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

Compiled by Arthur Paul Moser

Warren County



Abattis was located in the northwest corner of the county near Montgomery County line. (--The State of Missouri, in 1904, Williams, p. 533.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--General Scheme of Missouri, 1905, Taft, p. 115.)


It is located on the M. K. & T. Railroad, 12 miles west of Marthasville. (--Williams, 533.)

It is situated on Sec. 9, Twp. 45 N, Range 3 W, on Missouri River west of Treloar. (--Gen. Highway Map of Warren Co., issued by The State Highway Department, 7-1-61. Unless otherwise noted all map locations are from this map.)

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

Branff Rock Springs

It was located on sec. 8, Twp. 46 N, R. 1 W in Hickory Grove Township. (--New Atlas of Mo., 1874, Campbell, map 21.)

Bridgeport Landing Bridgeport Township

Bridgeport Landing, located at the mouth of Loutre Slough, was at one time quite an important and well known place, though later the town lost prestige, and comprised but a few houses ... (--Hist. of Warren Co., p. 1062.)

Bridgeport Post Office Bridgeport Township

It was located on the farm of Joseph Haberthier 15 miles from Warrenton, and about two miles from the Missouri River. There was no town there. Joseph Haberthier was postmaster. (--Warren Co., pp. 1062, 1063; see, also, Campbell's Gazetteer of Mo., 1874, p. 627.)

It is situated on Secs. 17, 20, Twp. 46 N, R. 4 W near Montgomery County line.

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


F. X. Lippoled was manufacturer of and dealer in boots and shoes. William Lippold was postmaster and merchant. (--Warren Co., 1064.)



Charette was a village founded by French settlers on the Missouri River at the mouth of Charette Creek, not long after the establishment of Laclede's trading post at St. Louis. This was the first settlement within the limits of what is now Warren County. The village existed for a number of years and a fort was constructed there for protection against the Indians. The encroachment of the Missouri River long since destroyed the site of the early town. (--Ency. of the Hist. of Mo., 1901, Conard, Vol. 1, 564.)

It was 2 1/2 miles east of Hopewell. (--The State of Mo, in 1904, Williams, 533.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--General Scheme of Mo., 1905, Taft, 115.)

Concord Hill Charette Township

Joseph Eckelcamp had a general store here. Hist stock consisted of dry goods, boots and shoes, hats and caps, notions, furnishing goods, groceries, queens-ware, etc. (--Warren Co., 1038.)

It is situated on Secs. 16, 21, Twp 45 N, R. 2 W, west of Marthasville.

Mail is via Marthasville; population 60. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

There are Concords in both Callaway and Pettis Counties; no post-office. There is a Concord post-office in St. Louis Co. (--Ibid.)


Case was located four miles east of McKittrick, Montgomery County. (--Williams, 533.)

It was situated on Sec. 21, Twp. 46 N, R. 4 W on 94 east of Bridgeport.

Dutzow Charette Township

Dutzow, 21 miles southeast of Warrenton, had 1 church, Catholic, 1 store, 1 blacksmith shop and wagon shop, and a public school. Population (1874) 72. (--Campbell, 627.)

Prof. Frederick Reitz was principal of the school; Martin Hebelman was a dealer in merchandise and was postmaster; Rev. Father John Bestens was parish priest of the Catholic Church. (--pp. 1032, 1039, Hist. of Warren Co.)

It is four miles southeast of Warrenton. (--Williams, 533.)

It is situated on Sec. 35, Twp. 45 N, R. 1 W on TT west of St. Charles County line.


Fort Clemson

The site is now in Warren County. The exact location was on the south half of the southeast quarter of Sec. 30, Twp. 46 N, R. 4 W, although near the center of said Section 30 ...

Fort Clemson was built in February, 1812, by a company of mounted U. S. soldiers, presumably dragoons, commanded by Capt. Clemson, previously mentioned, as the builder of Fort Osage. The fort itself comprised an area of half an acre or more. The fort was in the form of a parallelogram. By order of General Clark, the fort was named Fort Clemson, in honor of Capt. Clemson, its builder and commander. (--Hist. of Montgomery Co., 1885, 754.)


Gofield was on R. F. D. north from Pinckney. (--Williams, 533.)


Gore is three miles southeast of Case. (--Williams, 533.)

It is situated on Sec. undetermined, Twp. 46 N, R. 4 W near Missouri River.

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

Holman's Store

It was seven miles north of Warrenton and had 1 store and a blacksmith shop. (--Williams, 627.)

Holstein Charette Township

Louis Bresenmeyer operated the hotel. Louis Lehmberg had a general store; William Oberhellman and August Brueggenjohann were the dealers in General merchandise, furniture and farm produce ... The business was established originally by Ruge Bros. in 1876. Julius P. Ruge was the physician in 1882. Frank Trau was dealer in Hardware and Tinner.

