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

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


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Arcola (Pleasant Hill, Son's Creek, Sun's Creek)

This community is 10 miles north, northwest of Greenfield, on Highway 39, in North Township, located in Township 33 N, range 27 W, sections 34 & 35, also Township 32, range 27 W, sections 2 & 3. On the 4th day of May, George W. White entered the northwest quarter of section 2-32-27, and sold the same to Isaac Killingsworth on the 3rd day of April, 1861. On the 20th day of January 1872, Isaac Killingsworth sold to Cyrus Bean two acres of land in the northwest corner of section 2. The exact location of the first post-office is not known but, in Campbells' New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, p 35, Sun's Creek, Son's Point, and Pleasant Hill are listed in North township. In Gazetteer of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, pp 181-182, Son's Creek appears on the list of post-offices for 1856 & 1861. From National Archives of Post-offices, Son's Creek is listed for 1857, with Edward H. Travis, postmaster, discontinued February 4, 1864. It is not known where Mr. Travis lived when he was postmaster, but at the time of his death, he lived one and one-half miles south and one fourth mile east of the present site of Arcola. He is buried in the Arcola Hickory Grove Cemetery. He bought the land Dec. 1853, in section 11, township 33, range 27, and lived here when he died in 1895. Also, from National Archives, Sun's Creek is listed, 13 June, 1871, Cyrus Bean postmaster, changed to Arcola, 8 April 1873. (Arcola was named in honor of Arcola, in northwest Italy, where Bonaparte, in 1796, gained a decisive victory over the Austrian troops.) Mr. Cyrus Bean had a store, one mile south and one mile west of the present site of Arcola, southeast corner of section 4. After he bought the land in section 2, township 32, range 27, he moved the building and stock of goods across the prairie with ox teams to the new location. One of the first churches and a school and a cemetery was located one and one-half miles south and a little west of the present town of Arcola. It was built of logs and used for a school and a Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with a cemetery to the west. A great storm blew the building away and in 1871, the Methodists bought land across the road in the NE 1/2 SE 1/4 section 10, township 32, range 27, and built a frame church. Several bodies were moved to the new location; the cemetery was known as the Hickory Grove Cemetery, until a few years ago, when it was changed to Arcola Hickory Grove Cemetery. This second church building was blown away in 1873, and the congregation put up their next building in Arcola, a mile and a half north.

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Arcola now has a population of over 100, one grocery store, a filling station, garage, hardware store, custom feed mill, a post-office, two Churches, Christian and Baptist. A school was built in Arcola in 1881-1882. A High School was built in 1915. The High School was consolidated with Greenfield, in 1950. Grade School students to Greenfield, 1958-59. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Bona

This town is 7 miles west of Aldrich, (Polk County), at the junction of Highways H & C. (--Highway Map of Dade County, 6-1-68, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) The earliest post-office was listed in Missouri Manual, 1897-98, p. 422. In 1971, it has a general store, an active Church of Christ, a cemetery in the church yard. It will be within a few miles of the new Stockton Lake. There are a few houses there. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Cedarville

This was a thriving town, 18 miles northwest of Greenfield. It had 1 store and 1 hotel. The population in 1874, was about 50. It is in Cedar township. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182.) The post-office was discontinued in 1905, by reason of Rural Free Delivery. (--General Scheme of Missouri, Dec. 1905, as used by R. M. S. (Railway Mail Service) referred to as General Scheme, p 31.) It is located on Highway 97, in township 33 N, range 28 W, section 26. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) Additional reference: (--New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) In 1971, Cedarville has only a vacant store building. There is a very active Community Church, with a full time pastor. The Cedarville Cemetery is about a mile south of the former town. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

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Comet

It was in the southeast corner of the county, northeast of Everton, and southeast of Dadeville. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 373.) There was a post-office here in 1897-98. (--Missouri Manual 1897-98, p 423.) It was discontinued in 1905, by reason of R. F. D. (--General Scheme of Missouri, p 31.) It is located at township 31 N, range 25 W, section 25. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, Comet is a town of memory, the water mill that served the early settlers was destroyed several years ago. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Corry

