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

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


Sullivan County

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Bairdstown also Beardstown

It was a post-office eight miles northwest of Milan. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 615.)

It was situated at Sec. 6, Twp. 63 N, R. 20 W on Highway OO. (--General Highway Map of Sullivan Co., issued by The State Highway Department of Missouri. Unless otherwise noted all map locations are from this map). The post office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Gen. Scheme of Mo., 1905, Taft, p. 100; for the use of Railway Mail Clerks.)

Bairdstown was surveyed for the proprietor Miles B. Baird, November 9, 1859 and contained four blocks each block containing eight lots. Bairdstown never attained any size. A store was at one time kept there by Thomas Lane and Miles B. Baird under the firm name of Baird & Lane. Upon the spot once occupied by this store stood the Bairdstown Methodist Church. (1888).

It was situated on the southwest quarter of Sec. 6, Twp. 63 R. 20. (--Hist. of Sullivan Co., Goodspeed, 1888, p. 185.)

Bowmansville

Bowmansville was surveyed September 11, 1858, and was situated on the southeast quarter of Sec. 11, Twp. 62, R. 22. The plat contained four blocks and an aggregate of thirty lots. When Bowmansville was in its prime there were about a dozen houses within its limits; in 1888 there was nothing there but a farm ... (--Goodspeed, p. 184.)

There is a Bowmansville in Johnson Co. (--Standard Ref. Guide of Mo., 1974, Rand McNally.)

Bowmansville, see Medicine. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

Boynton

Boynton is on the C. B. & K. C. R. R., six miles north of Milan in Sec. 7, Twp. 63 N, R. 19 and in Sec. 12, Twp. 63, R. 20. It was surveyed by H. A. Sumners April 9, 1877, and contained four blocks with an aggregate of seventy-four lots.

The first business house was built in 1876 by Andy Stewart, the store being known as Stewart's Store. The first physician was A. C. Roberts. The first residence was built here in 1879 ... (--Goodspeed, pp. 194, 195.)

See, also, Gen. Atlas of Mo., 1896, Rand McNally; The State of Mo., in 1904, Williams, p. 525. Atlas, Map 48.

Mail via Milan; population 30. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

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Brown

Brown was located on R. F. D. from Green City. (--Williams, p. 525).

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, p. 110.)

Browning elevation 760 feet (it is in Sullivan and Linn Counties)

Browning lies in both Sullivan and Linn Counties, on the C. B. & K. C. R. R., twelve miles south of Milan. The northern part of the town lies in the southwest quarter of Sec. 32, Twp. 61, R. 20. The original plat was surveyed by C. G. Biffer, surveyor of Linn County in October and November, 1872. The plat contained five blocks, the number of lots being fifty-five ...

The town was named after Mrs. Browning of Burlington, Iowa, by Justin Clark, who was a member of the Burlington and Southwestern Railroad Company. Mrs. Browning was the wife of a brother of Hon. O. H. Browning ...

The first house built was by John Gable, as a residence for B. F. Northcutt, but it was first occupied as a dwelling by John Edwards, who lived in it until his death, in 1873. John Edwards kept the first store in the town. A blacksmith shop was started in 1873 by William Armstrong and a drug store in 1874 by Dr. Louis Patterson. Among the first postmasters was George Milburn.

Browning was incorporated February 8, 1878. (--Goodspeed, pp. 195, 196, 197, 198.)

It is located on Highway 5 at the Linn Co. line. (--Map of Mo., 1974, Rand McNally.)

Bute

Bute was on an extension of the rural route from Cora through Paw Paw and Opel. (--Williams, p. 525.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, p. 110.)

The post-office was listed in Mo. Manual, 1893-94, p. 289. It is not listed in Mo. Manual, 1897-98.

Castle

Castle was northeast of Milan near the Adair County line. (--Gen. Atlas, 1896, p. 48, Rand McNally.)

Castle or Green Castle P.O. so named on Map of Mo., 1917, Rand McNally.

See Green Castle.

Clear View

Clear View was six miles northwest of Milan. It had a store and blacksmith shop. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

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Colfax

Colfax was a post-office fourteen miles northwest of Milan. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It is not listed in Mo. Manual, 1893-94, the earliest Manual to list post-offices.

Cookman

Cookman was a post-office on R. F. D. southwest of Bairdstown. (--Williams, p. 525.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, p. 110.)