It was the home of the "Private and Benevolent Association of Holstein." The organization was organized "for the purpose of mutual assistance among its members in case of loss or damage by fire." The first board of directors were H. A. Schappenhurst, Henry Hackmann, Gerhard Hackman, Henry Oberhallman and William Strubber. (--Warren Co., 1034, 1042, 1050, 1053, 1022.)

Holstein, 13 miles south of Warrenton, had a public school, 2 churches -- German Evangelist and German Lutheran -- 2 stores and about 60 inhabitants. (--Campbell, 627.)


Holstein (Cont)

It is a German settlement. It had two churches, German Evangelist and German Lutheran, a public school a flouring-mill and about a dozen other business concerns, including two general stores, furniture and drug store and shops. Population, 1899 (estimated) 225. (--Conard, Vol. 3, 178.)

It is situated on Secs. 17, 18, Twp. 45 N, R. 2 W on N north of Treloar.

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

Hopewell Charette Township

Near Hopewell was established the first permanent seat of justice of Warren County, at a place called New Boston ... also an academy, the Hopewell Academy.

Hermamm Fortman had a general merchandise store and was postmaster. (--Warren Co., 1030, 1039.)

It had 1 church, German Methodist Episcopal, 2 stores, 1 public school, etc. (--Campbell, 628.)

It is situated on Sec. 4, 7, Twp. 45 N, R. 2 W at the junction of N & 47.

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


Jones was five miles west of Marthasville. (--Williams, 533.)


August H. C. Jaeger was postmaster and dealer in general merchandise. Solomon C. Cook and Robert E. Darnell were the physicians and surgeons. (--Warren Co., 1060, 1061.)

It was three and one-half miles south of Treolar. (--Williams, 533.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, 115.)


It was on the southwest quarter of Sec. 9, Twp. 46, R. 2 W (Elkhorn Township.) It was the site of a German Evangelical Congregation ... John Will was one of the first ministers ... (--Warren Co., 1012.)

Only a cemetery is shown in this section, which is on 47 between Hopewell and Warrenton.


Lippold's Landing

Lippold's Landing was on the Missouri River; name changed to Bud. (--Warren Co., 1064.)

Marthasville Charette Township elevation 490 feet

The village of Marthasville, which was the first settled in Warren County, is situated about two miles from the Missouri River on a bluff from which can be readily seen the hills on the opposite or Franklin County side of the river. The population of Marthasville was about 350.

F. A. Schaberg & Co. were dealers in general merchandise. H. L. Sturdinger was the physician and surgeon. (--Warren Co., 1029, 1031, 1035.)

Marthasville, 20 miles southeast of Warrenton, population in 1870, 178, had 3 churches, German Methodist, German Evangelist, and M. E. Church South. It had 2 stores, 1 fine grist and saw mill, 2 blacksmith shops and 1 wagon maker's shop. It is 5 miles from Washington (Franklin County) on the Missouri Pacific Railroad. (--Campbell, 627.)

...It is an old settled town, and on a hill near the place are the former graves of Daniel Boone and his wife. The town had 3 churches, a public school, a tobacco pipe factory, saw mill, hotel, five general stores, two furniture stores, and a few other business places. Population, 1899 (estimated) 228. (--Conard, Vol. 4, 205, 206.)

It is situated on Secs. 28, 29, Twp. 45 N, R. 1 W at the junction of 47 & 94.


Morsey was located in the northern portion of the county near Lincoln and Montgomery County lines. (--Williams, 533.)

New Boston

New Boston ... on Charette Creek ... was settled by the commissioners appointed to select a permanent county seat. (--Conard, Vol. 6, 378.)

It is now unknown among the villages of the county ... The effort to make New Boston the county seat was hotly contested by people residing in the northern part of the county, and the result of the agitation was that the county seat was finally established at Warrenton in 1835 ... (--Warren Co., 1030.)

There is a New Boston in Linn County. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)


New Truxton

It in the northern part of the county near Lincoln County line, on Sec. 27, Twp. 49 N, R. 3 W on Highway A.

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


Peers is situated on Sec. 22, Twp. 45 N, R. 2 W.

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, 115.)

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


It is situated on the line of the Wabash, St. Louis & Pacific Railway, six miles west of Marthasville, and 65 miles from St. Louis. Among the early settlers who located in the vicinity years before the town was laid out, were Job Price, 1834; Capt. J. W. McFadden, 1848 ...

Pendleton was laid out by the railroad authorities in 1858 ... There were three general stores here. Among the old pioneer families of Warren County were the Skinners, who came into the county shortly after 1800, and settled in what is now Elkhorn Township. John Skinner was a soldier in the British Army, and was captured at the surrender of Yorktown. Shortly after he was taken sick, and was cared for by an old Virginia farmer, who took him to his house and nursed him back to health.

Skinner raised a large family in this county, and died here, and is buried near Pendleton. (--Warren Co., 1083.)