A cloud of uncertainty rests over the first discovery of mineral at Corry. Tradition says that prior to the coming of the pioneer, the dusky red man dug lead from these native hills and smelted it in the crude furnaces along the Sac River, but that is only tradition. About the year 1874, the mining industry in Dade County took a boom, and its activity spread over a large scope of territory, but finally settled in a camp at Corry. On the 27th day of March, 1875, J. M. Blakemore, J. M. Alexander and Sylvania Alexander, his wife, owners of the land upon which Corry is located, caused a plat to be made and the land surveyed into streets, alleys and town lots. No name as yet had been selected for the new village. Tradition again says that the Alexanders had a daughter by the name of Cora, and suggested to the surveyors who made the plat that the town be called Cora. Either by reason of illiteracy or dullness of hearing, the name "Corry" was attached to the plat, and so remains to this day. At this time from 500 to 1,000 people were camped at or in the vicinity of the mining camp. The place boasted of hotels, general stores, saloons, livery stables, restaurants and other business enterprises belonging to a booming mining camp. On the 20th day of April, 1876, eighty-five citizens presented to the Dade County Court, a petition to be incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri, as a village. (--History of Dade County and Its People, Vol. 1 pp 234-235, Nov. 1, 1917.) The Dade Mining & Smelting company was organized with local capital, and plants were established, out of which has grown the present mining town of Corry, northeast of Greenfield. (--Encyclopedia of the History of Missouri, 1901, Conard, Vol. 2, p 214. Also, The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 373.)

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The earliest post-office listed was in 1897-98. (--Missouri Manual, for those years, p 423.) It is located at township 32 N, range 25 W, section 30, near Highway W, where it turns north. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, Corry has only a small church close by to mark the once busy town and mining operation. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Crisp

This community was six and one-quarter miles northeast of Arcola. The earliest post-office was listed in Missouri Manual, 1897-98, p 31. It was located at township 33 N, range 26 W, section 28, on Highway Y. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, Crisp is just a memory. The waters of the new Stockton Lake will cover where the store and post-office were, if not already covered. The cemetery, which was about a half mile east, was moved by the Government; most graves to the Vaughn Cemetery, a few miles north of Greenfield, on Highway H, a few were moved to other cemeteries. The school building which served also as a church was in disuse, but it was sold as were many other old homesteads up and down the river. The post-office was closed in June, 1957, but the store remained open for another year or two. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Cross Roads

See Rock Prairie.

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Dadeville

In the year of our Lord, A. D. 1840, there was a cabin of native hewed logs erected in the northeast corner of a little prairie called Crisp Prairie, in honor of one of the early pioneers of the county, John Crisp. A post-office was established and named Crisp Prairie, and Mr. Thomas A. Dale, a Tennessean was named the first postmaster. A blacksmith shop was built and operated beside the wagon road by Mr. William Davidson along about 1855 or 1856. Feeling the necessity of a mill, Messrs. Gaunt & Berry were induced to operate a grist and saw mill. The power used to make the wheels go 'round and 'round and the upright saw to go up and down, was a yoke of oxen and end-less chain tread-mill. For some reason or another, it became desirable to change the name of the post-office. Three prominent citizens, Dr. Bender, Dr. Hampton and Mr. Dale were chosen for this honorous duty. Three straws of different lengths were placed in a hat and drawn. Dr. Hampton drew the lucky straw and selected the name "Mellville" and Mellville it remained until about 1865, when the government discovered that the mail was being confused with Millville, another post-office in Missouri, so the name was changed to Dadeville, in honor of Colonel Dade of Mexican War fame. (--History of Dade County and Its People, Vol 1, pp 234-235.) This community is 12 miles northeast of Greenfield. During the Civil War, it was almost entirely destroyed by the Confederates. It had about 5 stores, 1 Saddlery & Harness, and 1 Cabinet and Furniture Shops, 1 mill, 2 hotels, 3 churches, 1 public school. The population in 1874 was about 300. It is in South Township. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182; New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) The earliest post-offices were in 1856 and 1861. List of Post-Offices for those years. It was named for Capt. Francis L. Dade, from Virginia, who was killed in the Seminole War, 1835. (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, p 60.) It is located at township 32 N, range 25 W, sections 27-28. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, Dadeville is a thriving farming community. It had active churches, stores, a post-office, and both a grade and High School. Rice and Masonic Cemeteries are near by. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

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Davenport

This was a post-office 12 miles west, northwest of Greenfield, in Marion Township. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182; New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) In 1971, it is gone. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Dildery Mill (or Dilday Mill, Turnback)

(--New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) It is in section 22, township 30, range 26, on County Highway K, about three miles east of Highway 39, six miles south of Greenfield. In 1971, all that is left of another water mill of Dade County is the old mill building and the rock dam. (Dade County Map). It was located on Turnback Creek. There was a post-office at Turnback, in 1848. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Dumbeck

It was approximately four miles east of Lockwood, on the St. L. & S. F. R. R. (Frisco). (--Map of Western States, Rand, McNally & Co., 1911.)

