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

Mormon Emigration

Shortly prior to the organization of the County, the Latter Day Saints, or Mormons, who had been compelled to abandon their homes in Jackson County in consequence of the hostility existing between them and their Gentile neighbors, sent John Whitmer and others to select a home in the wilderness, where the peculiar doctrines of that church might be taught and practiced in peace. The site of Far West in the northern part of Mirable Township was cho sen, and Mr. Whitmer returned to Clay County, where the Mormons were temporarily stopping... to inform them of the selection and declared that Far West was to be the New Jerusalem where Christ would reign with His saints.

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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Townships
Township Organization
Kingston
Hamilton
Breckenridge
Kidder
Mirable
Proctorville
Polo
Nettleton
Catawba
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