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

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


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Alliance

Alliance was a post-office in the northeast corner of Crooked Creek Twp. (--Sectional Map of Missouri,1894, Rand, McNally & Co.; Missouri Manual, 1901-02, p. 381.)

It was located at Sec. 12, Twp. 33 N, R. 9 E, on an unmarked county road running south from Highway 51, west of White Water River. (--General Highway Map of Bollinger County, issued by the Missouri State Highway Department, 10-1-72. Unless otherwise noted, all map descriptions are from this map.)

Bessville

Bessville is a town mentioned in History of Southeast Missouri, Douglas, Vol. 1, p. 510. It is on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern R. R., 9 miles northwest of Marble Hill. It had 1 store and was a shipping-point for a considerable quantity of choice lumber. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

It is located at Sec. 7, Twp. 31 N, R. 9 E, at the south end of Highway OO. There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 382.)

Mail now via Lutesville.

Bollinger's Mill

Bollinger's Mill was 16 miles south of Marble Hill and had a large flouring mill and 1 store. Levi B. James became a partner in James' & Slagle's general store (1883). (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, p. 833.)

Washington A. McMinn erected a water power corn and flour mill on the site of the Old Bollinger Mill. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, p. 839.)

Buchanan

Buchanan was a post-office 18 miles southwest of Marble Hill. It had 1 store. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

Washington A. McMinn was postmaster at Buchanan for thirty years, as of 1888. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, p. 839.)

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 382.)

Castor

Castor is 16 miles west of Marble Hill. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 383.)

Mail now via Glen Allen.

It is located at Sec. 6, 7, Twp. 30 N, R. 8 E, on Highway MM, adjacent to Wayne County line.

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Choat

Choat was a post-office 3 1/2 miles southwest of Grassy and 4 miles northeast of Buchanan. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333; Missouri Manual, p. 383.)

Clippard

Clippard was a post-office in the southeast part of the county, 4 miles south of Laflin. (--Missouri Manual.)

Dallas

See Marble Hill.

Dongola

Dongola is 7 miles south of Leopold. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333.)

It is located at Sec. 20, 21, Twp. 29 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways 51 & 91.

There was a post-office there in 1901-1902. (--Missouri Manual, p. 384.)

It was discontinued as of July 31, 1917, thereafter mail via Advance. (--Missouri Manual, 1917-1918, p. 644.)

Dolle's Mills

Dolle's Mills was 22 miles north of Marble Hill. It contained a large water power flouring mill and 1 store. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

Drum

Drum was a post-office located at Sec. 12, Twp. 29 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways T & F. (--Missouri Manual, 1901-02, p. 384.) The post-office was discontinued as of July 31, 1817; thereafter mail via Advance. (--Missouri Manual, 1917-1918, p. 644.)

Ezra

Ezra was in the northwest corner of the county, near Madison-Wayne-Stoddard County lines. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Gipsy

Gipsy is located at Sec. 28, Twp. 29 N, R. 8 E, east of Wayne County line.

There was a post-office there in 1907-08. (--Missouri Manual, p. 472.)

Now Zip Code 63570.

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Glen Allen (R. R. Name: Glenallen, elevation 460 feet)

Glen Allen is on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern R. R., 3 miles northwest of Marble Hill. It had 1 store, 1874. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

The site of Glen Allen was selected from the original entry made by Henry P. Rhodes. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, p. 843.)

The town of Glen Allen was settled about 1870 and incorporated as a town in 1906. The first mayor of the town was R. Smith. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Douglas, Vol. 1, p. 371.)

It is located at Sec. 35, Twp. 30 N, R. 9 E, at the junction of Highways 34 & ZZ.

Glennon

Glennon was located at Sec. 11, Twp. 29 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways AB & T.

There was a post-office there in 1929 - 30. (--Missouri Manual, p. 939.)

Grassy

Grassy is 8 miles southwest of Glen Allen. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333.)

It is located at Sec. 24, Twp. 30 N, R. 8 E, on Highway 34, south of the junction with DD.

Greenbrier

It is on the branch railroad from Brownwood (Stoddard Co.) to Zalma. (--Sectional Map of Missouri, 1894, Rand, McNally & Co.)