Cora

Cora was six and a quarter miles south of Milan. (--Williams, p. 525.)

It was situated in Sec. 3, Twp. 61 N, R. 20 W on Highway T east of 5.

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Gen. Scheme, p. 110.)

See McCullough.

Cora mail via Milan; no population is shown. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Elgin

Elgin was situated in the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Sec. 34, Twp. 63, R. 19. It was surveyed by Samuel W. Miller August 15, 1881, for Joseph Cavenee, the proprietor ... The town was on the Quincy, Missouri & Pacific R. R., six miles east of Milan. In 1888 there was nothing but a station, the poor farm lying in the immediate vicinity. (--Goodspeed, pp. 198, 199.)

Elgin or Sorrell P. O. -- so named on Map of Mo., 1917, Rand McNally.

There was an Elgin in Shelby County. (--Mo. Manual, 1893-94, p. 290.)

Green Castle

Green Castle is situated fourteen miles east of Milan. The proprietors of the original town were Victor Doze, I. E. Wood and M. P. Wood and others. It was surveyed March 12, 1857, the original town containing six blocks and two half blocks ...

The first house built on the present site of Greencastle was a double log building, by Marion Sanders, about 1853 ... The first post-office was established in 1857, I. E. Wood being the first postmaster, keeping the post-office in the above mentioned double log house.

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Green Castle (Cont)

The first business house was built a short time after by R. S. Thompson, who carried on a general store for several years. Greencastle was incorporated August 8, 1881. (--Goodspeed, pp. 180, 182.)

It is fifteen miles east northeast of Milan and had seven general stores, three hotels, two agricultural implement stores, one furniture and one harness shop. Population about 200. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It is situated at Sec. 13, 14, Twp. 63 N, R. 18 W at the junction of 6, F & FF.

Green City

Green City was surveyed April 30, 1880, by T. J. Dockery, for the proprietor, Henry Pfeiffer ... In 1880 no one was living on what is now the town plat but J. B. Ash and family. This point is probably the highest point on the Quincy, Missouri & Pacific Railway between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and is about 1,200 feet above sea level ... The second lot in town was sold to H. O. Woy, who removed an old building from Kiddville and erected it upon this lot. Dr. Godfrey and a Mr. McDonald opened in this building the first stock of goods sold in this town, and it is sagely related by the knowing ones that the first articles sold were six tin fruit cans. S. H. Davis brought from Kiddville the small frame building in which he kept the first post-office and built the first dwelling house in the town.

In 1888 there were three large drygoods stores, one grocery, one furniture store, and one hardware store, etc.

Green City was incorporated February 10, 1882 ... (--Goodspeed, pp. 185, 186.)

It is situated in Secs. 17, 18, 7 & 8, Twp. 63 N, R. 18 W on 6, 129 and N.

Haley City or Humphreys

It is situated about eleven miles southwest of Milan on Sec. 36, Twp 62 N, R. 22 W. It was surveyed in April, 1881, by C. M. Garvey for the proprietors, Laura J., Sarah S., James M. and Rachel Stringer. J. M. Stringer's addition to Haley City was made January 4, 1882 ... Laura J. Stringer's addition to the town of Humphreys was made May 9, 1882 ... The name was changed from Haley City to Humphreys between the dates of the two additions ...

At the time of the first survey and plat was made there was no building within the limits of Haley City, it being a corn field. The first building erected was on the northeast corner of the plat by James Moberly, but this was not in the present business portion. Here the first one erected was by James Stringer, a one-story building 22X40 feet in size used as a store with a ware-room addition ... James M. Sullivan opened a drug store in July ... The first blacksmith in the place was William Moberly.

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Haley City (Cont)

The post-office was established in 1881, the first postmaster being W. C. Dye ... (--Goodspeed, pp. 187, 188, 189.)

See Humphreys.

Harris elevation 855 feet

Harris was started as a town in the spring of 1887, the first store being built there by Judge A. W. Harris in April of that year. A drug store was built by Dr. Robison, and a lumberyard established by Robert Ash, a blacksmith shop and wagon shop by Joseph Busick. There was also a depot, a post-office established in 1887, with E. B. Hunt as postmaster, and a church building belonging to the Methodist denomination. This town is the great rival of Newtown, in the west part of the county ... (--Goodspeed, p. 192.)

Harris is situated in the northwest section of the county near Mercer County line. (--Williams, p. 525.)