Emmett

This town was three miles southeast of Everton. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p 373.) There was a post-office here in 1897-98, according to Missouri Manual, for those years. It was discontinued in 1905, by reason of R. F. D. (--General Scheme of Missouri, p 31.)

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Engleman's Mills

This community was seven miles east, northeast of Greenfield. It had 1 store, a flouring and saw mill, 1 church. There was a post-office there in 1874. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182; New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.)

Engleman's Mill (Pemberton, Hulston)

These were all names for the same place. This community was seven miles east, northeast of Greenfield, on County Highway EE, in Polk Township, close to the section line of section 6, township 32, range 26. It had 1 store, a flouring mill and saw mill, 1 church. Engleman's Mill had a post-office in 1866; changed to Pemberton, 24 Nov. 1874; listed as Hulston, 8 July, 1895. (From National Archives), 1971. The site of the mill and the church will soon be under water from the new Stockton Lake. The land was all bought by the Government. The church building was replaced by a new building, which was moved to a new site southeast of the former location, over a mile, and on the south side of the lake. It is beside the Pemberton Cemetery. The mill building was bought by the Dade County Historical Society, and moved to a 50 acre site, a little over one and one-half miles south of the former location. The park is being developed. A well has been drilled, a caretaker's house moved to the grounds, with a caretaker living in the house. It is hoped that a mill pond can be built and the mill be placed on a foundation, and ready for operation in the near future. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Ernest

This post-office was north of Lockwood, on R. F. D. from that town. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p 373.) The earliest post-office listed, was in Missouri Manual, p 424, for 1897-98. It was discontinued in 1905, by reason of R. F. D. (--General Scheme of Missouri, p 31.) In 1971, Ernest is another place of memory, the old store building which was used as a house, burned over a year ago. It was located on Highway 97, Ernest Township, section 31, township 32, range 27. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

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Everton

Everton is comparatively a new city, dating its birth from the building of the K. C. Ft. S. & M. railroad in 1881. Prior to that time, however, Rock Prairie Township had its trading point. As far back as 1850, the post-office of Rock Prairie, (q.v.) was established, and Thomas Grisham was the first postmaster, and later on, John Dunkle. The post-office was moved from house to house and accommodated only a sparsely settled community. Some time along in the 1850's, Sammy Jones had a little store at Cross Roads, about one mile northeast of the present site of Everton, at a point where the Springfield and Ft. Scott wagon road was crossed by the Boonville and Sarcoxie wagon road. The war for a time destroyed the aspirations of Cross Roads ever becoming a city. At the close of the hositilities, Calvin Wheeler petitioned Congress for a re-establishment of the Rock Prairie post-office, and he was appointed postmaster in 1868, and located the office at Cross Roads, at which point he was conducting a small country store. In about 1871, the Kansas City & Memphis railroad was graded from Greenfield to Ash Grove, right through the heart of Cross Roads. With these brilliant prospects in view, G. W. Wilson erected a box store building on one of the principal corners and put in a stock of general merchandise, and took into his employ his brother-in-law, W. Y. McLemore, who, in 1878, became his partner in the business. The building of the Kansas City, Ft. Scott & Gulf railroad in 1881 through Dade County, blasted the hopes of the Cross Roads city, for the main line missed the place by just one mile. At this juncture, Judge Ralph Walker of Springfield, purchased a tract of land in the northeast quarter of Section 17-30-25, and laid out the present city of Everton. The plat was surveyed February 8, 1881, and on the 25th day of July, 1881, G. W. Wilson and H. Y. McLemore moved their general merchandise store from Cross Roads to Everton, becoming the first business firm in the new city. John Stephenson, the proprietor of a hotel in Corry, moved his building overland to the Everton townsite, and became the first land-lord in the new city. (--History of Dade County and Its People, Vol. 1, pp 225-226-227.) It is on Highway 160; township 30 N, range 25 W, sections 8 &17. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, Everton is a good trading point. It has active churches, a filling station, a cafe, and both a grade school, and a High School. Also, a post-office. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

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Flory

This post-office was in the northwest corner of the county, seven and one-half miles from Jerico Springs, Cedar Co. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p 373.) The post-office was discontinued in 1905, by reason of R. F. D. (--General Scheme of Missouri, p 31.) In 1971, Flory is gone. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Greenfield

