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

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser


Webster County

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All

This community was five miles north of Henderson, or six and one-half miles north of Rogersville. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539, Walter Williams.)

Alma

This was a post-office eleven miles northeast of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, Map #34.)

Originally this post-office was in Wright County, 1856, but when the county lines were re-drawn, it was in Webster County. (--Postal Guides, 1856 & 1861.)

Atteberry

This place was northeast of Marshfield. It was almost due north. Some Atteberrys live there. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 539; Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

Beach

This community was seven miles north of Marshfield, or three and one-half miles north of Dermott.

It is on Highway W, north of Y. It is located at section 6, township 31 N, range 18 W. (--Highway Map of Webster County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri. 11-1-66.) (Unless otherwise specified, all land descriptions are from this same map.)

Bennington

This locality was six and one-quarter miles northeast of Seymour. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 539.)

Bermott

See Dermott

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Bloomington

This place was southeast of Marshfield. (--New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, Map #34.)

It was on the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter of section 24, township 29, range 17 W. It was surveyed by B. F. Hayhurst, but the original plat was destroyed in the burning of the Wright County courthouse. James River is shown meandering through southern lots. Main St. and Webster Ave. enter the Public Square, while Water St. is shown between the river and the square, intersecting Main St. (--State of Missouri, 1889, Goodspeed, p. 247.)

Boston

In 1881, Boston comprised the drygoods stores of Robertson and Kimble, and M. Crabb, Mrs. Ketchum's grocery, L. Pilington's grocery, Trimble and Brixey's lumber yard, Davis Hoover's livery, Lemen's hotel, a drug store and two blacksmith shops. The fact of the place being on the Kansas City & Missouri Railroad, brought it into prominence in the fall of the year named. (--State of Missouri, 1889, Goodspeed, p. 248.)

(Aside from the fact that it was somewhere in the southern part of the county, on the Memphis line of the Frisco, no indication of the exact location could be found.)

Bracken

This community was six miles southeast of Niangua. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It was located on Highway DD, east of Marshfield, and at section 3, township 30 N, range 17 W.

Bracken (is) just a small town located east of Marshfield. George Clift ran a store for many years, a tomato canning factory and perhaps a blacksmith shop. Mr. O. E. Black was auctioneer after the store was closed. This store and place of business was a great help to people living nearby, and on Cantrell Creek. Black Oak school is near, where children went to school in that neighborhood, and Black Oak Church is still holding meetings. There is a cemetery at Black Oak. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

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Bunker Hill (Later known as Northview)

This was a post-office thirteen miles, west, southwest of Marshfield. Another source shows it to be seven miles southwest of Marshfield. It had 1 store and about 40 inhabitants. (--Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, Map #34.)

This town, surveyed for the South Pacific Railroad Co., on a part of the southwest quarter of section 26, township 30, range 19 W, was acknowledged by Andrew Peirce, Jr., on March 28, 1870. Washington and Adams, running northwest, were intersected by Locust, Olive, Commercial, Main and Elm Streets. (--State of Missouri, 1889, Goodspeed, p. 248.)

Caddo

The map shows the community to have been eight miles west of Marshfield. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It is on Highway DD, and is located at section 29, township 30 N, range 19 W. (--Highway Map of Webster County, as issued by The State Highway Department of Missouri.)

Caddo, west of Marshfield, used to be a trading post, or town. It used to be a very popular and busy place. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

Compton

This community was southwest of Northview, and eleven and one-half miles north of Rogersville. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 539.)

Thomas McClelland was the only merchant licensed at Compton in 1888. The settlement is near the northwest corner of Dallas Township, and near the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad. (--State of Missouri, 1889, Goodspeed, p. 254.)

Conklin

This community was five miles south of Elkland, and eight miles northwest of Marshfield. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 539.)