It is situated in Sec. 3, 35, Twp. 64 N, R. 22 W at the junction of E & 139.

It was named in honor of A. W. Harris, a pioneer and capitalist. (--How Mo. Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named, Fifth Article, Eaton, p. 69.)

High Point

In a heavy growth of timber, upon one of the highest ridges in Northern Missouri, ten miles west of Milan, is one of the old land marks of the county. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

There is a High Point in Moniteau County. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Humphreys elevation 928 feet

It is three and one-half miles east of the Grundy County line. (--Williams, p. 525.)

It is situated at Sec. 36, Twp. 62 N, R. 22 W at the junction of 6 & 139.

It was founded in 1881, and was named in honor of a pioneer family. (--Eaton, p. 68.)

See, also, Haley City.

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Jacksonville

Jacksonville was laid off January 26, 1858, for the proprietor Branson Jackson. It was situated on the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Sec. 2, Twp. 63, R. 22. The history of Jacksonville is similar to that of Valparaiso. After the completion of the Council Bluffs & Kansas City Railway, the plat was vacated and the businesses and inhabitants moved to Boynston ... (--Goodspeed, p. 184.)

Jacksonville post-office was listed in Mo. Manual, 1893-94, p. 292.

Jacksonville is no longer listed in Sullivan Co.; there is a Jacksonville in Randolph Co. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Jackson's Corners (Jacksonville)

It was eight miles north of Milan and had one general store, one tannery, and one blacksmith shop. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

Judson

Judson was located in Sec. 20, Twp. 64 N, R. 21 W. J. T. Triplett bought the land upon which the town stood in 1872 ... Mr. Triplett built the first store in 1879 ... In 1886 Mr. Triplett sold the goods and rented the building to J. M. Somerville ... A. J. Triplett was the first postmaster, appointed in 1865 (sic) ... The population of Judson was thirty (in 1888.) (--Goodspeed, p. 187.)

Judson, eleven miles north, northwest of Milan had one store, one flouring-mill and one blacksmith shop. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It was situated at Sec. 26 & 35, Twp. 64 N, R. 21 W on Highway E west of K.

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, p. 110.)

Kiddville

Kiddville, ten miles northeast of Milan had three general stores, 2 blacksmith shops, and one wagon shop. Population about 100. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

This village was situated in Sections 13 and 14, in Twp. 63, R. 19. The town contained twelve blocks, each twelve rods square and six streets each four rods wide. The streets running east and west were forty-eight rods long and those running north and south were sixty rods long ... The survey of the town was made by Wilson Baldridge in March, 1854.

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Kiddville (Cont)

This town previous to the building of the Quincy, Missouri & Pacific Railroad had two or three stores and a population of twenty or thirty people, but when Green City sprang up on the railroad most of the town moved to the latter place. A few families still lived at what was once Kiddville, but which is now in cultivated farms. (--Goodspeed, pp. 182, 183.)

Lasmin

Lasmin was located in the northeast corner of the county, east of Pennville, near Putnam and Adair County lines. (--Map of Mo., 1894, Rand McNally.)

The post-office was listed in Mo. Manual, 1893, 1894, p. 293. It was not listed in Mo. Manual, 1897, 1898.

Loop

Loop was located north of Winnigan in Morris Township. (Map of Mo., 1894, Rand McNally.)

McCullough

McCullough is located in the southeast corner of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter, and in the west part of the southwest quarter of the southeast quarter of Sec. 3, Twp. 61, R. 20, on the line of the Chicago, Burlington & Kansas City Railway, nearly seven miles south from Milan. It was laid out October 29, 1877, by Mr. Sumner, railroad engineer. The post-office is named Cora after the daughter of John J. Smith, who was the first postmaster ... In 1888 there was no church or school in Cora and the population was about 100. The first little store ever kept in this place was in the spring of 1877 by Robert Boswell ...

The first blacksmith was Frank Penn who commenced in 1878 ... The latest addition to the industries of Cora was the steam cornmill and saw mill by Joseph McPherson, son of Rev. McPherson ... The postmaster was John J. Smith in 1875. (--Goodspeed, pp. 193, 194.)

See Cora.

Medicine (Bowmansville)

It was a post-office twelve miles west of Milan. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

N. B. There was a Medicine post-office in Livingston County in 1893, 1894. (--Mo. Manual for those years, p. 294.) No post-office listed for either place in 1897, 1898.

