Re: Consensus on Little Dixie Counties?
Joe--Thanks for your comeback, but I think that you need to check into the early history of Missouri from a Missouri standpoint. Cooper county was at one time part of Howard County. Franklin Missouri was the early stopping off point, bringing in settlers to Central Missouri. The remains of Old Franklin (Howard County) are across the bridge from Boonville (now Cooper County) along the Katy Trail. Clay County is the area North of the River in Kansas City, and was part of the Jumping off to the west.........As I said earlier, it was the character of the settlers (mid atlantic or mid southern states)and the abundance of the different types of Agriculture that made it the "Canaan of America" (according to Daniel Webster). Thanks for the Website to Virginia, and will search it from time to time as a general reference, but will continue to research close to home for updated information.........thanks again.