Conklin, north of Marshfield, had a store and perhaps a blacksmith shop. In early days it was a trading post. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

Crabbs or Lone Star: Pee Wee

This small town is southwest of Seymour on Highway 60. It is located at section 8, township 28 N, range 16 W. (--Highway Map of Webster County, as issued by The State Highway Department.)

Additional information by T. Ballard Watters.

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Crossway

There is an abandoned school house here, although there are about five or six dwellings shown. It is on Highway E, near the Dallas County line.

It is located at section 29, township 31 N, range 19 W.

Crown

This place was about six and three-quarter miles southwest of Marshfield. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It is on Highway KK, and is located at section 6, township 29 N, range 18 W.

Crown used to be a trading-post, south of Marshfield. It was a very busy place; had a church and school. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

Cumorah

This hamlet was about six and one-half miles south and west of Seymour. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

Dallas

This post-office was twelve miles southwest of Marshfield, near the Greene County line. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, Map #34.)

Dermott (shown on some maps as Bermott)

This small town was on Highway W, northwest of Marshfield, and is located at section 20, township 31 N, range 18 W. (--Additional information by T. Ballard Watters. Mr. Watters corrected the spelling from Bermott to Dermott.)

Diggins

Diggins, on the Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis Railroad, 181 1/2 feet from the southwest quarter of southwest quarter, section 25, township 29, range 18, was platted in October, 1887, and acknowledged on October 12, by Cyrus H. and Sallie L. Patterson. G. L. Childress was the only licensed merchant here in 1888. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, Goodspeed, p. 249.)

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Dudley Town

It was three miles east of Niangua, on MM. Nearly all of the inhabitants were Dudleys. It had 2 churches, a school, and a good neighborhood store. Also a blacksmith shop. There might have been a town there. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

Duncan (formerly known as Russellville, q.v.)

This community is thirteen miles southeast of Marshfield. It was a post-office at one time. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, Map #34.)

It is on Highway 38, and is located at section 28, township 30 N, range 16 W.

T. W. Young was the only merchant licensed at Duncan in 1888. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, Goodspeed, p. 254; Gazetteer of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, p. 643.)

Elkland

This small post-office town is fourteen miles northwest of Marshfield. It is at the junction of Highways EE & 38, near AA.

It is located at section 33, township 32 N, range 19 W.

It was named for the animal, 1882. (--Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsey, p. 87. See also, New Atlas of Missouri, Map #34.)

J. H. Davidson & Son were the only merchants licensed at Elkland, in 1888. (--State of Missouri, 1889, Goodspeed, p. 254.)

Ella

It was approximately seven and one-half miles northeast of Seymour. (--Map of Western States, 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

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Finley

This locality was south of Marshfield, near the corner of Webster and Christian Counties. (--New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Map #34.)

Fordland

Fordland was surveyed for Joseph Ford and Samuel B. Dugger, on Lot 2, northeast quarter of section 6, township 28, range 18 W, and acknowledged by them April 14, 1882. W. S. Thompson was surveyor. The Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis Railroad and depot are shown on the southern boundary of the village. The town of Fordland was incorporated February 5, 1883. (--State of Missouri, 1889, Goodspeed, p. 252.)

It is on Highways 60 & FF. The location is section 5, township 28 N, range 18 W.

Forkner's Hill

This was a post-office three and one-half miles west of Conway, Laclede County, and fifteen miles southeast of Buffalo, Dallas County. It was near the Dallas County line. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, Campbell, p. 186; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, Map #34.)

Frankfort

This town was south of Marshfield. It was named for the town in Germany. (1858). (--New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, Map #34; Our Storehouse of Missouri Place Names, Ramsay, p. 32.)

The city of Frankfort was surveyed by Richard H. Pitts, for $100.00, for Herman Noble and acknowledged April 8, 1858. Webster, Walnut, Market, Liberty and Washington, intersected by First, Second, Third, Fourth, Mine, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh and Eighth Streets are shown.

