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

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


Perry County

[1] (Missing)

[2]

Belgique

Belgique is on the northern edge of the county, on the Mississippi River, at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 36 W, R. 11 E. In 1974 the population was 18 and the Zip Code was 63734. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Biehle

Biehle is in the southern part of the county near Cape Girardeau Co. line, three miles north of Friedheim in the latter county. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

It was a post-office ten miles south of Perryville and had one store. (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 425.)

It is located at Sec. 32, Twp. 34 N, R. 11 E on Highway B south of F & O.

Mail via Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Birmingham

There was a town laid off at the mouth of Apple Creek in 1837, by John Scudder and Andrew Osborne, and called Birmingham, but it existed only on paper. (--Hist. of Southeast Mo., 1888, Goodspeed, p. 451.)

Brazeau

Brazeau is in the southeast section of the county, 7 1/2 miles south and east of Farrar. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

It is situated at Sec. 12, Twp. 34 N, R. 12 E on Highway C east of D.

Brewer

Brewer is apparently located at Sec. 34, Twp. 36 N, R. 10 E at the junction of M & 61.

Mail via Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Cashlon

Cashlon was in the southwest part of the county near Bollinger County line. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

[3]

Claryville

It was laid out in 1871 on the Mississippi River. (--Hist. of Southeast Mo., 1888, Goodspeed, p. 451.)

It is in the northern tip of the county near Mississippi River. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

Clarysville (Claryville) on the Mississippi River 15 miles northeast of Perryville, and opposite Chester, Ill., was laid off by Capt. C. Williams. It is located on the Bois Brule Bottom and was the terminus of the C. & I. R. R., then in process of construction (1874). It had 1 store and a school house. There was a steam ferry at this point. (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 425.)

It is located at Survey 440, Twp. 27 N, R 11 E east of 51. Mail via McBride. (Disincorporated since 1960.) (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Corners

Corners was in the southwest corner of the county, near St. Francois Co. line, at Sec. 14, Twp. 34 N, R 8 E on BB northwest of Yount.

There is a Corner in Mississippi County. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Crosstown

Crosstown is in the east central portion of the county, near Mississippi River. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

It is located at Sec. 17, Twp. 35 N, R 12 E, at the junction of C & P.

Mail via Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Eureka

Eureka was 8 miles east of Perryville and had 1 store. (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 425.)

It was situated at Sec. 5, Twp. 34 N, R. 12 E, at the junction of V & D east of Longtown.

Farrar

Farrar is situated in the east central portion of the county, west of Seventy-Six. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

It is located at Sec. 34, Twp. 35 N, R 12 E on Highway C south of Crosstown.

[4]

Friedenberg

Friedenberg was in the central part of the county, southeast of Perryville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

It was situated at Sec. 35, Twp. 35 N, R 11 E on an unmarked county road north of Longtown.

Frohna

It is in the southeast corner of the county, northwest of Cape Girardeau Co. line. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

Frohna, 15 miles southeast of Perryville, had 1 Lutheran Church, 2 stores and a steam flouring mill. (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 425.)

It is situated at Sec. 20, Twp. 34 N, R 13 E at the junction of A & C west of Altenberg.

Giboney

Giboney was west of Brewer. (--Map of Mo., 1925, Rand, McNally.)

Grand Eddy

Grand Eddy was south of Menfro. (--Ibid.)

Grand Tower (not a town)

Below the town of Wittenberg one mile is Grand Tower, a solid rock in the river, rising to a height of seventy-five feet, affording a splendid view of the bluffs and the City of Grand Tower in Illinois ... (--Encyclopedia of the Hist. of Mo., 1901, Conrad, Vol. 5, p. 91.)

Highland

Highland was 4 1/2 miles south of Perryville. (--The State of Mo., in 1904, p. 473.)

It was situated at Sec. 11, Twp. 34 N, R 10 E on Highway K north of Millheim.

[5]

Indian Village

In the year 1787 the Spanish government, to protect the settlements against the hostile incursions of the two bands of the Osage Indians, the little Osages and the Great Osages, invited a band of 1,200 Shawnese and 600 Delawares to remove from the Miami country in Ohio to Upper Louisiana which invitation the Delawares were not slow to accept ... They were placed under the direction of Louis Lorimer, and were distributed along the frontier from the Meramec to the Arkansas. They lived in villages, some of a half dozen families, others of a much larger number. One known to the French as Le Grand Village Savage (the big Indian Village) was situated not far from the town of Uniontown, and contained at one time as many as 500 inhabitants. This was a Shawnese Village, and a sister of the great Chief Tecumseh, resided there. She was a great beauty ... and while on a visit to some of her tribe near New Madrid, was wooed and won by a French Creole, Francis Maisonville. They were married according to the Indian custom. About this time Tecumseh visited Upper Louisiana to induce the various tribes to join in the war against the whites, and hearing of the marriage of his sister, became greatly incensed and forced her to return to her old home. She remained for a few months but before the end of the year returned to her husband. They lived happily together for many years and reared a family of five or six children. (--Hist. of Southeast Mo., Goodspeed, p. 236.)

Killian

Killian was between Sereno and Menfro on Frisco R. R. (--Map of Mo., 1925, Rand, McNally.)

Lithium

Lithium was a health resort established in 1882 by C. F. Lawrence and incorporated in 1883. (--Hist. of Southeast Mo., Goodspeed, p. 451.)

