Place names in the north central counties of Missouri
This thesis is an attempt to study and determine the origin of the names of the counties, towns, streams, townships, and country schools of the North Central Counties of Missouri. These counties include Adair, Carroll, Chariton, Grundy, Lirin, Livingston, Macon, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, and Sullivan. I have tried in this study to record the reasons why the name was given, and as much of the available history of the place as was pertinent to the origin of the name. This section is not a natural division and is not uniform topographically. The people who settled here were from different states and many foreign countries. --Page ii.
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