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

Salem, Missouri

At the 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

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

 

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