Place names of six northeast counties of Missouri
"Six counties, Marion, Shelby, Knox, Clark, Lewis, and Scotland, furnish the material for this thesis. In the lexioon which follows, we have sought to bring together as exhaustive a list of names as may be, with all information that could be discovered relating to their origin, and facts particularly interesting and important pertaining to their location and their history. The name-source, in a few cases, unfortunately remains unsolved. All such cases we have indicated by the asterisk; one, if there exists a conjecture only relative to the name; two, if the name remains wholly unsolved. Names we know have been lost. Too much time has elapsed for complete information to be secured. Chapters Two and Three enter into a classification of the names which we hope will prove illuminating to the student interested in such a study. There remains but to say that in no sense does this study make a pretense to being exhaustive. It has proved interesting, however, to the writer, and we hope may interest the reader equally well..."--Page v.
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