 N, Range 28 W.

Roaring River

It was a post-office 13 miles south of Cassville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

It is now a State Park, and is located at Sections 25, 26, 27, 35 and 36, Township 22 N, Range 27 W, on Highways 112 and DD.

The settlement of Roaring River fourteen miles southeast of Cassville claims the following businesses in 1880: A. M. Farwell's general store and post-office, I. N. E. Johnson and Saxe and Riptoe's flouring mills, Rev. J. C. Pearce and Jasper Smith's blacksmith shop...The first settlement was made by Charles Haddock...(--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County.)

Roark

It was 5 miles southeast of McDowell, on Flat Creek. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 325.)

Scholten

Scholten is located at Sections 23 & 24, Township 25 N, Range 25 W, on Highways V & D, near the Stone County line.

St. Jacobs

The town of St. Jacobs was surveyed by E. C. Frost, on the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 10, Township 22, Range 29, for Hiram Hurlburt and Eliza Hurlburt, who acknowledged the plat August 31, 1881. Norman's Addition to St. Jacobs Springs was made by David Norman, and recorded April 22, 1881. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 686.)

NOTE: From the real estate description, it is evident that Seven Stars Springs, (q. v.) and St. Jacobs were near each other.

Seligman

Seligman, 1,555 feet above the level of St. Louis and 313 miles distant from that city, may be said to stand on Roller's Ridge, in the neighborhood of the spot chosen by Jacob Roller for a home, ca. 1838...

Herdsville was the name given to what was at one time the post-office of the district of which Seligman is now the center. Seligman was platted on the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 23, Township 21, Range 28, for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Co., and the plat was acknowledged by the company president, E. F. Winslow, September 27, 1880...

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The village of Seligman dates back to March 8, 1881, when the town was incorporated. Disastrous fires occurred at Seligman, January 2, 1883, March 2, 1883 and January 13, 1884. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 701, 702, 704.)

Although the first settled in the October 1880, it became the temporary terminal point of the Arkansas Division of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway, 315 miles from St. Louis...It has been incorporated as a town. Population about 500 (1881). The town officials in 1881 were : J. H. Harrison, L. S. Moore, S. Frost and P. Dillon. Town constable J. H. Boyd, justice of the peace and notary public, R. D. Murray. (--Gazetteer of the New Southwest, 1881, p. 181.)

It is located at Sections 22, 23, 14, Township 21 N, Range 28 W, on Highways DD, 112 & 37.

Seven Stars Springs (known also as the Hodo Mineral Springs)

It is so called from there being seven basins ranged like the seven stars. It is six miles south of Rocky Comfort. The utility of this spring was made known in the summer of 1880. The great salt cave, a composition of what is claimed to be pure Epsom Salts, is close to the Seven Springs and to Bear Cave, but on the line of McDonald County. The town was platted in 1881, and the plat acknowledged March 31 that year, by A. B. and Ursula Hodo. Ware's Block was platted in May, 1881. Estes, Carson & Hay's addition to the town of Seven Stars was surveyed by E. C. Hart, and recorded June 4, 1881. Norman's Addition was surveyed by E. C. Frost, and acknowledged by David Norman, August 18, 1881. The location was on Section 10, Township 22, Range 29, Clark's Addition was surveyed by E. C. Frost for E. B. Clark on the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 10, Township 22, Range 29. The letter acknowledged the plat August 23, 1881. In December, 1881, a petition signed by 72 residents of Seven Star Springs was presented to the court asking for the incorporation of the town. A. J. Howell, M. C. Baty, W. S. Morris and A. B. Hodo were named as the first board of trustees. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 685, 686.)

The town site may be reached by taking Highway VV from its junction with Highway 90, west of Washburn. Continue on VV, taking an unimproved road to the former town site. There are about 5 buildings in the vicinity. (--Highway Map of Barton County.)

Shell Knob

Shell Knob, 15 miles southeast of Cassville, on White River, was hamlet of 40 persons and a few houses in 1882. A public school-house and the church building of the Christian Society were there. Rev. D. W. Gray was preacher and postmaster; Perry Everly was village blacksmith, and Drs. Lankford and Maxwell physicians. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 685.)

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It is a post-office 18 miles south of Cassville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

It is located at Sections 9 & 10, Township 22 N, Range 25 W, on Highway 39, near Table Rock Lake.