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Milan elevation 835 feet

It is situated in the northwest and southwest quarter of Sec. 2 and the northeast and southeast quarter of Sec. 3, Twp. 62, R. 20.

The first building erected upon the original town plat of Milan was a log one by Hiram Elmore on Lot 3, Block 8 that is on the north side of Second Street between Main and Water Streets.

Either Thomas Lane or Mr. Elmore was the first storekeeper in the place ... The first blacksmith shop was opened by E. M. C. Morelock. The first shoe shop was by John T. Haycock. The first drug store was started by Joseph H. Haliburton ...

On March 4, 1850, a contract was made by Ira Sears, commissioner for Sullivan County for locating the seat of justice, with Abner S. Gilstrap to complete the survey of the town ...

Milan was incorporated by an act of the Legislature approved February 9, 1859 ...

The original town was laid off upon the farm of Armistead Hill and contained forty acres, but the original plat was never recorded, it having been worn out by commissioner Sears while in the discharge of his duties in selling the town lots.

At the time of the organization of the county the nearest post-office was at Linneus, Linn County, twenty five miles distant from Milan ...

In the spring of 1846 the inhabitants of Milan succeeded in having a post-office established near the county seat, which was named Pharsalia, and a mail route, once a week each way from Linneus, was also established from Pharsalia to Linneus. Esrom Hammon was the first postmaster, and it was his custom to visit on Saturday some one of the various courts in the county, and carry the mail for that portion of the county in his hat. The name Pharsalia continued to attach to the post-office until 1848. (--Goodspeed, pp. 152, 153, 157, 174.)

It contained about a dozen general stores, 2 harness and 2 tin shops, 1 cabinet, 2 blacksmith, 2 boot and shoe shops, 1 hardware and 3 drug stores, 2 hotels, 2 steam saw and grist mills, 2 newspapers, a fine court house and jail, 1 church -- Baptist. Population about 700 (1874). (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It is situated in Sec. 34 & 35, Twp. 63 N, and Sec. 3 & 4, Twp. 62 N, R. 20 W on Highways 5, 6, E, C & OO.

Mystic

Mystic is south of Green City. (--Williams, p. 325.)

It is situated on Sec. 20, 21, Twp. 62 N, R. 18 W at the junction of 129, C & H.

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, p. 110.)

Mail now via Green City -- rural; no population. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

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Newtown elevation 865 feet

Newtown is situated on the west half of Lot No. 2, of the northeast quarter of Sec. 2, Twp. 64, R. 22. It was laid off January 16, 1858 ... The town lies partly in Sullivan County and partly in Putnam County. The first store at Newtown was a drug store kept by Jones & Eaton, and the first grocery store was started by Miller & Evans and W. Todd; and the first dry goods stores were by Jones & Moberly and by Guyman & Bros. There were also general stores. (--Goodspeed, pp. 183, 184.)

It is in the northwest corner of the county near Mercer and Putnam County line. (--Rand McNally's General Atlas, 1896, p. 48.)

It is north of Harris. (--Williams, p. 525.)

It is located at the junction of Highways 139 and EE.

Opel

Opel was east of Cora, near Winnigan. (--Rand McNally, 1896, p. 48; Williams, p. 525.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, p. 110.)

The post-office was listed in Mo. Manual, 1897-98, p. 928.

There is an Opal in Lawrence County. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Orel

A post-office in 1893-94. (--Mo. Manual, p. 295. (It is no longer listed.)

Osgood elevation 815 feet

Osgood is a station on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway in Bowman Township on Sec. 2, Twp 62, R. 22. It was laid off in October, 1886, the town plat containing thirty acres. The railway company purchased this amount of land of E. J. McNabb in September, 1886 ... The company erected a depot and station supply house and the place bade fair to become a flourishing village. (--Goodspeed, p. 192.)

It is west from Milan, near the Grundy County line. (--Rand McNally, 1896, p. 48; Williams, p. 525.)

It is located at the junction of 139, B & PP.

Mail via Galt, Grundy Co. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

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Owasco

Owasco was located on Sec. 36, Twp. 63 N, R. 20 W. Peter Putnam, in 1855 or 1856, bought an acre of ground from James Cleeton, and upon this land put up a store which he ran a year or two, when he sold to John McKinney, who sold it to Arthur Brock, who was also the postmaster. Besides the store and post-office there was only a blacksmith shop, and the population of the village consisted of three families -- about twelve or fifteen inhabitants in all. (--Goodspeed, pp. 186, 187.)