It is located at Sec. 11, Twp. 28 N, R. 9 E, on Highway W, on Castor River.

Grisham

Grisham was located at Sec. 7, Twp. 31 N, R. 9 E, on an unmarked county road northwest of Bessville.

Hahn

Hahn was located at Sec. 5, Twp. 39 N, R. 9 E, on Highway H, south of the junction with FF.

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 386.)

About 1805 Daniel Hahn settled on the creek which bears his name, about one-half mile west of Lutesville. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, pp. 282, 283.)

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Harrison

Harrison is 5 1/2 miles southwest of Mayfield. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333.)

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 386.)

Mail now via Lutesville.

It is located at Sec. 26, 35, Twp. 32 N, R. 9 E, on an unmarked county road east of Highway 51.

Husky

Husky is located at Sec. 36, Twp. 31 N, R. 10 E, on Highway 34, near Cape Girardeau line.

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 386.)

Mail now via Marble Hill.

Huxie

Huxie was a post-office in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 386.)

(Location is unknown).

Laflin

Laflin on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern R. R., 5 miles southeast of Marble Hill, had 1 store and was an important shipping-point for railroad timber. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

Andrew Clippard and his brother-in-law, W. F. Kinder were the first merchants in Laflin. After four months Mr. Kinder sold Mr. lippard his interest....In 1871 Mr. Clippard was appointed post master at Laflin. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, pp. 824-825.)

It is located at Sec. 12, 13, Twp. 30 N, R. 10 E, on Highway N, between 51 & Cape Girardeau line. Mail now via Leopold.

Leopold

There was a Catholic Church at Leopold in 1888. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed p. 822.)

It is a post-office located at Sec. 22, Twp. 30 N, R. 10 E, on Highway N, east of 51.

Lixville

Lixville is 7 miles northeast of Alliance, in the northeast corner of the county. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333.)

Mail via Sedgwickville.

It is located at Sec. 2, Twp. 33 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways K & KK, near Perry County line.

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 388.)

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Lodge

Lodge was a post-office located at Sec. 35, Twp. 31 N, R. 8 E, on Highway DD, near Madison County line. (--Missouri Manual, 1901-02, p. 388. Map of Bollinger County.)

Loyd

Loyd was a post-office 4 1/2 miles east of Marquand, (Madison County). (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333. Missouri Manual, 1901-02, p. 388.)

Lutesville

Lutesville is situated on the west side of Crooked Creek, about one-half mile from Marble Hill. It was laid out in 1869 by Eli Lutes, who donated to the rail road company, ten acres for depot and one-third of the lots in addition to the right-of-way. The first store was opened in a small box-house by C. D. Howe before the town was surveyed. He afterward erected a new building and continued in business until his death. Other businesses in 1888 were the general stores of Sample & Company, William C. King and George E. Statler, the drug stores of Dr. A. R. Jacques and Dr. A. J. Mayfield, the hardware store of George E. Clark, a stove factory, operated by Stanton & Company, and a custom mill, operated by F. P. Trautwein. Mr. Trautwein was the first mayor.* (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, p. 453; Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64. *History of Southeast Missouri, Douglas, Vol. 1, p. 280.)

It is located at Sec. 4, Twp. 30 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways 34 & B, east of Marble Hill.

Marble Hill

Immediately after the passage of the act for the organization of Bollinger County, in July, 1851, Thomas Hamilton selected a point near the center of the county and laid off a town, which he named New California. On December 22, of the same year, David Ramsey, Isaac Shepherd and J. J. Daugherty, commissioners appointed to locate the seat of justice for Bollinger County, laid off a town including New California, which they named Dallas...John C. Whybark had been carrying on a store about one-fourth of a mile east of the town, andhe now removed it to the east side of the square...About the time of the Civil War, the name of the town was changed to Marble Hill, and an order of incorporation made by the county court...

Mayfield-Smith Academy, of Marble Hill, went into operation in September, 1885, with D. W. Graves as principal. It was named for its two principal founders, Dr. H. J. Smith, and Dr. W. E. Mayfield. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, p. 452.)