Between Sixth and Seventh Streets, school and church buildings are shown, each side of Mine Street, a large market place, and between Second and Third Streets, a large public park. Andrew McMasters was interested in this town, and it was he who bought the land and asked Mr. Foster to hire a surveyor to plat the town for $100.00. The latter secured Pitts, who duly received the money consideration. Mr. Foster thinks that there never was a cabin erected here. (--State of Missouri, 1889, Goodspeed, p. 245.)

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Hazelwood

In 1844, when John Foster settled near Hazelwood, Joseph W. McClurg and his step-father, William Murphy kept a general store; Sebastian See, a German, was blacksmith.

Within the following 10 years, four log cabins were erected by order of Mr. McClurg, for renting purposes. There were neither saloon, church, nor school there when the first county court assembled, and later, when the circuit court was held, the Grand Jury held their deliberations in the brush in charge of the sheriff.

On Gov. McClurg's removal to Linn Creek, the Old County Seat may be said to have disappeared. In its vicinity was established a post-office station in 1877. (--State of Missouri, 1889, Goodspeed, p. 244.)

It was a post-office, twelve miles southeast of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643.)

Henderson

It was one and one-half miles north of Rogersville, on Greene County line, and near Christian County line. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 539.)

It was fourteen miles southwest of Marshfield, had a church, 2 stores, a mill, some shops and 100 inhabitants. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643.)

Henderson was surveyed by J. J. Watts and J. F. Neace, February 9, 1880, for Samuel H. Caldwell, on the southeast fractional quarter of northwest quarter Lot 1, section 7, township 28, range 19. North Row, Rockbridge Row, and College Row, intersected by North St., are shown with the college grounds in the southwestern corner, south of the Sherman and Brashears lots.

Henderson was a beautiful and growing village of 300 souls, located on the new railway. It had a flourishing academy, half a dozen stores, a steam flouring and saw mill, and the usual complement of shops.

The attraction of this town was the Henderson Academy, an academic school of more than usual merit. This institution was founded in 1879 and was under the presidency of Prof. W. W. Thomas. About 120 students were catalogued in the various courses in 1880. (--State of Missouri, Goodspeed, 1889, pp. 253-254.)

It was located on Highways B & D, at section 7, township 27 N, range 19 W.

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Hiatt

This town was three and one-quarter miles east and south of Bracken, or nine and one-quarter miles southeast of Niangua. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 539.)

High Point

High Point has a real name. It is located on a high point. Perhaps at one time, it could have been a busy trading-post. It had a school, also a church and store. The people were very friendly. The store was open until a few years ago. The church still holds services.

High Point is between Niangua and Seymour, on Highway JJ, not far from Highway 38. It is also east of Marshfield. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

High Prairie

This post-office town was six miles east of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, Campbell, p. 643.)

It was on Highway 38, near the junction of C, and was located at section 24, township 30 N, range 17 W.

High Prairie was located on Highway 38 east of Marshfield, near Duncan, and was once a busy trading-post. It served the farmers in that neighborhood. It had a store, a school, and church. The church is still active. Some of the charter members still attend. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

Hoggatt

This town is approximately seven miles southeast of Marshfield. (--Map of Western States, Rand, McNally & Co., 1911.)

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Holman

Holman was on I-44 or 66, just about four miles from Strafford, (Greene Co.) There are figures of horses mounted on each end of Holman. At one time there was a store and blacksmith shop. Also a big ranch, and there were 10 or 12 houses on the southside of the railroad tracks, and a big old mill spring. Also, north of the tracks on the same ranch was a big spring, which was called Buck Snort Spring, where Dave Roper now has a lake. There used to be a depot at Holman, cord wood cutters and haulers, a school, and a church. Roper, of Marshfield, owns the north part. Pat Jones owns the south part. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton; Mr. T. Ballard Watters.)

It was located at section 6, township 29 N, range 19 W.

