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

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


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Auxvasse or Clinton City (now -1974 -known as Auxvasse, elev. 870 ft.)

Auxvasse or Clinton City was laid out on October 22, 1873, by Thomas B. Harris on Sec. 23, Twp. 49 N, R. 9 W. The town is situated on the Missouri Division of the Chicago & Alton R. R., and is thirteen miles north of Fulton. There was a Methodist Church and a public school. Population was 100. J. A. Harrison, postmaster; C. R. Adams, druggist and grocer; J. Abner Harrison, lime and brick manufacturer; Lawrence Bros. flour and saw mill; Charles Martin, flour and saw mill. (--Callaway Co., p. 260.)

...The town is on the edge of Grand Prairie...It was founded in 1871, by J. A. Harrison, and for some time was known as Chariton City. It had a graded school, four churches, a roller flouring mill, a bank, a hotel, extensive lime kilns nearby...and about twenty business houses, including stores of different kinds and small shops. Population 1899 (estimated) 500. (--Encyclopedia of the Hist. of MO., 1901, Conard, Vol. 1; 91.)

It is situated at the junction of 54, B & E. (--General Highway Map of Callaway Co., 6-1-62, issued by The Missouri State Highway Dept. Unless otherwise noted, all map locations are from this map.)

At an early day, Lilbourn W. Boggs, afterward Governor of the State, was traveling with a company of Frenchman, and on arriving at the stream attempted to cross. In doing so some of the train mired and were extricated with difficulty. Hence the party named it "Riviere Auxvasse (--river with miry places." The French word "vasse" meaning "muddy" or miry. The town was named from the stream on which it is located. (--How Mo. Counties, Towns & Streams Were Named, David W. Eaton. Second Article, p. 267. From a series in Missouri Hist. Review.)

Bachelor

This was a post-office located in Jackson Township, seventeen miles from Fulton, on the Chicago & Alton R. R. John W. English was postmaster. (--Callway Co., p. 260.)

It is situated on Sec. 26, Twp. 49 N, R. 8 W as the south end of Highway CC.

Mail is via Auxvasse; no population. (--Standard Ref. Guide of Mo., 1974, Rand McNally.)

Barkerville

This village was settled in 1867. It was located on the northeast quarter of Sec. 23, Twp. 44 N, R. 10 W. Population 75. It was on the Missouri River, opposite to Osage City (Cole Co.) twenty-three miles south of Fulton, and nine miles east of Jefferson City; it had a steam saw and grist mill, a Methodist Church and district school.

C. W. Ball, portable saw mill; E. M. Bryson, physician; Peter Cristy, carpenter; R. H. Crow & Co., general store; Jiss Kate Fuls, milliner. (--Callaway Co., 169; Campbell's Gaz. of Mo., 98 N.)

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Big Bee (Bigbee, see Guthrie)

It was located in Cedar Township on the C. & A. R. R. (--New Atlas of MO., 1874, Campbell, map 22.)

Bloomfield

See New Bloomfield

Bob Fulton

See Fulton.

Boughner

It was situated on Sec. 29, 30, 32, Twp. 45 N, R. 11 W on 63 southwest corner of the county.

Boydsville (also Boidsville)

Boydsville was a post-office in Round Grove Township. (--Callway Co., 251.)

Boydsville, settled in 1841, was 11 miles southwest of Fulton. It had one general store, one drug store, one steam saw and grist mill, one blacksmith shop and wagon shop, one carding machine. Population was about 150. (--Campbell, 98 A.)

Mail is via Fulton; no population is shown. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Bryan (Bryant)

It was a flag station, nine miles south of Mexico, on the Chicago & Alton R. R. (--Callaway Co., 260; See, also, Campbell, 98 A.)

Caldwell

This town was laid out in 18__, but no plat had been fled. It was located on the southwest quarter of Sec. 22, Twp. 46 N, R. 10 W, and was named after N. G. Caldwell. The first business house was opened by N. G. Caldwell, who was the first postmaster.