Owasco is an Indian word meaning "bridge," or "lake of the bridge." (--Eaton, Fifth Article, p. 69.)

It was ten miles southeast of Milan, and had 1 general store and 1 blacksmith shop. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It was located on Highway V, south of C.

Parsons

Parsons was southwest of Cora. (--Williams, p. 525.)

The post-office was listed in Mo. Manual, 1893-94, p. 295.)

It was situated at Sec, 16, 17, Twp. 61 N, R. 21 W on Highway DD south of 6.

Paw Paw

Paw Paw was southeast of Cora. (--Williams, p. 525.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, p. 110.)

Pennville

Pennville eighteen miles north, northeast of Milan, had one general store and one wagon shop. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It is near the Putnam County line. (--Williams, p. 525.)

It is situated at Sec. 8, Twp. 64 N, R. 18 W on Highway 129.

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

Pharsalia

See Milan.

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Pleasantville

Pleasantville was surveyed October 1, 1858, for the proprietors, Rev. Daniel Lavevre and Ellen Lavevre, his wife. It was located on the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Sec. 20, Twp. 62, R. 18 and originally contained four blocks and two half blocks, and was divided into forty lots each 60X120 feet. In 1888 it was a farm. (--Goodspeed, pp. 184, 185.)

Pollock

Pollock is on the Chicago, Burlington & Kansas City Railway, and embraces the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Sec. 7, Twp. 64 N, Range 19 W and the southeast quarter of Sec. 12, Twp. 64, R. 20. The proprietors of the town were H. F. Warner and his wife, Mary Ann, and William Lane and his wife Mary E. The survey was made in July, 1873, the plat containing thirty-two blocks ... (--Goodspeed, p. 194.)

It is 16 miles north of Milan and had 1 general and 1 drug store, 1 blacksmith shop, etc. (--Campbell, p. 615; Williams, p. 525.)

It is situated at Sec. 12, 13, Twp. 64 N, R. 20 W and Sec. 7 & 18, Twp. 64 N, R. 19 W at the junction of 5 & M.

Reger

Reger is situated on the Quincy, Missouri & Pacific Railway on the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of Sec. 30, Twp. 62, R. 20. The plat which contains four blocks, divided into twenty-four lots was filed for records September 5, 1881 ... The first merchant in the place was R. E. Beazley, and the post-office was established in the fall of 1881, with John Wadkins postmaster. Reger was a great tie center, the largest in Sullivan County and larger than any other on the Quincy, Missouri & Pacific Railway ... The distance by railroad from Reger to Milan is seven miles. (--Goodspeed, p. 199.)

Mail via Milan; population 75. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Reger was named for O. M. Reger, a pioneer. (--Eaton, Article 5, p. 69.)

It is situated at Sec. 30, Twp. 62 N, R. 20 W at the junction of 6 & Z.

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Scottsville

This is the second oldest town in the county, and as was not the case with Milan, its plat was filed and recorded ... The first merchant in Scottsville was Washington Weathers who opened a dry goods store in 1847. The next was the firm of Milton H. Williams & Son. A Mr. McCormick opened a store about 1850, and continued about three years. Young Biswell sold dry goods, and also kept a "grocery" in connection with his dry goods store, commencing in about 1855 ... Among the other merchants of Scottsville were Tyer, Bagwell and Tunnel. This was once a prosperous town, having had at one time as many as seven stores, all doing a good business.

In October, 1887, there were two stores, one kept by Hugh C. Warren & Sons, and W. W. Ireland ... The blacksmiths in Scottsville has been first, for a short time a man named Summer, and then Arch. Parish who commenced in 1865 ... The first postmaster was Henry Bagwell, who was appointed a short time before the Civil War ... The population of the town in 1887 consisted of ten or eleven families, aggregating about fifty people. It is stated that the first man to settle on the site of the town in 1840 was Jack Arnold, who built a pole cabin, in which he kept a "wet grocery," and sold whiskey watered to such an extent, that "it had not enough spirit to kill the wiggletails." Besides the two stores and blacksmithship there was a district school and church building, with a Masonic Hall in the upper story. (--Goodspeed, pp. 178, 179, 170.)

Scottsville, ten miles south of Milan, had two general stores and one drug store, one hotel, one saw and grist-mill, two blacksmith shops, and one church. Population about 100. (1874) (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It is no longer listed.

