|History of Caldwell County,
As written in the 1876 Atlas
of Caldwell County Missouri
As the population within its limits increased,
there sprung up a strong desire for a separate and independent organization as a County.
Richmond, the County seat of Ray, where the records were kept and where the courts were
held, was so far distant as to be very inconvenient for those having business to transact.
So on the 26th day of December, 1836, the County of Caldwell...with its boundaries as at
present...was organized, with its seat of justice at Far West.
Crosby Johnson, An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Caldwell County, Missouri.
1876. Edwards Brothers