N. G. & J. B. Caldwell, general store, stoneware and flourmill; S. P. Beaven, teacher; P. H. Howe, teacher; J. W. Love, blacksmith. (--Callaway Co. 258.)

Highway BB makes a slight turn in this section which is south of 54.

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Callaway

Callaway is a flag station on the G. M. & O. R. R., five miles north of Fulton. (--Callaway Co., 184; Campbell, 98 N.)

It is situated on Sec. 30, Twp. 48 N. R. 9 W, on G. M. & O. R. R. west of 54.

There is no population shown. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Calwood

Calwood was a village of 100 inhabitants, eight miles northwest of Fulton. It is located on the northeast quarter and southeast quarter of Sec. 19, Twp. 48 N, R. 8 West; but no plat of the town had never been filed. It contained a church, school-house and flour-mill...The first store was erected in 1860, by Nathaniel Robinson. G. N. Myers was the first postmaster.

L. S. Barnes, general store and drugs; Kennedy Dougan, flour mill; J. C. Sheppard, boots and shoes; J. M. Tate, M. D.; J. R. Wiggs, carpenter. (--Callaway Co., 259.)

See Jones' Tanyard. (--Campbell, 98 N.)

It is located at the junction of 40 and JJ.

Mail is via McCredie; population 40. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Carrington City

Carrington City was laid out on the 5th of June, 1872, by William Carrington on the northwest quarter of Sec. 33, Twp. 47 N, R. 10 W. The town is on the Chicago & Alton R. R. and is eight miles southwest of Fulton. Population fifty. M. P. Ashworth was the postmaster.

James Allen, meat market; C. A. Davis, general store; James Douglas, blacksmith; H. S. Rice, Justice of the Peace; W. R. Smith, M. D.... (--Callaway Co., 250, 251.)

It is located on Highway H north of the junction with J.

Mail is via Fulton; population 25. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Cedar City

This town was laid out in January, 1870, by David Kenney, Commissioner of Land Company, on the northwest fractional quarter of Sec. 16, Twp. 44 N, R. 11 West. It lies on the Missouri River, in Cedar Township, opposite Jefferson City...population was 250.

A. W. Barman, shoemaker; W. Bliss, carpenter; L. D. Farmer, postmaster; David Kenney, hotel proprietor. These were a few of the early business men. (--Callaway Co., 161; Campbell, 98 N; Conard, Vol. 1; 59.)

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It has been incorporated since 1960; population within present limits 466. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

It is located at the junction of 54 and 63.

It was named from the cedar trees on the bluffs near it. (--Eaton, p. 268.)

Chariton City

See Auxvasse.

There is a Chariton in Putnam County. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Clinton City (Auxvasse)

Clinton City (Auxvasse) on the C. & A. R. R. 13 miles north of Fulton, was settled in 1871, by J. A. Harrington. It had 1 dry goods and 1 drug store, 1 blacksmith shop...Population about 50. (--Campbell, 98 N.)

Concord

Concord was laid out in 1837, by John Henderson, on the north half of Sec. 18, Twp. 48 N, R. 7 W. It is located twelve miles north of Fulton, and contained fifty inhabitants...J. D. Plunkett was the postmaster. S. C. Harrison, carpenter; Henderson & McPheeters, girst and saw-mill; G. M. Hall, carpenter and undertaker; T. J. Pledge, Justice of the Peace... (--Callaway Co., 229; Campbell, 98 O.)

Mail is via Auxvasse; no population is shown. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

This area is north of B between CC & N.

Cote Sans Dessein

Cote Sans Dessein (a hill without design) is the site of an ancient French village. This place has its name from an isolate hill that is standing, as if by accident, on the river-bank in an extensive bottom...The village of Cote Sans Dessein was settled in 1808, and was once a populous place. The old inhabitants have generally removed across the Missouri and settled there. This ancient village had its share in the Indian wars incident to the settlement of the country... (--Wetmore's Gazetteer of the State of MO., 1837, 47.)