The County Seat of Dade County is 40 miles west, northwest of Springfield. It was settled in 1841, and incorporated in 1867. The courthouse is in the center of the public square. It had 3 churches, 2 public schools, 1 private school--Ozark Female Institute--, 2 wagon and carriage factories, 2 furniture factories, 2 saddle and harness makers, 3 tin, stove and hardware, 7 general and 3 drug stores, 2 hotels, and 2 newspapers. There were 2 mills near town. (1874). (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182.) It is located at township 31 N, ranges 26 & 27 W, sections 13, 24, 18, 19. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) It is listed on post-office lists for 1856 & 1861. It is a descriptive name. (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, p 83.) In 1971, Greenfield has a population of 1100. It has 10 churches, several cafes, 2 newspapers, (weeklies), 4 grocery stores, a hardware store, a furniture and two auto supply stores. Also, there is a mill feed, farm supply and Cement block plants. There are abstract offices, insurance offices, three dry goods and ready-to-wear stores, 2 drug stores, and three doctors. There are two funeral homes, a nice park with a swimming pool. There is a rest home. There is a grade school and a High School, a county supported library, auto repair shop, and an auto agency. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Hulston

See Engleman's Mills.

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Johnson's Mill (also known as Seybert)

It was a flouring and saw mill 7 miles northeast of Greenfield, in Sac Township. There was a post-office there in 1874. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182; New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) In 1971, it is another memory, as it is fast being covered with the water of Stockton Lake. The mill has been gone for several years, also the store. A new church building replaces the old one at a new location a mile or so northeast on the highway that crosses the lake, Highway Y. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

King's Point

This was a post-office 10 miles southwest of Greenfield. It had 1 store, and the population in 1874 was about 30. It is in Smith Township. There was a post-office here in 1874. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182; New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) It is on a list of post-offices for 1856 & 1861. It is located at township 30 N, range 27 W, section 20. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, King's Point still has a church and cemetery near. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Lockwood

The early history of Lockwood is one of contest, contention, and quarrel, there having been three rival towns laid out in 1881, when the K. C. Ft. S. & G. R. R. was built. William M. Taggart, a capitalist with large real estate holdings in the vicinity, Titus B. Eldridge, a lawyer of New York City, owning a large tract of land with Joseph B. Lindsay, as his local agent, and W. J. Davis, a farmer and early pioneer of the county were militant rivals in the matter of townsite promotion. W. J. Davis gained the first "blood" in the battle by having the railroad adopt his selection of a name for the place called Lockwood in honor of the general passenger agent of the road at that time. He also secured the post-office which was another powerful factor in his favor. After months of bitter struggle a compromise was effected and Mission Street was agreed upon as the business center of the place and practically all the business houses from the various sections of the city were moved to the common center. From this time on, the future of Lockwood was assured. (--History of Dade County and Its People, Vol. 1, p 221.) It is located at township 31 N, range 28 W, sections 25 & 36, range 27 W, sections 30 & 31, on Highway 160 at the junction of 97. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.)

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In 1971, Lockwood is a progressive community. It has stores, elevators, 6 or 7 churches, a green-house, a lumber company and a manufacturing plant. There is a hospital and Rest Home. Also grade and High Schools. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Melville (or Mellville)

See Dadeville. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182.) There was a post-office here in 1874, under that name. Also, p 22.

Mt. Zion

It was eight miles southwest of Greenfield. It had a mill, 1 store, a good academy, and 1 church. Also, a post-office. (1874). (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p 25, 181-182.)

Meinert

It is four miles south of Lockwood on Highway 97, then two miles est of Highway F. In 1971, there is a large Farm Supply Co., a church and a cemetery. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.) According to Missouri Manual, 1897-98, p 727, there was a post-office here in those years. It was discontinued in 1905, by reason of R. F. D. (--General Scheme of Missouri, p 31.)

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It is located at township 30 N, range 28 W, section 15. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.)

Pleasant Hill

See Arcola. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, where a post-office under that name is listed, p 26.)