Shoal Creek Township

A Mr. Joy was the first settler at the head of Joy's Creek. Said stream runs by the town of Corsicana. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 706.)

It was established in August, 1842. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 616, 617.)

Sims Township

In May 1840, Sim's Township was established. It was known as "Atlalet's part of Smith Township" prior to this time. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 615, 616.)

Sunrise

Sunrise was on the R. F. D., southwest of Corsicana, on Shoal Creek, possibly in Section 23, Township 24 N, Range 29 W.

Travers

It was on the R. F. D., north of Cassville, approximately half-way to McDowell. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 325.)

Trim's Mountain Cove

This old post-office, Trim's Mountain Cove, later was known as Ebro. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 561.)

Viola

Viola is on the county line between Stone and Barry Counties, and is located at Section 35, Township 22 N, Range 25 W, on Highway 39.

Washburn (formerly Keetsville)

It is located on Washburn Prairie, 8 miles southwest of Cassville, and had about 8 stores, and a population of about 200 (1874). (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 52.)

Washburn, or Keetsville, at an altitude of 1,560 feet, is 8 miles southwest of Cassville, and 307 miles from St. Louis, on the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad. Samuel Washburn settled one and one-half miles east of the village, where M. B. Sparkman now resides (1888)...

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In the year 1840 Judge Cureton moved to Washburn Prairie and bought the location where the town of Washburn now stands, after which J. T. Keet became the owner, and Keet laid off the town called Keetsville. The town was destroyed between 1860-65, and in the years 1867-68, 69, it was rebuilt.

A petition from the people of Keetsville was presented to the court in April 1868, by A. J. Stewart, asking that the old name of this town be changed to Washburn. The petition was granted...The town of Washburn was incorporated August 4, 1880 on petition of J. M. Moore and others. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 697, 698.)

It is located at Section 28, Township 22 N, Range 28 W, on Highway 90, west of 37.

Winslow

Winslow was surveyed by George Parrish, in October, 1880, for Henry Bass, on the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 2, Township 24, Range 28 and acknowledged October 2. The Scotch Addition to Purdy, was acknowledged October 2, 1884. William Ferguson's Addition to Purdy, in the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 2, Township 24, Range 28, was surveyed by Clay Stubblefield, and acknowledged April 20, 1883.

The village of Winslow was incorporated November 4, 1885. Five men were appointed a board of trustees. Jacob Burks was elected chairman, and R.E. Clarkson, clerk.

In April 1886, S. L. Redwine and four others were elected trustees, and organized with S. L. Redwine chairman. At this time, A. H. Wear was chosen prosecuting attorney for disincorporating Purdy and incorporating Winslow. In 1887 James Swiger, John Provo, H. r. Williams, C. C. Bean and J. T. Browning were the trustees. The organization was completed by the election of James Swinger, chairman and H. R. Williams, clerk.

Purdy School District was organized in 1883. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 692, 693, 685.)

It is a recently established station on the line of the Arkansas Division of the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway, 292 miles from St. Louis, and twenty-three miles north of Seligman. (--Gazetteer of the New Southwest, 1881 p. 179.)

Wayne

Wayne is located at Section 9, Township 22 N, Range 28 W, on Highway MM, south of Exeter.

Wheelerville

It is located at Sections 25 & 26, Township 25 N, Range 25 W, on Highways 248 & V, near the Stone County line.

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White River

It is believed the first settlers were Greenbury Easly, Jacob Hickum, William Curry and Moses Carter. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, p. 707.)

Ozark Township (a modern township)

It was established in November, 1840, using a portion detached from Smith Township.

Sock Township (Sac)

It was established June 2, 1835.

Smith Township

It was established May, 1838.

Walnut Township

It was established in July, 1836.

Vinegar Township

It was established May 19, 1835.

The boundaries of Vinegar Township were changed in August, 1842...In November, 1842, the line between Vinegar and Mount Pleasant was changed.

Shoal Creek Township

It was established in August, 1842.

White River Township

It was detached from Sugar Creek Township in May, 1841.

Pleasant Ridge Township

It was established May 4, 1887, out of King's Prairie...

Sugar Creek (Shugar) Township

It was established February 16, 1835.

Spring River Township

It was established February 16, 1835.

Tyron Township

It was established February 16, 1835. (--The State of Missouri, History of Barry County, pp. 597, 618, 616, 617, 615, 698, 599.)
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