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The county seat was named Marble Hill from the belief that the hill on which the town was built was composed of marble. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Douglas, Vol. 1, p. 513; Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

It is located at Sec. 5, 6, Twp. 30 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways 34, 51 & ZZ.

Mayfield

Mayfield is in the eastern part of the county, near Cape Girardeau line. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333.)

It is located at Sec. 16, Twp. 32 N, R. 10 E, on Highway JJ east of 51.

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 388.)

Mail now via Patton.

Patton (elevation 605 feet)

Patton is 15 miles northwest of Marble Hill. It had 1 store, (1874).

It is located at Sec. 26, 35, Twp. 33 N, R. 10 E, on Highway 51 south of 72.

New California

See Marble Hill.

Precinct

Precinct was north of Patton. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333.)

Richardson

Richardson was located on Sec. 12, Twp. 28 N, R. 9 E, on Castor River, east of Greenbrier.

Rose

Rose was west of Mayfield. (--Sectional Map of Missouri, 1894, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Sank

Sank is located at Sec. 13, 24, , Twp 29 N, R. 9 E, on an unmarked county road north of Highway 51.

Schlatitz

It is located at Sec. 19, Twp. 29 N, R. 10 E, on Highway 51, west of Dongola.

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Scopus

Scopus is 2 1/2 miles south of Mayfield. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333.)

It is located at Sec. 3, Twp. 31 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways M & B.

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 392.)

It is now a rural branch of Lutesville. (--Standard Reference Guide of Missouri, 1974, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Sedgewickville

It is 18 miles northeast of Marble Hill. It had 2 stores in 1874. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

Dr. William W. Roberts was a prominent physician of Sedgewickville in 1888. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, p. 843.)

It is located at Sec. 26, Twp. 33 N, R. 10 E, at the junction of Highways, K, KK & WW.

Shrum

Shrum was a post-office 5 1/2 miles east of Bessville. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333; Missouri Manual, 1901-02.)

Sitzke Store

It is located at Sec. 29, 30, Twp. 30 N, R. 8 E, at the junction of Highways MM & 34, near Wayne County line. Mail via Grassy. (--Map of Bollinger County; Standard Reference Guide of Missouri, 1974, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Slinkard

Slinkard was a post-office in 1907-08. (--Missouri Manual, p. 473.)

(Location is unknown).

Smithville

It was the site of an institution of learning for the Baptists of Southeast Missouri. The first session was taught in a hall owned by Dr. Smith. In the spring of 1879 work was begun upon a suitable school-building, but it was suspended on account of a lack of funds, after the foundation was laid. It was then decided to remove the location to Marble Hill.... (--History of Southeast Missouri, Goodspeed, p. 452.)

Smithville is not listed in Standard Reference Guide of Missouri, 1974, Rand, McNally & Co.)

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Storis

Storis was in the extreme southeast corner of the county, first station south of Richardson. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Sturdivant

A town mentioned in (--History of Southeast Missouri, 1912, Douglas, Vol. 1, p. 510.)

It is in the extreme southeastern corner of the county, near the Stoddard County line, and is located at Sec. 35, 36, Twp. 29 N, R. 8 E, on Highway V. Also Sectional Map of Missouri, 1894, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Sumac

Sumac was in Fillmore Township. (--New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, Map #30.)

Tallent

Tallent was 4 1/2 miles southwest of Patton. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Walter Williams, p. 333.)

There was a post-office there in 1901-02. (--Missouri Manual, p. 392.)

Trowell

Trowell was a post-office in 1907-08. (--Missouri Manual, p. 473.)

(Location is unknown).

Vinemont

Vinemont was about 5 miles southeast of Marble Hill, in the center of a German settlement; it had 1 store and a Catholic Church (1874). (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 64.)

Zalma

Zalma, in the southern part of the county, was the terminus of the Frisco branch from Zalma by way of Brownwood to Bloomfield. (--History of Southeast Missouri, Douglas, Vol. 1, pp. 371, 372.)

It is located as Sec.2 7, 32, Twp. 29 N, R. 9 E, on Highway 51 south of the junction with H.


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