The commissioners to locate a permanent seat of justice for Missouri at one time looked favorably upon Cote Sans Dessein as a site for the capital, but owing to doubt as to the title of the place abandoned it in favor of Jefferson City. (--Conard, Vol. 1, 471.)

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It was two miles below the mouth of the Osage, opposite Dauphine (Osage Co.), and 23 miles south of Fulton. It contained a Methodist Church, and one general store and was a considerable shipping point. (--Campbell, 98 O.)

It was situated on Sec. 18, Twp. 44 N, R. 9 W at the edge of the Missouri River, south of Tebetts.

Attack on Cote Sans Dessein

The principal actor in this achievement was a Frenchman, whose name was Baptiste Louis Roi. He chanced to be in the blockhouse with only two men and two women, when the attack commenced. With the small command, he made a successful defense against a numerous and very determined band of Indians. One of the men, noting the small defensive force, was panic stricken. He devoted himself to prayer throughout the siege. The women busied themselves to cast bullets and cut patches, so as to keep up the defense in a steady manner. There were fourteen Indians killed and many wounded...The Indians made a determined effort to destroy the blockhouse. They fired arrows, with a combustive tip, which was ignited. The defenders had a limited supply of water on hand which was soon exhausted. Another flaming arrow was launched, but someone grabbed a container of milk and extinguished the flames. Still another flaming arrow was fired. It so happened that one of the women had just used the urinal, the contents of which were used to extinguish the flames. A mighty cheer arose, but the Indians were determined. Thrice did the women supply from the same fountain a fluid which extinguished the flames...At last the baffled Indians ran off, screaming a bitter howl of mingled resentment and despair. (--Callaway Co., 167, 168.)

Cynthia (See Guthrie)

(--Campbell, 98-O.)

Dixie

Dixie is 5 miles east of New Bloomfield. (--Williams, 343.)

It is situated on Sec. 35, 36, Twp. 46 N, R. 10 W at the junction of BB & PP.

Mail is via New Bloomfield; no population. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Earl

Earl was located in the north central section of the county west of McCredie. (--Map of MO, 1971, Thos. D. Murphy, Red Oak, IA.)

It was situated on Sec. 17, Twp. 48 N, R. 10 W southwest of Eastville.

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Eastville

Eastville is situated on Sec. 10, Twp. 48 N, R. 10 W.

Mail is via McCredie; no population. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Effie

Effie was east of Tebetts on M. K. & T. R. R. (--Map of MO., 1910, Kenyon Co., Des Moines, IA.)

Elizabeth

Elizabeth was located on Ham's Prairie, about six miles south of Fulton. It was so named in honor of Mrs. Henry Brite. Ham's Prairie so called because John Ham cut his name on a tree near its edge in 1816. (--Campbell, 96, 98-B.)

Elizabeth was the first county seat. (--Callaway Co., 186.)

The Legislature of 1824 passed an act authorizing the county of Callaway to change the location of the county seat and appointed Henry May, Hans Patton and Ezra B. Sutton, commissioners for that purpose.

A jail was built in the town of Elizabeth, but no court house. The jail cost $785, and lots were sold in Elizabeth to the amount of $705.50, the money to be appropriated in the payment of same. After the county seat was changed to Fulton, the commissioners contracted with Charles Allen and Samuel Brown to remove the jail to Fulton, but before they did so, the jail was consumed by fire. (--Callaway Co., 119.)

Elizabeth is no longer listed.

Elkins

Elkins was west of Mokane and south of Pitcher. (--Map of MO., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

Ellersville

Ellersville was a post-office and station on the G. M. & O. Railroad. (--Callaway Co., 162.)

Folsom

Folsom was five miles west of New Bloomfield. (--Williams, 343.)

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Fulton (elevation 815 feet)

Fulton, the county seat of Callaway County, was laid out in 1825, on the southeast quarter of Sec. 17, Twp. 47 N, R. 9 W on fifty acres of land sold to the county by George Nichols, at the nominal sum of $50. The plat of the town was filed on the 2d day of January, 1827. The deed to the townsite was filed for record February 19, 1829.

