Back to top

Knox County, MO

Knox County, Missouri, 1857

KNOX COUNTY, situated in the northeasterly part of Missouri. Area, --------- square miles. Seat of justice, Edina. Pop. in 1850, 2,894. (Fanning's, 1853)

KNOX, a county in the N. E. part of Missouri, has an area of 504 square miles. It is intersected by the North, South, and Middle Fabius, and by the N. fork of Salt river, all of which flow in a south-easterly direction. The surface is undulating, and consists partly of prairies, and partly of forests of oak, hickory, ash, walnut, and maple. The soil is very productive, and adapted to grazing. Indian corn, wheat, oats, hay, butter, and pork are the staples. In 1850 it produced 216,027 bushels of corn ; 20,906 of wheat; 26,639 of oats, and 1378 tons of hay. It contained 1 church, and 124 pupils attending public schools. Capital, Edina. Population, 2894, of whom 2628 were free, and 266, slaves. (Baldwin & Thomas, A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States ... 1854)

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "Knox County, MO," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/28326.