Pendleton, 5 miles west of Warrenton, had 1 store, 1 grocery, 1 church -- Methodist Episcopal -- 1 public school, and was a shipping point for stock, grain, railroad ties, fence posts, hoop poles and cord wood. (--Campbell, 628.)

It is situated on Sec. 22, Twp. 47 N, R. 3 W at the junction of E & EE.

Mail is via Warrenton; population 50. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)


Pinckney was the first county seat of Warren County, but the site of the place has long since been swept away by the changing current of the Missouri River. (--Warren Co., 1036; Campbell, 628.)

It was situated on Sec. 3, 20, Twp. 45 N, R. 3 W on 94 west of Holstein.

Post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, 115.)


Pinckney (Cont)

The seat of justice of Montgomery County was first located at Pinckney* ... on the Missouri River, and within the present limits of Warren County. This town was named for Miss Attossa Pinckney Sharp, daughter of Major Benjamin Sharp, the first clerk of the county and circuit clerk of Montgomery County. It was once a flourishing place, but the removal of the county seat to Lewiston proved the death blow, and the town disappeared many years ago (from 1889). The spot where it originally stood has fallen into the river, and a post-office in the vicinity, with perhaps one store, are the only reminders of its existence ...

"Beck's Gazetteer of Missouri," published in 1823, gives the following description of Pinckney in 1822, on page 309: --

Pinckney, a post-town, and the seat of justice of Montgomery County, on the north bank of the Missouri River, about two and a half miles above where the line dividing ranges 2 & 3, west of the 5th principal meridian, strikes said river. The site is low, and in some seasons of the year it is difficult to reach it, on account of the number of sloughs and ponds by which it is surrounded. It contains eight or nine houses and cabins. The county seat will probably be removed, to a more central and eligible situation. The town is in latitude 38" 35' North, eight miles above Newport, and about 55 miles southwest of St. Charles. It is surrounded by a fertile district of country, watered by Lost and Charette Creeks.

*The orthography of the word is as Miss Sharp's name was spelled. Beck and some other early writers spell it without a c, thus: Pinkney. (--Hist. of Montgomery County, 1889, pp. 558, 559.)

Pin Oak

Pin Oak was in the northwest corner of the county, on Sec. 4, Twp. 48 N, R. 3 W. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map 21.)

Only a cemetery is shown in this section, which is southwest of New Truxton.

Pitts Post Office

It was located about 4 miles east of Warrenton, at the store of Henry T. Emming ... (--Warren Co., 1122; Campbell, 628.)

It was on R. F. D. from Wright City. (--Williams, 533.)


Prairie View

It was in the northern portion of the county near Lincoln County line. (--Williams, 533.)

The post-office was discontinued pre 1905. (--Taft, 115.)


Steinhagen was on R. F. D. north from Truesdale. (--Williams, 533.)

Sulphur Springs

It was north of Wright City, on Sec. 9, Twp. 47 N, R. 1 W. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map 21.)

There is a Sulphur Springs in Jefferson County. (--Rand McNally, 1974.)

Highway 47 runs through this section.


Treloar is 6 1/2 miles west of Marthasville. (--Williams, 533.)

It is on 94 south of Holstein. (--Map of Mo., 1974, Rand McNally.)

Teuque Post Office

It was located in the extreme southern portion of Hickory Grove Twp. (--Warren Co., 1122.)

It was a post-office 13 miles southeast of Warrenton. (--Campbell, 628.)

It was situated on Sec. 27, Twp. 46 N, R. 1 W. (--New Atlas of Mo., Map 21.)


The village of Truesdale derives its name from William Truesdale, who was a civil engineer in the employ of the North Missouri Railroad. When the line reached the vicinity of the town, Mr. Truesdale purchased a large tract of land from John Woodlan, one of the oldest residents of Elkhorn Township, upon which he platted and laid out the village.

The railroad company erected a depot, engine house and coal sheds here, and Truesdale for a year or so was the western terminus of the road ... The first store was opened in 1857 by Williams & Truesdale. James Woolsey operated a steam saw mill ...

For many years great rivalry existed between Truesdale and Warrenton regarding the location of depot facilities. The towns are


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Wright City

Wright City is the principal village in Hickory Grove Township. It is situated about eight miles from Warrenton ... The village was located and platted in 1857, by Dr. H. C. Wright, a prominent citizen, from whom the town derived its name.

C. M. Bryan opened the first blacksmith shop. J. V. Hays was the attorney; A. P. McConnell built the first store ... Thomas McGinness built and conducted the first hotel ... James Tatum built and operated a tobacco factory for several years. (--Warren Co., 1121, 1122.)

It had 2 churches, Methodist and Baptist, a public school, incorporated under the village school laws, two hotels, 2 large tobacco factories, several stores, and 1 furniture dealer. Population about 300 (1874). (--Campbell, 628; Conard, Vol. 6, 329.)

It is situated on Secs. 15, 16, 21, 22, Twp. 47 N, R. 1 W on 40 east of Warrenton.

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