Fulton was originally called Volney, after a French author and infidel. The name, however, was soon changed to Fulton, in honor of Robert Fulton, an American engineer and mechanic, who was born in Little Britain, in Pennsylvania, in 1765. He was the first person who propelled a boat through the water by steam. He constructed the first United States war steamer in 1814, and died in February, 1815...

John Yates, from Shelby County, KY., came to Missouri in 1816...and began to learn the tailor trade with Donald Calgin, of St. Charles...Later he worked as a porter in Collier Company's store...Mr. Collier needed a legal paper drawn up and Mr. Yates was able to draw it up satisfactorially. Later, Mr. Collier sent a stock of goods to Elizabeth, the first county seat of Callaway Co., and sent Mr. Yates with it as first superintendent...This was the first store in Callaway County except at Cote Sans Dessein...

The first hotel log house was erected by Joseph Sitten...T. James Fisher, from Virginia, was the pioneer grocer and saloon keeper. William Coward, from Greenup, KY., was the first saddler. William Armstrong was the first tailor. Garrett Nichols, brother of Felix G. Nichols, was the first blacksmith; his shop was built in 1825. (--Callaway Co., 185, 186, 187.)

Robert and David Dunlap were born in Ireland, but came to America with their parents when they were small boys...Robert married Elizabeth Wiles...and in 1821 he and his brother removed to Missouri and settled in Callaway County. In 1825 they settled where Fulton now stands, and Robert Dunlap gave the name to the town, which for a number of years was called Bob Fulton on his account... (--Callaway Co., 174; Campbell, 98-O, 98-P, 98-Q.)

It is situated at the junction of 54, Z, 40, F & O.

Garrett

Garrett was located in the southeastern section of the county on Montgomery County line, east of Readsville. (--Map of MO., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

Guthrie

Guthrie was laid out on the 10th of June, 1872, by Samuel N. Guthrie and John Guthrie, on the southwest quarter of Sec. 18, Twp. 46 N, R. 10 W. It is 12 miles south of Fulton. J. W. Bruton, postmaster. J. S. Baker, druggist; J. W. Bruton, notary public; Dozier & Co., general store; E. O. Fogerstrom, blacksmith... (--Callaway Co., 161.)

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Guthire (Bigbee (--Cynthiana), on the C. & A. R. R., 12 miles southwest of Fulton, settled about 1870, population about 100 (1874) had 2 stores, 1 blacksmith shop and 1 telegraph office. (--Campbell, 98-Q.)

Mail is via New Bloomfield; population 100. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

It is situated at the junction of V & J, north of New Bloomfield.

Ham's Prairie

This was a country post-office six miles south of Fulton. It was located on the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Sec. 10, Twp. 46 N, R. 9 W, and was named after the Prairie of that name. Thomas M. Nixon, postmaster. W. B. Cleveland, wheelwright; Issac Kelly, blacksmith; Dr. Thomas M. Nixon, druggist and general store; John D. Worley, blacksmith. (--Callaway Co., 256.)

Mail is via Fulton; population 25. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

It is located on Highway C south of Fulton.

Hatton

Hatton is located in the northwest corner of the county, northeast of Hereford. (--Map of MO., 1972, Thos. D. Murphy.)

Mail is via Auxvasse. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

It is situated on Sec. 15, Twp. 49 N, R. 10 W at the junction of E & N.

Hempstead

Hempstead was located in St. Aubert Township, on Sec. 6, Twp. 45 N, R. 9 W, west of Fulton. (--New Atlas of MO., Map 22.)

Hibernia

It was a post-office near Portland. (--Hist. of Callaway Co., 147.)

Hibernia or Holt's Summit P.O.

It is in the southwest section of the county. (--So designated on Maps of MO., 1911, 1917, 1925, Rand McNally.)