It is situated at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 36 N, R 10 E. Highway M runs at west edge of Lithium north of Brewer.

Longtown

It was laid out in 1871, on the Perryville & Jackson Road. (--Hist. of Southeast Mo., Goodspeed, po. 451.)

Longtown was settled in 1860. The first residents were John Long, Emil Urban, Herman Funke, Valentine Bergman and others. The place was incorporated in April, 1874, the first time and Valentine Bergman was the first mayor. Emil Urban and Oliver Abernathy were the first merchants. (--Hist. of Southeast Mo., 1912, Douglas, Vol. 1, p. 271.)

See Abernathy. (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 425.)

[6]

Longtown (Cont)

Longtown is situated at Sec. 12, Twp. 34 N, R 11 E on 61 north of the junction with D.

McBride

McBride is in the northern part of the county, at Sec. undetermined, Twp. 36 N, R 11 E on 51 south of Perryville.

It is a rural branch of Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Menfro

Menfro is situated at Survey 1846, Twp. 36 N, R 12 E at the junction of C and the Frisco R. R.

Millheim

Millheim is situated in the southern part of the county at Sec. 25, Twp. 34 N, R 10 E at the junction of KK & O north of Bollinger County line.

Mail via Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Perryville Junction

Perryville Junction was at the north edge of the county, at the junction of the Frisco R. R., and the Chester, Perryville & Ste. Genevieve R. R. (--Map of Mo., 1911, 1925, Rand, McNally.)

This branch line has been abandoned.

Perryville C. H.

The town of Perryville was located by Robert T. Brown, Joseph Tucker and Thomas Raney, commissioners appointed to fix the seat of justice for Perry County. It was surveyed in 1822 ... The land was donated by Bernard Layton, and consisted of fifty-one acres ... The first store was opened in a small log house on the north side of the public square by Ferdinand Rozier, Sr., of Ste. Genevieve ... The next store was opened by Levi Block, succeeded by Avery & Block. Other businesses included blacksmith shops, physicians, brickmakers, and stone cutters ... This corporation was not maintained long, and a second incorporation was made by the county court in 1851 ... (--Hist. of Southeast Mo., 1888, Goodspeed, pp. 447, 450; Hist. of Southeast Mo., 1912, Douglas, Vol. 1, p. 270.

It is located at several sections in Twp. 35 N, Ranges 10 & 11, at the junction of B, T, 51 & 61.

[7]

Pointrest

Apparently Pointrest was situated in Sec. 17, Twp. 36 N, R 12 E, on the Mississippi River near Highway C.

The post-office is listed in Mo. Manual, 1930-31, p. 728.

Saline

Saline was east of Brewer, south of Lithium and north of Perryville. (--Map of Mo., 1925, Rand, McNally.

Schumer Springs

Schumer Springs was on the southern edge of the county, at Sec. 36, Twp. 34 N, R 10 E, west of Biehle and south of Millheim.

Schalls

Schalls was north of Uniontown. (--Map of Mo., 1911, Rand, McNally.)

It is not listed in Mo. Manual, 1917-18.

Schnerbush

See Apple Creek. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Sereno

Sereno is in the north central section of the county at Sec. 29, Twp. 36 N, R 11 E on Highway 51 north of Perryville.

Mail via Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Seventy-Six

Seventy-Six is on the Mississippi River, at Sec. 20, Twp. 35 N, R 13 E at the east end of D.

Mail via Frohna. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Silver Lake

Silver Lake, 10 miles west southwest of Perryville ... was settled in 1868 and had 1 mill and 1 store (1874). (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 425.)

It is located at Sec. 1, Twp. 34 N, R 9 E at the junction of CC & T.

Mail via Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

[8]

Prattes

Charles Gregoire was the postmaster here in 1837. (--Wetmore's Gazetteer of the State of Mo., p. 273.)

Location is unknown.

Uniontown

Uniontown is 12 miles southeast of Perryville. In 1874 it had 1 store and 1 wagon shop. (--Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, Campbell, p. 425.)

It is situated at Sec. 28, Twp. 34 N, R 12 E, at the junction of 61, A & F, north of Cape Girardeau Co. line.

It is a rural branch of Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

Wittenberg elevation 360 feet

Wittenberg, on the Mississippi River, about 20 miles southeast of Perryville, 188 miles below St. Louis, and nearly opposite Grand Tower, Ill., was settled by a German Colony in 1838 ... This colony aimed at founding a magnificent Lutheran Church, on a lofty eminence on the river bluff, which was to be the New Zion of that denomination in America. But meeting with some misfortune this idea was abandoned, and the large bell brought from Europe for the church, was sold to the Catholic Church in St. Louis, called the College ... The encroachments of the river retarded its growth (1874) but it had a population of about 500, and contained a fine flouring mill, 1 steam saw-mill, 2 stores, 2 warehouses, 1 brewery and a fine public school. (--Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 425.)

It is situated at Survey 1244, Twp., 34 N, R 14 E at the east end of Highway A.

West Chester

See Claryville Post-Office. (--Map of Mo., 1925, Rand, McNally)

Wilkinson

Wilkinson was south of Seventy-Six. (--Ibid.)

Yount's Store (Yount)

Yount's Store was a post-office 17 miles southwest of Perryville. (--Gazetteer of Mo., p. 426.)

It is situated at Sec. 33, Twp. 34 N, R 9 E on J near the Bollinger Co. line.

Mail via Perryville. (--Rand, McNally, 1974.)

 

 


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