|History of Caldwell County,
As written in the 1876 Atlas
of Caldwell County Missouri
time of the change of County Seat, there was a flourishing village on West banks of Shoal
Creek, about two miles south-east of Kingston, known as Salem. It had two or three
stores and a hotel and made a vigorous effort to become the County-town, but without
success. The location of the County Seat so near it was its knell. It has now an existence
only in name.
Crosby Johnson, An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Caldwell County, Missouri.
1876. Edwards Brothers