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Holt's Summit

Holt's Summit was laid out on the 7th of September, 1870, by Timothy Holt, on Sec. 25, Twp. 45 N, R. 11 W. It is 20 miles southwest of Fulton. Population 75, Perry S. Holt, postmaster. J. W. Burks, collection agency and attorney; P. S. Holt, general store and produce; T. Nolt, hotel proprietor and insurance; Holt & Stokes, blacksmiths; R. C. Kuling, carpenter; H. C. Oliver, Justice of the Peace... (--Callaway Co., 152. See, also, Campbell, 98-F.)

It is located at the junction of 54 & OO south of AA.

Named in honor of Timothy Holt. (--Eaton, 2nd article, 268.)

Hord

Hord was a post-office twenty miles south of Fulton, located on the Missouri River near Cote Sans Dessein, and named after Richard Hord. (--Callaway Co., 169.)

Jones' Tanyard

It was situated on Sec. 17, Twp. 47, R. 9 W. (--New Atlas of MO., Map 22.)

Jones' Tanyard (Calwood), nine miles east of Fulton, population about 50 (1874), had one store, one blacksmith shop, one Methodist Church, one merchant mill, and one saw mill. (--Campbell, 98-F.)

Kingdom City

Kingdom City is the railroad name for McCredie, population 53. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

It is situated on Sec. 9, Twp. 48 N, R. 9 W at the junction of 54 & 40.

Liberty

Liberty is situated on Sec. 8, Twp. 45 N, R. 9 W on PP east of BB.

Mail is via New Bloomfield; no population. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Lindberg

It is situated on Sec. 11, Twp. 48 N, R. 12 W at the junction of I-70 & 40.

Mail is via Columbia, Boone Co. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

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McCredie

McCredie was laid out on September 20, 1871, by George P. Mordie on Sec. 4, Twp. 48 N, R. 9 W. The town is located eight miles north of Fulton. Population 75--1884.

James Wise was postmaster; Wise & Co., general merchants...Tony Wilson, shoe maker; Milton Anderson laid out an addition to McCredie in June, 1880. (--Callaway Co., 259, 260; Campbell, 98-Q.)

It is north of the junction of 40 & 54.

It is a family name. (--Eaton, 2nd Article, 268.)

It is the railroad name for Kingdom City. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Midway

Midway was a village twelve miles south of Fulton on the road to Jefferson City. It contained two stores, with general assortment and a grocery. (--Wetmore's Gazetteer of MO., 1837, 50.)

Millersburg

Millersburg was laid out in October, 1829, by Thomas Miller, on the east half of the east quarter of Sec. 34, Twp. 48 N, R. 11 West. It is twelve miles west of Fulton. Population was 200. David A. Robinett was postmaster. (--Callaway Co., 152.)

It had 1 Christian Church, 2 stores, 1 blacksmith shop, and 1 plow shop, 1 steam saw and grist-mill. (--Campbell, 98 F.)

It is located at the junction of J, F & WW.

Mail is via Fulton; population 40. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

It was named by Thomas Miller, for Millersburg, Ky., as he stated. (--Eaton, 2nd Article, 268.)

Mokane (elevation 530 feet)

It is located on the southern edge of the county, second station west of Portland, on M. K. & T. R. R. (--Map of MO., 1971, Thos. D. Murphy, Red Oak, IA.)

It is situated on Sec. 7, Twp. 45 N, R. 8 W at the junction of C & 94, near Osage River.

Mokane , town on the MO., Kan., & E. R. R., the name being a portion of each of these names. (--Eaton, 2nd article, 208.)

Musick

Musick was southeast of New Bloomfield. (--Map of MO., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

There is a Musick Ferry in St. Louis Co. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

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New Bloomfield

New Bloomfield...is twelve miles southwest of Fulton. It was laid out in 1836, by Enoch Murray, on the northeast corner of the southeast corner of Sec. 31, Twp. 46 N, R. 10 W. The town was originally called Bloomfield. John Wilson was postmaster.

C. Brooks was physician; N. G. Caldwell, grist and saw-mill; R. R. Dunn, Justice of the Peace; J. B. Holt, constable; Woodson Lynes, general store and hotel; D. M. Tucker & Co., general store. (--Callaway Co., 162; Campbell, 98-S.)

