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Re: Ewing Removal Order HELP
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I cannot give you an exact yes or no answer, but I'm pretty sure that it must have been depopulated under Order No. 11.
1. The West Point post office was closed in 1863 and not re-opened until 1868.
2. Campbell's Gazetteer of Missouri (1875) has the following entry in Bates County for West Point.

"West Point, 18 miles n.w. of Butler and 1/2 mile from the State Line was surveyed by Col. T. Arnett and Sidney Adams in 1843. At that time it had a good trade with the Miami Indians west of the State Line. It was destroyed by fire during the war, but has since been rebuilt. It has five stores. Population about 200."

From these two bits of information, it is probably safe to assume that it was depopulated by Order No. 11.

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