Neola

The earliest post-office is listed in Missouri Manual, 1897-98, p 425. This town was named in 1889, although it is not known for whom it was named. (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, p 74.) It is on Highways 39 & E, 3 miles south of Arcola. It is located at township 32 N, range 27 W, section 14. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, Neola has a grocery store, the post-office having been discontinued in the 1930's. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Pennsboro

This is three and one-quarter miles west of Turnback, and four miles north of Olinger, (Lawrence Co.) (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p 373.) The earliest post-office listed is in Missouri Manual, 1897-98, p 428. It is located at township 30 N, range 27 W, section 24. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) It is on Highway 39. In 1971, all stores at Pennsboro are closed. There is an active church, and a well-cared for cemetery. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Pilgrim

The earliest post-office is listed in Missouri Manual, 1897-98, p 428. It is located at township 30 N, range 26 W, sections 3, 10, 11 on the Frisco Railroad. Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri. In 1971, "store closed the last year." (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

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Rock Prairie (Cross Roads)

This community was near a coal mine, 10 miles southeast of Greenfield. It had 2 stores and a pottery. The population in 1874 was about 50. It was a post-office in Rock Prairie Township. Other post-offices are listed in 1856 & 1861. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 181-182; New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) For further information, see Everton.

Seybert

It was on the R. F. D. from Greenfield to Corry. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p 373.) The earliest post-office listed was in Missouri Manual, 1897-98, p 430. It is located on Highway H, at township 32 N, range 26 W, section 10 & 15, east and north of Neola. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) Also known as Johnson's Mill. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Sodom

So called because it was such a "wild, rough place." (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, p 101.) Now known as Dildy, Dilday, or Finley Mill. (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, p 102.) Additional information by (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Son's Creek (Sun's Creek)

There was a post-office here in 1874; earlier, there was a post-office listed in 1856 & 1861. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p 182. New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) A list of post-offices in 1856 and 1861. See Arcola.

Balmoral

This was a post-office, four miles north of Everton. Postmaster, May 20, 1887, was Amanda Hoover, to 6 Aug. 1887. Disposed of papers to Everton, 20 Sept. 1887. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

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South Greenfield

Prior to the year 1881, there were no railroads in Dade County. In that day, Greenfield was the metropolis of the county and all the horse tracks in the road pointed in that direction. The old railroad survey to which Dade County had subscribed bonds in the sum of $250,000 touched the townsite of Greenfield on the southwest but when the Kansas City, Fort Scott & Gulf Railroad was built, it missed the town three miles. It follows a natural depression out of the Turnback and Limestone hills to the prairie, leaving the county seat stranded on high and dry ground. People in their enthusiasm and speculation expected to see Greenfield with her business interests and county offices move bodily to the railroad point. Various new businesses were established, and in ia few years, the new city attained a population of 600. At this juncture the unexpected happened. T. A. Miller conceived the idea of building a brand new railroad from Greenfield to South Greenfield by popular subscription. Greenfield business men took kindly to the idea and in a short time, the Greenfield and Northern Railroad was a reality. Later on, this road was extended southward thirty miles to Aurora, and was sold to the Frisco System. With the building of this railroad, the county seat hope of South Greenfield folded and finally vanished into thin air. (--History of Dade County and Its People, Vol. 1, pp. 217-218-219.) It is located at township 31 N, range 27 W, section 36, range 26 W, sections 31 & 6. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, South Greenfield, on Highway 39, has two churches, two grocery stores, a garage, a furniture store, and a post-office. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Horse Creek

Postmasters: Anderson W. Rhodes, 13 April '54. Benjamin F. Thompson, 26 March 1857. Thomas C. Anderson, 18 Sept., 1857. Washington Farmer, 1 Dec., 1858. In Barton Co. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

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Sylvania

This community, 11 miles northwest of Greenfield, was laid out by the Pennsylvania Company, who planted a colony in that neighborhood before the Civil War. The site covers about 160 acres, in the midst of the coal fields. It was laid out in Cedar Township. There was a post-office here in 1874. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 28, 181-182. New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map #35.) The post-office was discontinued in 1905, by reason of R. F. D. (--General Scheme of Missouri, p 31.) It was located at township 32 N, range 28 W, sections 16, 17, 20. (--Highway Map of Dade County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.) In 1971, Sylvania, on county Highway E, has only a store. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Turnback

It was a post-office, 9 miles south of Greenfield. It was in South Township. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, pp 29, 181-182. New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Campbell, Map # 35.) An earlier post-office is listed on a list for 1856, however, the post-office was discontinued in 1905, by reason of R. F. D. Turnback was the same as Dilday's Mill. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)

Ward

This community was five and one-half miles north of Everton. The post-office was discontinued in 1905, by reason of R. F. D. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p 373; General Scheme of Missouri, p 31.) In 1971, Ward is gone. (--Mr. & Mrs. Allen D. Hughes.)
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