It is located at the junction of 54 & Y between North Jefferson and Fulton.

It was laid out in 1836 by Enoch Murray and named Bloomfield, but there being another town of that name in the State, "New" was prefixed. (--Eaton, 2nd Article, 268.)

North Jefferson

North Jefferson is situated on Sec. 10, Twp. 44 N, R. 11 W at the junction of 54 & AC, northeast of Cedar City.

It has no population. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Pierce

Pierce was located in Pierce Township southwest of McCredie. (--New Atlas of MO., Map 22.)

Pitcher

Pitcher was located in the south central portion of the county, southwest of Ham's Prairie. (--Map of MO., 1971, Thos. D. Murphy Co.)

Portland

The town of Portland was laid out in September, 1831, by John Yates and Eden Benson, on the fractional quarter of Section 33, Twp. 65 N, Range 7 West.

The pioneer merchant was Mr. Debo, who soon after opening his store, was sold out by the sheriff, for debt. The next merchant was K. G. Boon, who was the first postmaster...The town contained a population of 203 in 1880...

The shipments of the town consisted of leaf tobacco, hogs, grain and ties... (--Callaway Co., 146.)

In 1874 the population was about 250; it had 2 stores, 1 furniture store, 1 jewelry store, 1 blacksmith shop, and 1 tobacco factory. (--Campbell, 98-S.)

It is located at the junction of 94 & D, near Osage River.

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Pottersville

It was established about 1826, by Thomas Caldwell (unknown). (--Callaway Co., 257.)

In 1874, the population was 40. It had 1 steam saw and grist mill, and 1 large pottery capable of turning out about $17,000 worth of ware per annum. (--Campbell, 98-S.)

Pottersville is no longer listed in Callaway Co.; there is a Pottersville in Howell Co. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Prestiss

Prestiss was south of New Bloomfield. (--Map of MO., 1910, Kenyon Co.)

Readsville

No plat was filed. The town was settled in 1856, by John A. Read, after whom it was named, and who was the first postmaster. It is seventeen miles southeast of Fulton and contained a Methodist Church and public school. It had a population of 50. The town is on the west half of the northwest quarter of Sec. 33, Twp. 47 N, Range 7 West. (--Callaway Co., 147.)

It had 1 dry goods store, 1 saddle and harness shop, 1 blacksmith and 1 wagon shop, and 1 physician. (--Campbell, 98-S.)

It is located at the junction of D & K, west of Montgomery County line.

Mail is via Portland; population 20. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Reform

No plat of the town was filed. It occupies the north half of the northeast quarter of Sec. 14, Twp. 46 N, Range 8 West and was first settled in 1830. F. W. Duncan built the first house. It is twelve miles southeast of Fulton, its nearest railroad point and bank location. It had a Christian, Baptist and Methodist Church. Population (1880)--150. W. S. McCall was postmaster. (--Callaway Co., 146.)

In 1874 the population was about 50, and had 2 stores, 1 blacksmith shop and wagon shop, 1 steam grist and saw mill. It had 2 Methodist Churches and 1 Christian Church. (--Campbell, 98-S.)

It is located on DD south of O.

Mail is via Steedman (--rural; no population. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

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St. Auberts

This town was laid out the 17th of November, 1848, by Henry Holman, on Sec. 18, Twp. 44 N, R. 8 W. It is known also as Smith's Landing, and is located on the Missouri River in St. Aubert Township. Population was 150. F. S. Mack, postmaster, Justice and hotel proprietor; Wooley & Looncks, general store. (--Callaway Co., 255, 256.)

St. Aubert (formerly Smith's Landing), on the Missouri River 15 miles south of Fulton, was settled in 1820 by Thomas Smith; population about 100 (1874) and had 2 stores, 1 blacksmith and wagon shop. (--Campbell, 98-S.)