Lunington

This town was five miles west of Seymour, or five and one-half miles east of Fordland. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

Love Ridge also known as Mountain Dale, q.v.

Marshfield

This is the oldest place in the county, having been settled in 1830, although it was not organized until 1856. It grew very slowly until the opening of the railroad in 1870. It had 1 church, about 20 stores, 1 furniture factory and 2 wagon shops. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, Campbell, p. 643; Mr. T. Ballard Watters.)

Marshfield in 1505 feet above sea level, 1081 feet above St. Louis, 223 feet above Lebanon, its neighboring town on the east, 142 feet above Springfield, its neighboring town on the west. It is, therefore, one of the highest points in Missouri.

On May 28, 1856, the court instructed Wright Holland to lay off the county seat on a square in the southeast corner of the acres apportioned. The survey of the town was commenced June 21, 1856. The post-office was established in 1856, with Allan F. Goss as postmaster. (--State of Missouri, 1889, pp. 252-259.)

It is located at sections 9 & 10, township 30 N, range 18 W. It is on Highways I-44, 38, & DD.

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Miteomah (later known as Niangua) q. v.

This was a post-office five miles northeast of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, Campbell, p. 643. It is also shown in New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, 1874, on Map #34.)

Additional information by Mr. T. Ballard Watters.

Mornington

This was a post-office fourteen miles south of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, Map #34.)

Mountain Dale also known as Waldo or Love Ridge

These towns may be said to be identical. The settlement is old, and society is well established.

Prof. A. D. Trimble, who died in December, 1879, came from Kentucky a short time before to take charge of Mountain Dale Seminary. Prof. C. D. Whitman succeeded Mr. Trimble, and he, with Mrs. Trimble and daughters, continued the school. (--State of Missouri, 1889, p. 251.)

Niangua (formerly known as Miteomah)

Niangua was surveyed in March, 1870, for the south Pacific Railroad Company, on a part of the west half of section 20, township 31, range 17. Andrew Peirce, Jr., managing directory acknowledged the plat. (--State of Missouri, 1889, p. 246.)

It is six and one-half miles northeast of Marshfield. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 539.)

It is a station on the A. & P. R. R., six miles northeast of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643.)

It is at the junction of Highways F & M.

Norma

This post-office was eighteen miles southeast of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, Map #34.)

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Northview formerly Bunker Hill

Northview, seven miles west of Marshfield, has only one store and blacksmith shop, and several residences, but is a beautiful location for a town, and also a very good trading point. A colony of Germans from North Missouri, settled near Northview, in November, 1883.

S. B. Dugger & Co., were the only merchants licensed at Northview in 1888. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 247.)

It is six and three-quarter miles southwest of Marshfield. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 247.)

It is on Highway B, at section 26, township 30 N, range 19 W. (--Highway Map of Webster County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.)

Northview changed name from Bunker Hill, in the year of 1870 or 1871. The trainmen changed the name as it was a good North View. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

Panther Valley

Panther Valley, is the name given to the settlement on the south fork of the James, fourteen miles southwest of Marshfield. In 1880, this little hamlet embraced a dozen families. Dr. J. W. Williams owned the general store, the mills and a neighboring farm, and was in fact owner of the town and everything around it. Panther Valley church house was burned Feb. 20, 1881. The building was a two-story one, the upper floor being used for school purposes. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 248.)

Panther Creek

This creek is near Panther Valley, and is the site of Panther Cave, so called, from the fact the Grandfather of Mr. Blunt Martin killed a panther in the cave. Due to the fact that many fine hunting dogs have disappeared in the cave, the opening has been walled up. (--Mr. Blunt Martin.)

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Rader

This town, consisting of a church and a store, is six miles northeast of Vance, near the junction of Highways N & ZZ, at section 29, township 32 N, range 16 W. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539; Mr. T. Ballard Watters.)

