An 1860s Map of Southwest Missouri


Southwest Missouri Generally

The Texas Cattle Trade in Southwest Missouri.  For several years after the Civil War, the Texas cattle trade was both important and controversial in Southwest Missouri.  It was a major incentive for the early construction of area railroads.

An 1859 Journey Through Southwest Missouri.  In 1859 New York newspaper correspondent Albert D. Richardson visited the area.

A Gallery of Southwest Missouri Railroad Ads.  Newspaper ads from the late 1860s and early 1870s mark the coming of the railroad.

A Gallery of Southwest Missouri Circus Ads.  The circus is coming!  Newspaper ads from the late 1860s and early 1870s.

Barry County Items

The Civil War in Barry County.  Timeline of major events with accounts from original sources. 

The Stone Prairie Home Guard.  History, roster and transcribed documents relating to Barry County's first Union military organization in the Civil War. 

Captain Ray's Union MilitiaRoster, Company L, 76th Enrolled Missouri MilitiaRoster, Company G, 7th Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia. Roster, Company G, 15th MO Cavalry.

1866 Post-Civil War Barry County Militia. In 1866, Barry County enrolled 814 men in a post-war militia.  Roster of Company A, Capps Creek Township.

Monett:   The Jeffries Collection of Monett Photographs & DocumentsOne Town, Five NamesEarly Monett Railroad HistoryMonett's AeroplaneEarly Monett Sports1914 Monett City Directory The Barnsley Brothers Cutlery CompanyThe Attaway HotelMonett Street ScenesEarly Monett Advertising.

Barry County Newspaper Clippings.  Bears & Panthers, Stagecoaches, Spanish Land Grants, Buried Civil War Treasure -- Odds & Ends from Early Newspapers.

Barry County Crime & Punishment.  "A horse thief came to town on Tuesday.  Result -- an empty saddle, an empty shotgun and a new-made grave."  Early newspaper accounts of crime and punishment in Barry County.  Part I:  1865-1880Part II:  1881-1899

Barry County MiscellaneyWashburn Prairie Slave GravesElection Returns 1864The KKK 1868.   Destruction of Barry County Records 1872.

Newton County Items

The Civil War in Newton County.  Timeline of major events with accounts from original sources.

Captain Ritchey's Union MilitiaRoster, Company I 1862-63, 76th Enrolled Missouri MilitiaRoster, Company K, 7th Provisional Enrolled Missouri MilitiaRoster, Company K, 15th MO CavalryRoster, Captain Lowe's Company I 1864, 76th Enrolled Missouri Militia.

Captain Hening's Union MilitiaRoster, Company K 1863, 76th Enrolled Missouri MilitiaRoster, Captain Burgess' Company K 1864, 76th Enrolled Missouri Militia.

Granby and Early Newton County Lead Mining.  Items about the early days of Granby and Newton County lead mining.

Jollification.  Items about the town of Jollification and Jolly Mill.

Slavery in Newton County1840 Slave Owners1850 Slave Owners1860 Slave Owners.

Emancipated Slave Lewis Roberson.  In the 1840s, emancipated slave Lewis Roberson bought his wife and children out of slavery in Newton County.  Biographical notes and transcribed slave documents.

Abel Landers.  Biographical notes on Abel Landers, who was a prominent lawyer, landowner and politician in Barry County in the late 1830s and in Newton County in the 1840s and 1850s.  In 1858, he moved to Texas and was a colorful judge in Hood County after the Civil War.

Pioneer Aviator Hugh Robinson.  An account of Robinson's boyhood escapades:  "Every mule in Neosho township developed nervous prostration . . ." 

Neosho After the Civil War:  Summary of area newspaper articles about Neosho in the years 1865-69.


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