St. Aubert is no longer listed in Callaway Co.; is listed in Osage County; mail via Chamois--population 30. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Shamrock

This village is situated twenty miles northeast of Fulton, and occupies the southwest quarter of the southwest half of Sec. 22, Twp. 49 N, R. 7 W. It contained a population of thirty. J. S. Lail was postmaster. Dr. B. B. Brown, druggist; David Garver, wagon-maker; T. W. Hsnes, Justice of the Peace... (--Callaway Co., 247, 248.)

It was settled in 1859, and had 1 general store, 1 blacksmith and wagon shop. (--Campbell, 98-S.)

It is located in the northeast corner of the county on B south of the junction with N.

Mail is via Montgomery City--rural; no population. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Named for the National Emblem of the Irish. (--Eaton, 2nd Article, 268.)

Smith's Landing

See St. Aubert's.

Steedman

Steedman is situated on the southern edge of the county, first station west of Portland. (--Map of MO., 1971, Thos. D. Murphy.)

It is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twps. 45/46 N, R. 8 W at the junction of DD & 94.

It is a family name. (--Eaton, 2nd Article, 168.)

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Stephen's Store (now Stephen's)

This town was laid out in 18--, but no plat has ever been filed. It was located on the southeast quarter of southeast quarter of Sec. 34, Twp. 49 N, Range 11 West, and contained a population of 150. It is seventeen miles northwest of Fulton. J. W. Dean was the postmaster.

J. W. Dean, general store; L. Ekly, sorghum manufacturer; S. G. Kelly, blacksmith; Amos Kestler, carpenter; Wm. McCowan, saloon; E. H. Peck, general store; Robinson Bros., general store. (--Callaway Co., 153; Campbell, 98-S.)

It is located on an unmarked county road north of Lindberg and I-70.

Mail is via Columbia. Population 35. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Named for the proprietor. (--Eaton, 2nd Article, 268.)

Stringfield Store

It was in Nine Mile Prairie, on Sec. 13, Twp. 44 N, R8 west of Montgomery County. (--New Atlas of MO., Map 22.) This area is bounded by CC & B.

Tebetts

It is located in the southern portion of the county, east of Wainwright, on M. K. & T. R. R. (--Map of MO., 1971, Murphy.)

It is situated on Sec. 32, Twp. 44 N, R. 9 W on 94.

Toledo

Toledo was east of Fulton and southwest of Yucatan. (--Map of MO., 1910, Kenyon.)

It was located on R. F. D. from Fulton. (--Williams, 343.)

Toledo is no longer listed in Callaway Co. There is a Toledo in Ozark Co. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Venice

Venice was located in the extreme northeast corner of the county, near Audrain County. (--Maps of MO., 1911, 1917, Rand McNally.)

It was 8-3/4 miles south of Martinsburg. (--Williams, 323; 343.)

Venice no longer listed in Callaway Co. There is a Venice in Shannon Co. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Volney

See Fulton.

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Williamsburg

This town was laid out in December, 1836, by B. G. D. Moxley, and is located in Nine Mile Prairie Township, sixteen miles northeast of Fulton and thirteen miles west of Montgomery City. It contained a Methodist Church, public school, and had a population of 100. A Mr. Crump opened the first business house in town. Arnold & Covington, general store; John T. Bell, painter; J. J. Bolton, M. D.; Ole Hanson, shoemaker; George Yates, druggist. (--Callaway Co., 247; Campbell, 98-S.)

It is situated on Sec. 21, Twp. 48 N, R. 7 W on 40 west of Montgomery County line.

It was named for Harvey Williams. (--Eaton, 2nd Article, 248.)

Younger

It was located in the extreme northwest corner of the county near Boone and Audrain County lines. (--Map of MO., 1971, Murphy.)

It was 5-3/4 miles east of Murry, Boone Co. (--Williams, 343.)

It was situated on Sec. 2, Twp. 49 N, R. 11 W.

Yucatan

Yucatan was located in the northeast portion of the county, south of Williamsburg. (--Map of MO., 1971, Murphy.)

It was situated on Sec. 7, Twp. 47 N, R. 7 W on D between Readsville and 40.


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