Sorrell

Sorrell was eight miles east of Milan. (--Williams, p. 525.)

It was situated at Sec. 34, Twp. 63 N, R. 19 W on Highway HH east of P.

The post-office was listed in Mo. Manual, 1897-98, p. 430. It is no longer listed.

Sticklerville

Sticklerville was described in the records as commencing four and one-half feet east of the quarter section corner on the west line of Sec. 23, Twp. 62, Range 18. It contained two blocks each block being divided into twelve lots, each lot being 100X50 feet in size.

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Sticklerville (Cont)

It was surveyed March 15, 1865. Henry Stickler opened the first store there ... T. C. George had a hardware and agricultural implement store and George Ford, a blacksmith shop. Dr. B. F. Bunch was the physician at the place, which contained about fifty inhabitants. (--Goodspeed, p. 187.)

It was fourteen miles east, southeast of Milan and had two general stores, one wagon and blacksmith shop, one saw and grist-mill. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It was situated at Sec. 22, 23, Twp. 62 N, R. 18 W on Highway H, near Adair County line.

Sullivan City

This town was located on the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Sec. 34, Twp. 63, Range 22. It contained four blocks, and an aggregate of thirty-two lots. The street running north and south through the center of town was named Main Street. The original proprietors were John A. Ford and Frances J. Ford, his wife, who made, executed and delivered the deed to the plat, October 20, 1857. This town, after struggling along for an existence for a few years, finally gave up the ghost. There is now (1888) no town at this place. (--Goodspeed, p. 183.)

Union Ridge

Union Ridge was a post-office eighteen miles northeast of Milan. (--Campbell, p. 615.)

Union Grove not listed in Mo. Manual, 1893-94; it was listed in Gentry County, p. 297.

It is no longer listed.

Valparaiso

Valparaiso was surveyed September 16, 1857, for Elijah Casteel, proprietor. The southwest corner of Block 5 of this town was 8 chains and 27 links east and 18 links north of the quarter section on the west line of Section 18, Township ? Range 19. An addition to the town was made April 1, 1859. The town flourished to some extent for a few years, but after the completion of the Council Bluffs & Kansas City Railway, and the building up of Pollock, Pollock took its place. (--Goodspeed, p. 184.) Note: Pollock is in Township 64 N.

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West Locust

West Locust was in Clay Township east of Colfax. (--New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Campbell, Map 14.

Winigan

Winigan was laid off February 4 and 5, 1880. The southeast corner of the plat is two rods north from a point 120 rods west from the quarter section corner or the one-half mile stake between Sec. 34 and 35, Twp. 61, Range 18. It contained six blocks, each twelve rods square. A post-office was established there in 1874, the first postmaster being Mr. Van Kelsie. The first store was established in 1878 ... In 1888 there were two dry goods stores, two blacksmith shops, and a steam saw-mill and grist-mill ... Population about twenty-five. (--Goodspeed, p. 192.)

It is a post-office eighteen miles southeast of Milan. (--Campbell, p. 615.; Williams, p. 525.)

It is situated at Sec. 34, Twp. 61 N, R. 18 W on Highway 129.

It has a post-office and a bank; population 95. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Winterville

This place was surveyed for the proprietor, J. N. Winter, April 23, 1857 ... The town plat is near the southwest corner of Sec. 12, Twp. 63 N, R. 22 W. Mr. Winter started a store here about the time the town was laid off and ran it about fifteen years. S. W. Mellar kept a general store from about 1858 to 1873, when he moved to Milan, holding the office of postmaster most of the time in his residence at Wintersville ... E. L. Webb and Anthony Muck were blacksmiths in this town for a number of years ... When Wintersville was the largest it had a population of about 150, some of whom have recently (as of 1888) moved to the new town of Harris ... In 1883 William Cutsinger ran a dry goods store and John Macklin a blacksmith shop. Population about 125. (--Goodspeed, p. 183.)

It was a post-office 14 miles northwest of Milan and had 3 general stores, 1 blacksmith shop, 1 flouring mill, 1 wagon and agricultural implement shop, etc. Population about 100 (1874). (--Campbell, p. 615.)

It was four miles southeast of Harris. (--Williams, p. 525.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, p. 110.)

It was situated in Sec. 12, Twp. 63 N, R. 22 W on Highway TT west of E.


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