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History of Caldwell County, Missouri
As written in the 1876 Atlas of Caldwell County Missouri

County Organized

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

Territorial History
First Settlers
County Organized
Mormon Emigration
Far West
The Mormons
Mormon Settlements
Mormon Leaders
The Temple
Mormon War
Mormon Exodus
Visions
Change of County Seat
Salem, Missouri
Mexican War
California Emigration
Kansas Troubles
Railroad
Burning of Records
The Rebellion
Thrailkill's Raid
Since the War
Population
Topography
Soil & Products
Timber
Fruits
Climate
County Indebtedness
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Township Organization
Kingston
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Breckenridge
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