Rogersville

This town was surveyed by J. J. Watts, May 17, 1882, for D. M. Beatty and his wife, Mary Beatty, on the southeast quarter of section 18, township 28, range 19. Bason, Clinton and Front, intersected by Cherry, Norton, Main, Pond and Baltoc, were the names given to the streets. The location is one and three-quarter miles south of Henderson on the Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis R. R.

In 1882, W. L. Davis had the only store there but during that winter a drug store, and several other stores were built, also, a large blacksmith shop was built.

The gunpowder explosion of March, 1884, resulted in the destruction of W. J. Robenau's store, also the building and stock of Green Brothers. (The Gunpowder explosion was not further identified). (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 253.)

Red Top

This town is (or was) on or near Highway B, south of 66 & I-44, at section 27, township 30 N, range 19 W.

Russellville (later known as Duncan, q. v.)

This town was on the line between Webster and Wright counties, on the Hartville road. In 1880, a few dwelling houses, a blacksmith shop, a boot and shoe shop, a harness shop, Dr. Johnson & Son's drug store and Jasper Cantrell's dry goods store, formed the nucleus of the village. Paul Ellis then had charge of the school. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 248; Additional information by Mr. T. Ballard Watters.)

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Sampson

This town is on Highway CC, at section 31, township 32 N, range 17 W.

Sampson is just 1/4 or a half (mile), across the railroad track, track, to the right on old 66 or CC; about four miles from Niangua. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

Sarvis Point

This was a post-office, sixteen miles south, southeast of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, Map #34.)

It was six miles southwest of Seymour. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It is the same distance southwest of Seymour that Waldo is northeast, and is a postal point, and the site of Hiram Jenning's store. (1889). (--State of Missouri, 1889, p. 252.)

St. Luke also known as St. Paul, q. v.

Benjamin and Daniel Burford opened the first store at St. Luke, in about 1846, having moved their stock from their house, one mile west of Marshfield, where the old log storehouse is still standing, (1889).

Allan E. Goss was clerk for the Burfords at the Pleasant Prairie Store, and afterward at St. Luke. In 1851, C. F. Dryden had an interest in the Burford store, which he held until 1852, when Lazarus Nichols and A. E. Goss purchased the store and stock. In 1854, Mr. Goss moved to Ebenezer, but on the new county seat being settled he moved hither, Mr. Nichols continuing the store at St. Luke, until 1858, when he joined Mr. Goss in business at Marshfield, selling his goods to A. F. Hamilton. For thirty-four years, there was a post-office at St. Luke, when it was changed to Forkner's Hill, where John K. Beckner is postmaster, (1889). (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 248.)

St. Mark

This was south and west of Marshfield. (--New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, Map #34.)

St. Mark is north. "I believe it could be St. Luke." (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.)

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St. Paul also known as St. Luke, q. v.

It was north of Marshfield. (--New Atlas of Missouri, Map #34.)

St. Paul, (St. Luke), a post-office was seven miles north of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643.)

It was located at section 8, township 31 N, range 18 W, on Highway Y, near W.

Sand Springs

This town, on the corner of sections 22, 23, 26 & 27, township 31, range 19 W, was surveyed on May 1, 1868, by Richard H. Pitts. St. Louis Street, the principal thoroughfare is shown to be intersected by Cedar, Chestnut and Pine Streets. Samuel Kissee was owner of the town. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 249.)

It was a post-office eight miles northwest of Marshfield. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, Map #34.)

It was the site of a Civil War Fort. (--Mr. T. Ballard Watters.)

North Sand Springs

This place used to be a trading-post. There was just a store in early days. (--Mrs. Vera Moore Walton.) The exact location is unknown.

Seligman

This town on Lot 1, southwest quarter of section 6, township 29, range 17 W, was surveyed September 15, 1874, by B. F. Hayhurst, and the plat was made by James Dunn for the Atlantic & Pacific Railroad company, and acknowledged by D. R. Garrison, president of the railroad company. Randolph, Rogers and Yeaton, intersected by Pine, Spruce and Olive Streets are shown, with Teague Creek east and west, north of the town above the spring. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 249.)

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Seymour

Seymour, on the north half of the southwest quarter and south half of the northwest quarter of section 2, township 28, range 17 W, was surveyed for Ralph and Frances Walker, who acknowledged the plat November 4, 1881. On this plat, the Kansas City, Springfield & Memphis Railroad is shown, dividing the town into triangular sections, Frances, Commercial, Main, Cordie and Charles, intersecting Garfield, Clinton, and two unnamed streets are indicated. In 1884, a new plat was recorded, showing Market and Center Streets, and Washington Ave. The first public sales of lots took place July 11, 1882.

The town of Seymour was incorporated February 4, 1886. An attempt to burn Seymour Village was made October 17, 1886, J. M. Wammack's office being selected as the starting point. The fire was discovered and put out. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, pp. 249, 250, 251.)

It is ten and one-half miles east of Fordland. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It is on Highways 60, BB & K. It is located at section 3, township 28 N, range 17 W.

Sussanah

It was seven miles east of Niangua. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It was located at section 29, township 31 N, range 16 W, on Highway M.

Tandy

It was two and one-half miles east of Fordland. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

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Teagues

This post-office was established in July, 1880, 10 miles southeast of Marshfield. Prior to that, until the Hazelwood office was established, settlers had to go to the county seat or to Waldo for postal facilities.

A description of the settlement written in August, 1880, gave the following facts:

"We occupy the country around Hazelwood, where the oldest town and post-office in the county were. We have a post-office, one dry goods and grocery store being erected. One steam grist and saw mill, and one school house." (--State of Missouri, in 1889, pp. 244-245.)

It was eleven miles southeast of Marshfield. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It was approximately three and one-half miles northeast of Diggins. (--Map of Western States, in 1911, Rand, McNally & Co.)

Thorpe

W. H. Buckner was postmaster at Thorpe, in Jackson township. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 248.)

Vance

It was six miles south of Conway, (Laclede Co.). However, Vance was located in Webster Co. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It was located at section 35, township 32 N, range 17 W.

Waldo also known as Mountain Dale; Love Ridge

This post-office was southeast of Marshfield, near the Wright Co. line. Fourteen miles southeast of Marshfield, it had 1 church, 1 blacksmith shop, and about 150 inhabitants. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, Campbell, Map #34.)

Waldo, north of Seymour, was an important settlement years after the old hamlet of Hazelwood passed out of existence. The Waldo post-office was discontinued in March, 1886, and the United States Property turned over to the Seymour office. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, pp. 250, 251.)

See, also, Mountain Dale.

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Webster City

On section 6, township 31, range 17, (three miles north of Niangua), Webster City was platted for Josiah C. Goodloe and wife. This "paper town" contained 256 blocks, which sold for an average of $100 per lot, the date of first deeds being February, 1858. Like Frankfort, the town was a failure, but several lots were disposed of. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 245.)

White Oak Springs

In 1880, this was an important trading point. A traveler of that period calls it a "cross roads" hamlet of one store, some shops and three or four residences. It location, eighteen miles south of Marshfield is in a fine farm district, and there, J. R. Taggard carries on the general mercantile trade. The building of the Gulf Railroad and the establishment of other towns overshadowed the name. (--State of Missouri, in 1889, p. 252.)

It was eighteen miles south, southwest of Marshfield. It had 1 school-house, a store, and about 100 inhabitants. (--Gazetteer of Missouri, 1874, p. 643; New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Map #34.)

Woodbury

It was northeast of Marshfield. (--New Atlas of Missouri, 1874, Map #34.)

Zenar

This town was southwest of Fordland. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, p. 539.)

It was located at section 25, township 28 N, range 19 W, near Highway U. (--Highway Map of Webster County, as issued by The State Highway Commission of Missouri.)


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